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Saturday Vigil: 4:00 PM
Sunday: 8:00 AM
Sunday: 10:30 AM
Weekdays: 8:00 AM
Reconciliation
Saturday: 2:45 PM
Mission
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.
 
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.

PSR resumes SeptEMBER 13 The Parish School of Religion Program for children in Grades K-8 will be moving to Sunday mornings, from 9:15-10:15 am. Registration for the new Parish School of Religion year has begun! Classes for our children in Grades K-8 start on Sunday, September 13. Parents are asked to please return registrations and payments to the parish office by Sunday, August 23.

If your family is new to our parish and you have not received a PSR registration packet, please contact Eileen Edwards, Director of Religious Education, and she will be happy to introduce you to all that our program has to offer.

PARISH HALL RENTAL NEWS FROM JIM ANTAL...Jim AntalIt is with excitement that we announce that our parish will once again begin taking requests for hall rentals to the general public. Since we opened the parish hall back in December of 1973, our parishioners as well as the general public have enjoyed the use of our hall. After diligent work by our incredible congregation, we are now ready to begin renting our hall. I want to personally THANK YOU ALL in achieving this great accomplishment. This once again reminds me of why I am proud to be back to the parish that I grew up in and one that we should all be proud to be apart of, Immaculate Conception Parish. We are in the process of completing a couple of minor "touch ups" within the hall and will be ready to begin taking rental requests in September. Just a couple of quick reminders on upcoming events:
• Spaghetti Dinner - Thursday, September 17th
• Card Party - Monday, October 5th
• Reverse Raffle - Saturday, November 7th (More details to follow.)

RCIA: An Invitation to Journey in Faith Are you someone, or do you know someone who....
• Has expressed an interest in becoming Catholic?
• Was baptized Catholic as a child, but has not celebrated the
   Sacraments of Confirmation and Eucharist?

Our parish offers an opportunity to come together in a small group to learn more about the Catholic faith through a process called the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA). Sessions focus on the teachings and experience of the Church and prepare individuals to celebrate the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist. You are welcome to participate in the process with your questions, your insights and your faith story in a warm accepting setting.

For more information contact Eileen Edwards at 330-296-6434.

K OF C #1417 K of CThe K of C is participating in the 5th Sunday Rosary Program. They will be reciting the Rosary and praying for families at 10am on August 30, 2015.

Young at HeartFriendship, Fellowship, Socialization - Enjoy a catered meal by "Guido's" The menu changes each month. If you are 55 or over we invite you to join Young at Heart, the senior organization sponsored by Immaculate Conception Parish. The luncheon/meeting is held on the 3rd Monday of the month in our Parish Hall. The meal is served promptly at 12 noon. Interested? Contact Phil Rogers at 330-325-9405 or Becky Metzger at 330-296-5787.

25th, 40th, 50th & OVER WEDDING ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION The Diocese of Youngstown will sponsor a Wedding Anniversary Celebration on Sunday, October 11, 2:00pm at the Basilica of St. John the Baptist in Canton, honoring couples observing their 25th,40th, 50th and over wedding anniversaries in 2015. The Wedding Anniversary Celebration will include Mass with Bishop George V. Murry, S.J., renewal of marriage vows and a personalized certificate for each couple. Following the Mass, there will be a reception for the couples and their families in the Cathedral Hall hosted by the Basilica of St. John the Baptist. You must make reservations in advance for this event by contacting the parish office before September 11, 2015.

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 a registered, active member of the parish. If you have been attending Immaculate Conception, but do not receive monthly envelopes, chances are you are not officially registered here. Call the parish office (330-296-6434) to make arrangements to register.

MAKE A DIFFERENCE - VOLUNTEER FOR HOSPICE Robinson Hospice Volunteers give kindness every day as they share their talents with people in need. It is not necessary to have experience in working with people who have a life-limiting illness to become a hospice volunteer. Volunteers uphold the basic hospice philosophy of enhancing the quality of life for our patients, while helping them maintain dignity. Compassion, reliability, and non-judgmental approach are essential qualities. Hospice volunteers provide a wide variety of services based on each patient and families particular needs and desires.

We are seeking Respite Volunteers. These volunteers provide relief for the caregiver. Vigil Volunteers who provide support to the families when it appears death is imminent are also needed. Other opportunities available are volunteer bakers, cosmetologists, nursing home teams, bereavement support, veterans, and story writers.

Every volunteer is provided the necessary training and ongoing education and support. Training sessions will begin October 8, 2015.

For more information, please call Bernadette Thomas, Coordinator of Volunteer Services, Robinson Visiting Nurse and Hospice at 330-297-8899 or Bernadette.Thomas@UHhospitals.org

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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Coming Events
See the Weekly Bulletin and Event Calendar for details on these and other events at Immaculate Conception.
  • PSR and RCIA News
  • Parish registration
  • Parish Hall rental news
  • Young at Heart Luncheons
  • Catholic Charities Thank You
  • Prayer Shawl Meeting Sept. 8
  • RCIA resumes September 13
  • Parish Card Party Oct. 5
  • Diocesan 25-40-50th Wedding Annivarsary Celebration at Basilica of St. John, Canton
  • Reverse Raffle Nov. 7

Stewardship Thought
August 30, 2015 - What do you do to live God's word? Do you share your time in prayer with God? Do you use your talent to help those in need? Are you generous with your financial resources? If not, what are you waiting for?

Parish Hall Rental
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

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