Mass Times
Saturday Vigil: 4:00 PM
Sunday: 8:00 AM
Sunday: 10:30 AM
Weekdays: 8:00 AM
Reconciliation
Saturday: 2:45 PM
Formation
PSR: Sun., 9:15-10:15am
RCIA: Tue, 6:30-8pm
Route 59 Youth Ministry:
2nd & 4th Sun., 6-7:30pm
Mission
We are a faith community of Roman Catholic Christians dedicated to lovingly extending the mission and ministry of Our Lord, Jesus Christ, through Word, Sacrament and Christian Service to the people of Ravenna and the surrounding area, all to the Glory of God.
 
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CHRISTMAS MASS SCHEDULE December 24, 2018 Christmas Eve:
4:00pm - Children's Choir & 9:00pm - Adult Choir.

December 25, 2018 Christmas Day: 10:00am.

RT. 59 YOUTH MINISTRY Teens of the Parish, join us for a DECEMBER SERVICE ACTIVITY: PREPARING & SERVING the LORD'S LUNCH. See information below:

FOOD PREPARATION: Friday, December 14, 6:00-8:30pm at the University Parish Newman Center, 1424 Horning Road Kent. (Dinner will be provided for volunteers.)

SERVING the LORD'S LUNCH: Saturday, December 15, 10:30am - 1:00pm at Trinity Lutheran Church, 600 South Water Street, Kent. Join

Mrs. Edwards and fellow Immaculate Conception teens for one or both of these days as we share in the mission of Christ and His Church by participating in this corporal work of mercy. Please RSVP Mrs. Carmen Roebke at the Newman Center by Wednesday, December 12 at croebke@kent.edu or 330-678- 0240.

PSR There will be no PSR classes on Sunday, December 23 and December 30. We wish all of our families a Blessed and Merry Christmas and the Happiest of New Years. Class sessions will resume in the new year on Sunday, January 6.

CONFIRMATION PREPARATION Our 8th graders will meet with Mrs. Edwards on Sunday, December 16, from 11:30am to 1:30pm, to continue their preparation for Confirmation in the parish office area. Students are reminded to bring their binders, their service organization reports, and their saint projects to this session.

THE COOKBOOKS ARE HERE! They will be available after each Mass beginning Dec. 15. Those that have prepaid or reserved their books can also pick them up in Tobin Hall. The cookbooks will make great Christmas gifts for friends and family near and far. They are $15 each. Once again, a big THANK YOU to all of those "cooks" that submitted your wonderful recipes and those that assisted with this project. The parish collected a total of 273 recipes to share.

Advent Taize Prayer ServicePlease Join us Sunday, December 16th at 6:30pm at Immaculate Conception Church for an Advent Taize Prayer Service. The service will last roughly 45 minutes and allow us the opportunity to cultivate deep contemplative prayer through song, silence, and scripture by candlelight. Music will be provided by our Youth Choir, Adult Mixed Choir, our newly formed Parish Men's Choir, and instrumentalists.

PORTAGE COUNTY DINNER & DOCTRINE Guest Speaker: Mr. Tom Sauline Portage County's Dinner & Doctrine series "Who Do You Say That I am?": Jesus in the Abrahamic Traditions continues in the new year with a presentation by Mr. Tom Sauline entitled "United in Jesus" focusing on how Lutherans and Catholics are neighbors in faith. Join us Tuesday, January 15, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at "The Overlook" in Twin Lakes for dinner and the presentation. Tickets are available for $25 each from Eileen Edwards in the parish office. Reserve your tickets by Monday, January 7, 2019.

WORLD DAY FOR CONSECRATED LIFE World Day for Consecrated Life will be observed on Sunday, February 3, 2019. The universal Church has been celebrating World Day for Consecrated Life since 1997. Bishop George Murry, S.J. invites our diocesan church to celebrate the gift of Consecrated Life with him and the religious of our diocese, especially during this 75th Anniversary year, on Sunday, February 3, 2019 at St. Columba Cathedral at the 10:30am liturgy. All are welcome. Please mark your calendar. For anyone who is planning to attend this celebration, please inform the parish office as we need people to represent Immaculate Conception Parish.

THE NATIVITY TREE KEEP CHRIST IN CHRISTMAS K of CHelp raise money for the K of C Charities! 4 foot tall red and white outdoor nativity sets. They are specifically designed for outdoors. No painting, cracking or peeling. Choose from:
• The Bell Nativity ($75)
• The Joy Nativity 3-piece set ($195)
• The Nativity Tree ($70).
Share you faith with these beautiful yard displays! For more information or to order online visit: www.nativitytree.com/kofc-1417-ravenna/ or contact: Bob Longshore at 330-256-5012.

VOCATIONS Have no anxiety at all, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, make your requests known to God". It is in prayer that we ask for guidance and listen to the word that God gives us. During this Advent time of preparation, make your prayer such that you seek the way of God for your life. Could this way be in service to the Church? For more information call Father Christopher Luoni, Vocation Director at cluoni@youngstowndiocese.org.

MARCH FOR LIFE BUS TRIP JANUARY 18, 2019 The St. Joseph, Maximo, Respect Life Committee is chartering a bus to Washington, D.C. for the March for Life. Depart from the church parking lot (12055 Easton St., NE, Alliance) at 10:15pm on Thursday, January 17, attend the Youth Rally and Mass for Life at the Capital One Arena, join the Rally on the National Mall and the March for Life, and return home late Friday night. Cost: $50 for adults and $35 for youth - includes fares and a boxed dinner. Scholarships available. Seats may be reserved with a $5 deposit. Contact Dave Schmidt at dschmidt@youngstowndiocese.org or 330-744-8451 ext. 272 or 330-309-8860. Can't go? Consider making a donation to pay the way for someone else! Thank you for defending LIFE!

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Stewardship Thought
December 16, 2018 - "Have no anxiety at all, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, make your requests known to God." (Phillipians 4:6)

St. Paul reminds us that our God is an abundant God, the ultimate giver of gifts. He promises to give us all that we need. When we trust that God will take care of us, it is easier for us to share what we have been given.

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