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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

Join the Service Team

The mission and work of the Service Team is to help those who are less fortunate. Click on the icon or the title to jump down this page to learn more.

Sharing your gifts and talents

Parish Volunteer Opportunities

Help Clean the Church

Many hands are needed to help sanitize the church after each Mass service to keep our Parishioners safe. Neus Vila coordinates this group of volunteers. If you would like to help, please complete the form linked below.

Join the Cayuga Ridge Ministry

A group of volunteer Eucharistic Ministers visit Cayuga Ridge and participate in services. This group is coordinated by Dante Iozzo. If you are interested in learning more about how you can participate, send us a note.

Join the Prayer Shawl Ministry

We are looking for people who would be willing to knit or crochet prayer shawls for distribution, with prayers, to people who would benefit from the love and warmth knitted or crocheted into these shawls. You could make these on your own, or in a group, using patterns provided or your own. IF YOU DON’T KNIT OR CROCHET – Perhaps you would be willing to donate toward the yarn, needles, etc. for use by a knitter or crotchetier? If you are interested, please complete the form linked below.

Join Parish Pastoral Council

The Immaculate Conception Parish Pastoral Council (PPC) serves as an advisory body to the pastor on matters concerning the life and pastoral ministry of our parish. Click on the icon or title to jump to more information.

Help the Food Pantry

The Food Pantry helps serve over 120 families per week. There are many ways that you can help support the Pantry. Go to this page to learn more. ​

Join the Music Ministry Team

“Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth; break forth into joyous song and sing praises.” Psalm 98:4 Many musicians share their time and talent to lead us in joyful prayer. We are so grateful for their gifts. If you would like to join the music ministry team, visit the page linked below.

Join the Website Team

Help us find creative ways to provide updated information, resources, and catechesis to our parishioners and broader community during COVID and beyond. If you are interested in learning more, send us a note.

Join the Service Team

The mission and work of the Service Team is to help those who are less fortunate.

Help Visit the Homebound

A group of volunteer Eucharistic Ministers bring Communion to the homebound. If you are interested, please contact Rich Rasmussen, Pastoral & Catechetical Leader 607-273-6121 ext. 105.​

Community Evangelization

Interested individuals participate in community events such as the Ithaca Festival and Parade to share more about our Parish. Would you like to be involved?

Join the Finance Council

The main purpose of the Parish Finance Council is to assist the pastor as an advisory committee with parish finances. It also provides advice/recommendations to the Finance Director and the Parish Pastoral Council as needed. Visit the page linked below to learn more.

Help with Church Decorating

Extra hands are always needed to help prepare the church for liturgical changes during the year. This group is coordinated by Lyn Mazza. If you are interested in helping, please send us a note.

Help with the Liturgy

The Liturgy (Mass) is the “source and summit” of our worship and calls each of us to active participation in it. Many individuals help make the liturgy possible through the use of their gifts and talents as readers, altar servers, cantors, instrumentalists, Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion, decorations/art and environment etc. Do you feel called to serve the parish in any of the ways mentioned? If so, we welcome you to share those gifts with us. Please contact Rich Rasmussen.

Join the Hospitality Committee

This committee organizes coffee hours, funeral luncheons, and food for special events. Click on the icon or title to jump to more information.

Join the Youth Ministry Team

There are several different programs available to help our youth grow closer to God while learning the precepts of our Catholic faith. If you would like to learn more about how you can help, please contact Rich Rasmussen.

Thank you CoordinatorsVolunteers for your service!

Committees in the Spotlight

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Supporting Father Chumo

Meet our Parish Pastoral Council

For even as the body is one and yet has many members, and all the members of the body, though they are many, are one body, so also is Christ.

~ 1 Cor 1:12

– The Immaculate Conception Parish Pastoral Council (PPC) serves as an advisory body to the pastor on matters concerning the life and pastoral ministry of our parish.

– PPC focuses on the development and implementation of the mission, vision, proprieties and direction of our parish.​

– PPC members represent a demographic cross-section of our parish, actively engaged in multiple ministries and representative of the interests and perspectives of our parish members.​

– PPC meets regularly throughout September to June.

– Parish members are always welcome to sit in on our meetings, to contact our PPC representatives to share your ideas or concerns.​

– Announcements on upcoming PPC meetings and briefs from meetings appear regularly in the parish bulletin.​

If you are interested in serving on the Council, please contact Father Chumo. 

Thank you to our Amazing... Council Members

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Members serve for a 3 yr term
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Teen serves for a 1-2 year term
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Members serve as alternates
Mary Jo Guidi (Chair)
Liz Burns (Co-Chair)
Pat Ober (Secretary)
Dinah Collins
Anne Adesso
Father Chumo
Jennifer Sparrow
Abrey Felicia
Julia Janowsky (Teen Rep)
Shirley Engman
Mary Gonyea
Denise Robinson
Bill Schmidt
Erik West
Jan Nye (Alternate)
John Navarro (Aternate)
Nancy Iacovelli (Trustee)
Paul Alexander (Trustee)
Enabling Community building

Meet our Hospitality Committee

Coordinators:

Mary Edsall-Golway and Dinah Collins

Members:

Jo Jaynes
Nancy Iacovelli
Cathy Cooke
Liz Burns

The Hospitality Committee organizes coffee hours, funeral luncheons, and food for special events. The bi-monthly coffee hours are often the highlight of people’s week, where parishioners come together after Sunday Mass as a community. We long for the days when we can gather once again post-pandemic! 

Thank you MaryDinahVolunteers for your service.

Would you like to help the Hospitality Committee?

Do you enjoy preparing meals and treats for large events?

Do you enjoy setting up for events and preparing table settings?

Do you enjoy socializing with others?

Send us a note