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.
Upcoming Events and News
Kid’s Christmas Toy Drive, Share the Warmth Clothing Drive --
Right now we are doing two drives for Catholic Charities this holiday season. The first is for Kids ages 2-12 both boys and girls. There is nothing particular they are looking for. Simply have new, unwrapped toys for kids to open on Christmas. We also are doing a Share the Warmth Clothing Drive. Any and all gently used clothing, specifically warm clothes, with hats, gloves, sweaters, coats, etc. We have two boxes for each drive that will be outside of Mass on Sunday and outside of the Catholic offices during the week.
- Journey Into Christmas Mass
Join us on Thursday December 12 at 7pm for our Journey Into Christmas Mass. Come with us and celebrate the holiday season. After Mass at 8pm will be our Christmas party with cookies and hot chocolate and lots of holiday cheer.
- Holiday Dance Saturday December 7
On Saturday December 7 we will be teaming up with the Cornell Catholic Community as well as other religious communities for our first ever Holiday Dance. It will be at Cornell and there will be cars driving people to and from IC for the dance. In order to register please follow this link in order to get in for free! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1KyqPiovF1yS0zfGvyp63eLFzsoXbHuAVHkTdEfbaglI/viewform
- Message of Divine Mercy
This Sunday, December 8th, the Sister of the Reparation to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus will be leading a talk on the Divine Mercy Chaplet. The talk will last an hour and will be followed by an exposition of a first-class relic of St. Fuastina, Eucharistic Adoration and Confession. It will take place at Holy Cross Church. Contact Ali at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to go.
- Loaves and Fishes Trip Tuesday December 10
Interested in joining members of the Ithaca community for a meal? Come to Loaves and Fishes with us on Tuesday December 10 from 5:30 to 6:30. We’ll go and eat as well as have more information on how we can volunteer there for the spring semester. We’ll be meeting at the Muller Chapel at 5:15. For more information please e-mail Dave at email@example.com
- Human Rights Day Events with Amnesty International
For those interested Amnesty International will be hosting a peace vigil and letter writing workshop related to prison reform issues on Sunday December 8th. The vigil will be from 2-3pm near the public library and letter writing from 3-5pm at the workers center. If you’re interested in more information or participating please e-mail Andrew at ABardetti@ithaca.edu