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:
Photos by William & Diane Brooks, Mia 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!
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.
Welcome to the Ordinary Time of Year C.
The first reading and the gospel use the image of a wedding to describe the relationship between God and his people.
The prophet Isaiah promises that Jerusalem, destroyed and abandoned, forsaken/ desolate will once again become the beloved spouse of God. In spite of her betrayals, God does not reject his spouse. Jerusalem would get a new name and will be called “My Delight” This was a great message of hope for the hopeless.
Jesus works his first sign in the context of a marriage feast, a sign of the new covenant that he has come to celebrate. This is because it is the synthesis of all that Jesus is about to do in his ministry.
By giving the wine that cheers the human heart, he transformed the sterile religion of the Jews. Jesus in effect saying we had enough of the old religion that brought only sorrow. The idea of a god severe and to be feared, severed and respected must be abandoned. A religion founded on duty does not show us the glory of God.
Jesus has shown us the tenderness of God. He has given us, his disciples his wine, his true religion, the religion of love that wipes away fear and instills trust and hope. May we be filled with joy and cheerfulness and peace. This is the sign of the presence of the “wine” given by Jesus.
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Photos by William & Diane Brooks, Mia Rasmussen, Rich Rasmussen, Erik West, Anne Woodard