Sunday Mass-8:00am, 10:00am, and 5:00pm
Thursday Confessions-6:00pm to 7:00pm
May 11, 2020
The information below contains the operating guidelines for our parish, based on the recommendations of our Governor and our Bishop. We will resume Masses on Saturday, May 16th at 4:00pm. We understand some of these guidelines are not ideal, or even convenient, but it is what we must do to be able to have a partial reopening of the church. We ask that you be patient with us as we work to see what is successful and what will require some adjustments.
PLEASE, IF YOU CAN, STAY AT HOME!!!! You are still under a dispensation. Mass attendance is not required. However, if you feel you MUST attend Mass, the following guidelines must be adhered to strictly:
Have had fever of 100.4°F or greater in the last 2 days
Have a cough, difficulty breathing, sore throat, or loss of taste or smell
Have had contact with a person known to be infected with COVID-19 in the previous 14 days
For communion, there will be one line down the middle isle, one line on the tabernacle side, and one line on the ambo side. Only one row at a time will be allowed to go up for communion. All persons in that row must be back from communion and seated before the next row will be ushered out. Please pull your mask down when it is your turn to receive communion, consume communion, and immediately put your mask back in place. You cannot receive communion with gloves on. If you are only receiving a blessing, please do not come forward. Blessings will be given once, for all, at the end of Mass.
We have added Masses to our schedule, and changed some of the Mass times, to offer opportunity for everyone to attend. They will all have the same Sunday readings and homilies. All Masses are in the main church. The new Mass schedule is listed here:
Saturday Vigil 4:00pm
Sunday 8:00am, 10:00am, and , 5:00pm
Confession Schedule is listed below:
Tuesday 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Thursday 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Adoration will remain in the main church Monday through Friday 7:00am to 6:00pm. Adoration schedule is subject to change, as needed, for funerals.
Anointing of the sick on the first Saturday of the month is still suspended.
We will continue to keep you updated with any changes that need to be made regarding guidelines, times, or days.
Thank you, dear parishioners, for helping us work to have Mass in the safest way possible.
With love and blessings,
The leaders of the I C prayer group, "Our God Reigns", want to share this free online "Life in the Spirit" seminar with all the parishioners of Immaculate Conception. It would be a wonderful opportunity for the I C family to prepare for the celebration of Pentecost on May 31, 2020.
The link http://www.thearkandthedoveworldwide.org/ will take you to the schedule of events showing the dates and times that the seminar is being offered at no charge by The Ark and The Dove retreat center. The seminar consist of seven topics. One will be released each day, beginning on May 24, and can be viewed via YouTube, Facebook or the website. The seminar ends with a closing celebration on Pentecost Sunday.
"Stewardship as a Way of Life" is central to our discipleship and community. As each one has received a gift, we are to use it to serve one another as good stewards of God's varied grace.
Check out all the different Ministries we have here at IC for you to join.
Immaculate Conception Catholic School
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Learn more about Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. You can check out past bulletins and newsletters. We have our Capital Campaign and Sonfest 2020 information available.
Check out what is going on here at IC and around the diocese.
Please contact the church office, if we can help you in anyway.
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In times when there are concerns about exposure to disease or spreading of a virus, Online Giving is a convenient option to continue to support your parish and its mission. Just use the button to tithe online. Thank you for your generosity!
Please see the letter from the bishop below. As we work to minimize the spread of COVID-19, the following changes at Immaculate Conception Parish will be implemented immediately, in addition to the changes noted in Bishop Taylor’s letter:
Beginning the weekend of March 21-22, all Sunday Masses are suspended for the rest of March and April, pending further notice.
Effective immediately, all daily Masses are suspended.
All activities on campus are cancelled. There will be no ministry meetings or gatherings for the rest of March and April, pending further notice.
Beginning Monday, March 16th at 7:00am, and pending further notice, Adoration will be moved to the Main Church. The front entrance of the church will be unlocked from 7:00am to 7:00pm every day for private prayer and Eucharistic Adoration.
The priests will take communion to those who are sick, and not contagious with COVID-19.
The priests will anoint those who are ill, and not contagious with COVID-19
The priests will be saying private daily Mass and will offer those intentions as scheduled with our church office.
I have added more time for individual confessions. Tuesday 6pm to 7pm, Thursday 6pm to 7pm and Saturday 6pm to 7pm. The rest of the days-Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday will be by appointment.
I am not removing the measures already in place to keep all of us safe. So if you do not feel okay please stay at home.
All face to face confessions are suspended, and reconciliation will be indirect (behind the screen).
You can continue to tithe by either mailing your contribution to the church office, by setting up automatic bill pay through your bank, or by contacting our bookkeeper for monthly auto payments. Call or email Amy Clark with any questions.
The church office will be closed until March 30th, pending further notice. If you need to reach a member of the church office staff, you may call their extension and leave a voicemail, or go to the church website and email the staff member. All church office staff will be checking emails and voicemails and responding to your questions and concerns.
Please feel free to contact our Parish Manager, Carmen Sellinger, at 501.425.9761 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or concerns.
We are praying for all of you, please continue to pray for us and for this situation. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation during these times.
With love and prayers,
Dinner, Auction and a Mystery to Solve!
Tickets-$50 a person( with the tickets you get two drinks, dinner, a mystery to solve, music provided by a DJ along with Live and Silent Auction).
Spotlight Tables-$500. $750 and $1,200-Contact church office to find out what perks you get sitting at these tables.
Masquerade-Find the perfect outfit for the roaring 20s( Dressing up is optional)
RSVP Caterer- They have been voted number ONE Caterer for 4 years by the Arkansas Democrat Gazette.
Wine Pull & Whiskey Pull
Split the Pot
We ASK each family to obtain or give one Sonfest Auction item or monetary donation. All proceeds go to the Capital Campaign.
It is our goal at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church to ensure that all members and visitors feel a deep sense of belonging! We believe that a parish is not so much a place to visit, but rather, a spiritual home where we grow in community, love, faith, prayer, and hope. Our desire to grow in stewardship means that all of us share our talents and blessings with one another. We firmly believe that community is built upon the "four pillars of stewardship," namely-- hospitality, prayer, formation, and service. Welcome to our parish and please do not hesitate to let us know how we can assist you and your family!