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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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Welcome to Immaculate Conception Parish in Ithaca, NY

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 share our Catholic faith, worship and encounter our Lord, Jesus Christ through the Eucharist. We strive to make our parish a community of God’s love, and communion of hearts. Please join us! 

Sanctuary area with ambo, Altar and High Altar during Ordinary time

Mass

a young man kneels and prays in church

Prayer

the Blessed Virgin Mary
During the month of May, please join us in praying one Memorare per day for our parish and its ministries.

Memorare

Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary,

that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection,

implored thy help, or sought thy intercession, was left unaided.

Inspired by this confidence I fly unto thee,

O Virgin of virgins, my Mother.

To thee do I come, before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful.

O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions,

but in thy mercy hear and answer me.

Amen.

First Friday Devotions
First Friday Devotions. 5:00pm Exposition, 6:30pm Evening Prayer, followed by Benediction. Please note, due to limited staffing, there will NOT be adoration and evening prayer in June.
Corpus Christi Vigil
Adoration Vigil for the Solemnity of Corpus Christi (Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ) June 1-2, 2024 from 10am-4pm and 6pm-6am. Parishioners can sign up here or on the physical sign-up available at church the next 2 weekends. This will be followed by our Sunday Masses and a Eucharistic Procession following the 10:30am Mass.
First Saturday June 1
First Saturday Devotions June 1, 2024 9:00am Mass followed by Exposition & Adoration until 4:00pm, 10:00am Adoration for Kids, 10:00am-11:00am Confessions, 2:00pm-3:30pm Confessions, 2:30pm Holy Rosary, 3:00pm Divine Mercy Chaplet, 3:45pm Benediction, 4:30pm Vigil Mass, 6:00pm Exposition & Adoration
Holy Hour June 13
Holy Hour for the intention of Fathers, father figures, deacons, and priests of our parish and diocese. Thursday, June 13, 2024 11:00am followed by Mass at 12:10pm.
Holy Hour June 20
Holy Hour for the Papal intention of Migrants fleeing their homes. Thursday, June 20, 2024 11:00am followed by Mass at 12:10pm.
Tables of food at a reception

Social Events

Brother Sun, Sister Moon (1972). Directed by Franco Zeffirelli and starring Graham Faulkner as St.
Francis and Judi Bowker as Clare. Dramatization of events in the life of St. Francis of Assisi from before
his conversion experience through his audience with the pope, including his friendship with St. Clare. Run time is 2 Hours. In English and Italian.

Woman greeter stands at the doorway of the church

Need to Know

First-time Visitor?

We welcome you into our community. Father Chumo, the parish council, and fellow parishioners take great pleasure that you have chosen Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Ithaca to worship our Lord and Savior.  To see new faces and families is a joy and a blessing to our entire congregation. 

Sanctuary area with ambo, Altar and High Altar during Ordinary time

Enjoy the beautiful surroundings
while you worship.

Your presence in our congregation is a true blessing. As we welcome your ideas and presence, may our love and faith in Christ increase during our time together. Subscribe to our Facebook page or Parish app. Contact the parish office for all your spiritual needs. 

Long-time Parishioner?

For our faith-filled parishioners, thank you for being salt and light to our parish and greater community! We hope our website is another way to stay connected with all our parish has to offer. Talk to members of the parish pastoral council and other ministries to explore opportunities to share your talents. 

Mission and Goals Spotlight

Picture of Rev. Augustine Chumo

Rev. Augustine Chumo

Pastor of Immaculate Conception

May 11/12 Census Launch Day

Dear parish family.  As you have heard, the Diocese and Immaculate Conception are currently in the process of carrying out a census to collect updated contact information. This census is intended to strengthen pastoral care, stewardship, and enhance communications. We are going to kick off this exercise on May 12. Our hope is that we capture everyone. Your cooperation in this endeavor is greatly appreciated. The sooner we complete the process the better for our parish. The official end of the census is July 5. We have a short time period to complete this important exercise. Let’s joyfully do it!

1. Abundant Spiritual Opportunities

Find Mass Times, Daily Scripture Readings, the Responsorial Psalm for the weekend, along with current listings of Prayer and Adoration times, special services, guest speakers, Bible Studies, and links to resources on the web.
Spiritual

2. Diverse Youth & Family Ministry

We offer different opportunities to engage our youth in their faith, including a flipped Religious Ed Family based program for 1st-5th graders, a middle school and high school youth group, and a hybrid program for Sacrament preparation. In addition, there are service opportunities and youth retreats available.
Youth

3. Community Outreach

Our volunteers help bring the Eucharist to the homebound and those living at Cayuga Ridge, coordinate our Food Pantry, and participate in community events. Our Service Team helps feed the hungry and helps support those in need in our community.
Outreach

4. Financial Transparency | Stewardship

We have an intentional focus on the prudent use of our parish resources and transparent communication of our financial health. Learn more about our Finance Council and access, online Giving or volunteer opportunities.
Stewardship
Sanctuary area with Tabernacle, Altar and High Altar during Ordinary time

Post Ministries Profile

Over the past few weeks, we have been featuring our parish ministries. Many thanks for your wonderful response in this endeavor. We are soon to announce the next step we intend to take to enrich our parish ministries. In the meantime, we encourage folks to explore our parish ministries and engage in one or more. Ask questions, if you have any, of the parish ministries. Also, feel free to initiate new ministries to help grow/meet the needs of our parish family. Blessings to all.

Featured New Ministry Profile:

Wisdom of The Church

Everyone is invited to a new adult faith formation group at our parish called Wisdom of the Church. Together we’ll study Church teaching that focuses on living our faith in the world. We’ll meet after the 10:30 Mass Sunday May 19 in the rectory to learn from Pope John Paull IV’s writing entitled PEACE WITH GOD THE CREATOR, PEACE WITH ALL OF CREATION.

Meet our Staff

Testimonials

I am 71 years old and have been a part of Immaculate Conception Church from Baptism through all the other sacraments. My husband and I were married on May 8, 1971 in our Church. Our 2 daughters received all sacraments at IC Church while going to IC School. Our oldest daughter Susan was married in the Church. I have been a choir member since 1997 and a cantor for 20 years.
Loretta Goss
Parishioner
We attend Immaculate Conception because we have found parents with whom to share the struggles and triumphs of raising children in the Catholic faith.
Parishioner
Immaculate Conception Parish has been our home for over 10 years. We love the vibrant and prayerful community and the service oriented mindset.
Parishioner

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 2:00pm - 3:30 pm. 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.

Our Parish in Pictures

Photos courtesy of Claudia Ariza-Nieto, the Brooks family, the Rasmussen family, Erik West, and Anne Woodard