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.


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Weekly Bible Study

Our weekly Bible study sessions are held every Wednesday at 7 PMin 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! Currently we are studying the Acts of the Apostles using a Bible Study program Scott Hanh. 

Worship Night

Discipleship’s Worship Nights are held regularly on the second Saturday of every month and include a guest speaker, adoration, praise and worship music, and the opportunity for confession, followed by food and fellowship.

We’ll be doing something a little bit different in October though. On Saturday, October 12th, we’ll be spending a day in prayer and reflection as we hike through the beautiful fall woods of Maryland. More details coming soon!

Praise Mass

We invite you to join us and other young people in serving our parish and becoming more involved in the Mass by offering Holy Communion, reading the Word of God, or being the face of Christ to others through Immaculate’s Encounter Ministry!

Eucharistic Minister/Lector: If you are interested in being trained, please contact Fr. Joe Barrfor 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 includes 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! You are not required to sign up in advance to participate but can volunteer whenever you are able. Please contact Lauren McKeegan if you would like to be trained.

  • Sunday, October 20th– Praise Mass– Join Discipleship for Mass at 5:30 PM in the main church! We typically sit towards the front to the right. 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. Please RSVP on our Facebook page, so we know to look for you!

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, September 21st– Jessica Meredith Jacobsen 5K

Join us for the Jessica Meredith Jacobsen Memorial 5K! This run/walk is organized by the Knights of Columbus and supports The House of Ruth, Catholic School Tuition Assistance Fund, and Fr. O’Neill Charities. The cost is $35, and you can register at the link below. We look forward to seeing you there!

 There will also be some opportunities for volunteers at the 5K. If you aren’t planning to run/walk, they could use some help with setting up post-race food and acting as course marshals. Please contact Theresa at tfuchs704@gmail.comor on our Facebook page, if you would like to help.

  • Saturday, October 26th– Fall Social Event

Come out 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. More details coming soon.

Are you ready for Adoration Olympics?!?

One of the most glorious things we can experience is encountering Christ by way of the Blessed Sacrament in Eucharistic Adoration. Discipleship has committed to participating in the Sunday 2-3 PM holy hour at Immaculate’s perpetual Eucharistic Adoration chapel. In an effort to get as many of us as possible to experience our Lord in this way and create an opportunity to get to know new members, we will be creating some holy competition.

Essentially, you will be put on one of 4 teams, and each week a different team will be responsible for sending one (or more!) of its members to visit with Jesus. It being your team’s week is NOT an obligation that you personally have to attend, just someone from your team! However, the team that sends the most members that month, will receive a prize at the first Bible Study of the following month.

Teams will be created by Emily Wertlieb and likely be shuffled approximately every 6 months. Of course, you are also free to attend even if it is not your team’s week (because Jesus is for everyone all the time). Your attendance just won’t count for any team’s score but your own.

Please message Emily through our Facebook page if you are interested in participating!