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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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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.

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Notes from Father Chumo

The gospel tells us that we must not be afraid of division caused by the Word of God., which comes from the reaction of the old-world order that is desperately trying to remain alive. Since the world is full of evil, people living at the time of Jesus thought it necessary to have a purifying fire to cleanse the world of evil. Some of the prophets had announced the coming of this day of fire Zep. 1:18. The fire that was announced by the prophets and brought by Jesus, purifies, and saves. It is the fire of His Word, His message of salvation, His Spirit, the Spirit that descended on the Apostles on the Day of Pentecost.

 

The message of Jesus is a fire that will cause problems; it will shake up the lives of many people. The perpetrators of injustice will be disturbed by the gospel. The Spirit comes with an ever-renewed understanding of the message of Christ, which brings new demands which leads to the rejection of ideas and pattern of behavior that does not conform to the gospel values.

 

Our mission is to carry on the mission of this fire of Christ to penetrate the hearts of all who welcome this Spirit, which brings new life and transformation.

Join us 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.
"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
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