The Catholic Community at Ithaca College


TWITTER: @ICCatholic

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.


Upcoming Events and News

  • Summer Schedule
    During the summer at Ithaca College we do not celebrate Masses but do head over as a community to the 10:30am Mass on Cornell's Campus.  If you'd like to carpool or would like to be part of summer plans please e-mail Dave at

  • Are You A First Year Student this Fall?  
    Get plugged into the Catholic Community before you even get here!  Email Dave at to be added to our listserve, learn about the Catholic Community, and much more.  

  • Welcome Mass and Mingle -- Sun, Aug 24th @ 8pm in Muller Chapel
    All new and returning students are invited to join us for our first Mass of the semester!  Following the Mass we'll have a cookie and milk social with an opportunity to meet other students and mission and ministry team members.  

  • Ice Cream Social and Tie Dye Party -- Wed, Aug 27th @ 5pm at Muller Chapel
    Celebrate the end of the first day of classes with something sweet to eat and an opportunity to tie dye a t-shirt!  Bring your friends and enjoy a wonderful opportunity to connect with some new friends.

  • First Fireside Mass of the Semester -- Thurs, Aug 28th
    Join us weekly for our fireside Mass and Soup Supper.  Each week from 5-6pm we'll have confessions in Fr. Carsten's office and Mass AT 6pm.  Following Mass we normally have a soup supper at 7pm, sometimes with a program following the event.

  • First Year Student Retreat --Sat, Aug 31st 
    New students are welcome to join us for a day of community and reflection!  E-mail Dave at to sign up or for more info.

  • Birthday Sunday -- Sun, Sept 1st 
    On the 1st Sunday of each month we share cake and celebrate the birthdays of the upcoming month after the weekend Masses.  Our first Birthday Sunday will be on Sun, Sept 1st.   

  • Welcome Back BBQ @ Buttermilk Falls -- Sat, Sept 6th
    Come on out to Buttermilk Falls for buirgers, hotdogs, games, fun, and much more.  E-mail Dave at for more info or for a ride.