IMMACULATE CONCEPTION PARISH
Leading People to Jesus Through Worship, Community, Service, and Devotion to Mary
Fr. Matt’s Letter to the Parish Brothers and sisters I write to you today with many thoughts about our present times that we live, in the world and in our church. I am sure we are all aware of the recent news regarding Bishop Brennan’s elevation to the diocese of Brooklyn, New York. We have been blessed by his leadership during these 2 1/2 years here in Columbus! Our diocese has begun a bold initiative in, Real Presence Real Future, to address the current and future needs of the Church here in Columbus. Meanwhile, our nation and world is still reeling from a global pandemic and striving to find a meaningful path to go forward. To say that our lives are in the midst of change is by all accounts not an overstatement! Yet I believe strongly that these times are filled with eager expectation and hope for our future. Our first source of hope comes from knowing Jesus Christ! He who promised he would be with his church always is the one who still walks with his church today. I write to you with much gratitude for all that this parish has accomplished these past eight years I have been blessed to be your pastor. We all know, however, a future is not paved by what we have already done, but by what we still have yet to do. The question asked of Jesus, ‘what must we do to inherit eternal life?’ rings again for us now. (Mk 10:17) The mission of the church of making disciples of all nations, and leading people to Jesus is still our mission today! Today, I invite every household to recommit to this mission and prayerfully ask what you can do to help rebuild the church. Our world is in need of the
We are pleased to welcome Adam Fehrenbach as our new Music Director at Immaculate Conception. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Music from The University of Akron with a concentration in both piano and voice, a Diploma of Pastoral Liturgy and Music, with a concentration in Conducting from Saint Joseph College in Rensselaer, Ind., and received his Master of Sacred Music and Organ from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Penn. During his time in the Canton/Akron area, Adam was the Director of the Greater Canton Men’s Chorus, and the Chorus Master for the Canton Comic Opera. In addition to working with many adult and children’s choruses around the area, he has directed for the Unknown Theatre Company, co-directed for the Young Peoples Performing Arts, and has been a music director for the children’s theatre at Western Reserve Playhouse. Adam recently got married in April 2021 and is looking forward to not only serving this new community in Clintonville, but making a home for him and his wife, Jessica.
Immaculate Conception would like to thank everyone who participated in the Real Presence, Real Future Fall Sessions last week. We are requesting that all IC parishioners provide their feedback on the Fall Sessions by clicking on the link below: The survey will ask you a few demographic questions in the beginning, and then you will be able to select your parish to provide specific feedback on the options presented during the parish session. There are multiple places to provide alternatives, questions and/or suggestions in freeform text. PLEASE NOTE: The survey looks as though there are 100+ questions – that is not the case. You will only be asked to answer about 20 questions. We need all parishioner feedback to be submitted no later than November 19, 2021. Feedback All those who registered should have received a link for last week’s Real Presence, Real Future presentations. If you did not receive the email, please click below for access to the archived presentation: Presentation Link