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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

Parish Mission "Unconditionally" COMING SEPT 23WasinskiPlease save the date for the Parish Mission "Unconditionally" Sunday, Monday and Tuesday evenings, September 23-25, 2018:

• Sunday, 6:00pm, Mission Presentation: "Who We Are Called To Be" followed by a reception in Tobin Hall.

• Monday, 6:00pm, Tobin Hall - Light Supper. Mission Presentation, 6:30pm in the Church: "Our Relationship & Handling Personal Crisis."

• Tuesday, 6:00pm, Tobin Hall - Light Supper Mission. Presentation & Eucharistic Adoration in the Church: "Finding Jesus in the Eucharist."

The mission will be lead by Greg Wasinski a Catholic Christian Speaker, Author, and Radio Commentator. Attend any or all sessions. No fee or reservations required. More info here or at

SEPTEMBER IS MARRIAGE MONTHJoin us this month as we celebrate and explore the vocation of marriage. Sept. 29/30 there will be a special recognition and blessing of the widows and widowers. Please join us for a doughnut social after the Sunday Masses Sept. 29/30 to mark the end of our celebration of the vocation of marriage!

PSR REGISTRATION Faith formation in our Parish School of Religion :Grades K-8) begins October 7. Parents...if you have not yet registered your children or were unable to attend the Information Meeting last Sunday, please stop in the sacristy to pick up your information packet. The packet contains important information: the program calendar, parent handbook, and additional materials to assist families in sharing the faith at home.

RCIA...An Invitation to Journey in Faith... Are you interested in learning about the Catholic faith, joining the Catholic Church, or completing your initiation through the sacraments 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, Director of Religious Education at 330-296-6434.

PARKING FOR MASS The old First Merit building (on the other side of Sycamore across from the church) has been rented by a retail operation that will be using the parking lot directly behind their building for customer parking during the week and on Saturdays until 5:00pm, and again Sunday morning for trucks to restock inventory. When you attend Mass, please respect their property and not use their parking lot.

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FOOTBALL FRENZY: Football Frenzy tickets will be sold on September 22nd, 23rd, 29th, and 30th after all Masses. The proceeds support the Ohio State Charity Fund. A portion is rebated back to each Council that sells tickets for their local charity work. Tickets are $20.00 each and follows the last 10 weeks of the NFL season.

ROSARY: The Knights will recite the Rosary as part of the 5th Sunday Rosary Service on September 30th at 10:00am.

ATTENTION ALL VETERANS! Immaculate Conception's Care Team along with the Knights of Columbus would like to honor and recognize the veterans of our parish community at the 10:30am Mass on Veteran's Day, Sunday, November 11. A social with light refreshments will follow afer Mass in Tobin Hall for our veterans, their families, and guests. We ask that all veterans complete the form in the September 16 bulletin and return it to the church office or drop it in the Sunday collection basket on or before Sunday, October 21, and indicate if you plan to attend the Mass and social.

It's COOKBOOK time! The parish will be putting together a cookbook this fall and is inviting parishioners to share their favorite recipes. You can submit your recipe(s) by dropping them off in the mail, at the office during normal business hours, in the parish mail box, at spaghetti dinners, or the weekly collection by October 21. Please use an envelope marked: COOKBOOK RECIPE.The categories we are looking for recipes are: Appetizers & Beverages, Soups & Salads, Vegetables & Side Dishes, Main Dishes, Breads & Rolls, Desserts Cookies & Candy, This & That.

HURRICANE FLORENCE RELIEF Catholic Charities USA is asking for donations to help with disaster response. Please make donations to Catholic Charities and on the memo line write Hurricane Florence Relief. Send the donation to Catholic Charities, 144 West Wood Street, Youngstown, Ohio 44503. 100% of all monies collected go to the disaster relief. Please pray for the people affected by Hurricane Florence.

I WILL BRING YOU HOME with david haasDavid HaasSongs of Prayer, Stories of Faith CONCERT AND BOOK TOUR -- Join David Haas for this extraordinary event as he takes you on a musical journey of songs and reflections born from over 40 years of liturgical composition.. Saturday., Oct. 20, 7:00pm at Blessed Sacrament Church, 3020 Reeves Road NE, Warren, OH 44483. Tickets: Adults $10 Pre-Sale, $12 at the Door. $5 Children 12 and Under. Contact Ellen Spano ( or Pat Campbell (

SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION FOR ADULTS Sunday, November 18, 2018, 2:00pm, St. Columba Cathedral. This is a special opportunity for parishioners age 18 or older who have not received the sacrament to join with other adults of the diocese. Confirmation candidates must register with our parish and participate in Confirmation preparation. Candidates must be prepared and eligible to receive the sacrament by verifying baptism and marital status, Confirmation preparation and eligibility of sponsors. Sponsors must be confirmed, practicing Catholics and may not be the candidate's parent. Please contact the parish office no later than October 15 in order to register and verify eligibility to receive the sacrament.

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 be baptized, must first attend a preparation session prior to arranging celebration of the sacrament. Please contact Eileen Edwards in the parish office at 330-296-6434 for more information and to register for the class session.

PARISH REGISTRATION New parishioners are asked to please contact the parish office to register. If you are changing your address or moving out of the parish please notify us.

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Stewardship Thought
September 23, 2018 - "If anyone wishes to be first, he shall be the last of all and the servant of all."   -- MARK 9:35,

Jesus teaches us that we are called to serve one another. Sacrifice is not a word that many people like to hear. We think it means that we must give up something that we want. However, the literal meaning of sacrifice is "to make holy," from the words "sacer" = sacred and "facere" = to make. In other words, we make our lives holy by sharing our gifts in the service of God.

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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.

VOCATIONS "Wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, willing to yield." Praying for wisdom will help you yield to Christ's choice for you. Should He extend to you the gift of a vocation to the consecrated life, diaconate or priesthood, contact Father Christopher Luoni at 330-744-8451, or

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