I. C. Night at the Akron Rubber Ducks

Invite family & friends and join us for a great night at Canal Park to cheer for our Akron Rubber Ducks. When: Saturday, July 20th Time: First pitch at 7:05 pm Tickets: $12.00 per person. Call the rectory or pick up a flier at church. ALL RSVP’s along with payment MUST be turned in by Wednesday, July 10th. Checks may be made out to Immaculate Conception with “baseball” on the memo line. Tickets may be picked up at Masses the weekend of July 13th-14th or at the rectory the week of July 15th between 10 am & 4 pm. Opponents: The Richmond Fling Squirrels Post game fireworks

Canal Park is now a cashless ballpark – Debit/Credit cards are accepted. There is a Reverse ATM by Guest Services – put cash in, get a gift card for use at the park and elsewhere outside the park.

Permanent Weekend Mass changes

Beginning July 6-7, our weekend Mass schedule will permanently change. Saturday Vigil Mass: 5:00 pm Traditional in worship style Sunday: 10:00 am Contemporary in worship style

Diocesan Jubilee Mass

On Tuesday, May 21st, the diocese honored priests observing their 60th, 50th, 40th and 25th anniversaries of ordination with Mass and luncheon at St. Basil the Great Parish in Brecksville. Fr. Mike is celebrating his 50th anniversary and the staff was there to support and celebrate with him. The Mass was beautiful and we were thrilled to have all four Bishops in attendance: Bishop Edward Malesic, Auxiliary Bishop Michael Woost, retired Bishop Roger Gries, OSB and Bishop Emeritus (Diocese of Davenport, Iowa) Martin Amos. Bishop Amos grew up in the Cleveland area and was an auxiliary Bishop in Cleveland before his appoint to Davenport.

Weekday Mass & Confession schedule change

Due to unforeseen circumstances, all weekday Masses and Confessions are suspended until further notice. Please visit these neighboring parishes: St Augustine: Confessions 3-3:30 on Saturdays and Mondays beginning at 6 pm. Weekday Masses on M, W, Th & F at 12:05 pm & Tues. at 5:15 pm. St. Francis de Sales: Confessions 9-9:45 am on Saturdays and Thursdays 5:30-6:15 pm. Weekday Mass M-F at 8:15 am; T & Th at 6: 30 pm. For updated information, please call the rectory at 330-753-8429. Thank you.

Prayer for Civility

In this divisive election year, this prayer from the U.S. Council of Catholic Bishops is offered:

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace. Where uncivil words prevail, show me how to model love. Help me remember the God-given dignity of all and invite others to do the same. Show me how to build bridges and not walls and see first what unites us rather than how we diverge. Let me seek to understand before asking to be understood. Give me a listening heart filled with empathy and compassion. May I be clear in sharing my own position and respectful and civil in describing those of others. Let me never tolerate hateful ideas. May I invite all to charity and love. Lord, help me to imitate your compassion and mercy. Make me and instrument of your peace. Amen