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.

Mass Schedule

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, all Masses are suspended in the Diocese of Rochester. Read the letter from Bishop Matano here. 
We will be streaming Mass with Father Chumo, Sundays at 9:00 am live on Facebook until further notice. Note: you DO NOT need an account on Facebook to view our page. If you get a pop-up to join Facebook, click “Not now”. See “Current Happenings” below for Holy Week options.

Sacrament of Reconciliation

3:00-4:30 pm Saturday, April 4

Anointing of the Sick

Call 273-6121 to request this

Abundant Spiritual Opportunities


Diverse Youth & Family Ministries

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This Sunday

This week’s Responsorial Psalm:
“My God, my God, why have you abandoned me?”


Current Happenings:

*Our Virtual and Online Services for Holy Week*

Holy Thursday – Join Rich, Pastoral Minister, via Facebook Live on our parish’s Facebook page www.facebook.com/immconch at 8:00 p.m. for Night Prayer.

Good Friday – we will live stream the Passion of the Lord at 3:00 p.m. through Facebook Live. We will also place a presentation of Stations of the Cross on our parish Facebook Page and our parish Youtube page for your prayer and reflection and can be done at your convenience. Stations will include images of our own Stations of the Cross that hang inside Immaculate Conception Church and song to help aid our prayer.

Holy Saturday, we will live stream the Vigil Mass with Fr. Chumo on our parish Facebook Live page. The vigil begins at 8:00 p.m.

Easter Sunday – Fr. Chumo will live stream Mass at 9:00 a.m. via Facebook Live on our parish Facebook page.

We hope you can join us for one or all of the Holy Week opportunities. We are praying you all stay well and have a blessed Holy Week.

Bishop Matano Services for Holy Week

Join Bishop Matano to celebrate the Holy Week liturgies via live-stream (through the Catholic Courier’s YouTube channel: http://youtube.com/catholiccourier):

  • April 5, 11:00 am: Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord
  • April 7, 6:00 pm: Solemn Mass of Chrism
  • April 9, 6:00 pm: Thursday of the Lord’s Supper
  • April 10, 3:00 pm: Friday of the Passion of Our Lord
  • April 11, 7:00 pm: The Easter Vigil in the Holy Night
  • April 12, 11:00 am: Sunday of the Resurrection (Easter Sunday)

Prayer of Spiritual Communion

My Jesus, I believe that you are present in the most Blessed Sacrament. I love You above all things and I desire to receive You into my soul. Since I cannot now receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace You as if You were already there, and unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from You. Amen.

New Online Spiritual Resources

During this time of Eucharistic fasting and inability to come together as a spiritual community, a team of Immaculate Conception volunteers and staff have compiled a variety of resources to help with prayer, encouragement, Christian Living and more. We hope these help you during this Lenten journey. You can find these resources at this direct link and under our website menu title “Resources”.

Collection for the Holy Land

Please see the attached memo re: the postponement of the Collection for the Holy Land until September.

Status on Mass & Services

Due to the ongoing concerns, ongoing advice from the CDC and the attempt to limit the spread of COVID-19, Bishop Matano has issued a letter suspending all Masses in the Diocese of Rochester, beginning March 16th, until further notice. Churches, including Immaculate Conception, will remain open for private prayer unless further regulations and/or local situations deem it necessary to close the church. This is an unfortunate reality at this time. We ask that you all continue to pray for an end to this pandemic, those affected by the virus and for those in the medical field who care for and work toward a vaccine. Read the letter from Bishop Matano here. 

Lenten Practices & Services (due to COVID-19)

Bishop Matano grants dispensation from Lenten meat abstinence
Stations of the Cross: cancelled
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament: cancelled
Sacrament of Reconciliation: TBD
Diocesan Day of Penance: cancelled


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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.

We invite you to Visit Us for our Liturgies, Services, and for our Parish Events and join in our Mission:

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.

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.

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