Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Fort Smith

Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Fort Smith


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Mass Schedule Daily Mass: Monday - Saturday 7:00 am (English Masses) Tuesday and Thursday 6:00 pm (Spanish Mass) Saturdays: 5:00 pm (Anticipated Mass) Sundays: 7:30 am (English Mass) 10:00 am (English Mass) 12:00 pm (Spanish Mass) 2:00 pm (Spanish Mass) 5:00 pm LifeTeen Mass.(English Mass) St. Leo's Hartford, Arkansas: Sunday 9:30 am Confessions: Tuesday and Thursday 5:00 pm (Chapel) Saturdays 3:30 pm (Church) And by appointment. Church Office Hours: Monday to Thursday: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm Friday: 8:00 am to 12:00 pm Saturday & Sunday: Closed

Mission: Our mission 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

[07/13/20]   Favor de leer la carta de nuestro sacerdote, Padre Juan

Buenas noches mi querida familia de I.C.,

Es muy posible que una persona de nuestro personal de la Iglesia haya contraído el virus COVID-19. Esta persona ha estado en contacto cercano con familiares que han salido positivo y ahora muestra síntomas de este virus. Esta persona se hará la prueba mañana el 13 de Julio y esperamos saber los resultados en los próximos días.

Por esta razón, tomando todo con extrema precaución, cancelaremos las Misas diarias de esta semana comenzando el 13 de Julio hasta el 17 de Julio. Esto quiere decir que NO tendremos la Misa diaria de 7 am en inglés ni tampoco la Misa de 6pm en español. Adicionalmente, los sacerdotes no escucharán confesiones el martes o jueves de 5-6pm. La Iglesia SI estará abierta de 6am a 7pm diariamente y será desinfectada frecuentemente.

La oficina parroquial estará cerrada al público comenzando este lunes 13 de Julio hasta nuevo aviso. Todo el personal de la oficina se hará la prueba para comprobar posible infección el lunes. Seguiremos el protocolo del Departamento de Salud del Estado y la Diócesis sobre los exámenes. Más que nada queremos asegurar la seguridad de nuestro personal y nuestros feligreses, especialmente los más vulnerables.

No tuvimos mucho tiempo para hacer este anuncio y me doy cuenta que va a llegar como sorpresa para muchos de ustedes especialmente si asisten a Misa diaria. Favor de compartir este anuncio entre los demás feligreses y con aquellos que asisten a misa diara. Pondremos el anuncio en las puertas de la Iglesia y también lo compartiremos en las redes sociales.

La semana pasada me tocó ofrecer 2 Misas de funeral de 2 feligreses que murieron del COVID-19. La realidad de esta pandemia nos está pegando muy cerca de casa y debemos de tomar esto con seriedad. Por favor oren por nuestro personal de la Iglesia y por favor tomen todas las precauciones para prevenir propagar este virus.

Dios los bendiga,Padre Juan

[07/12/20]   Please read the following letter from our pastor, Father John.

Good evening, I.C. Family,

It seems highly likely that one of our church staff has contracted the COVID-19 virus. This staff person has been in close contact with family members who tested positive, and is now showing clear symptoms of this virus. This person will be tested tomorrow (July 13) and will hopefully learn the results within a few days.

Therefore, exercising an abundance of caution, we will cancel our daily Masses for this coming week, from Monday, July 13 through Friday, July 17th. That is, we will NOT have our daily 7 a.m. English Mass nor 6 p.m. Spanish Mass. Additionally, the priests will NOT hear confessions on Tuesday or Thursday from 5 - 6 p.m. The church, however, will be open for private prayer from 6 a.m. till 7 p.m. daily, and regularly and thoroughly sanitized.

The church offices will be closed to the public starting Monday, July 13, until further notice. All the church staff will be tested for possible infection on Monday. We will follow all protocols from the state Health Department and the Diocese regarding testing and contact tracing. Above all, we want to ensure the safety of our staff and our parishioners, especially those most vulnerable.

We did not have much time to make this announcement, and I realize it will come as a surprise (and inconvenience) to those who attend daily Masses. Please help me share this announcement among our parishioners and with those who attend daily Mass. Signs will be posted on the church doors and shared on social media.

Last week I presided at the funerals of two parishioners who died from COVID-19. The reality of this pandemic is hitting very close to home, and should be approached with utmost seriousness. Please pray for our church staff and personally exercise every precaution to prevent the spread of this disease.

God bless!
Fr. John

Mass Intentions for July 13th - July 19th. Please join us in prayer for them. #ICFS

Intenciones de la Misa del 13 al 19 de Julio. Favor de unirse en oración por ellos.

June 12, 2020 12:00pm Spanish Sunday Mass

LECTURAS DE HOY – 12 de Julio del 2020
15 Domingo del Tiempo Ordinario

Primera Lectura: Así será la palabra que sale de mi boca: no volverá a mi sin resultado, sino que hará mi voluntad y cumplirá su misión. (Is 55:11)

Salmo: La semilla cayó en tierra Buena y dio fruto. (Ps 65)

Segunda Lectura: Considero que los sufrimientos de esta vida no se pueden comparar con la gloria que un día se manifestara en nosotros. (Rom 8:18)

Evangelio: “Otros granos cayeron en tierra Buena y dieron fruto: unos, ciento por uno; otros sesenta; y otros, treinta. El que tenga oídos, que oiga.” (Mt 13:8-9)

June 12, 2020 10:00am Sunday Mass

We want to wish Fr John K. Antony a blessed, happy and cool birthday! Thank you for all you do and continue to do for our church family and community! From the funny and heartfelt homilies to the welcoming smiles. We are very blessed to have you as our priest! May God continue to bless you now and always! #ICFS

Le queremos desear un feliz y bendecido cumpleaños a nuestro Padrecito Juan Antonio! Gracias por todo lo que hace por nuestra parroquia! Estamos muy bendecidos de tenerlo con nosotros! Que Dios lo siga cuidando y bendiciendo ambundantemente! Lo queremos!

SUNDAY'S READINGS - July 12, 2020
15th Sunday in Ordinary Time

First Reading: So shall my word be that goes forth from my mouth; my word shall not return to me void, but shall do my will, achieving the end for which I sent it. (Is 55:11)

Psalm: The seed that falls on the good ground will yield a fruitful harvest. (Ps 65)

Second Reading: I consider that the sufferings of this present time are as nothing compared with the glory to be revealed for us. (Rom 8:18)

Gospel: “But some seed fell on rich soil, and produced fruit, a hundred or sixty or thirtyfold. Whoever has ears ought to hear.” (Mt 13:8-9)

#volunteeroftheweek #thankyou #service #onechurch #ICFS

Rosario y Misa de Funeral del Sr Juan Orozco

[07/11/20]   Mañana estaremos transmitiendo live el funeral del Sr Juan Orozco. Estaremos transmitiendo el rosario a las 9:30am y la Misa las 10:00am. Teniendo en cuenta el espacio limitado dentro de la Iglesia, porfavor consideren acompañar a la familia por este medio. Gracias por su comprensión.

Sweet way our I.C. School students let Fr Martin he will be missed!

Our kids made Father Martín a beautiful poster to let him know he will be missed! It won’t be the same around the community without you, but we know you are ready for your next adventure in faith!

#SummerProgram2020 #ImagineICFS #WeWillMissYou

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor announced the following pastoral appointments July 3, 2020, for the Diocese of Little Rock.
Effective Sept. 1, 2020:

• Dcn. Daniel Velasco, appointed associate pastor of Immaculate Conception Church in Fort Smith and chaplain of Trinity Junior High School in Fort Smith following his ordination to the priesthood. He is relieved of his responsibilities as deacon of St. John Church in Russellville, St. Augustine Church in Dardanelle, and St. Andrew Church in Danville.

• Rev. Martín Amaro, appointed associate pastor of St. John Church in Russellville, St. Augustine Church in Dardanelle and St. Andrew Church in Danville. He is relieved of his responsibilities as associate pastor of Immaculate Conception Church in Fort Smith, and chaplain of Trinity Junior High School in Fort Smith.

It has been a blessing to have Fr. Martin with us and we want to wish him the best in his journey to St. John’s, St. Augustine, and St. Andrew Church. God Bless you! We are excited to have Dcn. Daniel with us and can’t wait to meet him! Bishop Anthony B. Taylor will celebrate the ordination Mass of Deacon Joseph Friend and Deacon Daniel Velasco at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 15 at the Cathedral of St. Andrew in Little Rock. Please have them in your prayers. #ICFS

July 5, 2020; 12:00pm Spanish Sunday Mass

14 Domingo del Tiempo Ordinario

Primera Lectura: “Mira a tu rey que viene a ti, justo y victorioso, humilde y montado en un burrito.” (Zac 9:9b)

Salmo: Te ensalzare, Dio mío, mi rey bendeciré tu nombre por siempre jamás. (Ps 145) or Alleluia

Segunda Lectura: “Pues si ustedes viven de ese modo, ciertamente serán destruidos. Por lo contrario, si con la ayuda del Espíritu destruyen sus malas acciones, entonces vivirán.” (Rom 8:13)

Evangelio: “Vengan a mí, todos los que están fatigados y agobiados por la carga, y yo los aliviare.” (Mt 11:28

July 5, 2020; 10:00 am Sunday Mass

14th Sunday in Ordinary Time

First Reading: See, your king shall come to you; a just savior is he, meek, and riding on an ass, on a colt, the foal of an ass. (Zec 9:9b)

Psalm: I will praise your name for ever, my king and my God. (Ps 145) or Alleluia

Second Reading: For if you live according to the flesh, you will die, but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live. (Rom 8:13)

Gospel: “Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened,
and I will give you rest.” (Mt 11:28)

I.C. Church office will be closed Monday, July 6th in observance of Independence Day. Have a blessed and safe 4th of July. #ICFS

La oficina parroquial estará cerrada el lunes 6 de Julio por el dia de la Independencia. Tengan todos un bendecido fin de semana.

Les deseamos un bendecido Dia de la Independencia! Dios los bendiga. #ICFS

Thank you for all you do for our parish! #VOLUNTEEROFTHEWEEK #ICFS

Gracias por todo lo que hacen por nuestra parroquia!

We wish you a blessed and safe 4th of July! #ICFS

Starting this weekend, July 4th-5th, we will live-stream the 10 a.m. English Mass, as well as continue to live-stream the 12 noon Spanish Mass. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your understanding. #ICFS

Comenzando este fin de semana, 4 y 5 Julio, estaremos transmitiendo live por este medio la misa de 10:00 am en Ingles, al igual que la misa de 12:00 pm en español. Gracias por su comprensión.

Free COVID-19 Testing starts today at Christ the King Church. If you believe you have been exposed or are experiencing symptoms you can get tested for free. Please spread the word. Safety first. #ICFS #communitysafe

Pruebas Gratis de COVID-19 comienzan hoy en la Iglesia Cristo Rey. Si tu cres que haz sido expuesto o tienes sintomas relacionados con este virus favor de ir hacerte la prueba. Ayudanos a pasar la voz. La seguridad esta primero.

Mass Intentions for June 29th - July 5th. Please join us in prayer. #ICFS

Intenciones de la Misa del 29 de Junio hasta el 5 de Julio. Estamos unidos en oracion.

June 28, 2020; 12:00 pm Spanish Sunday Mass

13vo Domingo del Tiempo Ordinario. 28 de Junio del 2020

SUNDAY'S READINGS - June 28, 2020
13th Sunday in Ordinary Time

First Reading: Elisha promised, “This time next year you will be fondling a baby son.” (2 Kg 4:16a)

Psalm: For ever I will sing the goodness of the Lord. (Ps 89)

Second Reading: Consequently, you too must think of yourselves as dead to sin and living for God in Christ Jesus. (Rom 611)

Gospel: “Whoever does not take up his cross and follow after me is not worthy of me.” (Mt 10:38)

June 27, 2020; 5:00pm Mass

Christ the King church is hosting FREE COVID-19 testing.

La Iglesia Cristo Rey estara ofreciendo examen gratis para el COVID-19.

We will be hosting FREE COVID-19 drive-thru testing for anyone with or without symptoms next week. Details included in image. Thanks!

Realizaremos pruebas GRATUITAS de COVID-19 de auto servicio para cualquier persona con o sin síntomas la próxima semana. Detalles incluidos en la imagen. ¡Gracias!

#FortSmithAR #Covid19testing

I.C. Volunteer of the Week, thank you for all you do for our parish!

Voluntario de la Semana, gracias por todo lo que hacen por nuestra parroquia. #ICFS

We will no longer have the 5:00 p.m. Mass in St. Anne Chapel celebrated by Fr. Joseph Chan. Fr. Chan will be returning to Mercy Hospital for Mass. We will continue to have our 7:00 a.m. English Mass Monday through Saturday. #ICFS #Mass

Mass Intentions for the week of June 22nd - June 28th. Lord, hear our prayer. #ICFS #inprayer #united

Intenciones de la Misa del 22 de Junio al 28 de Junio. Señor, escucha nuestra oración.

Please see the dates below for a Confirmation Parent Meeting as we prepare our students to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation. We have 3 dates available for the Parent Meeting. Please attend one of them. All meetings will be in the Parish Center, will be bilingual and will have a duration of 30 minutes. We kindly ask for only 1 parent to attend per student and to please wear a mask. We are very excited to be able to guide these students to receive the gifts of the Holy Spirit! #ICFS #holyspirit

Favor de ver las fechas en la imagen abajo aserca de la Junta de Padres de Confirmación mientras preparamos a los estudiantes para recibir este hermoso Sacramento. Tenemos 3 fechas disponibles, favor de asistir a una. Las juntas seran en el Salon Grande, seran bilingues y tendran una duración de 30 minutos. Les pedimos que solo un padre asista y de traer una mascarilla al entrar al salón. Estamos muy emocionados de poder guiar a nuestros jovenes a recibir los dones del Espiritu Santo! #espiritusantovenami

Feliz Dia del Padre a todos los padres que estan lejos y sercas. Muchas gracias por todos los sacrificios que hacen por el bien de su familia. Dios se los pague abundantemente! #gracias #diadelpadre #hombresbuenos #hombresdelseñor

Happy Father's Day from your Church Family! May God bless all of the Fathers near and far and thank you for all of the sacrifices you do for the well being of your family! #ICFS #weloveyou #thankyou #fathers

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