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Mass Times:

Monday: 12:10 pm
Tuesday: 7:00 am
Wednesday: 7:00 am
Thursday: 12:10 pm
Friday: 7:00 am
Saturday 4:30 pm
Sunday: 8:30 am
Sunday: 10:30 am

Sacrament of Reconciliation:

2:30 – 4:00 pm Saturdays

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Mass Schedule:
Monday 12:10pm
Tuesday 7:00am
Wednesday 7:00am, 12:10pm, 7:00pm
Friday 7:00am
Saturday 4:30pm
Sunday 8:30am and 10:30am

Saturdays 2:30pm-4:00pm


We are a Roman Catholic Church located at 113 N. Geneva Street in Ithaca, NY. Whether you are a long-time parishioner or a first time visitor, we’re glad you are here. 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. Please join us!

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Whether you are a long-time parishioner or a first time visitor, we're glad you are here ♥!

Are you new in the town? We welcome you into our community. This is the right place to nourish your faith and grow spiritually. We welcome all the blessings and the many gifts you bring into our community. Feel free to talk to members of the parish pastoral council and other ministries to know more about our parish. Contact the parish office to register and for all your spiritual needs.

Giving Opportunities Spotlight

silver Christmas presents surrounded by red tinsel
Image by Yevhen Buzuk from Pixabay

The Giving Tree

  • 00Days to Return your Gifts!

Sponsored by The Service Team

The Giving Tree will be up at the back of the church beginning 11/27 and 11/28. This year we are serving Birth Right and the DSS Homefinding unit which has a greatly increased need. (We are not able to serve Cops, Kids, and Toys this year due to scheduling conflicts.) The gifts must be returned by Sunday, Dec 12th so they can be delivered to Birth Right and DSS on Dec 13th. They should be UNWRAPPED with the tag attached. As always, thank you for your generosity. 

Prayerfully Consider a Donation to the CMA

The 2021/22 Catholic Ministries Appeal theme “Forward In Faith” is focusing on charitable giving, stewardship of the church and its resources, investing in our youth and future faith leaders, and opportunities to be merciful to those in need in our communities.

In the last campaign, Immaculate Conception achieved 81% of its goal. There are numerous ways to contribute including one-time gifts, on-line giving, pledges, a payments schedule, and/or distributions from investments or required minimum distributions of retirement savings.


The Diocese of Rochester Catholic Ministries Appeal directly supports education for seminarians, those discerning and studying to become deacons, and those participation in pastoral leadership development programs. This support is important for the future of the church ensuring there are sufficient servants in ministry to care for our needs.

Immaculate Conception currently has two men who are following the call to be deacons. Frederick “Rick” Burgess and Matthew Hall. Please pray for their success.

Please continue to pray for the campaign and that our parish reaches its goal. What a Christmas it will be if we can manage to meet that goal by the end of this calendar year and well ahead of the deadline of May 2021.

Let us pray: O God, our loving Creator and giver of all good gifts, bless our parish, strengthen our faith and grant us the spirit of Christian Stewardship so that we may give generously of our time, talent & treasure to the building of your Kingdom here in our parish and throughout the world. Amen.

$ 1000
Goal for Immaculate Conception Parish

Time Remaining:

Our Progress Toward the CMA Goal
$21,038 36%
85 Contributing Households
Out of 833 Active Households
Participation Rate
833 Households 9%

Thank you for participating!

We are grateful for the response from our parish so far and Fr. Chumo again expresses many thanks to all parishioners who have made a contribution!

Parish News

Need to Know!

As we are approaching Flu Season, and with COVID still prevalent, we continue to urge mask-wearing, and refrain from shaking hands during the Sign of Peace. Anyone feeling ill is urged to stay home. Let’s get through this season safely! Thank you!

If Ithaca City Schools CLOSE due to winter weather, the Office will also CLOSE. 7:00am masses will be cancelled, but 12:10pm masses will still be held. Check the MyParish app as all updates will be listed. You can download the parish app by going to the app store on your cell phone and search for MyParish App. Once it is loaded, search for Immaculate Conception Church, Ithaca. Click on the parish and you are all set.


Parish Business

We are always in need of new singers to join the choir! You can join the choir to sing at 8:30 or 10:30 am on Sundays, funerals, feast-days, or any combination of the above. Sunday choir members are invited to attend the weekly choir rehearsal on Thursdays, 5:30—7:00 pm. Especially as we prepare for Christmas, please consider this essential liturgical ministry. Email our Music Director, Matthew Hall at [email protected] to express interest or with questions.

Preparing the Way...Come, Lord Jesus. Enlighten our minds. Strengthen our wills. Renew our hearts. Live in us, so that we might live in you. This Advent, Notre Dame Retreat House will be offering single days in silence, reflection and prayer. ALL are invited to join us, men and women. December 1st and December 8th are the two dates available to spend time alone with god in order to prepare our hearts, and mind for the Birth of Christ in us. Space is limited to 20 each day, so registration is required. There is a $25 fee. Please register by calling 585-394-5700

  1. Respect Life resources and other resources for the community are available on this page
  2. Catholic Relief Services, the organization that provides humanitarian & development aid to foreign countries is interested in starting a CRS Chapter in Central NY. Please contact Laure at [email protected]3.

  3. 40 Days for Life - Day 41 Continues at the Vigil site. Pray with others, especially on Thursdays & Fridays. For more info contact Carolann Darling 607-351-66683.

  4.  March for Life - The annual Ithaca March for Life is on! Saturday, January 15, 2022, 10-11am. Across the street from Planned Parenthood, 620 W. Seneca St, Ithaca. We hope the week that follows and leads to the National MFL on 1/21/22 in DC, will encourage families and faith communities to educate and promote life affirming choices for the protection of the unborn.


Join in our Mission!

At Immaculate Conception Parish we endeavor to be a Catholic Community of Faith, Prayer, Love and Service, centered on Jesus Christ in the Eucharist.

Father Chumo Chats...


12/5/21 – 2nd Sunday of Advent (Lk 3:1-6): John the Baptist went out to all the region proclaiming to “prepare the way of the Lord.” Synod theme #2 – Speaking Out invites us to speak with courage and parrhesia (candidly), that is, integrating freedom, truth, and charity. When and how do we profess our faith in the world? How do we individually witness to our faith? Visit the webpage www.dor.org/synod

December 9th we celebrate the Feast of Jaun Diego Cauhtlatoatzin. A native to Mexico, Jaun Diego was raised believing in the pagan gods of the Aztecs. He and his wife were among the first to convert and be baptized Catholics by the Franciscan Missionaries that came to the area, Jaun Diego was visited four times by the Virgin Mary. She asked that he visit his local bishop and request that a chapel be built in her honor on Tepeyac Hill. The bishop asked for proof. Jaun Diego was to go collect the flowers on the hill, he filled his cloak and returned to Mary. When Jaun opened the cloak to show the bishop there was a prefect imprinted image of the Virgin Mary on it. The church was built the following year and Jaun Diego’s cloak was placed on display.

Rev. Augustine Chumo

Join us in praying a novena

The Miraculous Medal Novena:  November 19 - November 28.

The Immaculate Conception Novena: November 29 - December 8.

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Blessed through Staff.
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.
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 Conception Parish has been our home for over 10 years. We love the vibrant and prayerful community and the service oriented mindset.

Other Reasons to Join our Parish

Eucharist Focused

In receiving the body of Christ we are strengthened to be the body of Christ in the world.

Distinctly Marian

The Blessed Mother, Mary. is our parish patroness and the true model of faith. We honor her through prayers of intercession.

Service to the Greatest in Need

Our mission includes striving to be a community of God's love and service in our community and the world.

Healing Confessions

Father Chumo hears confessions each Saturday from 2:30pm - 4:00pm. This is a healing sacrament enjoyed by many, so come early!

Beautiful Architecture

21 beautiful stained glass windows of the Saints are visible around our church building.

Supportive of New Ideas for Ministry

You'll find a vibrant faith community where ideas are welcome and many hands help to bring them to fruition.