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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.
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Announcements

MASS OF REMEMBRANCE 2021
Please mark your Calendar for this year's Mass of Remembrance which will take place on Saturday, November 13th at 10:00am. This is where we remember all those who have died within this past year. More info to follow soon.

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.

ST PAUL STREET EVANGELIZATION REPORT
Please see the bulletin for a report and pray for all those we have encountered and interacted with, that they may come to know Jesus and enter our Catholic family.

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 com munities. This year’s CMA kicks off September 20, 2021 with our parish goal being $58,317 a 2% increase over last year. Your participation is appreciated! Please see more details in the bulletin.

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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.

FOOD PANTRY
Help Needed. The food pantry is in need of help Monday mornings 8.00 AM to help set up tables and food items in preparation for Tuesday food distribution day. If you are not an early morning person, there is also an opportunity to help at 2.00 PM on Tues days to clean up and rearrange tables in readiness for ministry meetings. Let us know if you can help at any of the time slots by calling the parish office 607 273 6121 Thank you in advance for your willingness to help.

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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.

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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...

SAINT PAUL STREET EVANGELIZATION REPORT
"Our parish's St .Paul Street Evangelization team has had two fruitful outings at Ithaca Commons, one during the very populated Apple Harvest Festival! We encountered many people who were interested in discussing Catholicism, distributed Miraculous Medals and pamphlets on the faith, and prayed with a number of passers-by who were open to it. Please pray for all those we have encountered and interacted with, that they may come to know Jesus and enter our Catholic family. If you are interested in hearing more about this ministry, joining our prayer warrior team, or becoming a street evangelist yourself, please contact Darren at darren.pereira11@gmail.com."

Rev. Augustine Chumo
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.
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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.