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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If Ithaca City Schools CLOSE due to winter weather, the Office will also CLOSE. 7:00am Masses will be cancelled, however 12:10pm Masses will still be held. Check the MyParish app as all updates will be listed. You can download the parish app on your cell phone here (iPhone: iTunes) (Android: Google Play). Once it is loaded, search for Immaculate Conception Church, Ithaca. Click on the parish and you are all set.

Current Happenings:

  • Thank you for your prayers for the youth and chaperones who attended the National Catholic Youth Conference November 20-24 in Indianapolis. The event was powerful and all returned safely home!

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    • 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 the merits of Our Savior Jesus Christ and of His most Blessed Mother. Amen.

  • Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Family Christmas Social- Saturday, December 7 from 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm in Parish Hall has been cancelled. Contact Rich at the Parish Center with questions.
  • Parish Council members will be present at the December 8 coffee hours after 8:30 am and 10:30 am masses to listen to parishioners’ concerns or questions. The coffee hour is sponsored by the Mercy Associates and the Hospitality Committee.
  • The Feast of the Immaculate Conception this year is transferred to Monday, December 9, with Masses at 12:10 pm and 7:00 pm. It is NOT a Holy Day of Obligation.
  • If you wish to contribute ($10) toward the purchase of Christmas flowers & decorations in memory of a loved one, please contact the Parish Office, 273-6121. These do not automatically renew, so you must contact the office if you wish to have your intention included. Deadline: December 16, 2019
  • 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.

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.

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