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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: M&Th at 12:10pm
T, W&F at 7:00am | SAT at 4:30pm
SUN at 8:30am✞, and 10:30am

Reconciliation: every Sat 2:30-4:00pm​

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!

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

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Immaculate Conception Catholic Church celebrates the Eucharist and proclaims the gospel—in worship through our love of God and for each other and with our ministry to the marginalized.  We journey together in our faith, united by our trust in Christ’s love and mercy and the powerful intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

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Special Opportunities During May

  1. The Parish Center (Office) is Closed on Fridays, which is also Fr. Chumo’s day off. Please try to conduct your business with the office Monday— Thursday. Daily Mass @ 7am on Fridays continues.
  2. Adoration will take place EVERY FRIDAY from 7:00-8:00pm.
  3. During May, the Rosary will be said every Monday and Thursday at 11:40am.
  4. The Mary Shrine in the Garden is open and available for prayer. Visit our Marian shrine and pray the Rosary with family/friends during warmer spring days for peace and unity in our nation.
  5. Calvary Cemetery will discount all Cemetery Plots and Mausoleum Crypts 10% during the month of May. To read more, visit this page. 
  6. The Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord takes place this week on Thursday, May 13th. Masses are at 12:10pm with Fr. Chumo and at 7:00pm, hosted by the Cornell Catholic Community and celebrated by Fr. Dan McMullin. It is a Holy Day of Obligation.
  7. The Young Adult Group has an upcoming event on Saturday, May 15th at 11:30am. Meet at the Mary Shrine for Rosary, followed by lunch and Community Service. Anyone is welcome to join in.
  8. Pope Francis has called for a "marathon" of prayer during the month of May to appeal for divine assistance in bringing about an end to the COVID-19 pandemic. Marian shrines around the world have been chosen by the Holy See to lead the rosary each day of the month with specific prayer intentions focused on those impacted by the pandemic.

    In the United States, the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. has been asked to lead the rosary on Monday, May 17. Cardinal Wilton D. Gregory, archbishop of Washington, will lead the recitation of the rosary at 12:00 PM ET that day for the special intention of world leaders and the heads of international organizations as they continue to work to combat the pandemic.

    The faithful are invited to join online noon May 17. The prayer will be livestreamed on the shrine's website at: www.nationalshrine.org/mass

Congratulations to Natalie Blackmur, James and Henry Gugino, Lucas Parr, and Jack Price on the celebration of their First Holy Communion on Sunday, May 2. May God continue to bless you and watch over you and your family and may your union with Christ in the Eucharist strengthen your faith and help you to grow in charity. The parish family continues to keep you all in prayer.

We are planning to get together the second Saturday of the month at 9:00am to clean the church (mopping, cleaning of pews). Our next cleaning date is on May 8th. Come and join in keeping the church clean and pretty! All supplies will be provided. Anyone and everyone is welcome to participate!

The Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord takes place this week on Thursday, May 13th. Masses are at 12:10pm with Fr. Chumo and at 7:00pm, hosted by the Cornell Catholic Community and celebrated by Fr. Dan McMullin. It is a Holy Day of Obligation.

Do you have a particular intention you want to bring to St. Joseph? Each week, beginning on Sunday and running through Saturday, the St. Joseph’ s candle is available for parishioners to reserve for a specific prayer intention. This will continue throughout the year of St. Joseph which ends on the Solemnity of Immaculate Conception on December 8th.

 

For more information on this opportunity contact the parish office during regular work hours. There is much to pray for.

Congratulations and Best Wishes to these Seniors celebrating their May Birthday:

Daniel Sigmore

 Mary Ann Pratt

John Churey

Gerhard Vrabel

 

If you know anyone in our parish who is over 70 years old and celebrating a birthday or a special anniversary and would like to be remembered in prayers and to receive cards, kindly contact Mary Gonyea ggonyea@twcny.rr.com or Lorene Jump ljumpCNP@yahoo.com.  We thank you in advance for your help in this regard.

We are at 79% of our $ 57, 152, CMA goal with 189 donors thus far. Thank you so much for those who have contributed to this appeal. We kindly appeal to those who have yet to make a contribution to do so. We only have a month to meet our goal. The end of 2020 –2021 appeal ends on May 31, 2021. We thank you so very much for your help in this endeavor.

  1. Respect Life resources and other resources for the community are available on this page
  2. Diocesan Safe Environment Newsletter. Read the Spring 2021 Safe Environment Newsletter here. 
  3. Spring "Desert Days" - Notre Dame Retreat House is offering a one day retreat Alone with God. There are two more dates for Spring: May 19th, & June 2nd. Cost is $25.00 which includes materials and lunch. To address social distancing, attendance is limited to 15 people, men & women.

  4. Notre Dame High School.is hosting a Spring Open House on Wednesday, May 19, at 6:00pm. The evening will begin with a brief presentation in the Auditorium at 6pm, with campus tours to follow. Due to COVID-19 safety precautions, the number of attendees will be limited. Please RSVP by visiting: Notredamehighchool.com or call 607-734-2267 x8.

  5. Pope Francis has called for a "marathon" of prayer during the month of May to appeal for divine assistance in bringing about an end to the COVID-19 pandemic. Marian shrines around the world have been chosen by the Holy See to lead the rosary each day of the month with specific prayer intentions focused on those impacted by the pandemic.

    In the United States, the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. has been asked to lead the rosary on Monday, May 17. Cardinal Wilton D. Gregory, archbishop of Washington, will lead the recitation of the rosary at 12:00 PM ET that day for the special intention of world leaders and the heads of international organizations as they continue to work to combat the pandemic.

    The faithful are invited to join online noon May 17. The prayer will be livestreamed on the shrine's website at: www.nationalshrine.org/mass

Please Join us in Prayer

Our Current Parish Novena:
May 5- May 13

America Needs Fatima https://www.americaneedsfatima.org/Our-Blessed-Mother/novena-to-our-lady-of-fatima.html#:~:text=Novena%20to%20Our%20Lady%20of%20Fatima%20%28Feast%3A%20May,our%20hearts%20with%20sincere%20love%20of%20this%20devotion.

Most Holy Virgin, who has deigned to come to Fatima to reveal to the three little shepherds the treasures of graces hidden in the recitation of the Rosary, inspire our hearts with sincere love of this devotion.

By meditating on the mysteries of our redemption that are recalled in your Rosary, may we gather the fruits contained therein and obtain the conversion of sinners, the conversion of Russia, the Peace of Christ for the world, and this favor that I so earnestly seek of you in this novena….

(here mention your request)

I ask this of you, for the greater glory of God, for your own honor and for the good of all people. Amen

Say the
Our Father,
Hail Mary
Glory Be (three times each)

~America Needs Fatima

 

Our Upcoming Parish Novena:
May 14- May 22

Novena to the Holy Spirit. Credit: https://novenaprayer.com/2020/10/10/novena-to-the-holy-spirit/

The Novena in Honor of the Holy Spirit is the oldest of all Novenas since it was first made at the direction of the Lord God Himself, when he sent the Apostles back to Jerusalem to await the coming of the Holy Spirit of the first Pentecost. It begins the day after the Ascension and continues to the Solemnity of Pentecost.

 

Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful and enkindle in them the fire of your love. Send forth your Spirit, and they shall be created and You shall renew the face of the Earth.

For the complete Novena to the Holy Spirit, please visit novenaprayers.com

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As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace.

~1 Peter 4:10
one hand open above the other

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We are at 79% of our $ 57, 152, CMA goal with 189 donors thus far. Thank you so much for those who have contributed to this appeal. We kindly appeal to those who have yet to make a contribution to do so. We only have a month to meet our goal. The end of 2020 –2021 appeal ends on May 31, 2021. We thank you so very much for your help in this endeavor.

 

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Testimonials from our Parishioners

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.