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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

ONLINE GIVING IS NOW AVAILABLE Online GivingOver the past few weeks, you may have heard about the introduction of Online Giving here at Immaculate Conception. We are now ready to roll this feature out to parishioners.

Online Giving lets you make your usual offering automatically and securely via credit/debit card, or as a deduction from your checking account. It eliminates the need for writing checks and managing envelopes, and is an ideal way of supporting the parish during extended vacations when you can't attend Mass at IC.

Online Giving requires an easy, one-time account setup (instructions here). You specify the method, amount, and frequency of offerings. You receive an email confirmation of each offering, and you can change the amount and/or method of offering at any time. Click the Online Giving logo in the left page margin to get started.

ASH WEDNESDAY (March 1) SCHEDULE Mass - 8:00am & 7:00pm, Distribution of Ashes - 12:10pm.

R.C.I.A.The RCIA will meet Wednesday, February 15, at 7:00pm to explore the topic of Christian Moral Living.

EASTER CRAFT SHOW MARCH 10-11 Announcing our Easter Craft Show March 10 & 11, 2017 at the IC Parish Hall. All items will be handcrafted  by local artisans. Homemade candies, as well. Please watch this site for further details.

VENDORS: Please click here for more information, and to register. Note: All entries must be handcrafted. No dealers, imports, wholesalers, flea market, or commercially made products.

YOUTH Ministry "CATHOLIC UNDERGROUND" Experience a Lenten Journey with Youth Ministry in the Catholic Underground! Catholic Underground is returning! All teens of the parish are welcome to prepare for Lent and enjoy a Mardi Gras celebration on Sunday, February 26 at 9:15am. We'll meet in the Education Center for an hour of faith based discussion and preparation for the Lenten season. Bring your thoughts, bring your questions!

The journey will continue on Sunday, March 12 and Sunday, April 9 both at 9:15am. MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

2017 Annual Bishop's Appeal The weekend of Feb. 25-26, our parish will be asked to join with parishes throughout the Diocese of Youngstown in offering our support to the 2017 Bishop's Appeal for Catholic Charities and Church. This year's goal is $4 million. The Appeal is the primary funding source for Catholic Charities in our six-county diocese. The Bishop's Appeal also helps to subsidize traditional Church ministries including Religious Education, Youth and Young Adult Ministries. This week, members of every parish who made a gift to the appeal last year will receive a letter from Bishop Murry asking you to continue your generous support of the work of charity in our diocese. Additionally, next weekend, an appeal contribution envelope will be available in the pews at Church. We ask every family to prayerfully make a gift to the Annual Appeal.

YOUTH EASTER CHOIR NOW FORMING! The Youth Easter Choir is now forming to sing at the 10:30am Mass on Easter Sunday. All school-age youth are invited to join. No experience necessary, just a willingness to praise and serve God with joy through song! Practices begin this Sunday, February 19 and continue through April 9, from 2-4pm in the church choir loft. Parents, if you have any questions, please see John Nader, our music director after Mass.

CLEAN UP YOUR ACT FOR LENT The Care Team will sponsor "Clean Up Your Act for Lent" drive on March 4-5 and March 11-12. Cleaning products and personal hygiene items will be greatly appreciated. The most needed items are: toilet paper, shampoo dish and laundry soap. Thank you for your continued support.

Knights fo Columbus

K of CPENNIES FOR HEAVEN CAMPAIGN: The K of C will be collecting loose change for the Pennies for Heaven campaign on February 25 and 26 after all Masses. ALL PROCEEDS GO TO SUPPORT VOCATIONS.

Lenten ConfessionsDuring Lent, regular confessions are on Saturday beginning at 2:45pm until all are heard. During the month of March, there will be an additional time on Wednesdays 12:30pm to 1:00pm.. Please mark your calendars for March 8, 15, 22, & 29.

LIFE SCREENING Life Line Screening, a leading provider of communitybased preventive health screenings, is pleased to offer a preventive health event at the Immaculate Conception Parish Hall on March 3, 2017. Five screenings will be offered, consisting of four vascular tests and an osteoporosis screening, and take 60-90 minutes to complete. The cost is $149 ($139 with our member discount). To register and receive a $10 discount off any package priced above $129, please call 1-888-653-6441 or visit http://lifelinescreening.com/communitycircle.

DINNER & DOCTRINE This season's last Dinner & Doctrine, sponsored by the Catholic Parishes of Portage Count, will be held on Tuesday, February 21 from 6-8pm at The Overlook, 1519 Overlook Rd., Twin Lakes. Join fellow area Catholics for a buffet dinner followed by a presentation by Sr. Barbara O'Donnell, HM, entitled, "Pope Francis' Laudato Si - Care for the Common Home: Information, Inspiration, Implication." Tickets are $25 per person. Advanced reservations are required and can be purchased from Eileen Edwards in the parish office (330-296-6434) through February 14.

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? Attending Mass at Immaculate Conception does not automatically mean you are registered at IC. If you are not receiving contribution envelopes, you are most likely not registered as an active parishioner. Each family member, 25 years of age or older, should be registered separately. If you would like to become an active registered member of the parish, 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
February 19, 2017 - "But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you..."  -- Matthew 5:44

Love your enemies, easier said than done, no doubt. But, remember, the foundation of stewardship is prayer. When we are in close communication with God, it opens our heart and it turns our attention away from "me" and moves it towards God and others. It allows us to have a little more empathy for "our enemy". When we pray for others, even "our enemies", maybe it softens their hear s as well.

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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