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Young Adult Ministry


Looking to grow in your faith while connecting with other young adults/professionals? 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 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, “Who Am I to Judge: Responding to Relativism with Logic and Love,” by Dr. Edward Sri.


We will not be holding Bible Study on Wednesday, October 31st. Instead, Tony will be hosting a movie night (“It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.”) at his house and handing out candy to trick-or-treaters. Dinner will be potluck, so please bring a dish to share! Costumes are also welcome. For those who would like to carpool, we’ll be meeting at the small IC parking lot and departing at 5:30 PM. RSVP’s are due to Tony at, or on our Facebook page, by Monday, October 29th. Please include the dish you will be bringing in your RSVP, so we don’t have too many duplicates. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you there!


Worship Night

Discipleship’s Worship Nights are held regularly on the second Saturday of every month. Our next Worship Night will be on Saturday, October 13th, at 7:00 PM in the main church. We will have a guest speaker, adoration/benediction with worship music and opportunities for confession, followed by a time to socialize (more details to come). Please RSVP to Anthony at, or on our Facebook page, by Thursday, October 11th.

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 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 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.

  • Sunday, October 21st Save the Date for Discipleship’s October Praise Mass 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

  • Saturday, October 27th – Baugher’s & Cemetery Walk 
    • Join Discipleship for a day of apple and pumpkin picking at Baugher’s Orchards & Farm in Westminster, MD! Wagon rides to the orchard or pumpkin patch are $2.00 per person. If you would like to carpool, we will be meeting at Immaculate Conception’s small parking lot, departing at 2 PM.
    • Afterwards, we’ll be heading to Emmitsburg for the Back from the Dead Cemetery Walk (about the saints) at the Seton Shrine. The event is from 6:30-8:30 PM and the walk takes place every 15 minutes. We can eat at Rocky’s in Thurmont, which sells pizzas and subs, before heading to the Shrine. More details on the event can be found here (tickets are $5 in advance, $7 at the door).
    • RSVP to Marissa at for Baugher’s and Tony at for the Cemetery Walk, or on our Facebook page, by Thursday, October 25th.


Volunteer Opportunities

Transform Your Life!

Discipleship has committed to supporting Immaculate Conception’s perpetual adoration chapel, so it can continue to stay open 24-7! Volunteers can sign up as needed to ensure that a worshiper is there each Sunday from 2-3 PM. If you are interested, please contact Jose at Thank you so much for your help!

If you would like to help, but prefer signing up for another time as a full-time or substitute adorer, you can sign-up here. If you want to pair up with another Discipleship member, please let us know and we will put you in touch with anyone interested in the same time. The Adoration Chapel is a wonderful blessing to our community and we want to keep it open! Come spend time with Jesus, grow in friendship with Him, and watch Him change your life!!! More information on Immaculate Conception’s Adoration Chapel can be found here.

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