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Young Adult Ministry

DISCIPLESHIP

Looking to grow in your faith while connecting with other young adults? Discipleship strives to bring together all local Catholics, ages 21 to 35, to share in faith, service, and fun! We host weekly Bible studies and monthly worship, service, and social events.

Join The Immaculate Conception Discipleship Group on Facebook and/or contact Amy at youngadult@theimmaculate.org to be added to our e-mail list.

You can also subscribe to our Google Calendar to keep up to date with our events.

Weekly Bible Study

Our weekly Bible study sessions are held every Wednesday at 7 PM in the Nelligan room, located in the Parish Office Building. We hope that you will take a break from your busy work week and join us for a time of discussion, prayer, and spiritual growth!

Our current study series is: “Mary: A Biblical Walk with the Blessed Mother,” by Dr. Edward Sri.

Please note: Bible Study will be canceled on Wednesday, August 15th. Instead, we encourage you to attend evening Mass in celebration of the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Worship Night

Discipleship’s Worship Nights are held regularly on the second Saturday of every month. Our next Worship Night will be Saturday, July 14th, at 7 PM in the main church. We will have a guest speaker, Fr. Leo Camurati, adoration with worship music, benediction, and opportunities for confession. Afterwards, we will head to the parish hall courtyard for an outdoor movie (weather permitting), food and fellowship!

Save the Date for our August Worship Night on Saturday, August 11th, at 7 PM.

Praise Mass

Do you feel called to serve during Mass? We’d love for more young adults to partake in the Mass by offering Holy Communion, reading the Word of God, or being the face of Christ to others through our new Encounter Ministry!

Eucharistic Minister/Lector: If you are interested in being trained, please contact Fr. Joe Barr  for more details. You can request to serve every 3rd Sunday of the month during the 5:30 PM Praise Mass with other young adults, and/or choose to be randomly assigned to various masses.

Encounter Ministry: The Encounter Ministry is a new initiative, which encompasses the tasks of greeting, handing out song sheets, seating people, doing the collection, handing out bulletins, etc. The goal is to use these “tasks” as opportunities to BE CHRIST to the congregation! Please contact Lauren McKeegan for more details on this exciting new ministry.

Sunday, July 22nd - Praise Mass – Join Discipleship for Mass at 5:30 PM in the main church! We typically sit towards the front near the center aisle. If you have been trained at Immaculate Conception as a Eucharistic Minister or lector, we encourage you to sign-up for this Mass in advance, or ask if any help is needed when you arrive. Also, if you’ve been trained as an Encounter Minister, please check in when you arrive to see if you can assist in any way. After Mass, we will head over to the parish hall courtyard for a summer cookout! See below for details.

Save the Date for our August Praise Mass on Sunday, August 19th, at 5:30 PM.

Social and Service Events

From attending community events such as Orioles games and Relay for Life to serving at places like Our Daily Bread and local pregnancy centers, Discipleship’s social and service events offer a variety of ways to get involved and serve others. To stay up to date on Discipleship’s latest events, please join The Immaculate Conception Discipleship Group on Facebook, subscribe to our Google Calendar, or ask to be added to our e-mail list. For more information, please contact Amy at youngadult@theimmaculate.org.

  • Sunday, July 22nd - Celebrate Summer! BBQ & Bonfire – Join us for our monthly Praise Mass at 5:30 PM in the main church, followed by a cookout in the parish hall courtyard with food, drinks, music, lawn games, S’mores, a bonfire and more! We hope to see you there and please invite your friends!! RSVP's are due to Tony by Facebook or e-mail, acforte91@gmail.com, by Wednesday, July 18th.
     
  • Saturday, July 28th - Service Event – Discipleship will be joining St. Joe’s Cockeysville as they serve lunch to women and children at Sarah’s Hope in Baltimore. We will be meeting at 10 AM at St. Joe’s (105 Church Ln, Cockeysville, MD 21030) and carpooling from there. Since you will be working with children, it is required that you complete VIRTUS training and a background check - it takes a little time, but can be completed online at no cost to you (the entire process takes about 2 hours). If you are interested, please e-mail Theresa at tfuchs704@gmail.com, and she will send you all the information you need. The deadline to complete the training (since the processing takes some time), is Friday, July 13th.
     
  • Saturday, August 25th - Social Event – Join Discipleship for a night of live music, wine tasting, picnicking and dancing at Boordy Vineyards! Admission is $20 and tickets can be purchased here. Gates open at 5:05 pm; concert starts at 6 pm. Delicious food by The Corner Pantry and ice cream and floats from the Prigel Family Creamery are available for purchase, or you can bring your own picnic. We also recommend that you bring a lawn chair or blanket, as seating is limited. If you have any questions, please contact Marissa at marissanjohansen@gmail.com.
     
  • Saturday, September 8th - Service Event – Help support the residents of St. Martin’s Home by participating in the Little Sisters of the Poor’s 5th annual NUN RUN! Registration and more information can be found here. If you are unable to run the race, but are interested in volunteering, please contact Theresa at tfuchs704@gmail.com for more details.
     

Volunteer Opportunity

Do You Love Music?

We are looking for more singers & musicians to join Discipleship’s music group! We meet once a week on Wednesday’s to practice from 6-7 PM and sing/play once a month at our Worship Nights, as well as occasional retreats and some social events. If you are interested, please contact Anthony at anthonyefalbo@yahoo.com for more details.

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