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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.

FROM THE PASTOR... Fr. Kraynak"God's Mercy Leads Us" This weekend and the next you will be hearing more about the needs of our parish and our need to be good stewards of all that God has blessed us with. On Sunday I will be speaking especially on the topic of what Immaculate Conception's role as a parish is in the ministry of the Gospel. That 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 areas, all to the Glory of God!...

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R.C.I.A.: AN INVITATION TO JOINHave you been thinking about the steps it would take to become Catholic or to complete your initiation in the Church? Join us Wednesday, September 28, from 7:00-8:30pm in Tobin Hall, when we will explore Our Journey of Faith. If you would like more information or you have questions contact Eileen Edwards at 330-296-6434.


The PSR program meets this Sunday and next from 9:15- 10:15am in the Education Center. If you have not yet registered your child in grades K-8 for our faith formation classes, it is not too late. Contact Eileen Edwards in the parish office for more information and registration materials.

IMMACULATE CONCEPTION PARISH CARD PARTYMonday, Oct. 3, 2016, 5:00 - 9:00pm in the parish social hall. $7.00 per person, or $8.00 at the door. Food, Prizes, Raffle for $500 Cash, & 50/50. Bring your own cards & Bring your own wine. Please contact Karen Cipriano at 330-618-5540 for admission tickets and for raffle tickets for the $500.00 cash. Tickets are available after all Masses in Tobin Hall.

DINNER & DOCTRINE The Catholic Parishes of Portage County are offering another year of adult faith formation with the Dinner & Doctrine series. Join us for a buffet dinner followed by a presentation on TUESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2016 from 6:00 to 8:00pm at The Overlook Restaurant (formerly Twin Lakes Country Club) 1519 Overlook Rd., Kent. Our guest speaker will be Miguel Chavez, Director of Campus Ministry at Walsh University. He will share with us his insights on "Welcoming the Stranger: The Immigrant Church of the 21st Century." Purchase tickets, at the cost of $25 each, from Eileen Edwards in the parish office by Sunday, October 9.

CONFIRMATIOIN PREPARATION FOR TEENS Any 8th grade student (or high school student who has not yet celebrated the sacrament) interested in beginning formal preparation for the sacrament of Confirmation, and who is currently attending an area Catholic school or our Parish School of Religion program, is invited to attend a Confirmation Preparation Information Meeting on Sunday evening, October 9, from 6:00-7:30pm in Tobin Hall, along with a parent or guardian. Mrs. Eileen Edwards will review a brief history of the sacrament, as well as the purpose, format and requirements of the preparation program. Bishop Murry will celebrate the sacrament for our teens on Wednesday, May 3, 2017.

FIRST RECONCILIATION PARENT MEETING An important meeting will be held on Sunday evening, October 16, from 6:00-7:30pm in the Education Center for parents who wish their children to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation for the first time this winter. The children must be at least in the 2nd grade and be participating in a PSR or Catholic school program for the past two years. At this meeting, parents will explore the meaning of the sacrament, an overview of the preparation program, and receive materials to assist them with their child's preparation at home. Please contact Eileen Edwards, Directors of Religious Education, with any questions or concerns.

DIVORCECARE AT IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY, AUSTINTOWN Thursday, September 29th at7:00PM. DivorceCare is a 12-week course/discussion group for those who are going through or have gone through a separation or divorce. Contact Jim Merhaut at to reserve your spot, or visit IHM website for more information and to register online. You may also call 330-793- 9988. There is a $35.00 fee for non-parishioners to defray costs such as the resource book that each participant will receive, but scholarships are available. Childcare is provided upon request.

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.

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

September 25, 2016 - ""My child, remember that you received what was good during your lifetime while Lazarus likewise received what was bad; but now he is comforted here, whereas you are tormented. Moreover, between us and you a great chasm is established..." Luke 16:25-26

When God created the world He declared that it was good and He gave it to all mankind for us to enjoy. However, over the years we have created a chasm between those who have great gifts and those who do not. In today's Gospel we see that with our own generosity we must bridge that gap between those who have much and those who have little or we may find ourselves on the wrong side of the chasm in the next life.

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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