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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 Catholic 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. We strive to make our parish a community of God’s love, and communion of hearts. Please join us! 

Mass Schedule 

Mondays at 12:10pm 

Tuesdays at 7:30am

Wednesdays at 7:30am

Thursdays at 12:10pm

Fridays at 7:30am

Saturdays (vigil) at 4:30pm

Sundays at 8:30am and 10:30am


-First Saturday of each month at 9:00am (we celebrate the Mass in honor of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the children of the parish sing in the choir. We encourage families with young children to participate in this Mass. All are invited.)


Confession

Saturdays 2:00-3:30pm 

Prayer Opportunities

Extended Eucharistic Adoration
First Saturday, March 2nd from 10am to 3:30pm

Stations of the Cross

Fridays at 5:30pm during Lent

Adoration, vespers and Benediction:

(3/1) First Friday of each month: 

     Adoration and Benediction 6:00pm-6:30pm; vespers at 6:30pm

(3/2) First Saturday of each month:

     Extended Eucharistic Adoration on 3/2 from 10a-3:30pm
      Holy Hour Adoration 2:00pm-3:30pm

Sanctuary area with ambo, Altar and High Altar during Ordinary time
Sanctuary during Ordinary Time. Photo courtesy of Mia Rasmussen, February 11, 2024.

At Immaculate Conception Parish we endeavor to be a Catholic Community of Faith, Prayer, Love and Service, centered on Jesus Christ in the Eucharist.

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 Catholic 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. Subscribe to our Facebook page, Parish app, FORMED.org, and view our Calendar. 

Enjoy the beautiful surroundings
while you worship.

Mission and Goals Spotlight

Rev. Augustine Chumo

Rev. Augustine Chumo

Pastor of Immaculate Conception

Featured Ministry Profile:

St Paul Street Evangelization

St. Paul Street Evangelization (SPSE) is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to the preaching of the Gospel message to all peoples, just as Jesus commanded His disciples. SPSE equips Catholics with training and faith formation, printed catechetical resources, and various sacramentals and holy items, allowing them to bring the Catholic faith right to the streets. East SPSE chapter shares with others the fundamental Gospel message: our Lord Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection for the sake of our salvation from sin and death, and His invitation into an intimate relationship with Him through His holy Catholic Church. 

 

The mission of evangelization goes beyond duty—1t is a joy! What could be more rewarding than to proclaim the immense love of God and hope of eternal salvation that is now offered to every human person? Indeed, members of our parish’s SPSE chapter have attested to the effect evangelization has had on their own faith, increasing and emboldening it. 

 

 Our parish’s SPSE chapter sets up our table in a public setting once a month, including at local events such as the Apple Harvest Festival, Ithaca Festival, and Chili Cook-Off. We also regularly offer a prayer ministry at our parish’s food pantry. In all settings, we engage interested passers-by in conversation, loving them as we get to know them, offering them our prayers and sacramentals, sharing the good news of the Gospel with them, and inviting them into a relationship with Jesus Christ and our Catholic parish community. 

 

If you are interested in learning more about our SPSE chapter or joining us as an evangelist or prayer warrior, please contact Darren at [email protected]. You can stay up to date with our prayer intentions and team happenings by checking out our team website: bit.ly/spse-ic.

 

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CATHOLIC MINISTRIES APPEAL

The 2023/24 Catholic Ministries Appeal with the theme of “Go Forth With Christ” is about a third of the way through the campaign. As of February, one hundred thirty one (131) parish households have pledged and/or paid $46,486 toward this year’s campaign. This is 81.55% of the $57,000 goal due to the diocese for this year’s campaign. The number of donors so far compared to typical attendance of late is about 25%. Participation is important as a measure of the viability of the parish. We are making excellent progress toward meeting our goal. It would be great to complete our giving by the beginning of Lent. Thank you to all who have already given.


Make checks payable to CMA. Catholic Ministries Appeal PO Box 6841, Ithaca, NY 14850.

Donate online at Catholic Ministries Appeal.

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

Meet our Staff

Volunteer Opportunities

There are many ways that you can share your time and talent with us. Consider serving on a Committee or getting involved in one of our Ministries. Visit our volunteer page or contact us to learn more. 

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.

Immaculate Conception Moments 2023
Immaculate Conception Building and Grounds

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