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.
Immaculate Conception church is our family church. This to me means a place that I have grown up going to, a place I got married in, a place I baptized my sons in, and a place my sons received their First Holy Communion and Confirmation in. It isn’t just a church, it is the house of God and my home too. I love seeing familiar faces each time I enter the church, and I feel so comfortable and welcomed. Going to church at Immaculate has become a part of who I am and I truly love it!
I’ve lived in Ithaca for 31 years. At first I bounced around from local parish to parish, but I settled on Immaculate Conception primarily because of its traditional appearance and approach to our faith. It reminds me of the church I grew up in. My fellow parishioners are friendly and I feel very much at home in our church.