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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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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 beautiful surroundings of the church and its people. As you explore our site, please know you are always welcome.

RCIA...An Invitation to Journey in Faith... Are you thinking about joining the Catholic Church? The Immaculate Conception Parish community welcomes you as you seek to enrich your faith life and explore the possibility of becoming a Catholic Christian. Our community shares and celebrates this journey with you, through a process called the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA). Through a series of weekly sessions, which will begin this fall, interested adults will be gradually introduced to the Catholic faith and way of life in a small group setting. We invite you to explore the RCIA. For more information please contact Eileen Edwards, Director of Religious Education, at 330-296- 6434.

Catholic Charities Catholic Charities"Tell them to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous, ready to share..." -- 1 Tim 6-18

Catholic Charities Serving Portage and Stark Counties strives to be a ready arm for the Church's charitable work, but we can only do so with your help. Please consider us as you discern how to give of your time, talent and treasure. Call 330-297-7745 to learn more.

CARE TEAM SCHOOL SUPPLIES DRIVE Catholic Charities of Portage County is currently collecting school supplies to be distributed to families in need for the 2018-2019 academic year. Immaculate Conception has always been very generous in supporting this collection for our school children. Please consider donating any of the following items for the upcoming school year:

Backpacks/Book bags, Spiral notebooks, notebook paper, 1" & 2" three-ring binders, blue, black, red pens, #10 pencils, colored pencils, Sharpie markers, dry erase markers, highlighters, glue sticks/bottles, pocket folders, scissors, erasers, pencil boxes/pouches, tissues, disinfectant wipes.

Bring your donated items to Tobin Hall the weekends of July 21st & 22nd and July 28th & 29th. THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROSITY!!

WALKING IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF FATHER MCGIVNEY - SEPT 1-5 K of CThe Portage County Chapter of the Knights of Columbus is sponsoring a trip "Walking in the Footsteps of Father Michael J. McGivney" the founder of the Knights of Columbus! Departs Ravenna September 1, traveling to Bar Harbor Maine and New Haven, Connecticut. Mass will be celebrated at St. Mary Church, founded by Father McGivney, a tour of the Knights of Columbus Museum, free time in Bar Harbor, Maine and a stop at the Turning Stone Casino in New York which will be giving a $30 casino bonus. Limited availability. For more information please call David Bender at 330-388-9305.

VOCATIONS "He had compassion for them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd."  Christ calls men and women today to shepherd his sheep in a special way. Will you respond to the hunger of Christ's sheep as a priest, deacon or in the consecrated life? If this is your calling, contact Father Christopher Luoni at 330-744-8451, or email him at: cluoni@youngstowndiocese.org.

OUR LADY OF PERPETUAL HELP RUMMAGE SALE OLPH Parish Hall, 342 S. Chillicothe Rd., Aurora. Thursday, July 19, 12:00-7:00pm and Friday, July 20, 12:00-6:00pm (Bag Day). All proceeds benefit our Youth Ministry & Faith Formation programs.

ST. JOSEPH MANTUA 55TH OX ROAST FAIR Ox RoastDelicious food and family fun for all ages!

Friday, July 20th, 6:00-11:00 pm
Saturday, July 21st, 1:00-11:30 pm
Sunday, July 22nd, Noon-10:00 pm.

Over $20,000.00 in main raffle prizes and hourly progressive drawings each day plus several raffles, souvenir T-shirts and mugs, tractor, truck and semi pulls, trade booths, Ox Idol Karaoke Contest, indoor casino with instant bingo, security, handicap accessibility, clean grounds an much, much more! For more information, please check www.stjosephmantua.com or call the parish office at 330-274-2253

NINTH ANNUAL FAITH & FAMILY FESTIVAL A day of fun and fulfillment for families, students and friends to be held on Sunday, September 23, 2018, on the West Quad of the campus of Walsh University at 2020 E. Maple St., North Canton. The day will begin at 11:00am with Mass, planned with Bishop Murry, and will feature local and nationally known musical acts, including polka artist Matt Schafer, Puerto Rican ensemble Conjunto Riquena, Gospel singer Felicia Landry and Christian rock band Remedy Drive. In addition, there will be activities for kids and young people, vendors and affordable food by Cafe Augustine.

TRANSPORTATION SERVICE AVAILABLE There are volunteers available for this service. If you are interested, please call Karen at 330-296-4682 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 arrival of their infant, those who have recently celebrated the birth or adoption of their child, and those who have children under the age of 7 whom they wish to have baptized, must first attend a preparation session prior to arranging celebration of the sacrament. Please contact Eileen Edwards in the parish office (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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Stewardship Thought
July 22, 2018 - "...come away by yourselves to a lonely place and rest awhile."  -- Mark 6:31

Do you spend time, every day, alone and in silence listening to how God is calling you? If not, you are missing out on a wonderful opportunity to develop a more personal relationship with Him. Unless we talk and more importantly, listen to God every day, how else will we know how He is calling us? Consider making a retreat this year, spend some "alone" time with God.

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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