The Catholic Community at Ithaca College


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We, a campus ministry 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 a professional mission and ministry team. All of the Catholic offices are located on the lower level of Muller Chapel, on either side of the small Eucharistic meditation chapel.  We all enjoy impromptu visits and meeting new people. Whether you're new to Ithaca College or have been here for a while, Muller Chapel is a place where you are always welcome. Feel free to come over and say hi!

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.

Weekly Updates!  

  • No 1PM Mass at Muller Chapel Sunday October 18

    Due to Fall Break we are not hosting our normal 1PM Mass on Sunday October 18. We will only be having our 8PM Mass. We would love to see all of you there! We will resume our normal Mass schedule on Sunday October 25.

  • World Youth Day Summer 2016 in Poland - Registration Deadline Oct 26

    World Youth Day (WYD) is a worldwide encounter with the Pope which is typically celebrated every three years in a different country. The most recent WYD was celebrated in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 2013 and the next World Youth Day will be held in Krakow, Poland in 2016. The Cornell and Ithaca College Catholic Communities hope to send 10 pilgrims, not only to this fantastic experience, but also to journey on a pilgrimage to the birthplace of St. John Paul II and the memorials of Auschwitz-Birkenau. IF you're interested in participating you can find more info or register at here.

  • Life Discernment Retreat Nov 13-14

    Explore who God is calling you to be, and reflect upon your life choices at our over night retreat in November at a local retreat center. Specifically oriented for Sophomore and up, participants will be formed in methods of discernment and spend time praying about their lives. For more information email Fr. Gerry at or you can sign up here.

  • Nazareth Farm Alternative Break Immersion January 17-23

    This Winter Break the Catholic Community for Ithaca College and Cornell University will be heading down to Nazareth Farm, a Catholic Community that offer non-profit construction work to the people living in rural West Virginia.We'll also be spending time together as a community, praying together and meeting some wonderful people living in an intentional community. This is an absolutely amazing week to learn about Catholic Social Teaching, environmental justice, and learn an grow both individually as well as with a community. If you have questions email Dave at or check out the Facebook event here.

  • Help Loaves & Fishes Saturday October 24

    Loaves and Fishes annual fundraiser event "Empty Bowls" is taking place on Saturday, Oct 24th. They are looking for 10-15 students to help with clean up from around 8pm to 10:30pm that evening. If you're interested in participating or more info please email Jeremiah at