St. Lawrence & Immaculate Conception Churches

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  • April 1, 2019 - weekly mass schedule changes Effective Monday, April 1, 2019 the new daily Mass Schedule for the Petersburg Parishes will be:Monday 7:00 am @ Immaculate Conception Tuesday 7:00 am @  St. JosephWednesday 7 ...
    Posted Mar 11, 2019, 4:50 PM by Beth Klopfenstein
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Mass Schedule

Immaculate Conception ~ Saturday 5:30 PM & Sunday 10:30 AM

St. Lawrence ~ 9:15 AM on Sunday

WEEKDAY MASSES are celebrated at Immaculate Conception:  Monday, Thursday & Friday at 7 AM & at St. Lawrence:                                                Wednesday at 7 AM

EVERY Saturday (EXCEPT 1st Saturday), mass is held at St John, Fryburg at 8 AM.

A Communion Service is held on Tuesdays at 7:00 AM at IC

First Saturday Masses are celebrated at 8:00 AM at St. Joseph and at 9:00 AM at Immaculate Conception (even-numbered months) and St. Lawrence (odd-numbered months).

Holy Day Masses on the Eve at St. John, Fryburg (7 p.m.) and at St. Lawrence (7:30 PM); the Day of at St. Joseph at 6:45 AM & 7:00 PM and Immaculate Conception at 7:30 AM & 7:30 PM.

The rosary is prayed before mass at Immaculate Conception at 5:05 PM on Saturdays and at 10:05 AM on Sundays, and at St. Lawrence at 8:45 AM every Sunday and 6:30 AM every Wednesday. All are welcome to participate.

Sacrament of Reconciliation

Christ's ministry of forgiveness is offered through the Sacrament of Reconciliation on Wednesdays at 5:45 p.m. and Saturdays at 4 p.m. at Immaculate Conception. It is also offered on the Thursday before First Fridays from 4 to 5 p.m. at Immaculate Conception. The confessionals allow for face to face or anonymous celebration of the sacrament. There are numerous opportunities to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation communally during Advent and Lent. Please watch the bulletin for these celebrations. Confession may be scheduled by appointment by calling the parish office.


P.O. Box 519
Botkins, Ohio 45306
Phone: (937) 693-2561
Emergency Contact: 937-419-1137

Office Hours

Monday thru Thursday:
9 AM to 4 PM

Friday - by appointment only


Rev. Sean Wilson, Pastor
Rev. Jarred Kohn, Associate Pastor

Deacon Terry Coleman

Sarah Wellman, Pastoral Associate

Rachel Barber, Regional Life
& Social Justice Coordinator

Chelsea Freisthler, Twinning Coordinator
CYM/CCD/Lifelong Faith Formation: 
Beth Klopfenstein, 937-693-3535
RCIA Coordinator:
Lisa Fullenkamp, 513-304-2308
Ministry to the Sick, Homebound & Bereaved:
Angie Woodruff, 937-693-7622
SL CCD/Rectory: 937-693-2571
SL Hall:  937-693-6001

Pastoral Counseling

Call Robert Skipper at 937-299-9005 to make an appointment at his office in Maria Stein.  The Petersburg parishes have a covenant with him:  the client pays 1/2 and the parish pays 1/2f the counseling fee.  You may also call Catholic Social Services at 937-498-4593.  They use a sliding scale and insurance coverage.

Sacrament of the Sick

This sacrament is celebrated during the First Saturday Masses.  Call the office to schedule an anointing with one of the priests.

New Parishioner Registration

Please register at a parish office and make our acquaintance!

Infant Baptism

Our parishes congratulate families of newborn babies and anticipate with joy their child's initiation into Christ's body the Church.  Baptisms are scheduled at the convenience of the family by contacting the parish office.  First-time parents:  attend preparations classes held in your parish.  It is recommended that the class be taken prior to the child's birth.  Please do not choose the child's Godparents before knowing the Church's requirements.  Call the Parish Office to register for the class or to schedule a baptism.

Adult Baptism/Full Initiation into the Church

Adults who are considering becoming Catholic are invited to become a part of the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults.  This discernment and formation process begins in late August and meets weekly on Monday evenings, concluding during the Easter season.  Please contact the parish office to inquire about the RCIA process.


We congratulate those couples who desire to enter into the covenant of marriage! To begin formal preparations for a lifetime of married life and love, couples should contact the parish office at least 6 months before the desired marriage date to set up a meeting with a priest or deacon. As a dimension of this preparation, the Church calls couples to worship with the gathered community every Sunday and to build their unity through prayer and to express their love for each other in ways that respect Christ's call to chastity.