Mass Times
Saturday Vigil: 4:00 pm
Sunday: 8:00 am
Sunday: 10:30 am
Weekdays: 8:00 am
M-W-Th-F
  6:00 pm
Tues.
Adoration
Wednesday: 8:30 am - 9:30 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.
 
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Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin MARYWednesday, December 8, 2021. Masses at 8:00am, 12:10pm, and 6:00pm.

ADVENT COMMUNAL PENANCE SERVICE There will be an Advent Communal Penance Service on Thursday, December 16, at 7:00pm at Saint Patrick Church in Kent. The priests of Portage County will be there to celebrate the sacrament of reconciliation. Please note that this will be the only Communal Penance Service in our county in preparation for Christmas.

PSR Students and staff in the Parish School of Religion classes will resume the 2nd Sunday of Advent, December 5 at 9:15am in the Parish Center.

YOUTH MINISTRY All high school students are invited to the Newman Center in Kent on Monday, December 6, from 6:00 – 7:30 pm for the Rt. 59 Youth Ministry Advent celebration. Come and join other Catholic high school students from the Newman Center and St. Patrick Parishes for a faithfilled and fun evening.

DECEMBER GIFT CARD RAFFLE Our December Gift Card Raffle is underway! Last month, we sold 280 tickets, raising $2,800 in support of the Catholic education for the youth of our parish. We thank you so much for your generosity and support. Each day in December a lucky winner will be chosen for that day's designated gift card! Winners will be notified by phone or email and a list of the winners will be placed in the bulletin beginning next weekend.

CARE TEAM CHRISTMAS GIVING PROGRAM Due to the continuing COVID 19 concerns, our Christmas Giving Program will be the same as last year. Catholic Charities, Woodlands and Longmeadow Nursing Homes are asking our parishioners to donate $25 gift cards. The gift cards or monetary donations should be put in an envelope and either be placed in the Collection Baskets in the Church or sent to the parish office by Sunday, Dec. 1, 2021. Please see the Bulletin for details.

DINNER & DOCTRINE Vicki and Terry Vicars present "LIVING THE GOSPEL CHALLENGE: SOLIDARITY AND COMMUNITY." Join us Tuesday, January 11, 2022, 6:00 – 8:00 pm at The Overlook, 1519 Overlook Rd., Kent, Ohio. Tickets: $30 each Purchase your tickets from Eileen Edwards in the parish office. 330-296-6434 or icravennareligioused@gmail.com

SALVATION ARMY "BELL RINGERS" NEEDED The Salvation Army is looking for Christmas "Bell Ringers" for this holiday season. People are needed Monday thru Saturday beginning and 10:00AM for two hour shifts. The last shift is 6:00PM to 8:00PM. No Sundays, it is the Lord's Day. Those interested should call Darlene at 330-607-7072 any time Monday thru Friday.

JOB OPENING – CHURCH MUSICIAN/ORGANIST Saint Patrick Catholic Church in Kent, Ohio has a job position open for a new organist/keyboard accompanist. Those interested should have experience in accompanying worship and competency in playing the keyboard. Responsibilities include playing at the three weekend liturgies (a Saturday Vigil Mass and two Sunday morning Masses), weekly choir rehearsals (September through May), as well as holy day and devotional Liturgies. Interested parties are asked to please send a resume to the pastor, Rev. Richard Pentello, at rpentello@youngstowndiocese.org. For more detailed information, please call 330-673-5849.

PRAYER LINE Each month, members of our Parish Prayer Line pray for the sick and suffering of our parish. To add someone to the Prayer Line, please contact Bertie Held at 330-296- 4093 or the parish office. Names will be removed from the list every 3 months unless otherwise indicated. Thank You.

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Stewardship Thought
December 5, 2021: "And this is my prayer: that your love may increase ever more and more is knowledge and every kind of perception, to discern wat is of value…"  -- Philippians 1:9-10

During the Christmas shopping season it is easy to get caught up in the frenzy of buying gifts. But, is that "gift" truly and expression of your love for the other person. Or, are you just fulfilling your "obligation to give them something? To grow in friendship with someone, you need to spend time with them, learn what is of value to them. Maybe this year, buy less "stuff" and spend more time with those you love.

Weekly Mass Webcast
You can view the weekend Mass at Immaculate Conception online at nwntv.com, live from 4:00-5:00pm Saturdays, unless noted otherwise below. Video archives of previously webcast Masses are available here.

St. Mary Cemetery

Parish Registration
If you still need to fill out the 2020 Parish Census form, or if you are new to the parish and wish to register, the form is available here.

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