Mass Times
Saturday Vigil: 4:00 PM
Sunday: 8:00 AM
Sunday: 10:30 AM
Weekdays: 8:00 AM
Saturday: 2:45 PM
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.
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.

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!


  • 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!

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.

"YOUNG AT HEART" Friendship, Fellowship, Socialization. Enjoy a catered meal by "Guido's" The menu changes each month. If you are 55 or over we invite you to join Young at Heart, the senior organization sponsored by Immaculate Conception Parish. The luncheon meeting is held on the 3rd Monday of the month in our Parish Social Hall. The meal is served promptly at 12 noon. Interested? Contact Phil Rogers at 330-325-9405.

ST. MARY CEMETERY We have scheduled the road throughout the cemetery to be repaired. This project will begin on Tuesday, August 23 with patch work at the south end of the property. On Wednesday, August 24 the cemetery will be closed to traffic. Crack filling and seal coating will take place. We ask that you plan accordingly and apologize in advance if this will cause any inconvenience to you and your family.

SUMMER CRISIS PROGRAM The Community Action Council of Portage County, Inc. is sponsoring the Summer Crisis Program (Summer HEAP) from July 1, 2016 through August 31, 2016. CAC will have limited funding available for seniors and other families who meet program requirements and families could be eligible for free window air conditioner, fans, and/or electric bill assistance. PIPP+ customers are not eligible for a payment on their electric bill, but may be eligible for an air conditioner or fans. For more information, please contact the Community Action Council of Portage County, P. O. Box 917, 1036 W. Main St., Ravenna, Ohio @ (330) 297-1456.

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
August 21, 2016 - "For behold, some are last who will be first and some are first who will be last." Luke 13:30

Our standards in our society are so different from God's standards. We often rate or rank people by what they have, how powerful they are, or how successful they are. Jesus reminds us that God will not judge us by the same earthly standards.

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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