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Adult Faith Formation

ALPHA
Alpha is an opportunity to explore the Christian faith in a friendly, relaxed, open environment. It is open to all adults who are interested in encountering Jesus in a new and personal way and exists to reinvigorate active Catholics and encourage dialogue with others who may not know - or have fallen away from - Christ. Alpha consists of nine weekly sessions featuring food, a short video and small group discussion. There is no pressure. EVER. READ MORE......

Baptism Preparation Class
First time parents are asked to attend a Baptism preparation class before scheduling their child's baptism. Class is held on the first Wednesday of each month as needed, from 7:00 - 8:00 PM in Room A. Baptisms are typically scheduled on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month after the 11:30 AM Mass, and on the 2nd Saturday of the month after the 4:00 PM Mass when no weddings are scheduled. Parents may arrange a date for Baptism during or following the preparation class. Contact Sister Ruth Hamel, O.P. at srhamel@iccols.org or contact the parish office, 614-267-9241.

Sacramental Preparation for Parents
Instructions are held for parents who wish to have their children baptized, or to have them receive the Sacraments of Reconciliation, Eucharist and Confirmation. Dates and times of Sacramental Preparation are published in our Sunday bulletin, and via our parish school and PSR program.

Adult Bible Study
The Adult Bible Study is an opportunity to treasure and learn from the Word of God. Bible Study begins in the fall and is held weekly for 24 weeks with morning and evening sessions. Courses involve reading the Bible, discussion by the participants, and a DVD lecture by a Biblical expert. For more information, contact Sue Beman, 614-268-6251, beman_sue@yahoo.com

Lighthouse Catholic Media
Parishioners can learn about a variety of vital Catholic topics at their own convenience, listening to CD's at home or in the car. The CD's contain compelling talks from inspirational, well-known Catholic speakers who are teachers, theologians, and apologists. CD's are available for a nominal fee, located in a Church display at the rear of the church. Contact Sister Ruth Hamel, O.P. at 614-267-9241 x293 or srhamel@iccols.org .

Adult Confirmation
Adult practicing Catholics who have not received the sacrament of Confirmation are encouraged to participate in the annual Diocesan Adult Confirmation retreat and celebration. For preparation and registration, contact Sister Ruth Hamel, O.P. at 267-9241 x293 or srhamel@iccols.org .

Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (R.C.I.A.)
The R.C.I.A. is the process through which persons inquire into and determine if they are called to live out their faith life as a member of the Roman Catholic community. R.C.I.A. is open to any adult who wishes to learn more about the Catholic faith, including those interested in becoming members of the Catholic Church. Meeting times are Sunday mornings during the 8:00 AM Mass and Tuesday evenings from 7:00 -PM(?). Adult Catholic parishioners are needed in a variety of volunteer capacities such as: companion sponsors to a candidate or catechumen, R.C.I.A. Team member, and Catechist. Contact Sister Ruth Hamel, O.P. at srhamel@iccols.org or at the parish office 614-267-9241 x293.

Men's Fellowship
This I.C. Men's fellowship group meets every Wednesday evening at 8:30 PM and is open to all men of the parish. Each week the Gospel for the upcoming Sunday and how to apply the teachings of the Catholic Church to become better men, husbands and fathers. Contact Pete McCann, 614-262-0505 or the parish office.

TMIY (That Man is You)
  TMIY program's content, which integrates modern science with authentically Catholic teaching, helps men better understand themselves, their wives and marriages, and their unique role in their family and society. Throughout the course of the intellectual and spiritual formation program, attendees will explore the teachings of Pope John Paul II, contemporary medical and social science research, contemplative insights of the saints and more. The content is designed with the purpose of equipping men with the tools they need to lead a life that is boldly counter to popular Western culture, but wholly united with the truth.
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For more information contact Dan Cleary  d_mcleary@yahoo.com  or 614-402-4274.

Walking With Purpose
Walking with Purpose is a Catholic women’s Bible study that aims to bring women to a deeper personal relationship with Jesus Christ by offering personal study and small group discussion that link our everyday challenges and struggles with the solutions given to us through the teachings of Christ and the Roman Catholic Church. (More Info to come)

Youth & Teen Faith Foundation

Sunday Pre-School Program
A preschool program is available for 3, 4 and 5(K) year olds on Sunday mornings during the 9:30 AM Mass. Classes begin in September and continue through mid-May. The "Children of God" early childhood Catechetical program is used and supplemented with prayer service. An Advent program and a Lenten program are given. the curriculum is designed to allow the children to discover God's present and love in the experience of self, family, neighborhood and the larger church community. There is a $20.00 fee. Contact Katie Ponnesse, 614-209-2483, anderson.ponesse@gmail.com  or the parish office, icoffice@iccols.org.

Parish School of Religion (PSR)
The parish religious education program provides religious instruction and sacramental preparation for parish children who do not attend the parish school. The program covers grades 1 through 8. Classes begin in September and run through mid-May. Meeting time is Sunday morning from 10:30 to 11:15am in the Children's Center. Contact John Hoffman, 614-268-5217 or the parish office.

Vacation Bible School (VBS)
VBS is a weeklong program in July where children, ages 4 to those entering the 5th grade, learn to embrace their Catholic Faith. Each year, a new and exciting theme is introduced to accent some aspect of our Catholic Faith. Previous themes included, "Behold Thy Mother", "Called to be a Saint", and "Building the Kingdom of God." Over 100 children participate each year and registration fills up quickly. Parents coordinate VBS. Adult and teen volunteers are always needed to help make each year a unique success. The program runs Monday - Friday, 9:00 AM to 12 Noon. Please watch the bulletin each May for further details or call the parish office.

I.C. Youth
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The purpose of youth ministry at Immaculate Conception is to encourage middle and high school age teens to: Revere God in the Mass and Eucharist, Extend God’s love to others, Apply themselves to learn about our Catholic faith, Connect with fellow believers through Christ, and Help those in the community. We have regular youth meetings September thru May, with our middle school (6th-8th Grade) group meeting the 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month and our high school (9th-12th Grade) group meeting every Sunday. For a complete schedule or more information click on our link above or contact our youth minister, Joe Burgess: icyg414@iccols.org or 614-519-7512.

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