The Catholic Community at Ithaca College
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:
Canticle of the Cross Concert at Immaculate Conception Parish Friday March 27th
On Friday March 27th at 7PM there will be a Canticle of the Cross concert put on by Immaculate Conception Parish. This concert depicts the Passion of Jesus in music and song. It is completely free and a few of the members of the IC Catholic Community will be performing. There will be a carpool down there and everyone is welcome! If you are interested in being a part of the carpool email Dave at IC.Catholic@gmail.com
Chrism Mass Tuesday March 31 in Rochester
On Tuesday March 31 we will be heading up to Rochester for the annual Chrism Mass. This is a special Mass where all of the oils for Holy Week are blessed. Everyone is welcome to come and be a part of the experience. We will be leaving campus at around 4PM and returning around 10PM. If you are interested in attending email Dave at IC.Catholic@gmail.com
Easter Triduum Mass Times
Easter is right around the corner and we will be hosting several extra services during holy week. Thursday will be a special Holy Thursday Mass that starts at 5:30. Good Friday we will host a service at 3PM. Our Easter Vigil will be Saturday at 8PM, and finally our Easter Sunday service will be in Emerson Suites at 12PM.
Kairos Early Acceptance Application Due Date Is One Week From Today
One Week From Today is the early acceptance application due date for our Kairos Retreat that is coming up in April. If you are interested in coming on the retreat please make sure you get your applications in ASAP. They are starting to roll in and there is a limited space available. Don't miss out on this amazing opportunity to grow closer to God, yourself, and the people around you. If you have any questions or would like an application please email Dave at IC.Catholic@gmail.com
Visioning Team Meeting Sunday March 29
Are you interested in getting more involved in the Catholic Community? Do you have great ideas on programming the Catholic Community should be doing? Do you just want to hang out with some cool people on a Sunday afternoon? On Sunday March 29 our Visioning Team will meet to plan out the rest of the semester. If you're interested we would love to have you join us. It will be directly following our 1PM Mass.
Tioga Spring Cleanup Saturday April 11
On Saturday Aprill 11 we will be heading down to Elmira to help out with the Tioga County Spring Cleanup. Everyone is welcome to help out. To sign up you can check out the google doc here or if you have questions email Andrew at firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com