Mass Times
Saturday Vigil: 4:00 PM
Sunday: 8:00 AM
Sunday: 10:30 AM
Weekdays: 8:00 AM
Saturday: 2:45 PM
PSR: Sun., 9:15-10:15am
RCIA: Tue, 6:30-8pm
Route 59 Youth Ministry:
2nd & 4th Sun., 6-7:30pm
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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ADVENT COMMUNAL PENANCE SERVICE Tuesday, December 11, 2018, 7:00PM at Immaculate Conception Parish. Please note that this will be the only Communal Penance service in Portage County in preparation for Christmas.

RT. 59 YOUTH MINISTRY Teens of the Parish, join us for a DECEMBER SERVICE ACTIVITY: PREPARING & SERVING the LORD'S LUNCH. See information below:

FOOD PREPARATION: Friday, December 14, 6:00-8:30pm at the University Parish Newman Center, 1424 Horning Road Kent. (Dinner will be provided for volunteers.)

SERVING the LORD'S LUNCH: Saturday, December 15, 10:30am - 1:00pm at Trinity Lutheran Church, 600 South Water Street, Kent. Join

Mrs. Edwards and fellow Immaculate Conception teens for one or both of these days as we share in the mission of Christ and His Church by participating in this corporal work of mercy. Please RSVP Mrs. Carmen Roebke at the Newman Center by Wednesday, December 12 at or 330-678- 0240.

CONFIRMATION PREPARATION Our 8th graders will meet with Mrs. Edwards on Sunday, December 16, from 11:30am to 1:30pm, to continue their preparation for Confirmation in the parish office area. Students are reminded to bring their binders, their service organization reports, and their saint projects to this session.

Advent Taize Prayer ServicePlease Join us Sunday, December 16th at 6:30pm at Immaculate Conception Church for an Advent Taize Prayer Service. The service will last roughly 45 minutes and allow us the opportunity to cultivate deep contemplative prayer through song, silence, and scripture by candlelight. Music will be provided by our Youth Choir, Adult Mixed Choir, our newly formed Parish Men's Choir, and instrumentalists.

CHRISTMAS MASS SCHEDULE December 24, 2018 Christmas Eve: 4:00pm - Children's Choir and 9:00pm - Adult Choir.

December 25, 2018 Christmas Day: 10:00am.

THE NATIVITY TREE KEEP CHRIST IN CHRISTMAS K of CHelp raise money for the K of C Charities! 4 foot tall red and white outdoor nativity sets. They are specifically designed for outdoors. No painting, cracking or peeling. Choose from:
• The Bell Nativity ($75)
• The Joy Nativity 3-piece set ($195)
• The Nativity Tree ($70).
Share you faith with these beautiful yard displays! For more information or to order online visit: or contact: Bob Longshore at 330-256-5012.

VOCATIONS "May the Lord Make you increase and abound in love for one another and for all." The call to live in love may be as a priest, religious or deacon. Do you know of someone or are you yourself called to live this way. If so, call Fr. Christopher Luoni, Vocation Director at 330- 744-8451 or email him at

OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE CELEBRATION You are invited to the Solemn Mass for Our Lady of Guadalupe Feast on Wednesday, December 12 at St. Columba Cathedral at 6:00 pm. Music for the Mass will be provided by the St. Cecilia Mariachi Band from Painesville, Ohio. After Mass there will be a reception in St. Columba Hall with Mariachi, pinata, food and prizes for children wearing the best cultural outfits related to this holy day.

MARCH FOR LIFE BUS TRIP JANUARY 18, 2019 The St. Joseph, Maximo, Respect Life Committee is chartering a bus to Washington, D.C. for the March for Life. Depart from the church parking lot (12055 Easton St., NE, Alliance) at 10:15pm on Thursday, January 17, attend the Youth Rally and Mass for Life at the Capital One Arena, join the Rally on the National Mall and the March for Life, and return home late Friday night. Cost: $50 for adults and $35 for youth - includes fares and a boxed dinner. Scholarships available. Seats may be reserved with a $5 deposit.

Contact Dave Schmidt at or 330-744-8451 ext. 272 or 330-309-8860. Can't go? Consider making a donation to pay the way for someone else! Thank you for defending LIFE!

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Stewardship Thought
December 9, 2018 - "And this is my prayer: that your love may increase ever more and more in knowledge and every kind of perception, to discern what is of value…"  -- PHILIPPIANS 1:9-10

Glittery holiday ads can blind us to our stewardship values and distort our needs and wants. It is important that during this season of endless buying we remember that each of us also has the need to give back to God and to those that are in need.

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