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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.

RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF ADULTS If you, or someone you know, is interested in learning more about the Catholic way of life with the possibility of becoming a member of the Church, or a Catholic who wishes to complete your initiation through the sacraments of Confirmation and Eucharist, please consider joining the RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) process. The program begins on TUESDAY, OCTOBER 3. The RCIA is an engaging, dynamic, respectful and enjoyable journey in faith for adults. If you are interested in the RCIA process, please call Eileen Edwards, Director of Religious Education, at 330-296-6434, for more information.

8TH GRADE CONFIRMATION PREP MEETING Any 8th grade student attending our PSR program or an area Catholic school (and high school student not yet confirmed) who is interested in beginning formal preparation for the sacrament of Confirmation is invited to attend a Confirmation Preparation Information Meeting on Sunday, October 1 from 9:15-10:15am in the Education Center Youth Ministry Room. This meeting is required to celebrate the sacrament in the spring of 2018. We ask that at least one parent attend this meeting with their child. Please contact Eileen Edwards with question or concerns.

ATTENTION TEENS: "ROUTE 59 CATHOLIC YOUTH MINISTRY" It was great to have so many teens attend our first combined "Rt. 59 Youth Ministry" gathering! We are off to a great start! Our next Youth Ministry night will be Sunday, October 1 from 6:00-7:30pm in our Education Center. All high school teens are invited. Hoe to see you there!

2017 Reverse Raffle Our annual Reverse Raffle is coming up! This year's event will be on Saturday November 11th following the 4:00 Mass. Informational letters have been mailed out this past week with details about this exciting evening of fun and relaxation. Tickets for this year's event are available after each Mass beginning the weekend of September 30th. Ticket price is $100 for two with appetizers, dinner, desserts, beer, wine, soft drinks and coffee as well as a chance to win $4,000. This event helps us fund our subsidy for students attending area Catholic elementary schools. Let's hit a goal of another sell out this year!

2017 Reverse Raffle Baskets A large part of our annual Reverse Raffle fundraiser is the tremendous success of the basket raffles. We will begin accepting donations for this year's event starting next Sept. 24. The Reverse Raffle Committee is asking for "theme" baskets that can be dropped off any time after each Mass in Tobin Hall or during normal business hours at the Parish Office. When dropping off your basket, please include your name or company name, the items in the basket along with your phone number.

IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CARD PARTY The Immaculate Conception Parish Card Party will be held at 5:00pm on Monday, October 2, 2017 at the Immaculate Conception Parish Hall, 251 W. Spruce Ave., Ravenna. The cost is $7.00 per person pre-sale or $8.00 at the door. The event features refreshments, door prizes, a 50/50 raffle, $500 cash raffle, and a chance to win a $300 gift card to Guido's of Ravenna. For pre-sale tickets, call Karen Cipriano at 330-618-5540.

K OF C FOOTBALL FRENZY IS BACK! K of C logoImmaculate Conception Council #1417 will be selling Football Frenzy tickets after all Masses in Tobin Hall beginning September 23. They will also be selling the tickets on September 21 at the Spaghetti Dinner. The tickets are $20.00 each. There are twice as many prizes and the tickets cover the last 10 weeks of the NFL season.

POPE PIUS XII ASSEMBLY, K OF C TOUR OF GENEVA WINERIES October 14, 2017, 9:45am - 10:00pm. Meet at Ravenna Giant Eagle, 909 E. Main St. Ravenna (please park in front lot next to E. Main St.). You will visit these wineries: South River, Debonne Vineyards, Ferrante Winery, Grand River Cellars, The Winery at Spring Hill, Old Firehouse and The Lake House Inn. Brown Bag Lunch at first stop (sub sandwich) is included. Dinner on your own at The Lakehouse Inn. Only $35.00 per person. Paid Reservations must be received by Oct. 7, 2017. Call Mike Rogers (330)352-8530. Make Checks payable to: Pope Pius Assembly and send checks & reservation to: Mike Rogers 1228 Morrow Rd. Kent, Ohio 44240

25th, 40th, 50th & over WEDDING ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION The Diocese of Youngstown is sponsoring a Wedding Anniversary Celebration on Sunday, October 22, 2:00pm at the Basilica of St. John the Baptist in Canton, honoring couples observing their 25th, 40th, 50th and over, wedding anniversaries in 2017. 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 parish hall. You must make advanced reservation for this event by contacting the parish office at 330-296-6434 and obtaining Father Kraynak's signature before September 22.

FAITH & FAMILY FESTIVAL - SEPTEMBER 24 A day of fun and fulfillment for families and friends will be held on Sunday, September 24, noon to 6:00 pm, at Hoover Park across from Walsh University at 2020 E. Maple St., North Canton. Featuring Catholic psychologist Dr. Ray Guarendi, Praise and Worship Bands led by Ben Walther and PJ Chavez and Mass with Bishop Murry, plus activities for kids and teens and affordable food. 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 ext 272.

Sisters of Notre Dame 55Th Annual BBQ & BoutiqueSunday, September 24th, noon-5pm. Tickets available at the door. Chicken $13. Ribs $16. Takeout available. Located at Notre Dame - Cathedral Latin Gymnasium on the Notre Dame Education Center campus, 13000 Auburn Road, Chardon. Handicapped accessible. Details - visit www.sndchardon.org.

PORTAGE COUNTY DINNER & DOCTRINE Join us Oct. 10 at The Overlook, 1510 Overlook Rd. in Twin Lakes for dinner at 6 pm followed by a presentation from well-known diocesan speakers at 7 pm. Mark your calendars and plan to attend the next evening of wonderful fellowship and adult faith formation: NEW CREATION: MADE IN THE IMAGE AND LIKENESS OF GOD presented by Sr. Mary Ann Wiesemann-Mills, O.P. Tickets remain at $25 each and can be purchased in the parish office, PSR office, or by contacting Eileen Edwards at 33-296- 6434. Deadline to purchase tickets: Tuesday, October 3.

CONFIRMATION FOR ADULTS Bishop George V. Murry, S.J. will celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation for adults on Sunday, November 19, at 2 pm in St. Columba Cathedral. This is a special opportunity for parishioners age 18 or older who have not received the sacrament to join other adults of the diocese. Confirmation candidates must register with our parish and participate in Confirmation preparation: Candidates must be prepared and eligible to receive the sacrament by verifying baptism and marital status, Confirmation preparation and eligibility of sponsors: Sponsors must be confirmed, practicing Catholics and may not be the candidate's parent. Contact the parish office no later the October 15 in order to register and verify eligibility to receive the sacrament.

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? To avoid problems and misunderstandings, especially when planning baptisms, marriages, etc., be sure that you are registered and active at IC. Attending Mass at Immaculate Conception does not automatically mean you are registered. Each family member, 21 years of age or older, should be registered separately. Please contact Eileen Edwards at the parish office (330-296-6434).

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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
September 24, 2017 - "So the last will be first and the first will be last"   -- Matthew 20:16

You've heard the saying "it's not where you start, but how you finish." This certainly applies to this Bible passage. We have a responsibility not only for our own lives, but for the lives of others as well. We are called to generously share our gifts with others, not hoard them for our own use. Our gratitude and generosity helps us live "God-centered" lives and not "selfcentered" lives.


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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