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

  • Small Groups Are Starting

    Starting next week we will be starting our Small Groups. These are wonderful opportunities to get more involved with the Catholic Community and make friends along the way. Every Monday at 6PM we will be having a Men's Bible Study, and Monday at 9PM we will be hosting a God in our Lives Group discussing how we perceive God in our every day lives. Finally on Tuesdays at 8PM we will have a women's Bible Study. All of these groups will be at Muller Chapel in the Philips Room. If you have any questions please let Dave know at

  • Green Retreat Saturday September 20

    Join us for a day long retreat at our Annual Green Retreat on Sat, Sept 20th that takes place at a nearby organic dairy farm and costs $10. This retreat invites participants to reflect on our relationship to God's creation. Email Joe at to rsvp.

  • Fall Day Of Service Saturday October 4

    On October 4 we will be heading down to Owego for our Fall Day of Service. The day will consist of helping with yardwork, painting, and whatever else might be helpful to the community. Email Andrew at to rsvp by Sept 14th.

  • Peace Mass Friday September 19

    Friday September 19 there will be a Mass held that brings together people from all over Tompkins County to pray for peace in our troubled world. This year Mass will be held at Immaculate Conception Parish. All are welcome to this event and it is completely free. If you would like to attend pelase rsvp to Dave at

  • Answering You Call: Finding Your Faith in Work

    This year we are trying a new program that will meet once a month to explore how faith impacts your career. We will take the first semester to explore who you are and how that affects your career choice and the second semester to talk about how you can explore your field in a way that works for you and talk about how to find God in your work. We will be meeting once a month on Tuesday night. If you are interested in this group e-mail Dave at

  • Liturgical Ministry Training

    On Thursday from 4PM to 6PM we will be doing Liturgical Minister Training. We have four positions that we are going to be training for, Hospitality Ministers, Lectors, Mass Coordinators, and EM's. If you are interested in being a Liturgical Minister but can't make it to the training please e-mail Dave at to set up another time.

  • Winter Break Trip to Nazareth Farm

    On the last week of winter Break, from Sunday January 11 to Saturday January 17 we will be taking a group of students to Nazareth Farm for a week of service to rural West Virginia and living on a farm while talking about environmental sustainability and Catholic Social Teaching. It will be a wonderful experience and all are welcome. If you are interested e-mail Andrew at