Immaculate Conception Church

Fort Smith, Arkansas

22 North 13th Street

P.O. Box 1866



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"The mission of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church is to proclaim the gospel message of Jesus through Word, Sacraments and Works: to form our community in the traditions and teachings of our Catholic faith, to care for one another and the community at large and to bring others to know Jesus by our witness and example".

Dear Parishioners,

Spring is in full bloom all around our fair city, and God's green goodness meets the eyes everywhere we turn. Inside the Church, too, grace and goodness blossom: new Catholics receive the Lord's sacraments, and old Catholics renew themselves in the Lord's Resurrection.

Another new blossom in the garden of Immaculate Conception Church is our new youth building, named "4:12@IC" by our youth.  That's a reference to 1 Timothy 4:12: "Let no one despise your youth, but set the believers an example in speech and conduct, in love, in faith, in purity." The real blossoms in the Lord's garden are the young people growing in the image of Christ.

You'll be happy to know we're on schedule to complete the remodel of "4:12@IC" by mid-May. Bishop Anthony Taylor will bless the new building on June 6th, after the Confirmation Mass.

Thank you for your generous donations. Please continue to fulfill your pledges and promises.

Grace and love,

Fr. John K. Antony


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Mass Times and Confessions
Announcements of the Week


Daily Mass: Monday - Saturday  7:00 am

                   Tuesday and Thursday 6:00 pm (Spanish)

Sundays:          7:30 am
                        10:00 am
                        12:00 pm Spanish Mass
                          2:00 pm Spanish Mass
                          5:00 pm
St. Leo's (Hartford): Sunday 9:30 am
Confessions: Tuesday and Thursday 5:00 pm (Chapel)
                       Saturday 3:30 pm (Church)
                       Or by appointment
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Fr. John's Homily

Virtus Training Sessions
The next opportunities for this training are:

Sunday, May 11th at 1:30pm in the Common Room (English)

Please contact Surennah Werley at 783-7497 if you plan to attend.

WE NEED VOLUNTEERS! Vacation Bible School

It is time to begin planning for Vacation Bible School. It is scheduled for the week of July 7-11. We need lots of adult volunteers in order to guarantee the safety of the children participating. We also need lots of help with preliminary work like decorating and set creation. If you are willing and able to help, please contact Surennah Werley at 479-783-7497 or

Parish News and Events

We are creating a Parish E-mail Directory!
If you would like your e-mail included in our E-mail Directory please send an e-mail to Ana Garcia ( and let us know if, given the opportunity, you would like us to include your e-mail address in the Parish Directory or any other publication.




IMMACULATE CONCEPTION SCHOOL IS NOW ENROLLING FOR THE 2014- 2015  SCHOOL YEAR for all NEW parish and non-parish students for preschool (beginning at 18 months) through grade 6. Click here for more details.






CASA Appeal is here!

Please consider becoming a monthly supporter of the Catholic Arkansas Sharing Appeal. Together, we can make a difference right here at home. Return your CASA Gift/Pledge in the envelopes provided.

Our parish goal is $60,813.90

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