Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Fort Smith

The First Catholic Church in Fort Smith, Arkansas Follow us on Twitter @IC_Church Visit our webpage www.icchurch.com

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

Thank you to everyone that help prepare and to all that joined us to celebrate Father John's 50th birthday! God Bless you, Father John!
Gracias a todos los que ayudaron a preparar y a todos los que nos acompañaron para celebrar los 50 años de nuestro querido, Padre Juan Antonio. Dios lo bendiga, Padre!

Mass Intentions for July 15th - July 21st. #CatholicMass #Eucharist
Las intenciones de las Misas del 15 de Julio al 21 de Julio. #MisasCatolicas #Eucaristia

This week, we want to recognize, The Ladies Amistad Group, and all the volunteers for carrying out the Party in the Parking Lot. Thank you for everything you do for our parish! #blessed

Esta semana queremos reconocer a El grupo de Mujeres, Amistad, y a todos los voluntarios por llevar a acabo la Fiesta en el Estacionamiento. ¡Gracias por su ayuda! #bendecidos

Church Staff celebrating Father John's 50th Birthday! We wish you a very happy birthday, Father John and may God continue to bless you for all you to for this church family!

[07/08/19]   Please join us for a solemn PRAYER VIGIL on Friday, July 12, from 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM outside CENTRAL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 2901 Rogers Avenue.
This ecumenical event is a show of solidarity with immigrants and those children and parents who have been separated from one another and held in detention centers, and a call to re-commit ourselves to America’s foundation value of providing welcome to the stranger.
Join us by standing with our brothers and sisters across the border, and showing your support for a humane alternative.

For more information, please call 479 739-1999.

Mass Intentions for July 8th - July 14th. #CatholicMass
Las intenciones de las Misas del 8 de Julio al 14 de Julio. #MisasCatolicas

We are in full swing with our Party in the Parking Lot!! Delicious food and great company, come join us!
Hamburgers and hotdogs
Street tacos
Fried tacos
Corn in a cup
Pupusas
Fried rice and more!!
We are here till the Fireworks show!

¡FELIZ 4 DE JULIO!

HAPPY 4TH OF JULY!

Join us to celebrate Father John's 50th birthday on Sunday, July 14th!
Acompañanos a celebrar el cumpleaños del Padre Juan el Domingo 14 de Julio!

Kindly be advised the 7:00 am mass on the 4th of July has been moved to 9:00 am.

Have a blessed 4th of July!
Que tengan un bendecido 4 de Julio!

4th of July: Party in the Parking lot featuring Pops at the Church at 7:00 pm! Join us!

4th of July: Party in the Parking Lot at I.C. Church 6:30 pm. Join us!

Mass Intentions for July 1st - July 7th. #CatholicMass
Intenciones de las Misas del 1ero de Julio al 7 de Julio.
#MisasCatolicas

This week, we want to recognize, Deisy Del Rio, Jose & Ana Vargas, Juan & Vicenta Orozco, & Ruby Torres for their service in the Spanish Prayer Group.Thank you for everything you do for our parish!

Esta semana queremos reconocer a Deisy Del Rio, José & Ana Vargas, Juan & Vicenta Orozco, & Ruby Torres
Por su servicio en el Grupo de Oración. ¡Gracias por su ayuda!

[06/25/19]   Questions about Medicare?
If you did not have a chance to attend to the morning session, and have questions about Medicare or know someone who does, please consider attending at 7:00 pm. Great information that can help guide you in the right direction for you or someone you know.

Get answers for free. We’re hosting free educational Medicare information sessions throughout the year to help you make health care coverage decisions.
Tuesday, June 25th 7:00 P.M.
Immaculate Conception Church-Parish Center
22 North 13th Street Fort Smith Arkansas 72902.

Questions about Medicare?

Get answers for free. We’re hosting free educational Medicare information sessions throughout the year to help you make health care coverage decisions.
Tuesday, June 25th at 10:00 A.M. or 7:00 P.M.
Immaculate Conception Church-Parish Center
22 North 13th Street Fort Smith Arkansas 72902.

Mercy is committed to your health, well-being and quality of life. We hope you’ll take this opportunity to learn more about getting the most complete coverage under Medicare.

The Feast of Corpus Christi, which translates from Latin to "Body of Christ", is commonly used as an opportunity for public Eucharistic processions, which serves as a sign of common faith and adoration. Our worship of Jesus in His Body and Blood calls us to offer to God our Father a pledge of undivided love and an offering of ourselves to the service of others.
Thank you to the FS Police for providing security for us, for St. Boniface and CTK for their hospitality and to all who helped and participated in this action of Faith to our Lord Jesus!

Photos from Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Fort Smith's post

The Feast of Corpus Christi, which translates from Latin to "Body of Christ", is commonly used as an opportunity for public Eucharistic processions, which serves as a sign of common faith and adoration. Our worship of Jesus in His Body and Blood calls us to offer to God our Father a pledge of undivided love and an offering of ourselves to the service of others.
Thank you to the FS Police for providing security for us, for St. Boniface and CTK for their hospitality and to all who helped and participated in this action of Faith to our Lord Jesus!

Photos from Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Fort Smith's post

Play Bingo!
Every Monday at 7:00 pm at the I.C. Parish Center. Doors open at 6:30 pm. For $15 you can play 17 games with bonus games that can pay up to $500.

The Feast of Corpus Christi, which translates from Latin to "Body of Christ", is commonly used as an opportunity for public Eucharistic processions, which serves as a sign of common faith and adoration. Our worship of Jesus in His Body and Blood calls us to offer to God our Father a pledge of undivided love and an offering of ourselves to the service of others.
Thank you to the FS Police for providing security for us, for St. Boniface and CTK for their hospitality and to all who helped and participated in this action of Faith to our Lord Jesus!

Photos from Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Fort Smith's post

The Feast of Corpus Christi, which translates from Latin to "Body of Christ", is commonly used as an opportunity for public Eucharistic processions, which serves as a sign of common faith and adoration. Our worship of Jesus in His Body and Blood calls us to offer to God our Father a pledge of undivided love and an offering of ourselves to the service of others.
Thank you to the FS Police for providing security for us, for St. Boniface and CTK for their hospitality and to all who helped and participated in this action of Faith to our Lord Jesus!

Photos from Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Fort Smith's post

Corpus Christi procession 2019

[06/23/19]   Despite the rain, the Corpus Christi Procession is still happening! Here we go! God is good!

Happy Corpus Christi Sunday!

The Feast of Corpus Christi serves as a sign of common faith and adoration. Our worship of Jesus in His Body and Blood calls us to offer to God our Father a pledge of undivided love and an offering of ourselves to the service of others.

“The Eucharist is simple food, like bread, yet it is the only food that satisfies, for there is no greater love. There we encounter Jesus really; we share his life and we feel his love.”.
-Pope Francis

Feliz dia de Corpus Christi!
Una fiesta de la Iglesia Católica destinada a celebrar la Eucaristía. En esta solemnidad la Iglesia tributa a la Eucaristía un culto público y solemne de adoración, gratitud y amor, siendo la procesión del Corpus Christi una de las más importantes en toda la Iglesia Universal.

"Tu presencia en la Eucaristía ha comenzado con el sacrificio de la última cena y continúa como comunión y donación de todo lo que eres. Aumenta nuestra FE."

Mass Intentions for June 24th - June 30th. #CatholicMass
Las intenciones de las Misas del 24 de Junio al 30 de Junio. #MisasCatolicas

This week, we want to recognize, Dan Rose and the Hurtado Family, for helping replace the missalettes in the Church. Thank you for everything you do for our parish!
Esta semana queremos reconocer a Dan Rose y la Familia Hurtado por su ayuda al remplazar los misales en la Iglesia.
¡Gracias por su ayuda!

Ladies Auxiliary recognized Ed Winkelmann for his many years of dedication and service to the Ladies Auxiliary. Thank you Ed for all you have done for our parish! God bless you!

¡Acompañanos a una Cena Baile!
Los Cursillistas les hacen la gran invitación a una Cena Baile que se llevara a cabo el 29 de Junio de 6:00pm a 11:00pm en el Salón de la Iglesia de Cristo Rey;
1920 S Greenwood Ave, Fort Smith, AR 72901.
Boletos están a la venta; $10.00 adulto y $5.00 niño.
¡No se pierdan una noche agradable con buena compañía y rica comida!

San José, padre adoptivo de Jesús, Custodio de la Sagrada Familia, Hoy frente a tu imagen queremos pedirte que intercedas por todos los padres del mundo. Que eduquen a sus hijos en el amor de Dios como tú lo hiciste, que les enseñen a escuchar Tu Palabra y a vivir según tu voluntad. Que junto a sus esposas les brinden un hogar
donde el amor y el respeto sean el pan de cada día como en la Sagrada Familia. Que nunca les falte la salud y el trabajo digno para llevar el sustento necesario a sus casas. Que sepan disfrutar de los momentos de alegría y tristeza. Y que al final del recorrido en esta vida se vean acompañados por el amor de los suyos.
Amén

God our Father,
We give you thanks and praise for fathers young and old. We pray for young fathers, newly embracing their vocation; May they find courage and perseverance, to balance work, family and faith in joy and sacrifice.
We pray for fathers around the world whose children are lost or suffering; May they know the God of compassion walks with them in their sorrow.
We pray for men who are not fathers but still mentor and guide us with fatherly love and advice.
We remember fathers, grandfathers and great grandfathers who are no longer with us but who live forever in our memory and nourish us with their love. Amen.

Mass Intentions for June 17th - June 23rd. #CatholicMass
Las intenciones de las Misas del 17 de Junio al 23 de Junio. #MisasCatolicas

This week, we want to recognize, ALL of the volunteers, that helped prepare, build and create for this year’s Vacation Bible School! Thank you for everything you do for our parish!

Esta semana queremos reconocer a la TODOS los voluntarios, que ayudaron a preparar, construir y crear todo para la Escuela de Biblia de Vacaciones. ¡Gracias por su ayuda!

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Sisters in Hispanic ministry leaving to take leadership jobs - Arkansas Catholic - June 11, 2019

God bless these sisters for all that they have done for our Diocese and may He guide them in their next assignment where He needs them.

arkansas-catholic.org Sisters in Hispanic ministry office leaving to take leadership roles with order

Mass Intentions for June 10th - June 16th. #CatholicMass
Las intenciones de las Misas del 10 de Junio al 16 de Junio. #MisasCatolicas

This week, we want to recognize, Carlos Parga, María Ochoa, José Martínez, and Nelly Del Rio, for their 2 year service in coordinating the Spanish Prayer Group. Thank you for everything you do for our parish!

Esta semana queremos reconocer a la mesa saliente del Grupo de Oración, Carlos Parga, María Ochoa, José Martínez, y Nelly Del Rio, por su servicio de 2 años.
¡Gracias por su ayuda!

Have you thought about becoming Catholic and wondered where to start the process? Were you baptized in the Catholic Church but never received any other Sacraments?

Every year, in Catholic parishes around the world, more and more adults and children (over 7 years old) are welcomed into the Catholic Church. Their reasons for starting the journey may be varied, but their reasons for staying are similar. Many of our newest Catholics will tell you, “It feels like I have come home”.

If you, or someone you know might be interested in finding out more about this process, please call Surennah Werley at 783-7497 or Peggy Brandebura at 785-7973.

Corpus Christi Procession

June 23rd, After the 12:00 noon Mass Father John will lead the procession carrying the Blessed Sacrament.
We will process to Saint Boniface then to Christ the King and back to Immaculate Conception.
On our way back, we will make a quick stop at Calvary Cemetery to bless our loved ones.
We ask that you dress in white in honor of the feast. Please don’t forget to bring your umbrella and water.

Hora Santa con los Caballeros de Colón

Acompaña a los Caballeros de Colón a una Hora Santa llena de bendición este Jueves, 6 de Junio después de la Misa de las 6:00pm en la Iglesia Grande. Esta Hora Santa es para pedir por todos nuestros enfermos. Ven con nosotros a pedir por tus seres queridos. Dios te espera en el Altar.

Enjoy some of Fr. John’s homilies anytime and share them with your family & friends! Visit our website icchurch.com, click on “Fr. John’s Homilies” for audio or "Fr. John's Blog" for a written version!

May 31, 2019, Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Dear Immaculate Conception Family,

It’s hard to find the right words adequately to describe Mother Nature’s mighty muscles as she flexed them in the Flood of 2019. I felt very small and vulnerable as I hurried over the I-540 bridge on Monday night, shortly before it was closed. Every now and then – fortunately, not too often – humanity is humbled in the face of the fearsome forces of nature.
It is no less inspiring and hard to describe how our Fort Smith and Van Buren communities have come together to meet this disaster. Mayor George McGill said that it will not be this flood that defines us but rather how we respond to it. I have seen heroic and even holy responses. Neighbors have rescued valuables from each other’s homes, strangers have filled and piled sandbags, people have opened their homes to others to live in, and companies and churches have fed the multitudes like Jesus fed the thousands with a few loaves and fish. Nature’s raw power has been met and matched by the real power of brotherly and sisterly love.
Many parishioners have asked what our response will be as a Catholic community of faith to this crisis. Here are seven things we can do. First of all, we will pray and beseech God’s blessing on all who are affected. Prayer is an act of faith in God’s love and providence, because all creation is in God’s hands, including the Arkansas River. Second, I urge you to help those closest to you: neighbors, friends, family and parishioners. It is not by accident you live where you live: bloom where you are planted. Third, help the local agencies that are the best equipped to deliver the assistance, like the Riverview Hope Campus, Salvation Army, the Red Cross, the Clothes Closet, etc. You can help by volunteering or by donating directly to these agencies.
Fourth, we will partner with OK Foods and area churches to provide lunches for the foreseeable future. I.C. parishioners are asked to purchase gallon-sized containers of vegetables and deliver them to the Sears building between 8:00 am and 6:00 pm. The meals will be served at other churches. Fifth, this weekend, we will take up a second collection for disaster relief. Half of that collection will be used to benefit I.C. parishioners in need and the other half will help local agencies to bolster their efforts. Sixth, please take care to share accurate information, not hear-say or half-truths. The rumor mill loves to churn in the wake of disasters, causing further confusion and prolonging the pain. Remember the old adage: “loose lips sink ships.” And seventh, bear in mind that recovery from this flood will take months, maybe years, before we return to normal. Pace yourself as you render assistance. We just started a marathon, not a hundred-yard dash.
My parents taught me that being a family means we share everything together: the good, the bad and the ugly. Our community – Catholic and beyond – has enjoyed great times together, and we will again. Today, it is time to share the sorrows.

God bless,

Fr. John K. Antony

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