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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:
Mondays and Thursdays at 12:10pm
Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Fridays at 7:00am
Saturdays at 4:30pm
Sundays at 8:30am and 10:30am

Reconciliation:
Saturdays 2:30pm-4:00pm

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.

Spiritual Opportunities Spotlight

40 Days for Life

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40 Days for Life is an international campaign of fasting and peaceful prayer outside of abortion clinics. Here in Ithaca we pray across the street from Planned Parenthood, 620 W. Seneca St. The next prayer campaign takes place Sept. 22— Oct. 31 from 7am to 7pm everyday. http://www.40daysforlife.com/ithaca offers daily devotions, resources and an online calendar to select your hour to pray.
Contact Carolann Darling (351-6668) or Becky Fluger (423-7015) for info.
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Reading the Catholic Bible

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We are looking into a Bible in a Year Study program to begin December 1st, just in time for Advent. The study covers three short readings, takes less than 10 minutes a day and could be a part of your morning prayer time, in the comfort of your home. This would be a great project to do with a friend, family member, or a homebound parishioner while learning more about Scripture. More information will be forthcoming

Parish News

Need to Know!

With the emergence of an increase in cases of the COVID19 Delta Variant we are recommending that parishioners consider wearing a mask or face covering during Masses or whenever inside the church. Doing so will help avoid the spread, put everyone at ease during our liturgies, and enable everyone to be able to enter into the liturgy with reduced worry or anxiety. Thank You!

ST. JOSPEH CANDLE AVAILABLE UNTIL DECEMBER 4
Please contact the Parish Office at 607-273-6121 with your Intentions to select an available week.

ALL SOULS' DAY
With All Souls’ Day approaching, we will have a special Mass of Remembrance for those who have died this past year. It will be celebrated on Saturday, November 13th, at 10:00am in the church. If you would like to submit the name of a family member who died (in or out of town) this past year, call the parish office (607- 273-6121) no later than Monday, November 8th.

HARVEST BAG PROGRAM 2021
The Service Team will once again sponsor the Harvest Bag Program for the residents of Titus Towers. They will be soliciting monetary donations after the October 30/31 and November 6/7 masses. Any dollar amount is appreciated! Please see more details in the bulletin.
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Announcements

WORLD MISSION SUNDAY
Today is World Mission Sunday. We celebrate this day by remembering our baptismal call—to bring the Gospel to all! The collection today for the Society of the Propagation of the Faith supports the work & witness of the Mission Church, as it provides for priests, religious and lay leaders who offer the Lord’s mercy and concrete help to the most vulnerable communities in the Pope’s missions. Thank you for your generosity.

IDEAS TO CONCLUDE YEAR OF ST JOSEPH?
We have set December 4th, 2021 as the day to conclude the year of St. Joseph as a parish with Mass at 10:00AM. We are soliciting ideas on how to do this from all parishioners. If you have some ideas that you would like to contribute, kindly contact Pat Ober, the pastoral council secretary at pober@me.com. Thank you in advance for sharing your ideas to enrich our parish community. May St. Joseph bless and protect you and your family. Let's do it together as a community to honor St. Joseph. For the glory of God.

READING THE HOLY BIBLE IN LITURGICAL YEAR C
Interested in Reading your Catholic Bible this Year?!? We are looking into a Bible in a Year Study program to begin December 1st, just in time for Advent. The study covers three short readings, takes less than 10 minutes a day and could be a part of your morning prayer time, in the comfort of your home. This would be a great project to do with a friend, family member, or a homebound parishioner while learning more about Scripture. More information will be forthcoming.

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Parish Business

SUBSTITUTE POSITION AVAILABLE
Trinity Ithaca Pre-School and After-School Programs are looking for energetic people who would like to work in our fun and engaging program as a substitute. Lead and participate in group activities, supervise children and assist with daily program operation. Must be 18 years of age or older. Reply via email with resume and cover letter to Nancy@trinityithaca.org, or call 607-273-9017.

MEDICARE OPEN ENROLLMENT
2021 Medicare Open Enrollment at Lifelong Medicare’s Open Enrollment period allows Medicare recipients to review their Medicare coverage and make changes for the following year to better meet their needs if necessary. Lifelong’s certified HIICAP counselors can help you review your coverage, provide unbiased information about new or existing plans, and explore ways to save money on Medicare premiums and medication costs. Certified HIICAP counselors will offer in-person and zoom counseling by appointment only. Call 607-273-1511 or email tdunn@tclifelong.org to set up your appointment.
Opps

  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 Laurie.Konwinski@dor.org

  3.  Notre Dame High School Grades 7-12 Spring Open House Notre Dame High School, Grades 7–12 is hosting a Spring Open House on Wednesday, May 19, at 6 pm. The evening will begin with a brief presentation in the Charles and Mary Crossed Auditorium at Notre Dame High School at 6:00 p.m. with campus tours to follow. Notre Dame is a college preparatory school offering an inclusive environment that is rich in the traditions of the Sisters of Mercy and academic excellence. Additionally, Notre Dame offers a competitive athletic program along with many opportunities to participate in the performing, visual, and language arts. Attend our Spring Open House to learn about the variety of opportunities for your student. Notre Dame High School is located at 1400 Maple Avenue, Elmira. There is a transportation option available for students residing in Ithaca and the surrounding area. Notre Dame is currently accepting applications for new students for the 2021-22 school year. Due to COVID-19 safety precautions, the number of attendees will be limited; please RSVP for the Spring Open House by visiting notredamehighschool.com or call 607-734-2267 x 8.

  4. Notre Dame Retreat House - Join us on November 10, 2021 for our Day of Prayer. “The Table of the Lord-All are Welcome!” Using the famous icon of the Holy Trinity by Andrei Rublov, Russian artist & monk, we will explore the powerful call of biblical hospitality & what God is asking of us through this Christian artifact. There will be time for private prayer & instruction of the prayer of contemplation. Day begins at 9:00am and concludes at 3:00pm. Attendance will be capped at 50, there is a $25 fee. Call 585-394-5700 or email ndretreat@rochester.rr.com.

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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...

WHO ARE THE SAINTS IN OUR STAINED GLASS WINDOWS?

Maybe you have wondered about the saints who grace our stained glass windows. Now you have another chance to visit the windows and read a brief description of each Saint, in anticipation of All Saints Day on November 1st. The framed brief descriptions will remain through the week, starting with All Saints Day. Perhaps one or more of them might lead you to research for more information about them.
Saint Teresa of Avila, “Saint” George (& the dragon), Saint Anne (& Mary) Saint Andrew, Saint Aloysius Gonzaga, Saint Katherine of Alexandria, Saint Anthony of Padua, Saint Martin of Tours, Saint Francis de Sales, Saint Agnes, Saint Patrick, Saint Dominic, Saint Mary Magdalen, Saint Thomas Aquina, Saint Cecilia, Saint Peter.
If you follow the stations of the Cross, starting with Saint Peter, the windows are listed in the same order as the stations.

Rev. Augustine Chumo
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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 2:30pm - 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.