The Catholic Community at Ithaca College
We, a campus parish of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Rochester, New York, are a faith community whose mission is to help students, and all who come to us, discover the spirit, joy, and love of God in everyday life.
Our Director of Campus Ministry, Father Carsten P. Martensen, S.J., leads the community with the assistance of the student-led Visioning Team and other student volunteers. His office and the office of the student interns are located on the lower level of Muller Chapel, on either side of the small Eucharistic meditation chapel. Fr. Carsten and the interns enjoy impromptu visits and are available to listen, dialogue, and socialize. Stop in and say hello!
We hope you will feel comfortable exploring what the Catholic Community at Ithaca College has to offer. As a faith community, we are enriched by your presence. May you experience God's love and grace during your time here at Ithaca College.
Beginning of Year Events and News
Mass Sunday at 1PM and 8PM
This weekend is our first Sunday of full Mass Schedule. Every Sunday we will be holding Mass at 1PM and 8PM at Muller Chapel. All are welcome! This is a very special Birthday Sunday. Come and help us celebrate all of the birthdays over the summer and share in some cake!
First Year Student Retreat Saturday August 30
This Saturday we will be going on a First Year Student Retreat. This will be a great time to meet new students, talk about the transition to Ithaca College and get to swim in an amazing pool. All are welcome and the day is completely free. If you are interested e-mail Dave at IC.Catholic@gmail.com
Come Have Lunch With The Catholic Community! (Wednesday and Thursday)
Every Wednesday and Thursday members of the Catholic Community will be gathering for lunch. Every Wednesday from 12-2 you can meet us at Terraces Dining Hall and every Thursday from 12-2 we will be in the pub. All are welcome to come have lunch!
First Fireside Mass and Soup Supper Thursday August 28
Every Thursday night is the Catholic night at Muller Chapel! Join us for Confessions with Fr. Carsten at 5, Fireside Mass at 6, and Soup Supper at 7. Join us for some of the night or all of the night and get to know members of the Catholic Community!
Tuesday 8AM Mass Starts Next Week
Starting Tuesday September 2 we will be having 8AM Mass. After Mass members of the Catholic Community gather for breakfast at Campus Center. Feel free to join us even if you can't make it to Mass.
Food, Fun & Fatigue After 8PM Mass
After 8PM Mass we will be having Food, Fun & Fatigue. Get to know other members of the Catholic Community and eat yourself silly with all of the free food! All are welcome to this social event.
Welcome Back BBQ Saturday September 6
On Saturday September 6 we will be gathering for our annual Welcome Back BBQ. We'll be shuttling people from the Textor Parking Lot down to Buttermilk Falls for free food, hiking and lots of fun. Meet us at the Textor Parking Lot at Noon.
Nazareth Farm During Winter Break
For the last week of winter break we will be going to Nazareth Farm. Nazareth Farm is an intentional community to serve rural West Virginia and live sustainably. It will be a life changing week that is happening January 11-17, right before school starts. If you are interested or have questions e-mail Andrew at ABardetti@ithaca.edu.