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.

Beginning of Year Events and News

  • Fall Retreat: Who Are You? October 10-12

    Join the Catholic Community for our Fall Retreat. We'll be heading off campus to Camp Cosawasco (about 45 minutes away) and join us in reflection, prayer and conversation about who you are as a beloved Child of God. The cost of the retreat is $40 and if you have any questions or are interested in joining us email Dave at

  • Birthday Sunday

    This Sunday is Birthday Sunday! You know what that means, after each Mass we will have a special blessing for everyone who has a birthday in September and there will be cake after each Mass. Come and join us in the celebration. All are welcome!

  • Farmer's Market Trip Saturday 11-1

    Saturday from 11 until 1 we will be heading down to the Ithaca Farmer's Market. Join us for a wonderful Fall day with great food, fresh produce, and Dave eating a breakfast burrito (because it is awesome!) If you're interested in coming e-mail Dave at

  • Visioning Team Sunday @ 2:30

    This Sunday will be our monthly Visioning Team Meeting. If you are interested in getting more involved in the Catholic Community, or if you have great ideas for events and programs that you think the Catholic Community should be doing come by the Philips Room this Sunday at 2:30. If you have any questions e-mail Celina at

  • Special Fireside Mass & Soup Supper

    Thursday night at our Fireside Mass we will be celebrating the one month anniversary of Freshman Convocation. We'll have a special blessing for the Freshman at IC. Also, after Soup Supper we'll have KARAOKE NIGHT in the sanctuary starting at 8PM. Everyone's welcome. Feel free to bring friends.

  • Looking for Lectors & Hospitality Ministers

    Are you interested in participating in Mass? We need more people to Lector (read) and be Hopsitality Ministers (greet) during Mass. If you are interested in doing either of those things email Dave at