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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

PSR FINAL SESSION SUNDAY, APRIL 23Sunday, Aproil 23 marks the close of another catechetical year for our Parish School of Religion Program. There are many people to thank for another successful year of formal faith formation for our children in Grades K-8. THANK YOU to our many adult and teen catechists, classroom aides and office assistants for giving so much of their time, talent, and treasure to sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ with the young people of our parish; to the parents who continue to make religious education a priority in the lives of their children; to our students who thirst to learn and to share the message of the gospel in our program, in their families, and in their communities; to Father Kraynak for his support and involvement in our Parish School of Religion Program (especially for the insights he shared each Sunday morning with the parents of our students!); to all of you, our parish community, for praying with and for our families during the catechetical year! Have a great spring and summer. May the coming months bring all of you a little relaxation, refreshment, and rejuvenation. Until we gather again in September, God bless you all!

 -- Mrs. Eileen Edwards

REHEARSAL FOR CONFIRMATION A reminder to all of our 8th grade Confirmation candidates and their sponsors: Rehearsal for the celebration of the sacrament will be held at St. Patrick Parish in Kent the afternoon of April 30th, immediately following their 11:00 am Mass.

ORDINATION TO THE PRIESTHOOD Saturday, June 17, Deacon Zachary Coulter will be ordained to the priesthood at St. Columba Cathedral in Youngstown by Bishop George Murry Mass will begin at 10:30am. We would like as many people as possible from Immaculate Conception Parish to attend this event. If we have enough interest we could rent a Lake Front tour bus -- departure at 8:00am from Immaculate Conception Parish, and return around 3:00pm. Cost: $20.00 per person. Those interested, please call the parish office at 330-296-6434.


Immaculate Conception is seeking volunteers to take Holy Communion to UH Hospital in Ravenna. If you are interested in participating in this rewarding ministry, please call Anne at 330-283-9594. Those who are not already commissioned as an Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist will be trained in the appropriate handling of the Eucharist.

NIGHT AT THE RACES Night at the Races will take place on Saturday, May 6 in our social hall. Tickets are $20.00 for the event. Doors open at 5:30pm, dinner is at 6:15pm and the first race will begin at 7:00pm; sponsoring a horse is $25.00. Admission includes: dinner, beer & wine, soft drinks, coffee and table snacks throughout the night. Tickets and sponsorships can be purchased after Mass.

MEN WHO COOK Join Catholic Charities Serving Portage and Stark Counties in Ravenna for Men Who Cook, Giving Comes Naturally on Saturday April 22, 2017 at 6:00pm at Immaculate Conception Parish Hall The evening will be filled with good food, raffles, and entertainment supporting Catholic Charities' Portage County Emergency Assistance and First Step programs. For more information or tickets, contact the Catholic Charities office at 330-297-7745 or email

NIGHT TO HONOR MARY A Night to Honor Mary will be held Friday, May 5, 2017 at 7:00pm at Saint Columba Cathedral, Youngstown, and on Friday, May 12, 2017 at 7:00pm at Saint Michael the Archangel Parish, Canton. The Most Reverend George V. Murry, S.J., Bishop of Youngstown, will preside at both of these devotional services to honor Our Blessed Mother. All are invited to attend the service and will include scripture readings, a homily, hymns and recitation of the rosary.

WEDDING ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS Couples observing their 25th, 40th, 50th and over wedding anniversaries will be honored at a wedding anniversary celebration at St. Columba Cathedral on Sunday June 11, 2017, at 2:00pm. The celebration includes Mass with Bishop Murry, renewal of marriage vows, a personalized certificate for each couple, and a reception for the couples and their families. A second celebration will take place at the Basilica of St. John the Baptist Church in Canton on Sunday, October 22, 2017, at 2:00pm. Please call the church office at 330-296-6434 to register.

ANNUAL IC GOLF OUTING... ...takes place Saturday, June 17 at Windmill Lakes Golf Club, Ravenna. Tee times start at 7:45 am. For complete details and registration, visit

First Annual IC Parish Festival - SAVE THE DATEFriday & Saturday, Aug 18 & 19, 2017. Corporate sponsorships available. Full event schedule and more info at Those wishing to volunteer, please call the parish office at (330) 296-6434 and ask for Jim Antal.

TRANSPORTATION SERVICE AVAILABLE There are volunteers available for this service. If you are interested, please call Karen at 330-296-4685 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 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 also welcome. Please contact Eileen Edwards at 330-296-6434 for more information and to register for the class.

ARE YOU REGISTERED? To avoid problems and misunderstandings, especially when planning baptisms, marriages, etc., be sure that you are registered and active at IC. Attending Mass at Immaculate Conception does not automatically mean you are registered. Each family member, 21 years of age or older, should be registered separately. Please contact Eileen Edwards at the parish office (330-296-6434).

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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

Stewardship Thought
April 23, 2017 - "Jesus came and stood among them and said to them, 'Peace be with you.'"   -- John 20:19

Are you good at making people feel welcome? When you meet someone new, a new neighbor, a new work colleague, a new parishioner, do you make them feel at home? Many of us can probably do a much better job at this. When we make people feel welcome, we make them feel like they are included instead of being excluded. A simple "hello" and a smile goes a long way.

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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