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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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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! 

Learn more about our renovation project
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Learn more about donating online or
contributing to special parish offerings. 

Learn more through Scripture Studies,
Speakers and Christian Communities.

Learn more about the Real Presence
of Christ in the Eucharist.

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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. Father Chumo, the parish council, and fellow parishioners take great pleasure that you have chosen Immaculate Conception Church in Ithaca to worship our Lord and Savior. Your presence in our congregation is a true blessing. We look forward to praying, celebrating, and coming together in a community to worship and have fellowship in God ‘s grace. To see new faces and families is a joy and a blessing to our entire congregation. As we welcome your ideas and presence, may our love and faith in Christ increase during our time together. Feel free to talk to members of the parish pastoral council and other ministries to know more about our parish. Contact information for Staff is available on the front page of the Bulletin. You can learn more about each of our staff members on the Staff Directory page. Contact the parish office to register and for all your spiritual needs.

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.

Rev. Augustine Chumo

Rev. Augustine Chumo

Pastor of Immaculate Conception

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Everyone wants to be happy. We all desire happiness. At the heart of every human person is the pursuit of happiness. What does it mean to be happy? What are the means to true and lasting happiness? Is happiness created or is received as a gift from God? Who are truly the happy ones? The answer to the above questions can be found in the teachings of Jesus on beatitudes.

Happy are they who are poor in spirit. Jesus is not praising those who are destitute. Poor in spirit makes it clear that those who choose to be poor and share their wealth with the needy will be happy. Detachment is not optional for disciples.

Happy are those who mourn: What does this have to do with happiness? They are happy because the situation is about to be reversed. God will take away the cause of their suffering. The kingdom of God will remove all injustice and oppression.

To be happy means to make a decision for Christ. Have we made a firm commitment for Christ? What is most important in our lives? Jesus gives us the best means to happiness, which is sanctity and holiness of life. May God bless us touch our hearts to listen to the sermon of Jesus and take it to heart.


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Seven Habits of a Practicing Catholic

1. Morning Offering

As soon as you arise from sleep, offer everything you do in your day to God. Here is one example of a Morning Offering prayer that places us in union with Jesus and Mary and covers a complete list of needs and intentions. See if this Morning Offering works for you, or share your version of this prayer with others:

O My God, I offer You all my prayers, works, joys, sacrifices and sufferings in union with the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary, for :

1) the Intentions in which You plead and offer Yourself in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass,
2) in thanksgiving for Your favors,
3) in reparation for our offenses,
4) in humble supplication for our temporal and eternal welfare,
5) for the needs of Holy Mother the Church,
6) for the conversion of sinners, and
7) for the relief of the poor souls in Purgatory.

I wish to gain all the indulgences I can from the good works I perform today. Amen.
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Mission Spotlight

Our food pantry volunteers do so much in serving our sisters and brothers in our community. To each of you dedicated servants of the Lord ; asante sana, sana for what you do in the service of God’s people. The parish community appreciates the work you provide in the most challenging environment; shared space, accessibility challenges during renovations winter weathet notwithstanding. May the good Lord bless you and your families.

Meet our 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.
We attend Immaculate Conception because we have found parents with whom to share the struggles and triumphs of raising children in the Catholic faith.
Immaculate Conception Parish has been our home for over 10 years. We love the vibrant and prayerful community and the service oriented mindset.


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