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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.

PARISH OFFICE CLOSED The parish office will be closed on Monday, July 4 in observance of the holiday.

R.C.I.A.: AN INVITATION TO JOINEvery year the Catholic Church welcomes new members through a process known as the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults or RCIA. Through the RCIA, interested men, women and children come to know the presence of God in their lives. The RCIA process allows us as a parish community to welcome new "family members" into our community. During the weeks of instruction and preparation that are part of the RCIA process, the parish family supports their entry into the Church, prays for them, and helps them understand Catholic prayer, worship, beliefs and activities.

In the RCIA process, we are always interested in new inquiries. If you or someone you know would like to become Catholic, or if you were baptized Catholic but have never celebrated Eucharist or Confirmation, contact Eileen Edwards in the parish office at 330-296-6434

K OF C K of CThe next K of C meeting will be on Saturday, July 9 at the Parish Hall on Spruce Street. Rosary will be at 8:30am with the meeting starting at 9:00am.

The Knights of Columbus would like to thank the parishioners for their generosity for the "Pennies for Heaven" drive. The K of C collected $492.42 for the Youngstown Diocese office of Vocations.

YOUTH MINISTRY Youth ministry has an exciting summer planned!

  • July 17: we'll be holding Catholic Underground after 8:00am Mass.
  • July 25: a Monday, we're planning to see the new Ghostbusters movie!
  • August 21: will be another Catholic Underground after 8:00am Mass.

Keep an eye on the bulletin for more information about these events as the event days approach!

IMMACULATE CONCEPTION PARISH ANNUAL GOLF OUTING Saturday, July 16, 2016 at Kent State University Golf Course. Regi-stration Starts at 7:30am. For full details, click here.

Sponsorship opportunities available. For more information, please call: Chuck Calalesina 330-325-1116, Aaron Borkoski 330-283-9311. Roger Savako 330-297-0929. Al Stoessner 330-296-4191, or Mickey Marozzi 330-819-8104.

ANNUAL PARISH PICNIC & SILENT FESTIVAL Our 2016 Parish Picnic and Silent Raffle will be Saturday, August 20 following the 4:00pm Mass. Information and raffle tickets have been mailed out. If you are in need of additional tickets, please stop by the parish office during normal business hours. The parish will provide chicken, rolls beverages and place settings. We are asking each family to bring something to share. Families with the last names beginning with the letter A-N: dessert and O-Z: side dish. RSVP deadline is August 16, 2016. Once again, this year we will be having a caricature artist available to draw you for FREE. In addition, we will have live entertainment from The Dave Marshall Band. This event is a wonderful time to connect with your fellow parishioners. If you haven't attended in recent years, plan on attending this year and enjoy the evening with good food, socializing and entertainment.

Catholic CharitiesCatholic CharitiesCatholic Charities of Portage County is collecting school supplies to help Portage County families in need for the upcoming school year. Requested items include: Backpacks/book bags (new or gently used), 1" & 2" three-ring binders, Dry erase markers, Washable markers, Calculators, Boxes of Kleenex/tissues, Disinfecting wipes, Hand sanitizer, Colored pencils, Wide or college ruled loose leaf notebook paper, Wide or college ruled single subject notebooks, #2 pencils, Glue sticks, Three prong pocket folders, etc. All standard supplies are also welcome.

FAITH & FAMILY FESTIVAL A day of fun and fulfillment for families and friends will be held on Sunday, July 10 at Hoover Park across from Walsh University at 2020 East Maple Street, North Canton. Featuring the Most Reverend Bishop George V. Murry, SJ, Bishop of Youngstown and participant in the 2015 Synod on the Family. Sponsored by the Office of Pro-Life, Marriage, and Family Life of the Catholic Diocese of Youngstown. For more information contact dschmidt@youngstowndiocese.org or 330- 744-8451.

CELEBRATE RELIGIOUS LIBERTY WITH BISHOP MURRY On Sunday, July 3, Bishop George V. Murry, SJ will celebrate at the 10:30 Mass at St. Columba Cathedral (154 W. Wood St., Youngtown) in observation of the annual Fortnight for Freedom. All are invited to the Mass and a simple coffee & doughnuts reception which will follow in the cathedral social hall. In recent years the U.S. Bishops have called for a "Fortnight for Freedom: -- fourteen days of prayer, education and action for religious freedom in the US and abroad. The Fortnight for Freedom takes place from June 21 to July 4, a time when the liturgical calendar recognizes great martyrs who remained faithful in the face of persecution by political power, including St. Thomas More and St. John Fisher, St. John the Baptist, SS. Peter and Paul, and the First Martyrs of the Church in Rome. This year's theme focuses on "Witnesses to Freedom." To learn more go to www.fortnight4freedom.org or call 330-744-8451 ext. 272.

ST. PETER OF THE FIELDS YEAR OF MERCY PILGRIMAGE BUS TRIPWednesday, August 3, 2016. Planned itinerary:

  • 7:45 am: Bus pickup at St. Peter's parking lot. Leave at 8:15 am.
  • 9:30 am: Mass and Visitation at St. Emeric Hungarian Catholic Church, Cleveland, founded in 1904.
  • 11:15 am: Lunch, Sokolowski's University Inn, in Cleveland's Historic Tremont area.
  • 1:00 pm: Visitation of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Italian Church on the West Side, founded in 1926.
  • 2:15 pm: Visitation of St. Josaphat Ukrainian Greek Church Cathedral in Parma, a Year of Mercy Pilgrimage Site.
  • 4:00 pm: Return.

Cost is $53.00 which includes lunch and a small gatuity to each church we visit. Please contact Diane Kowal at 330-358-1763. St. Peter of the Fields is located at 3487 Old Forge Road Rootstown, OH 44272

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 registered and an active member of the parish. If you have been attending Immaculate Conception, but do not receive envelope, chances are you are not registered. Call the parish office at 330-296-6434 to make arrangements to register.

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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Stewardship Thought
June 26, 2016 - "For you were called to freedom, brothers and sisters. But do not use this freedom as an opportunity for the flesh; rather serve one another through love." Galatians 5:13

We like to celebrate the fact that we are free to "live the good life." But Jesus calls us to a different kind of freedom. St. Paul reminds us that Jesus sets us free so that we can serve one another, share our gifts and promote God's work here on earth to glorify His name and not honor ourselves.


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

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