St. Francis of Assisi of Bridgeport
St. Mary of the Assumption of Minoa & St. Matthew of East Syracuse

Parish Staff:


Rev. Stephen P. Wirkes


Dc. Dean Brainard
Dc. Joseph Lupia Jr.

Business Manager:  
Joseph Lupia Jr.

Administrative Assistants:  

Anne Kolozsvary & JoAnn Binion

Faith Formation Director:

Gary Krajacic - 315-254-9804

Cemetery Director:
Laura Cavanaugh -315-345-8007

Music Director SFA & SMA:  

Lynne 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


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
Census Form

For   St. Matthew's Parish 
Click on the Link Below

St. Matthew's Census Form

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

Email:  and

 Physical Addresses:

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

New Parish Office Hours:

Monday - Thursday
9:00am to 4:00pm

Closed Friday's

Effective Tuesday, September 7, 2021

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:
 at anytime

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 

Weekly Contributions 

Can now be done on line, it's secure.
It's easy and it's a click away

Just choose the church you want to donate to

Donate Online for 
St. Francis Click Here

Donate Online for
St. Mary's Click Here

Donate Online for
St. Matthew's Click Here

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3rd sUNDAY OF advent - joy
gaudete Sunday

Mass Times

Saturday - 4:30 PM at St. Matthew's

Sunday - 8:00 AM at St. Matthew's
Sunday - 9:30 AM at St. Francis

Sunday - 11:00 AM at St. Mary's

Donations can also be mailed to:

229 W. Yates Street
East Syracuse, NY 13057

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
at St. Matthew's

monday Nights
st. mary's Parish center

IT is highly recommended to wear Masks

For all indoor Church Functions

the Synodal listening session

The Holy Father has called for a World Synod of Bishops to be held in Rome in October 2023, and has asked all diocesan bishops to consult with the People of God in their diocese in preparation. This is the first time that the entire people of God have been invited to speak to their bishops of their hopes and dreams for their parish, their diocese, and the world in such a formal manner. Bishop Lucia will hold a Listening Session throughout our Diocese
 ALL are welcome! This is your chance to speak from your heart to our Bishop Lucia. Come and bring a friend!

Monday, December 6th
6:30-8:30PM St. Paul's Church, Binghamton
Thursday, December 9th
6:30-8:30PM Basilica of the Sacred Heart, Syracuse
Monday, December 13th
6:30-8:30PM St. Vincent-Blessed Sacrament Church, Vestal
Wednesday, December 15th 6:30-8:30PM St. Thomas Aquinas Church, Binghamton

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thank you

We would like to thank everyone that helped with "Breakfast with Santa"

It was definitely a TEAM Effort

We would also like to thank those who joined breakfast.

The Event was a Great Success

A Special Thanks to the Knights of Columbus