The Catholic Community at Ithaca College


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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.

Spring Updates and News:

  • Women's Retreat With the Protestant Community This Friday and Saturday
    Join the women of the Catholic and Protestant Community here at IC for a weekend discovering the beauty of who you are as a beloved child of God. It starts Friday night and will go until Saturday morning. If you are interested in attending please email Nina at

  • Meeting Christ in Prayer Program With Fr. Gerry
    It's not too late to sign up for a new prayer experience this Lent. Consider participating in one of our 8 week Meeting Christ in Prayer groups that will be facilitated by Fr. Gerry during the season of Lent. Meeting Christ in Prayer includes booklets that incorporate daily prayer reflections, introduction to new prayer techniques, and a weekly group sharing meeting. Email Fr. Gerry at for more info

  • Ice Skating With Cornell Catholic Saturday 7-9PM @ Lynah Rink
    This Saturday we'll be heading over to Lynah Rink to go ice skating with Cornell Catholic and other faith groups at IC and Cornell. Everyone's invited! Please bring $7, $5 for entrance and $2 for skate rentals. If you would like to participate in the carpool over there please email Dave at

  • Applications for our Kairos Retreat Are Now Available
    Interested in spending a weekend learning about your relationship with God, your loved ones and yourself? Kairos is for you. We're going to be heading to Watson Homestead for a wonderful weekend of growing closer to God and one another. If you're interested email Dave at or checking out the Facebook page here.

  • Lenten Day of Prayer March 21st
    Are you looking for a chance for prayer and renewal during Lent? Consider participating in our Lenten Day Retreat which will take place on Sat, Mar 21st from 10am - 5pm at a local Church. We will spend the day using various prayers such as the Rosary and Stations of the Cross to reflect on the Life, Passion, and Resurrection in preparation of Holy Week. Cost will be $10 and you can email Joe at for more info.

  • Go See Pope Francis In Philly Next Fall
    Pope Francis is coming to the states next year and we'll be heading to participate in a papal Mass on Sunday, Sept 21st. We'll be leaving by bus around 4am and returning later that evening by bus. Cost of the trip will be around $50. If you're interested in participating email Joe at

  • Loaves & Fishes This Tuesday
    Share a meal with the residents of the Ithaca Area as we visit the Loaves and Fishes Community Kitchen on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of every month from around 5-7pm. Email Andrew Bardetti at for more info or to rsvp.