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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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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.


May Crowning will take place after the 4:30pm Mass on Saturday, May 1st.

St. Joseph Candle weekly Intentions are now available at the Parish Office for a suggested donation of $5. Those interested may request a special intention for their specific need. The intention will be published on our online parish bulletin, and the candle will be lit at the statue of St. Joseph. The practice will remain in place for the entire year of St. Joseph. As the saying goes “Need anything! Go to Joseph.” May Christians, looking at this great Saint, learn to witness in every working environment to the love of Christ, the source of true solidarity and lasting peace.

Congratulations to our young people who were confirmed on Saturday at Immaculate Conception:


Adam Arco                 Olivia Maxson            Luca Pepe

Mia Rasmussen        Natalie Robinson      Zack Stephenson

Annabelle Tingue     Leah Wiggins

Birthday Wishes to these April Birthdays:


John Perko          Grace Gillogly       Roy Erb                John Murphy

Margaret Bart     Helen Shultz          Patricia Ramer   Irene Kalinowski


If you know anyone in our parish who is over 70 years old and celebrating a birthday or a special anniversary and would like to be remembered in prayers and to receive cards, kindly contact Mary Gonyea ggonyea@twcny.rr.com or Lorene Jump ljumpCNP@yahoo.com.  We thank you in advance for your help in this regard.

We are planning to get together the second Saturday of the month at 9:00am to clean the church (mopping, cleaning of pews). Our next cleaning date is on May 8th. Come and join in keeping the church clean and pretty! All supplies will be provided. Anyone and everyone is welcome to participate!

Please return your Lenten collection bags to benefit Catholic Charities, and place them in the collection baskets when you come to Mass or return them to the Parish Office. Thank you for your generosity! 

The Memorial Day holiday brings us to thinking about not only those who gave their lives in service to our country, but also our own loved ones who have passed away. It may also be a time of reflection about your own final arrangements.

Calvary Cemetery is one of the largest cemeteries in our area. Although it is most recognized as a Catholic cemetery, we welcome members of all Christian faiths. The Immaculate Conception Parish takes pride in its well kept cemetery. You are invited to come for a visit, and to spend time in peaceful prayer. (View images on Our Cemeteries page here.)

We understand that making the decision of the final resting place for you and your family is often difficult. Our staff is experienced and compassionate in guiding families through this process. To assist in this planning, and as a cost saving opportunity, Calvary Cemetery will discount all Cemetery Plots and Mausoleum Crypts 10% during the month of May. We look forward to meeting you, and being of assistance.

For availability, prices, and further information, please contact Mike Moravec, Cemetery Manager, at 607-272-5780 or Mike.Moravec@dor.org.

Respect Life resources and other resources for the community are available on this page


Notre Dame Retreat House is offering a one day retreat alone with God. Three dates for Spring: May 5th, May 19th, June 2nd. Cost is $25.00 which includes materials and lunch. To address social distancing, attendance is limited to 15 people, men & women. To register, please contact 585-394-5700 or ndretreat@rochester.rr.com.

Our Current Parish Devotion

Join us in Prayer

"Lord, when did we see you... in prison?"

“Please, don’t give up on them.” -a former inmate speaking to a jail ministry on behalf of her incarcerated friend. America’s rate of incarceration is greater than any other nation’s in the world; although our country has 5% of the world’s population, it has 25% of its prisoners. Sentence length and time served are much longer in the US than elsewhere, and include more solitary confinement, less rehabilitations, and poor re-entry assistance.

As we continue to struggle with our own confinements during the pandemic, let us deepen our understanding of the sufferings of our incarcerated sisters and brothers and pray to know how we can best care for them. In the coming weeks of this Easter Season, our Diocesan Public Policy Committee will be providing further information and assistance to parishes in these efforts.

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As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace.

~1 Peter 4:10
one hand open above the other

Consider Supporting our Current Need

OUR ANNUAL Catholic Ministries Appeal
Our CMA Goal = $57,152
183 donors so far 78%
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 the Easter season.

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. 

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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.