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by Rebecca Sontag North: Immaculate Conception When asked why she intends to join the Catholic Church, Amanda Schmerge replied with serene certitude, saying, “It was a slow-growing love.” Amanda was satisfied as a Methodist, always active in her church. Yet, it seemed a reasonable compromise that her children, ages 4-11,

On the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Mother August 15, parishioners in the Petersburg Region processed through the streets of Botkins celebrating the Blessed Mother.  

That you may be blameless and innocent, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation,* among whom you shine like lights in the world. Philippians 2:15 (CT Photo/Greg Hartman)
The Petersburg Parishes will kick off a Year of Discipleship on August 15, 2019 with a candlelit Marian Rosary Procession through the streets of Botkins, Ohio after the 7:30 pm Mass for the Feast of the Assumption at Immaculate Conception Church. The procession will try to imitate the processions that

Deacon David A. Doseck Family: John and Teresa Doseck (Dad-electrical technician for the Ohio Department of Transportation for District 7 / Mom-part-time secretary at Lutheran church in Botkins); Siblings: Josh and Tiffany Doseck with three kids (Luke, Natalie, and Nicole); Sarah and Alan Mayse with three kids (Sammy, Tyler, and

As Immaculate Conception Parish in Botkins, Shelby County, celebrates 150 years, long-time parishioner Mike Gehrlich sees it as a time to remember, reflect and give thanks. “As you work to compile all of the information about the parish, you realize how dependent we are on what went before us,” Gehrlich