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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, Wednesday and Friday 7:00am
Thursday, May 26th 12:10pm and 7:00pm
Saturday 4:30pm
Sunday 8:30am and 10:30am

Reconciliation:
Saturdays 2:00pm-4:00pm

Photos by Jim Moravec, Mia Rasmussen, Rich Rasmussen,  Anne Woodard

WELCOME TO IMMACULATE CONCEPTION PARISH!

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.

Parish News

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Soap for Hope Drive is Underway

The Soap for Hope drive to collect personal hygiene items for the Samaritan Center at Catholic charities is now underway. Personal items such as shampoo, toothpaste, laundry soap, bodywash, deodorant, etc. are needed. Please drop your items off during this collection month in the blue bins provided by the entrances to church. These will be collected regularly and dropped off at Catholic Charities to help benefit the needy in our Community.

Need to Know!

JUNE MASSES
Beginning in June ALL DAILY MASSES will be held at 7:00am. The Masses will still be held in the church until further notice. As our construction/ renovation plans move forward we will keep you informed. The 7:00am Mass time for all Daily Masses is for the benefit of our Congregation, especially as we gear up to the upcoming renovations. There will be many contractors who will need the space to do prep work. We thank you for your consideration.

WE WELCOME YOUR IDEAS
In less than two months we will move our daily and Sunday Masses into the parish hall. Some parishioners have asked important questions regarding the move. First, how will private visits to the Blessed Sacrament be affected? Second, will the Tuesday food pantry service continue during the renovations? How about the parking space? These questions are very important for the smooth running of our parish during the upcoming renovations. We welcome your ideas. Kindly share your precious ideas with any of the parish council members or email them to Fr. Chumo. These questions will be responded to with your input. Stay tuned!
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Announcements

MUSIC MINISTRY UPDATE
Mary Holzhauer will join the music ministry staff as Director of Music on July 1, with primary responsibility for Sunday Masses and choirs. Mary has been the organist and pianist at St. Catherine’s for many years and is also on the faculty at Ithaca College and Opus Ithaca, where she teaches various topics in diction, art song, piano, and other areas of music performance. We are extremely fortunate that Mary will be joining our parish music ministry. Matthew Hall will remain on staff with primary responsibility for Saturdays and the organ restoration project. Patrick McMullen will continue to play at parish liturgies approximately once a month. These changes were set in motion by Patrick’s move to Geneva, NY, to continue his graduate studies in plant pathology and also Matthew’s need to be at Cornell on Sunday mornings for campus ministry, and the increasing demands of Matthew’s diaconal formation program.

CMA 2021-2022
We have AMAZING NEWS! Immaculate Conception has reached 100% of our goal for this years CMA! We thank you all for your prayerful support and those of you who were able to give financially this endeavor. Proceeds for the Catholic Ministries Appeal are used to support ministry within our diocese to our youth and future faith leaders, and opportunities to be merciful to those in need in our communities. Thank you so much again for your support.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
These Special Seniors have Birthdays in May: John Churey, Mary Ann Pratt, Doris Porter, Daniel Signore and Gary Vrabe

Did You Hear

Parish Business

MEMORIAL DAY MASS
Due to changes in the organization that always assisted us in providing the Memorial Day Mass at Calvary Cemetery, we will NOT be able to continue holding these outdoors. The Memorial Day Mass will still be held at 9:00am on Monday, May 30th but will take place inside church.

BIBLE IN A YEAR
The Easter/Pentecost season in June is a great time to break open the Word of God. The first readings of our Bible study in June carry us through the Book of Wisdom and Sirach, while the second readings offer nuggets of quotable advice and sayings from Proverbs. Have you chosen a favorite verse? There are several wise and humorous sayings from Proverbs worth memorizing and hopefully you have taken a few already to heart. We begin again with Matthew’s Gospel for the third reading, which gives us the opportunity to revisit the Evangelists’ Gospels for the next half of the year.
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Beyond our Parish

SALVATION ARMY RUMMAGE SALE
The annual Salvation Army Rummage Sale will take place on June 3, from 9:00am-4:00pm and on June 4 from 9:00am-1:00pm at their Worship & Service Center, 150 N. Albany St. Donation drop- offs are from 9am-3pm May 25-26 and May31-June1. If you have any questions contact the Salvation Army at 273- 2400..

SUMMER SPIRITUAL OPPORTUNITIES
Lakeside Day Retreats Branches Christian Rest and Renewal Centers, Inc. invites you for a day of rest and renewal at our Seneca Lake property. Our 2022 Summer Schedule is: “Sharing the Passion of Jesus with Mary, His Mother and Ours" facilitated by Sr. Kathleen Murphy, OSF on Tues. June 21st; “Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus" facilitated by Nancy Potter and Donna Wieand on Tues. July 26th; “Suffering and Faith" facilitated by Ann Kern on Sat. August 13th; “Liturgy of the Hours with 3PM Mass" facilitated by Deacon Ward Nolan and Jayne Badano-Bidwell, Mass celebrated by Rev. Anthony Amato on Thurs. August 25th; “Divine Mercy is Really Present with 3:30 PM Mass " facilitated and celebrated by Rev. Matt Nycz on Mon. Sept. 19th. For more information visit www.branchescenter.org or contact Donna Wieand (716) 901-4313
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Eucharistic Revival

Eucharistic Revival

Notes from Father Chumo

Eucharistic revival is underway nationally and locally. The National Eucharistic Revival is a three-year movement to “renew the Church by enkindling a living relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ in the Holy Eucharist.” (Mission Statement for the National Eucharistic Revival, The Secretariat of Evangelization & Catechesis USCCB) Over the next three years we will embark on reflecting and meditating on the meaning of the Holy Eucharist. We will use the Scripture, the teaching of the Church fathers, the Catechism of the Catholic Church, and other resources available through the diocese. The Eucharist is the sacrifice of the New Covenant. To understand what happened at the foot of Mount Sinai is indispensable for an understanding of the full meaning of the Eucharist. It is through the blood of Jesus Christ that the New Covenant between God and humanity was enacted.

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

Join us in our Mission!

"The Lord bless you and keep you, The Lord let His face shine upon you, and be gracious to you. The lord look upon you kindly and give you peace. " Numbers 6:24-26

Let us listen to the Spirit that God has placed in us at Baptism, and pay attention of the Word of God as we receive these blessings, and follow the example of Jesus, then this year will be fruitful. May the Mother of God, Prince of peace intercede for us as we walk into the unknown with faith. Blessings.
Rev. Augustine Chumo
Father Chumo
Pastor of Immaculate Conception Parish

Thank you for your Donations to the CMA

We have AMAZING NEWS! Immaculate Conception has reached 100% of our goal for this years CMA! We thank you all for your prayerful support and those of you who were able to give financially this endeavor.

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.

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.
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“You will be enriched in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God.”

2 Corinthians 11

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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.
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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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Immaculate Conception Parish has been our home for over 10 years. We love the vibrant and prayerful community and the service oriented mindset.
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STRIVING TO BE A COMMUNITY OF GOD'S LOVE & SERVICE

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 2:00pm - 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.

Photos by William & Diane Brooks, Mia Rasmussen, Rich Rasmussen, Erik West, Anne Woodard