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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 (week of 12/4)

Monday at 7:30am

Tuesday at 7:30am

Wednesday at 7:30am

Thursday at 7:30am

Friday at 6:00pm (Feast of the Immaculate Conception with Bishop Matano)

Saturday at 4:30pm

Sunday at 8:30am and 10:30am


Saturdays 2:00-3:30pm 

Formal Prayer

Adoration: First Fridays

     of each month 4:00pm-7:00pm

Marian Mass: First Saturdays

     of each month at 9:00am

Holy Hour: First Saturdays

     of each month 2:00-3:30pm 

Photo courtesy of Claudia Ariza-Nieto 

The Bishop will be here!

Please join us on December 8 at 6pm for Mass to celebrate our Parish feast day of the Immaculate Conception where Bishop Matano will consecrate our new Altars. 


As we prepare for the official reopening of our church, it is good to take time to prepare ourselves, our hearts. We request all parishioners participate in a Novena to the Immaculate Conception. 


(Pray the Memorare after each intention.)

Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection 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 petition, but in they mercy, hear and answer me. Amen!
Day 1. November 30th: Intention: For departed parishioners who left us a rich legacy of faith and stewardship.
Day 2. December 1st: Intention: For those baptized parishioners who are no longer active in the practice of faith.
Day 3. December 2nd: Intention: Deepening of our faith in Christ, especially in the Eucharist.
Day 4. December 3rd: Intention: For the homebound and the sick of our parish.
Day 5: December 4th: Intention: For Christian vocations in our parish: Married life, priesthood, religious and consecrated life.
Day 6. December 5th: Intention: For fruitful outreach by all parish ministries.
Day 7: December 6th: Intention: For all parish volunteers of our parish
Day 8. December 7th: Intention: For the parish leadership; ordained and lay.
Day 9. December 8th: Intention: In thanksgiving to God for the successful renovations.

Sacrificial Altar and High Altar
Sacrificial Altar and High Altar. December 3, 2023. Photo courtesy of Anne Woodard.

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

Enjoy the beautiful surroundings
while you worship.

Photos courtesy of Anne Woodard, and the Brooks and Rasmussen families 

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.

Mission and Goals Spotlight

Rev. Augustine Chumo

Rev. Augustine Chumo

Pastor of Immaculate Conception

The Service Team is once again sponsoring the Giving Tree Program supporting Birthright and the DSS Home Finding Unit this year. The
Tree is now up and we invite you to take a tag or two to help those in need. All gifts need to be returned, unwrapped, by December 3rd. Thank you for your generosity.


Immaculate Conception Church is home to the relics of six individual saints. These relics once resided separately in the Sacred Heart Altar on the Church’s North side, the St. Joseph altar on the Church’s South side, and the former High Altar in the Sanctuary before being combined in the 1980’s in our previous sacrificial altar. They will now reside in our beautiful new sacrificial altar when Bishop Salvatore Matano comes to dedicate our new altar. These relics are of St. Lucy (martyr and the patron saint of the blind), St. Sixtus II (Pope and martyr), St. Innocent I (Pope), St. Felix of Nola (martyr and patron saint of lost animals), St. Constantius of Perugia (Bishop and martyr), and St. Reparatus (Deacon and martyr).


The 2023/24 Catholic Ministries Appeal with the theme of “Go Forth With Christ” has been active for about a month. As of this date, eighty-two (82) parish households have pledged and/or paid $27,591 toward this year’s campaign. This is 48.41% of the $57,000 goal. We are off to a good start. The CMA supports many important services to the poor, elderly and infirm, prisoners, those in hospital, and many other outreach programs to promote our Catholic faith. Thank you for your support for the parish and the CMA. We can 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.

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.

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.

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.

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. 

Photos courtesy of Claudia Ariza-Nieto and the Brooks and Rasmussen families 


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
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 - 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

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


Celebrating our Feast Day

Join us Friday at 6:00pm

Bishop Salvatore Matano will celebrate Mass at Immaculate Conception on Friday, December 8th at 6:00 pm for the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. The Bishop will consecrate the sacrificial altar and rededicate the Church at this Mass. Please join us for this very special occasion. A reception with light refreshments will immediately follow the Mass in the Parish Hall. Everyone is encouraged to attend!

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