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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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Immaculate Conception Catholic Parish in Ithaca, NY welcomes you!

Our Mass Schedule

Daily Masses

Monday and Thursday at 12:10pm

Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday at 7:30am

Weekend Masses

Saturday at 4:30pm

Sunday at 8:30am

Sundays at 10:30am

Marian Mass

First Saturdays of each month at 9:00am 


Saturday: 2:00pm-3:30pm (in the Church Nursery until the Confessionals are completed)


First Fridays of each month: 4:00pm-7:00pm 

Holy Hour

First Saturdays of each month: 2:00pm-3:30pm 

Photos courtesy of The Brooks and Rasmussen families


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! 

Learn more about upcoming events happening in our parish and in the Diocese. 

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Learn more through Scripture Studies, Speakers and Christian Communities.

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

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

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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.

Enjoy the beautiful surroundings while you worship.

Thinking of becoming Catholic?
The Order of Christian Initiation of Adults (OCIA) is beginning. This is an open invitation to those who have an interest to become fully Catholic, or those who have been baptized Catholic but have not received First Holy Communion or Confirmation. Or, anyone baptized in a Christian faith expression other than Catholic and wish to become a fully initiated Catholic. And finally, for those who have never been baptized or have never received any of the Sacraments, have never had any instruction in the faith and wish to become fully Catholic. Please reach out to Deacon Dan Hurley ([email protected]).

Photos courtesy of Anne Woodard, Brooks and Rasmussen families 

My wife Donna and I came to Ithaca in 1983, and moved into an apartment on West State. As luck would have it, right across from the Immaculate Conception Church and so began our relationship with the church. As four children came along, we became very involved in the school, we made lifelong friends with the families from the school, and I found myself becoming more active in serving our parish. I am in awe of the people in our parish who give so much of their time, talent and treasure. Such good, generous and compassionate people. This has always been the strength of our parish community, and now we have such a beautifully renovated church that will continue to serve as our spiritual gathering place generations to come.

Mission and Goals Spotlight

Rev. Augustine Chumo

Rev. Augustine Chumo

Pastor of Immaculate Conception

CMA 2023-24

The 2023/24 Catholic Ministries Appeal campaign kicks off once again at the end of September. The goal for our parish is $57,000, a reduction of 10.9% from the previous year’s goal of $64,000. Participation is critical as it reflects the viability of our parish, so all gifts, large or small, are important. This year’s theme is GO FORTH WITH CHRIST which is a call to action to be the hands and heart of our Lord Jesus Christ to provide critical services to our parishes and deepen the faith of so many people. This can happen through Catholic Charities serving the poor, elderly and infirmed; urban and rural multicultural programs and ministries; hospital and jail chaplaincy; and many other outreach programs that promote our Catholic faith and values. Thank you all for your continued generosity to the parish and to the CMA.


Community Outreach: The Service Team sponsors the Harvest Bag Program 2023

“Feed the hungry, and help those in trouble. Then your light will shine out from the darkness, and the darkness around you will be as bright as noon.” Isaiah 58:10

Look for us after Masses the weekends of September 30/October 1 and October 7/8 when we will be collecting monetary donations. Any dollar amount is appreciated.

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 our Financial Reports, online Giving or volunteer opportunities.

Meet our Staff

Volunteer Opportunities

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

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. 


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 and the Brooks and Rasmussen families 

Photos courtesy of Claudia Ariza-Nieto, the Rasmussens and Anne Woodard

Photos courtesy of the Brooks family, the Rasmussen family, Erik West, and Anne Woodard