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.

Beginning of Year Events and News

  • Sunday Mass At 8PM August 24

    That's right folks, we're back and all the festivities start with our first Mass back at Muller Chapel. Sunday August 24 we will only be having our 8PM Mass and afterwards there will be snack and laughter and all of the fun. Make sure you don't miss the first chance to be back with the community.

  • Ice Cream Social Wednesday August 27 @ 5PM

    The first day of classes, Wednesday August 27, we will be hosting and ice cream social at 5PM at Muller Chapel. Bring your friends and eat all the ice cream you can handle. We'll be hanging out and getting to know each other and it will be awesome.

  • First Fireside Mass and Soup Supper Thursday August 28

    With the school year coming there's also our weekly get together on Thursday nights to come back to! Fr. Carsten will have Confession at 5, we'll have Mass at 6, and soup supper will start at 7. Come for all, come for some, everyone is invited!

  • First Year Retreat Saturday August 30

    Is this your first year at IC? Then this is the day for you. We'll have a wonderful day of getting to know other Catholic students, hanging out in a pool, and talking about all of the feelings you're having with coming to IC. It is a one day retreat that goes from 9AM-6PM on Saturday August 30. If you are interested in signing up or have any questions e-mail Dave at

  • Interested in Music Ministry?

    Are you a musician? Can you sing? Then we need you for our Sunday Liturgy! If you are interested in joining our wonderful choir e-mail Anna at

  • Interested in Baptism or Confirmation?

    Are you someone who is looking for the sacraments of Baptism and Confirmation? We have a wonderful RCIA program led by the man, the myth the legend... Mr. Joseph Mazzawi, and if you are interested in that send him and e-mail at

  • Food, Fun & Fatigue August 31 After 8PM Mass

    Labor Day Weekend will be our first Sunday of regular Mass as we will be hosting both our 1PM and 8PM mass. After 8PM Mass we will be hosting Food, Fun & Fatigue. Join us for a wonderful night of games, movies, and all of the food you can ever want.

  • Welcome Back BBQ At Buttermilk Falls Sat September 6

    We will be heading down to Buttermilk Falls for our annual Welcome Back BBQ. It will be a great afternoon of games, lots of food, and all of the fun. It is completely free, but we are organizing rides so if you are interested in attending please e-mail Dave at

  • Interested in Having a Big Sib?

    This year we are bringing together a Big Sib/Lil Sib program. If you are new to IC or the Catholic Community and would like to get linked up with someone from the community for questions, concerns, and to overall ease your transition to IC, e-mail Dave at