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Welcome to Immaculate Conception
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 sacrament 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 in the parish office at 330-296-6434.

Meeting sessions begin Wednesday, September 28 at 7:00pm in Tobin Hall for those who are interested in the possibility of joining the Catholic Church.

PSR The Parish School of Religion program begins its new year on September 11! Parents, if you have not yet registered your children in Grades K thru 8 for the new year in religious education, please do so by the end of August. Call Eileen Edwards, Director of Religious Education at 330-296-6434 for information and registration materials.

Eileen Edwards will meet with the PSR catechists and aides on Tuesday evening, September 6, at 6:00pm in the Education Center. Our time will be spent in prayer and preparation of classrooms for the start of the new catechetical year.

WE NEED YOUR HELP!We are happy to have had a bereavement luncheon ministry at our parish for 12 years. We have been able to ease the worry of families at their time of loss and provide a time of fellowship with family and friends. The ministry over the years has been supported by hundreds of dedicated volunteers. As in all organizations, it's time to replenish our volunteers due to aging, illness, and moves. We often hear parishioners not on our list say to call them if we need help. Now is your chance! We need callers to use our "list of cooks" and phone before funerals to ask for our side dishes; cooks/bakers to prepare a green salad, vegetable, or dessert to serve 10-12 and deliver to Tobin hall (store bought ok in a pinch); and workers to set-up, serve and clean-up on the day of the funeral luncheon. If you can help, fill out the below and drop in the collection basket or to the parish office. If you have questions, call Dorothy Stoessner at 330-296-4191 or the parish office at 330-296-6434. Thank you!

INFANT OF PRAGUE MASS The Infant of Prague Guild is sponsoring a Mass celebrating children on Sunday, September 11 at 10:30am. We will be honoring the children baptized at Immaculate Conception since 2014 and also the children in our Catholic education program. We hope you and your children can join us.

IMMACULATE CONCEPTION PARISH CARE TEAM As you have seen in the bulletin, our Care Team has been very busy. There have been articles regarding the school supplies, Bereavement Luncheon Ministry, and a proposed new transportation service being offered to our parishioners who may be in need of a ride to various parish functions. We are now extending an invitation to all parishioners, inviting them to join us and to participate in the services. Pope Frances has proclaimed this "The Year of Mercy". It would appear that our Care Team is an active participant in offering assistance to our parish and our community. Please pray about this and consider joining this very worthwhile program. You may learn more about the Care Team, by attending an informational gathering on September 13 in Tobin Hall at 6:30pm.

Pope Pius XII Assembly, K of C Tour of Wineries September 10, 2106 9:45am - 7:30pm. Meeting at St. Joseph Parish School, 2643 Waterloo Road, Mogadore, Ohio 44260 (please park behind the school) Bus leaving at 9:45am.

You will visit wineries in Ohio's Canal Region: Baltic Mill, Casella, Breitenbach, Swiss Heritage & YOLO. Brown Bag Lunch at first stop (sub sandwich) is included. Tour of winery/wine making is available at Breitenbach for $3/person. Dinner on your own at Breitenbach. Only $35.00 per person; Paid Reservations must be received by September 3. Call: Mike or Diane Rogers at 330-677-1277.

PAUL J. KIM - CATHOLIC SPEAKER, BEATBOXER & SINGER Coming to Youngstown Sunday, October 2: speaker, beatboxer and singer Paul J. Kim will give two presentations at the Basilica of Our Lady of Mount Carrel Hall (343 Via Mt. Carmel, Youngstown): - 6:00p, "Love v. Lust" for High School and College-Age Students. - 7:30pm "Parenting from the Inside Out" for parents and adults who work with youth. (Youth may take part in a Pizza Social during the second presentation.) This event is FREE (a free-will offering will be taken to defray costs) sponsored by Men & Women United for Life with support from the Office of Pro-Life, Marriage, and Family Life of the Youngstown Diocese. For more information contact Judy Welsh at 330-718-7746.

FALL BIBLE STUDY AT ST. PATRICK St. Patrick will begin a study on the Acts of the Apostles on Mondays beginning September 12 in the Captain's Cabin. Again they will offer two sessions: morning 9:15-10:45 am, and evening 7:00-8:30 pm. If you are interested please call Sister Rose Anne Krantz at 330-677-4453 so materials can be prepared. Registration fee is $10.00.

ADULT EDUCATION OPPORTUNITY The program "Untold Blessing - Three Paths to Holiness" by Bishop Robert Barron will be the focus on Wednesdays beginning September 7. The morning session is 9:15-10.45 am, and the evening session is 7:00-8:30 pm in the Captain's Cabin at St. Patrick. Please call Sister Rose Ann at 330-677-4453 to make a reservation so materials can be prepared. Registration fee is $10.00.

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
August 28, 2016 - "Rather, when you hold a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind; blessed indeed will you be because of their inability to repay you." Luke 14:13-14

We have a difficult time with the concept of giving without expecting something in return. Even when we give to charity we often want something in return - a raffle ticket, a dinner, or a chance to play golf. Yet as Christian stewards we need to remember that the true reward for our giving awaits us in heaven.

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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