Walking into the Church

Welcome to Immaculate Conception Church! We are a Roman Catholic Church located at 113 N. Geneva Street in Ithaca, NY. This is where we gather to meet as brothers and sisters to worship and encounter our Lord Jesus Christ. We strive to make our parish a community of God’s love and communion of hearts. We invite you to Visit Us for Mass (Schedule is here) and for our Parish Events and join in our Mission.

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Current Happenings:

  • November is vocations awareness month: pray for vocations in our diocese and around the world
  • Please pray for the youth and chaperones attending the National Catholic Youth Conference November 20-24 in Indianapolis.
Teens and Chaperones at NCYC

Please pray for us! We’re at NCYC in Indianapolis!

  • Live Stream the NCYC 8am and 8pm events on Thursday 11/21, Friday 11/22, and Saturday 11/23 via Facebook or Youtube!
  • Catholic Charities’ annual Winter Outerwear Collection Drive is now beginning. Bins are available at the entrances to Church and around the area to collect your donations of coats, gloves, mittens, hats, scarves and boots.
  • Spiritual Opportunity during Advent- Pray the St. Andrew Advent/Christmas Novena from November 30- December 24
    Join Pastoral Council members and fellow parishioners. The St. Andrew Novena is an ancient Christmas anticipation prayer which  begins November 30th and ends on Christmas Eve. It is a short prayer, easily memorized and should be recited 15 times(!) daily, in honor of the 15 promises in the Gospel of St. Matthew made to faithful Christians. You may recite the prayer 5 times at a time, for example, 5 times at Morning Prayer, 5 times at Noon, or at a mealtime, then again 5 times at Evening Prayer. It is believed that whoever reverently  recites the St. Andrew Christmas novena prayer FIFTEEN times each day from the feast of St. Andrew (November 30th) until Christmas Eve will obtain the favor requested.

    Hail, and blessed be the hour and moment at which the Son of God was born of the most pure Virgin Mary, at midnight, in Bethlehem in piercing cold. In that hour vouchsafe, O my God, to hear my prayers and grant my desires. (mention your intentions here). Through themerits of Our Savior Jesus Christ and of His most Blessed Mother. Amen.

RCIA Registration

Are you interested or do you know someone who is interested in becoming Catholic? RCIA—Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (and for youth) classes begin this fall. For registration information, to find out more about the process or if you just have questions about becoming Catholic, please call Rich Rasmussen in the parish office at (607) 273-6121.

Parish Registration

If you are new to the area and to Immaculate Conception, we welcome you and look forward to getting to know you. Won’t you consider filling out a registration form and officially joining our Parish? Registration forms may be found on-line, or contact the Parish Office at 273-6121 and we’ll be happy to mail one to you. Forms may be returned by mail, by stopping by the office, or by placing them in the collection baskets.

Immaculate Conception Catholic Church celebrates the Eucharist and proclaims the gospel—in worship through our love of God and for each other and with our ministry to the marginalized. We journey together in our faith, united by our trust in Christ’s love and mercy and the powerful intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Thanks for visiting our website. Contact us if you need anything. God bless.

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We attend and participate in the parish life of Immaculate Conception because it is a traditional and welcoming parish that reflects the wonderful diversity of the Ithaca community. You could say that Immaculate is a microcosm of the Ithaca community. Immaculate offers the full Catholic experience–from pre-K schooling to ultimately a Catholic cemetery.

Adult Parishioner

We attend Immaculate Conception because we have found parents with whom to share the struggles and triumphs of raising children in the Catholic faith.

Immaculate Family