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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 beautiful surroundings of the church and its people. As you explore our site, please know you are always welcome

Parish Mission "Unconditionally" COMING SEPT 23WasinskiPlease save the date for the Parish Mission "Unconditionally" Sunday, Monday and Tuesday evenings, September 23-25, 2018:

Sunday, September 23, 6:00pm: "OUR CALL" -- a lighthearted evening that focuses on who God created us to be. Reception follows in Tobin Hall.

Monday, September 24, 6:00pm: Light meal, followed by "OUR RELATIONSHIP" at 6:30pm. Evening delves into our relationship with Christ, especially through prayer; recognizing that we are never alone.

Tuesday, September 25, 6:00pm: Light meal, followed by "FINDING JESUS IN THE EUCHARIST" at 6:30 pm. Evening explores the life of Christ and how the fruits of that life are found in the Eucharist. The evening closes with Eucharistic Adoration, music and prayer.

The mission will be lead by Greg Wasinski a Catholic Christian Speaker, Author, and Radio Commentator. Attend any or all sessions. No fee or reservations required. More info here or at

SEPTEMBER IS MARRIAGE MONTHJoin us this month as we celebrate and explore the vocation of marriage. Sept. 15/16 we will have brief witness talks on married life, and on Sept. 29/30 there will be a special recognition and blessing of the widows and widowers. Please join us for a doughnut social after the Sunday Masses Sept. 29/30 to mark the end of our celebration of the vocation of marriage!

PSR REGISTRATION Our Parish School of Religion program for children attending public schools in Grades K-8 will begin soon. Please help us prepare for the start of the new catechetical year by returning your registration forms as soon as possible. If your family is new to the program and in need of information and registration materials, please contact Eileen Edwards in the parish office.

RCIA...An Invitation to Journey in Faith... Are you interested in learning about the Catholic faith, joining the Catholic Church, or completing your initiation through the sacraments of Confirmation and Eucharist? If so, our parish community invites you to explore the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) process. For more information contact Eileen Edwards, Director of Religious Education at 330-296-6434.

K OF C #1417 NEWS K of CMEETING: The next Council meeting will be held in the Social Hall on Saturday, September 22nd at 9:00am, with Rosary at 8:30 am.

BLOOD DRIVE: The Knights will sponsor a Red Cross Blood Drive on September 22nd at the Social Hall between 8:30am and 2:30pm.

FOOTBALL FRENZY: Football Frenzy tickets will be sold on September 22nd, 23rd, 29th, and 30th after all Masses. The proceeds support the Ohio State Charity Fund. A portion is rebated back to each Council that sells tickets for their local charity work. Tickets are $20.00 each and follows the last 10 weeks of the NFL season.

ROSARY: The Knights will recite the Rosary as part of the 5th Sunday Rosary Service on September 30th at 10:00am.

PARKING FOR MASS The old First Merit building (on the other side of Sycamore across from the church) has been rented by a retail operation that will be using the parking lot directly behind their building for customer parking during the week and on Saturdays until 5:00pm, and again Sunday morning for trucks to restock inventory. When you attend Mass, please respect their property and not use their parking lot.

ATTENTION ALL VETERANS! Immaculate Conception's Care Team along with the Knights of Columbus would like to honor and recognize the veterans of our parish community at the 10:30am Mass on Veteran's Day, Sunday, November 11. A social with light refreshments will follow afer Mass in Tobin Hall for our veterans, their families, and guests. We ask that all veterans complete the form in the September 16 bulletin and return it to the church office or drop it in the Sunday collection basket on or before Sunday, October 21, and indicate if you plan to attend the Mass and social.

It's COOKBOOK time! The parish will be putting together a cookbook this fall and is inviting parishioners to share their favorite recipes. You can submit your recipe(s) by dropping them off in the mail, at the office during normal business hours, in the parish mail box, at spaghetti dinners, or the weekly collection by October 21. Please use an envelope marked: COOKBOOK RECIPE.The categories we are looking for recipes are: Appetizers & Beverages, Soups & Salads, Vegetables & Side Dishes, Main Dishes, Breads & Rolls, Desserts Cookies & Candy, This & That.

CALENDAR CORRECTION Please note on September 26 there is a Parish Council meeting at 6:30 pm in Tobin Hall. The Parish Mission should be deleted on that date.

IMMACULATE CONCEPTION SPAGHETTI DINNERS On September 20th, Immaculate Conception will once again be holding its monthly spaghetti dinners in the Church Social Hall. Dinners are 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm on the 3rd Thursday of the month, September through May. We will not have a Spaghetti Dinner in December.

25th, 40th, 50th & over WEDDING ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION The Diocese of Youngstown is sponsoring a Wedding Anniversary Celebration on Sunday, October 21st, 2:00 pm at the Basilica of St. John the Baptist in Canton, honoring couples observing their 25, 40th, 50th, and over wedding anniversaries in 2018. The Wedding Anniversary Celebration will include Mass with Bishop George V. Murry, S.J., renewal of marriage vows and a personalized certificate for each couple. Following the Mass, there will be a reception for the couples and their families in the parish hall. You must make advanced reservations for this event by contacting the parish office and obtaining Father Kraynak's signature before September 20th.

VOCATIONS "Who do you say rhat I am?" The One who calls is the Messiah, the Son of the living God. Are you called to follow Him as a priest, deacon, brother, or sister? Contact Father Christopher Luoni at 330-744-8451, or email him at:

NINTH ANNUAL FAITH & FAMILY FESTIVAL A day of fun and fulfillment for families, students and friends to be held on Sunday, September 23, 2018, on the West Quad of the campus of Walsh University at 2020 E. Maple St., North Canton. The day will begin at 11:00am with Mass, planned with Bishop Murry, and will feature local and nationally known musical acts, including polka artist Matt Schafer, Puerto Rican ensemble Conjunto Riquena, Gospel singer Felicia Landry and Christian rock band Remedy Drive. In addition, there will be activities for kids and young people, vendors and affordable food by Cafe Augustine.

TRANSPORTATION SERVICE AVAILABLE There are volunteers available for this service. If you are interested, please call Karen at 330-296-4682 or Dorothy at 330-296-4191. This is for Parish events ONLY: Masses, confession, spaghetti dinners, rosary or other church related activities.

BAPTISM PREPARATION Parents anticipating the arrival of their infant, those who have recently celebrated the birth or adoption of their child, and those who have children under the age of 7 whom they wish to be baptized, must first attend a preparation session prior to arranging celebration of the sacrament. Please contact Eileen Edwards in the parish office at 330-296-6434 for more information and to register for the class session.

PARISH REGISTRATION New parishioners are asked to please contact the parish office to register. If you are changing your address or moving out of the parish please notify us.

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Stewardship Thought
September 16, 2018 - "Whoever wishes to come after me musr deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me."  -- Mark 8:34.

When we truly believe that all we have is a gift from God, then we must be willing to give up some things so that we can share our blessings as God intended. Living a stewardship lifestyle means not only being responsible for our own life, but the lives of others as well.

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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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