Mass Times
Saturday Vigil: 4:00 PM
Sunday: 8:00 AM
Sunday: 10:30 AM
Weekdays: 8:00 AM
Reconciliation
Saturday: 2:45 PM
Formation
PSR: Sun., 9:15-10:15am
RCIA: Tue, 6:30-8pm
Route 59 Youth Ministry:
2nd & 4th Sun., 6-7:30pm
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.
 
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PSR PSR Our Parish School of Religion program continues for children in Kindergarten through Grade 8 on Sunday mornings from 9:15-10:15am in the parish office area.You can still enroll your children in the program. Contact Eileen Edwards at 330-296-6434 or stop in to the parish office on Sunday morning.

PSR Families: Our first Family Faith Formation session will be Sunday morning, November 3 from 9:15-10:15am in IC Hall on Spruce Street. Note location.

RCIA Participants will gather on Tuesdays from 6:30-8:00pm in Tobin Hall. Please check the bulletin for topics or schedule changes.

RT 59 CONFIRMATION RETREAT A Confirmation Retreat will be held in IC Hall Saturday, October 26 for those teens preparing to celebrate the sacrament in the spring of 2020. Teens from St. Patrick and Newman Center Parishes, Kent, and our parish will gather in IC Hall at 10:30am for a day long retreat filled with opportunities for prayer, reflection, fellowship, games, discussions and more led by Diocese of Pittsburgh Youth Minister and Confirmation Retreat Director, Mr. Bob Summers. We expect 50 confirmation candidates to take part. The retreat will conclude with our 4:00pm Mass.

CHILD PROTECTION - VIRTUS TRAINING All persons working with parish children are required to complete VIRTUS training and a background check. Child protection training sessions, known as VIRTUS, are being offered at various parishes in our county:

Wednesday, October 30, 2019 - 6:30pm: Immaculate Conception Parish, 409 West Main Street, Ravenna.

"In His Presence" Retreat at Trumbull Correctional Continuing the prison ministry work of Deacon Brode, the Immaculate Conception Prison Ministry Team is asking for your help for the "In His Presence" Retreat for Catholic Inmates at Trumbull County Correctional Institution, November 7, 8, 9 and 10. Needed are your prayers, cookie bakers (many cookies are needed), parishioners to write (anonymous) letters of encouragement to the inmates and monetary donations to help fund the retreat and teaching materials. This is an important time for Catholic inmates as they strive to keep their faith strong in their lives. If you can help in any way, or have any questions, members of our prison ministry team will be in Tobin Hall following all Masses the weekend of October 19/20.

High School Students Retreat November 9, 2019, 3:00pm – November 10, 2019, 2:00pm
St. Peter of the Fields Catholic Church, Rootstown
Cost: $30 per participant.

This overnight retreat will begin on Saturday, November 9 with check-in from 3:00-3:30. It will include Saturday dinner, Sunday breakfast and Sunday lunch. Attendees will hear speakers, take part in activities, spend prayerful time in the church and have some fun along the way! Sleeping accommodations will provided and be chaperoned. A registered nurse will be on site. We can accept up to 30 reservations. PLEASE RESERVE YOUR SPOT WITH YOUR YOUTH MINISTRY DIRECTOR BY 10/27/19. More details at http://icparishravenna.org/retreat.pdf

ADULT CONFIRMATION The Sacrament of Confirmation for Adults will be celebrated at St. Columba Cathedral in Youngstown on Sunday, November 17 at 2:00 pm . 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 in celebrating their full initiation into the Catholic Church. Confirmation candidates must register with our parish and participate in preparation sessions. Please contact Deacon Eric Ruehr at eruehr@youngstowndiocese.org to inquire or register for preparation sessions.

End of Life IssuesImmaculate Conception Care Team is sponsoring a friendly colloquium on "End of Life Issues" to take place on Sunday, November 3, 2019 from 3-5 pm in the IC Hall. Speakers for this event will be a priest, a physician, and attorney and the director of Northeast Ohio Right to Life. Pertinent handouts and pamphlets will be available. Please participate in this important and timely discussion.

Movie NightImmaculate Conception Vocation Ministry invites you to join us for a MOVIE NIGHT as part of our celebration of family and married life, Friday, November 8 at 6:00pm (Movie at 6:30pm) in Tobin Hall.

YOURS, MINE, AND OURS
starring Lucille Ball & Henry Fonda

ALL ARE WELCOME! Please RSVP to the parish office by November 3 with number of adults and children planning to attend.

"TO EVERYTHING THERE IS A SEASON" There will be a concert of sacred choral music at St. Peter of the Fields Church in Rootstown on Saturday, October 26 at 7:30pm. Illuminare Choral Ensemble directed by Jon Simcic, will present "To Everything There is a Season" Sacred Choral Music for the Liturgical Year. The concert is open to all. A freewill offering will be received to benefit the ensemble.

ATTENTION! If you or someone you know is unable to come to Mass, we ask that you call the office and request an Eucharistic Minister to bring you Holy Communion.

NIGHT AT the RACES Our annual Night at the Races will take place on Saturday, November 16th in our social hall. Tickets are $20.00 for the event and $25.00 to sponsor a horse. Admission includes: dinner, beer & wine, soft drinks, coffee and table snacks throughout the night. Additional activities include: 50/50 raffle, side board sales and basket raffle. Tickets to the event and horse sponsorships can be purchased after each Mass in Tobin Hall beginning Sept 14/15. Doors open at 5:30pm, dinner at 6:15pm and first race begins at 7:00pm. We invite all parishioners and friends to come out for an exciting Saturday evening in our social hall.

ORGAN RECITAL by SEMINARIAN MR. BROOK BENEDICT Sunday, November 24, at 4:00pm. Part of the Musical Art Series at St. Sebastian Church in Akron, Brook Benedict a seminarian for the Diocese of Youngstown, will be featured at the Christ the King Concert of Brass and Organ. St. Sebastian is located at 476 Mull Ave., Akron, Ohio.

IC Parish Directory Photo SessionsWe are planning to create a new parish family directory and will begin setting appointments for photos to be taken on November 25, 26, 29, and 30. Dates will be added if needed. Sign-up after weekend Masses beginning October 19-20.

THANKSGIVING PRAYER SERVICE Ravenna Area Ministerial Association will celebrate an Ecumenical Thanksgiving Community Prayer Service on Sunday, November 24 at 4pm at Grace Episcopal Church. Reception to follow in the Fellowship Hall.

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Stewardship Thought
October 20, 2019 - "…proclaim the word, be persistent whether it is convenient or inconvenient..." (2 Timothy 4:2)

It is not always convenient to be a good steward, especially when all the temptations of our busy and materialistic world get in the way. Now add our own pride and ego into the equation and living a stewardship lifestyle may be downright uncomfortable! Remember, God didn't call us to be comfortable. He called us to be faithful.

St. Mary Cemetery


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