Nick Alvaro - email@example.com
Rev. John Kurgan
Rev. Matthew Rawson
Rev. Michael Guzik, SJ
Dc. Dean Brainard
Joseph Lupia Jr.
Anne Kolozsvary & JoAnn Binion
Faith Formation Director:
Gary Krajacic - 315-254-9804
Laura Cavanaugh -315-345-8007
Music Director SFA & SMA:
Mike Stocker - 315-633-2165
Music Director SM & SMA:
Mike McClelland - 315-278-7862
Prayer Chain SFA:
Marge Stevens - 315-633-9432
Prayer Chain SMA:
Margie Bowhall - 315-656-2333
Prayer Chain SMT:
Mary Rovall - 315-632-4068
DPC Rep. SFA, SMA, & SMT:
Attention New Parishioners
If you would like to join one of our 3 Linked Parishes
Click on the link below to join
St. Francis or St. Mary's
For St. Matthew's Parish
Click on the Link Below
Completed Forms can be
mailed to the Parish Office
229 W. Yates St. -
E. Syracuse, NY 13057
Drop it in the Collection on Sunday
Parish Office Mailing Address:
For our 3 Linked Parishes
St. Francis of Assisi (SFA)
St. Mary of the Assumption (SMA)
St. Matthew's Church (SMT)
229 W. Yates Street East Syracuse, NY
Main Parish Office Phone Number
Phone Number: 315-437-8318
Fax Number: 315-463-6399
St. Francis of Assisi (SFA),
7820 Route 298, Bridgeport, NY 13030
St. Mary's of the Assumption (SMA),
401 No. Main St. Minoa, NY 13116
St. Matthew's 2nd Time Around Store
Mon. - Tues. - 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Wednesday - 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Thursday - 900 AM to 4:00 PM
Friday - Closed
or by Appt. with Parish Priest
Please call the office for the
Baptism: arrangements made 1
month prior to and parents are
required to attend Baptism Class
prior to the Baptism.
Marriage: arrangements must be
made at least 6 months in advance
Hospitalized Parishioners: please
notify the rectory when a family
member is admitted to a hospital or nursing home so the priests can
provided for their spiritual needs
Communion to Sick / Shut-ins:
If your out of town and need to find a
Catholic Church click on the link for
Catholic Mass Times
Looking for a Grave Site -
St. Mary's Cemetery Minoa, NY
The Bishop has asked all parishioners
throughout the Diocese to pray the
NOVENA PRAYER - FOR AN END TO THE
O Mary, full of grace, Patroness of this nation
and Mother of the Church, in this time of illness
and worldwide need we seek your intercession
for the human family before your Son’s throne
of grace and mercy. We ask for strength in
adversity, health in weakness, and comfort
in sorrow. Help us, O Blessed Mother, to be filled
with confidence and trust in the tender compassion
of our God. Let us not be afraid, like our own
Saint Marianne Cope, who entrusted her life and
ministry among the outcasts of society into the care of our Divine Physician. Continue to watch overall who are sick as well as those who care for them and give wisdom to all who are seeking a cure.
We ask this through Christ,our Lord.Amen.
Past Message can be viewed on the Past Events and Picture Page
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St. Matthew's Click Here
Donations can also be mailed to:
229 W. Yates Street
East Syracuse, NY 13057
Or Drop it in the Mail slot of the Parish Offices -
It has long been a Catholic understanding that when circumstances prevent one from receiving Holy
Communion, it is possible to make an Act of Spiritual Communion, which is a source of grace. Spiritual Communion is an ardent desire to receive Jesus in the Most Holy Sacrament and lovingly embrace him at a time or in circumstances when one cannot receive Him in sacramental Communion. The most common reason for making an Act of Spiritual Communion is when a person cannot attend Mass. Acts of Spiritual communion increase our desire to receive sacramental Communion and help us avoid the sins that would make us unable to receive Holy Communion worthily.
Spiritual Communion Prayer
My Jesus, I believe that you are present in the
Most Holy Sacrament. I love you above all things and I desire to receive you in my soul. Since I cannot at this moment receive you sacramentally, Come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace you as if you were already there And unite myself wholly to you. Never permit me to be separated from you.
The Diocese has launched a new program under the direction of Bishop Lucia, "Help Your Parish". It's been awhile since the basket was passed around at Church. Many parishes are hurting and this program is a way for Parishes that don't have Online Donation available to receive the funds they need to operate. Our 3 Parishes have Online Donation available. However, if you would like to help our parishes or others in the Diocese click on the link below.
Sunday Masses Resumes (25% Capacity)
14th Sunday in Ordinary Time Registration Required
Please Register by calling the Tri-Parish Office at
315-437-8318 - Mon-Thurs. 12:00 to 2:00 PM
Below is a list of changes we can expect upon return
List of Changes and Instructions:
Before you come…
• REGISTRATION: Register to attend Mass by calling the Parish Offices (315-437-8318) Monday - Thursday between 12-2pm. We must have names and contact information for all attending each Mass in case of outbreak. Online registration will be added at a later date.
• MASKS: All over 2 years old MUST wear a mask covering one’s face at all times. Clergy will not mask during celebration of Mass but must all other times.
• SANITIZER: Please bring sanitizer for your personal use, specifically before receiving Communion.
• REMEMBER: Please follow all signs. We are not to gather or socialize in groups and to use social distancing (6’ apart unless living in same house). The churches will be cleaned after each Mass.
• OUTDOOR MASS: It may be necessary depending a variety of circumstances for Mass to be outside in the parking lot. Please follow directions on where to park. Communion will be by vehicle with masks. More instruction will be available at that time.
When you arrive…
• ENTER THE CHURCH only through the marked door. (SM & SF parking lot side door; SMA accessible door with ramp) and use the sanitizer
• CHOIR: We will have music, but choirs are not allowed.
• HOLY WATER: Holy Water fonts will be empty for our safety
• COLLECTION: Baskets will not be passed. You may drop your offerings in the basket at the door or use online giving (see website faithalive1.com) or mail offerings to the Parish Offices. (229 W. Yates, East Syracuse, NY 13057)
• OFFERTORY: Gift processions are not permitted
• SIGN OF PEACE: Will be omitted to avoid shaking hands
• COMMUNION: Communion lines will follow normal movements but observing social distance. Follow the instructions of the usher. Coming forward use sanitizer and keep mask on. Once you received, step to the side and lower your mask, consume the Host, and replace the mask.
When you leave…• DISMISSAL: We will leave the church as directed by the ushers starting from the closest row to the door keeping social distance. Congregating in the aisles or the parking lot is not allowed.
• BULLETINS: Bulletins will only be handed out by gloved ushers. Copies are available on our website (faithalive1.com) or join Flocknote (text “TRI-PARISH” to 84576)
DISPENSATION FOR THE OBLIGATION OF SUNDAY MASS IS STILL IN EFFECT - STAY SAFE & CHOOSE WISELY
Saturday, July 4, 2020
First Reading: Amos 9:11-15
Gospel: Matthew 9:14-17
Today we celebrate Independence Day. We don’t have to go far to find difficulties in our society, especially with all the violence and racism going on in our country. As I reflect on what has happened in the last few weeks, it is not hard to forget what we as a country stand for. We have the opportunity today more than ever to make our voices heard and allow what we believe to be at the forefront of current events. How do we focus on equality and justice without recognizing where we all came from and how we are all a gift from God? We are all created in the image and likeness of God and formed by God to be His children. How often do we take time and remember that? I would ask that you join with me in prayer today to pray for an end to violence, racism, and inequality in our world today and allow everyone to see in the eyes of God we are created equal. It is humanity that must adjust its view of each other and see that we are all children of God no matter where we come from, and who we call father. May God the Divine physician enlighten our hearts to call Him Father and see each other as equals.
Fr. Matt Rawson