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Do you have the Parish App?

Our parish app for cell phones is now live. 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. Or you can simply text App to 88202 for a link to download. Great features like prayers, prayer reminders, parish calendar, news, giving and more. If you have questions or need more help you can contact Rich at the parish office. Share your experience of the new APP with family and friends and invite them to join us. Many are already happy using it. Don’t be left out!

CURRENT Opportunities around the area

Respect Life Activities

If you or someone you know needs hope after abortion, confidential, nonjudgmental help is available through our dedicated helpline: 888-9RACHEL or email us at

Join others in peaceful, prayerful witness for Life EVERY Friday morning at 8:30am. Also consider attending the monthly Stand Out for Life on the 4th Saturday of the month from 9-10:00am. Prayer takes place at the vigil site across from 620 W. Seneca St, Ithaca. All are welcome. For more info contact Mary Anne Tissot at 315-246-7479.

November 16: Relic of St Jude

Join Fr. Patrick Tobin as he travels from Chicago to NY for a one-day mission with the Arm Relic of St. Jude on November 16, 2019 at Holy Cross in Freeville.

November 16: Presentation about Diocese Reorganization

On Saturday, November 16 at 7pm, Fr. Dan Condon, Chancellor of the  Diocese of Rochester, will make a short presentation about the reorganization of the Diocese, the current information available about the bankruptcy process, and its connection to the lawsuits related to the sexual abuse crisis in the Church. This presentation will be at St. Catherine of Siena Church in the Parish Center.

November 16: Ithaca Birthright Luncheon

There is a fundraiser luncheon on November 16, 2019 honoring the 38th anniversary of Ithaca Birthright at the Hotel Ithaca. Please contact Carolann Darling (607-351-6668) or Beth Janowsky (607-342-4014) for more information.

November 18: Notre Dame HS Info Night 

Representatives from Notre Dame High School, Grades 7-12 will be visiting the Tompkins County Public Library (BorgWarner Room EAST) on Monday, Nov. 18th from 6:30 to 8 PM to meet and greet students and families interested in learning about educational offerings at Notre Dame. Notre Dame offers busing from the Ithaca area daily with a stop in Newfield. Current students enrolled at ND reside in Lansing, Trumansburg, Ithaca, and Newfield. No reservation is necessary, just stop by and say hello to meet the admissions director, faculty, and current students & families. For more information, please visit Interested students are also welcome to visit and shadow a current student throughout the school year. For more information, please call Mr. Brett Moore at (607) 734-2267 ext. 312.

January 16, 23, 30: Addressing Racism: Talk and Act

Educating ourselves about how racism works is one important step to opposing it. A 3-session class called “Talking Circles on Race & Racism” on Thursdays, January 16, 23, 30 is offered at Immaculate Conception. Contact Laurie: 272-5062 x 12.

Ongoing Faith & Ministry opportunities


We have some parishioners who are members or associates of this order and they say it has helped them in their faith. If you feel this ministry is calling you, or just need more  information contact Pat Brazo at 607-564-6102.

Music Ministry 

New members for both the 8:30 Contemporary Ensemble and the 10:30 Choir are always needed and welcome! It is also a way for families to participate together. Please contact Gary Vrabel at 273-6121 x102.

Pietra Fitness

Parish Hall, Wednesdays at 3pm

Contact Pat Ober at 273-5277 or

Pietra Fitness

Retrouvaille—a lifeline for married couples

Are you hurting in your marriage? If your marriage has become troubled or stressed, unloving, or uncaring; if your relationship has grown cold and distant; if you are thinking of separation or divorce, or if you want to try again, then the Retrouvaille Program can help you. For more information call 1-800-470-2230 or visit


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