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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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Mass Schedule: M&Th at 12:10pm
T, W&F at 7:00am | SAT at 4:30pm
SUN at 8:30am✞, and 10:30am

Reconciliation: every Sat 2:30-4:00pm​

Whether you are a long-time parishioner or a first time visitor, we're glad you are here ♥!


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!


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Immaculate Conception Catholic Church celebrates the Eucharist and proclaims the gospel—in worship through our love of God and for each other and with our ministry to the marginalized.  We journey together in our faith, united by our trust in Christ’s love and mercy and the powerful intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

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~1 Peter 4:10
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Opportunities for additional prayer during Lent are available on this page.


As a reminder, we are offering a new Cornell Community Mass celebrated by Fr. McMullin on Sundays at 1:00pm. While this may involve more Cornell and Ithaca College students, this Mass is open to everyone wishing to attend.  You will be required to pre-register for this Mass. Please register here. 


The Parish Center (Office) is Closed on Fridays, which is also Fr. Chumo’s day off. Please try to conduct your business with the office Monday— Thursday.

Welcome to our new website template! This template is designed to reflect and revolve around the four main goals of the parish: Outreach, vibrant youth and family ministries, abundant spiritual opportunities, and financial stability. Everything we do from prayer to programming flows from these goals and our website will now intentionally reflect this as well. We hope this new website will help strengthen our community, and provide unique ways to participate in our faith during the COVID Pandemic, and beyond.

Please take some time to visit the different pages and try the various interactions. A video tutorial is provided at the top of this page.

See if you can find:

    1. Directions to us
    2. Live Stream
    3. Mass Registration
    4. Father Chumo Chats
    5. Deacon Discourse Flip Cards
    6. How to send us a note
    7. Frequently asked questions (See How can we help you?)

You can get to everything on the website from 3 main places:

  • the home page (WELCOME!)
  • the top menu
  • the bottom footer under "useful pages".

We hope you enjoy the revisions to our website! We will continue to evolve the site as ideas are generated. Please send us an idea or a comment about the new layout here

Every Thursday there will be Lenten Holy Hour with Adoration at 11:00am, weekly through March 26th. Stations of the Cross will take place every Friday at 6:00pm. Stations will be led by groups, but within COVID guidelines.  The church will be open for private prayers and Stations for anyone during this Lenten season until 6:00pm. Let’s make these 40 days a sacred time of prayer and a time for spiritual renewal.


Our annual tradition during Lent is to distribute collection bags to benefit Catholic Charities. These bags are located at the side entrances and the main entrances to church. Please take one home and collect your spare change and cash over the Lenten season. We will have a return station set up prior to Holy Week. Thanks for your support!



There are upcoming events for Young Adults beginning with a Lenten Holy Hour every Friday from 7:00—8:00 PM in the Church. This is a wonderful
opportunity to find some inner peace amid these days of upheaval and let God into your heart.

We continue with our Monthly Cleaning and Sanitizing of the church on the 2nd Saturday of each Month at 9:00am. Next opportunity is on March 13th. Cleaning supplies provided.

We are delighted to resume our ongoing zoomed Catechesis. This time we will journey through the Gospel of Mark beginning on February 24 through March 24. We encourage many participants. Kindly sign up by emailing sparrow.jen@gmail.com In the meantime read the text. Mark has only 16 chapters, the shortest Gospel. 

Additional resources will be available on this page as the study occurs.

Open the Diocesan Newsletter here

If you wish to contribute ($10) toward the purchase of Easter Flowers & Decorations in memory of a loved one, please contact the Parish Office, 273-6121, or fill out and return the special marked blue envelopes now available in the rear of church. These do not automatically renew, so you must contact the office if you wish to have your intention included. Deadline: March 25, 2021.

If there is a Winter Weather Warning, the office will be CLOSED. 7:00am masses will be cancelled, but 12:10pm masses will still be held. Check the MyParish app as all updates will be listed. You can download the parish app by going to the app store on your cell phone and search for MyParish App. Once it is loaded, search for Immaculate Conception Church, Ithaca. Click on the parish and you are all set.

Respect life resources are available on this page.

40 Days for Life—a Lenten opportunity Ash Wednesday—Palm Sunday (2/17-3/28). An hour each week at “The Prayer Chapel”, the sidewalk across the street from 620 W. Seneca St. during Lent is a special opportunity to pray, fast and love. Consider yourself as a life-affirming resource to those seeking answers about an unplanned pregnancy. Visit www.40daysforlife.com/ithaca to sign-up & explore the many prolife resources.


Notre Dame Retreat House is offering “Lenten Desert Days” (5151 Foster Rd. Canandaigua, NY 14424)
This Lent we invite you to take time out of everyday life and spend some time reviewing your relationship with God. This past year has been challenging. What better way to put life in perspective than to seek God’s guidance through reading, reflecting, and praying. We will provide material or you may bring your own. The day is yours to spend alone with God. We are offering six dates to make a retreat.

Space is limited, so registration is required. (In order to address social distancing requirements and needs, at this time we are limiting attendance on each date to fifteen (15) people.)

For specifics on dates, retreat format, cost and how to register, please visit: www.notredameretreat.org  Other inquiries, please contact us at 585-394-5700 or email ndretreat@rochester.rr.com

Our Current Parish Devotion

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Novena of Saint Joseph

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The St. Joseph Novena starts on Wednesday, March 10th and will be offered for the intentions of “the domestic church’ as a basis of strengthening the local and the Universal Church.


We are furthering our efforts to celebrate the Year of St. Joseph. Parishioners are urged to pray the St. Joseph Novena— booklets are available at the Parish Office. For those wishing a more in-depth study, Consecration to St. Joseph Books are available at the Parish Office. There is a limited supply and books will need to be signed out. These are primarily for those who are serious and will follow the 33-day consecration. St. Joseph novena candles should be arriving soon.

Find the St. Joseph Novena here.

OUR ANNUAL Catholic Ministries Appeal

Consider Supporting our Current Need

Our CMA Goal = $57,152
173 donors so far 75%
4 1000 +

Thank you so much for those who have contributed to this appeal. We kindly appeal to those who are yet to make a contribution to do so. It would be wonderful to make our goal during Lent.

If you did not get your envelope for this Catholic Ministries Appeal (CMA) kindly call the parish office (607-273-6121) for assistance. We thank you in advance for your support. 

Father Chumo Chats

Rev. Augustine Chumo

Especially during Lent

Deacon Discourse

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Other Lenten Opportunities

Thursdays: 11:00am Holy Hour with Adoration

Fridays: 6:00pm Stations of the Cross

Fridays: 7:00pm Young Adult Holy Hour

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Words from our Parishioners

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 2:30pm - 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.