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Thank You... IC...for visiting us at Immaculate Conception. This website contains information about our numerous ministries and outreach programs, and many photographs of the b1.eautiful surroundings of the church and its people. As you explore our site, please know you are always welcome.

R.C.I.A.: AN INVITATION TO JOINAre you interested in learning more about the Catholic faith, joining the Catholic Church, or completing your initiation through the sacraments of Eucharist and Confirmation? If so, the parish community of Immaculate Conception invites you to explore the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) process. Contact Eileen Edwards, Director of Religious Education at 330-296-6434 for more information.

K OF C Silver RoseBeginning in March 2016, six Silver Roses began their journey across North America, from Canada to the United States to Mexico. The 2016 Our Lady of Guadalupe Silver Rose- One Life, One Rose Program will conclude on December 12th on the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Patroness of the Americas, at the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Monterrey, Mexico.

2016 marks the 56th year of the program which began in 1960 to honor the Blessed Virgin under her title of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Patroness of the Americas. The program has continued since then as a project of councils and Fourth Degree assemblies in several jurisdictions. Today six Silver Roses travel through North America exemplifying Knights of Columbus devotion to Our Lady and commitment to the Culture of Life.

Sunday, July 24 at the 10:30am Mass, the Fourth Degree will be escorting the Silver Rose.

The K of C will be leading the Rosary, Sunday, July 31 at 10am before Mass to continue with the 5th Sunday program.

YEAR OF MERCY to November 26, 2016

CORPORAL WORKS OF MERCY: Feeding the hungry - Give drink to the thirsty - Clothe the naked - Shelter the homeless - visit the sick - Visit the imprisoned - Bury the dead

SPIRITUAL WORKS OF MERCY: Counsel the doubtful - Instruct the ignorant - Admonish the sinner - Comfort the sorrowful - Forgive injuries - Bear wrongs patiently - Pray for the living and the dead/

YOUTH MINISTRY Youth ministry has an exciting summer planned!

  • July 25: a Monday, we're planning to see the new Ghostbusters movie!
  • August 21: will be another Catholic Underground after 8:00am Mass.

Keep an eye on the bulletin for more information about these events as the event days approach!

PARISH PICNIC & SILENT RAFFLE Our 2016 Parish Picnic and Silent Raffle will be Saturday, August 20 following the 4:00pm Mass. Information and raffle tickets have been mailed out. If you are in need of additional tickets, please stop by the parish office during normal business hours. The parish will provide chicken, rolls beverages and place settings. We are asking each family to bring something to share. Families with the last names beginning with the letter A-N: dessert and O-Z: side dish. RSVP deadline is August 16, 2016. Once again, this year we will be having a caricature artist available to draw you for FREE. In addition, we will have live entertainment from The Dave Marshall Band. This event is a wonderful time to connect with your fellow parishioners. If you haven't attended in recent years, plan on attending this year and enjoy the evening with good food, socializing and entertainment.

DIGGING DEEPER WITH DEACON This summer, Deacon Scott Kopp from St. Patrick Church in Kent will be presenting a 3-part series exploring the deeper aspects of common Catholic beliefs. Sessions will be held on Wednesday evenings in the Captain's Cabin from 7-8:30pm -- July 20: Eucharist, July 27: Five Languages of Love, August 3; Afterlife and Purgatory.

Continuing Education credit from the Diocese is available.

PSR REGISTRATION BEGINS Registration for the new catechetical year in the Parish School of Religion program begins July 17. Families returning to the program from previous years will receive a calendar, program information, and a family registration form in the mail. Families with children new to the program should call Mrs. Eileen Edwards, Director of Religious Education, to request that information.

The Immaculate Conception P.S.R. program for will begin its new year on Sunday, September 11, from 9:15 - 10:15 am. The P.S.R. fee remains the same as in past years - $50.00/one child; $100.00/two or more children. Please help us prepare for the year by registering your children during the month of July/August. Thank you.

CARE TEAM - SCHOOL SUPPLIES DRIVECatholic CharitiesCatholic Charities of Portage County is collecting school supplies to help Portage County families in need for the upcoming school year. Requested items include: Backpacks/Bookbags, wide-ruled Single subject notebooks, 1" & 2" 3-ring binders, college-ruled Single-subject notebooks, dry erase markers, washable markers, colored pencils, calculators, #2 pencils, Kleenex/Tissue boxes, 3-prong folders, disinfecting wipes, glue sticks, hand sanitizer, lunch boxes or bags. Bring your donated items to Tobin Hall the weekends of July 23/24 or July 30/31.

TRANSPORTATION ASSISTANCE NEEDED For a number of our senior parish family members, driving to Mass or Parish functions is becoming more and more difficult. Care Team Assistance is putting together a list of Parish family members willing to provide rides to Mass or other Parish functions for those needing a bit of help. This is not a paid taxi service; we are members of our parish family helping each other. If you are interested in helping and are willing to provide a ride, please call Karen Fox at 330-296-48682 (home or 234-855-3973 (cell). Volunteers need to have car insurance to cover passengers in their car. Once an appropriate number of volunteers are signed up, we will begin offering this assistance.

BAPTISM PREPARATION Parents anticipating the baptism of their children are required to attend a preparation class prior to celebration of the sacrament. This session includes video instruction, discussion, Q & A, and a walk-thru of the rite of Baptism. Godparents are also welcome to attend. Please contact Eileen Edwards at 330-296-6434 in the parish office for more information and to register for the class. Baptisms are schedule once the preparation session has been completed and are celebrated during our weekend liturgies.

ARE YOU REGISTERED? Have you been asked to be a Confirmation Sponsor or a Godparent or expect to be asked in the near future? A Sponsor or Godparent needs to be registered and an active member of the parish. If you have been attending Immaculate Conception, but do not receive envelope, chances are you are not registered. Call the parish office at 330-296-6434 to make arrangements to register.

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Stewardship Thought
July 24, 2016 - "Ask and you will receive; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you."  Luke 11:9

Jesus assures us that if we ask Him, God will take care of what we need. The problem is that in our culture we often confuse what we really need with what we simply want. Many people need very little. However, we usually want so much more. A good steward only asks God for what he needs.

Parish Hall Rental
Parish Hall
The Immaculate Conception Parish Hall is available for holding receptions, banquets, holiday parties, reunions, corporate functions, fund raisers, and other group events. To learn more about the facility, availability, and pricing, please visit the Hall Rental page or call (330)296-6434

St. Mary Cemetery

Ministering to the HomeboundIf you are aware of anyone who is homebound and in need or desire of our support, or who is in need of the Sacrament of the Sick or Communion, please contact the church office at 330-296-6434

Prayer List Should you desire to have someone placed on the prayer list or receive a monthly list to pray for, please contact Roberta Held at 330-296-4093. Again, thank you to everyone who offers their ministry of prayer.

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