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Parish Organizations

There are many groups and organizations at Immaculate Conception.  There are social groups that provide interaction and community.  We provide many services to the community and people within it.  Our ministries serve the church during Masses and the community at large.  We educate each other and the community in a wide range of situations.  All of this is organized by groups of volunteers serving on administrative committees.  Please explore the many opportunities we have here.

Liturgical Ministries

Contact Will @ 937.252.9919 x208

Altar Servers

As Altar Servers, young parishioners (grades 4-12) assist the priests and deacons with processions, blessings, rituals, etc. during the celebration of Mass and other sacred ceremonies.  Boys, girls, adults & kids are all encouraged to become servers. During Lent there are training sessions to become a server.  These sessions are held both during the day and in the evenings.

Mass Gift Bearers

Taking up the gifts of bread, wine and the community’s offertory at Mass is a wonderful way to express your discipleship!

Ministers of Holy Communion (Eucharistic Ministers)

Ministers of Holy Communion assist the priest at Mass by giving to others the Body and Blood of Christ.  One can be a Minister of Holy Communion, if you have received the sacraments of Baptism, Eucharist, and Confirmation. John Stoddard offers training sessions throughout the year.

Ministers of the Word (Lectors)

The Ministry of the Word is for any parishioner who wishes to become involved in this important part of the liturgy by proclaiming The Word of the Lord.  A lector must have a passion for Scripture and sufficient public speaking skills to proclaim the Word to the assembly. Parishioners high school age and up are encouraged to join.  Training in the specifics of the ministry is provided throughout the year.

Ushers

The main purpose of this ministry is "service" to the assembly. Ushers assist parishioners to find a seat, gather the collection, and attend to anyone in need

Commissions, Committees, Associations, & Ministries

Contact the Parish Office (937.252.9919) or indicated coordinator.

ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION

The purpose of the Immaculate Conception School Athletic Association is to provide opportunities for students to participate in organized interscholastic and intramural sports. The opportunity to participate is open to all Immaculate Conception School students and students who attend PREP here at Immaculate. (Martha Lombard 252-9919)
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BIBLE STUDY

We study different books of the Bible of our choosing. We meet the first and third Sunday of the month in the chapel at 9:45 am. We finish in time to attend 11:00 am Mass.

BUILDING AND GROUNDS COMMITTEE

This ad hoc committee assists the Pastor and Council in planning the maintenance of the parish properties. (Deb, 252-9919 ext. 204)
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ELDERLY VISITATION

The friendly visitor program exists to provide a regular visit and reduce isolation to the elderly and homebound. (Cindy, 252-9919 ext. 207)

FINANCE COMMISSION

If you have any financial questions concerning the parish, whether it be a financial gift you would like to donate for a general or specific purpose or an inquiry about a specific project that is being planned, or other financial questions contact Deb (252-9919 ext. 204)

FOOD FOR THE HOMELESS

Each month parishioners sign up to provide casseroles, vegetables, or cookies for the homeless who stay at the St. Vincent De Paul Hotel. Cash donations are also accepted. (Carmelita Duckro, 252-8448)

FREE SPIRITS

This group for those fifty or over meets each month. Many various activities are planned throughout the year. They also serve the parish through the Free Spirits Funeral Choir.

GIVING TREE

This parish Advent activity involves an organized effort to collect and distribute donated food, toys, and gifts to the needy of the parish and beyond. (Ann Gibson)

MARRIAGE CASE REVIEW (ANNULMENTS)

The purpose of the Marriage Review is to help those members of the parish who have divorced and remarried and/or those who have divorced and may want to marry in the future. (Rectory 252-9919)

MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER

Marriage Encounter is a process of renewing and developing better communication in a marriage. (Rectory, 252-9919)

MARTHAS

MARTHAS provide food for a reception following a parishioners funeral service. The MARTHAS and Rosary Altar work together on these events. For more information or to have your name put on a call list for preparing a dish please call. (Donna Rice, 256-7434)

MEMORIAL FUND

This is an opportunity to remember deceased relatives and friends via the Memorial Plaque in the main vestibule, (Martha Lombard, 252-9919 ext. 202)

NEIGHBORHOOD REWARD PROGRAMS

Immaculate Conception participates in many neighborhood rewards programs. Kroger cards, Meijer, GFS and Target are all available to IC parishioners and friends of the parish. Name IC as your fundraising organization or pick up an IC card from the rectory. Together the purchases made under the IC name or number (depending on the program) benefits the parish with a reward check (monthly, quarterly or annually depending on the program). For more information call the Rectory 252-9919

PARENT-TEACHER ORGANIZATION (P.T.O.)

The Parent-Teacher Organization is a group that helps to support our school through fundraising and by volunteering for many activities.

PARISH COUNCIL

The twelve members of the Parish Council are an advisory board to the Administration of the parish listening carefully and presenting their opinions to foster communication within the parish community. Council members are elected in the spring for 3 year terms.

PRAYER CHAIN

Parishioners with special prayer needs contact the prayer circle coordinator. She passes along requests to group members who pray for the special intentions. (Parish Office 252-9919)

SOCIAL JUSTICE

The Immaculate Conception Social Justice Ministry has the goal of enhancing parishioners' knowledge of the Church's Social Justice teachings. Through living these teachings, our faith is enhanced, and we are able to help others in our community and around the world. We are involved in programs such as outreach to Hispanic immigrants in the Dayton area, Operation Rice Bowl and the Catholic Relief Services Collection, (Jeannine Vogel 252-9919)
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