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.


Upcoming Events and News


  • Hunger Homeless Sleepout This Friday -- 
    We are hosting a hunger homeless sleepout on the Academic Quad to explore issues surrounding homelessness and to raise money for efforts helping non-profits that support the struggling. The event will take place on Friday, April 11th beginning at 7pm. You can come for some or all of the event. For more info and to sign up go to If you have any questions e-mail Dave at

  • Holy Week Schedule
    Holy Week is next week and we have a full week of services. For Palm Sunday we have our normal Mass times at 1PM and 8PM. Holy Thursday we will have a special Mass at 5:30PM. Good Friday we will have a service at 3PM. Holy Saturday we will have our Easter Vigil at 7PM. All of those services are at Muller Chapel. On Easter Sunday our only Mass will be at Emerson Suites at Noon. Please join us. All are welcome.

  • Community Conversation: The Local Impact of Incarceration Saturday
    On Saturday April 12 there will be a Community Conversation at GIAC around the local impact of incarceration. This will include testimonies, information and great food. The conversation goes from 4-6PM. For more information e-mail Emma at

  • Take Back The Night Friday April 25
    On Friday April 25 members of the Ithaca Community are gathering for Take Back The Night. Take Back The Night is a community gathering focused on the prevention of domestic violence and sexual assault as well as lifting up victims and survivors of attacks. Members of Ithaca College will be gathering at the Textor Ball at 6:15 to talk down to Dewitt Park for the rally, but if you can't make that you can come to Dewitt Park anytime between 7-9PM to gather as a larger community. For more information on how to get involved e-mail Andrew at

  • Loaves and Fishes Tuesday April 15
    On Tuesday April 15 we will be heading down to Loaves and Fishes, a local community kitchen. We will meet at Muller Chapel at 5:15 and head down together. If you are interested or want more information e-mail Dave at

  • Save The Date Spring Picnic Saturday May 3
    On Saturday May 3 we will be gathering for our spring picnic. Make sure you clear your schedule because it will be a great day of food, hiking, and friendship.

  • Last Visioning Team Meeting Sunday May 4 at 2:15
    On Sunday May 4 we will be gathering after the 1PM Mass to meet and talk about next year and how to make our community even better. If you have ideas that you would like to see the Catholic Community be a part of for next year or want to get more involved this is the meeting for you!