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

Parish Staff:

Parish Administrator 

Nick Alvaro -

Assisting Priests:
Rev. John Kurgan
Rev. Matthew Rawson
Rev. Michael Guzik, SJ

Dc. Dean Brainard

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:  

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

Patty Koch


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 13057

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

St. Matthew's 2nd Time Around Store

Phone: 315-438-8635

Office Hours:

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:
 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 

The Bishop has asked all parishioners
throughout the Diocese to pray 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.

To All Parishioners:
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Past Message can be viewed on the Past Events and Picture Page 

Weekly Contributions 

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Just choose the church you want to donate to

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St. Francis Click Here

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St. Mary's Click Here

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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 -

St. Matthew's

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.

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important Update:

our tri-parish churches Will be open for Private prayer Only 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM Sunday to friday (no saturdays)

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.

Bishop Lucia 
On the Re-Opening of Churches in the Diocese 

Bishop's Letter to the People
5-27-20 Click Here

To see his video Click Here

church re-opening News

Sunday Mass is returning soon!

Please read carefully each of the 2 letters below.
The first one is from Bishop Lucia. It explains the direction of the Diocese of Syracuse.

The 2nd one is from me (Deacon Nick). This one highlights the details that will effect our Tri-Parish Community very shortly. Please note we will resume Sunday Masses when the governor allows 25% capacity in our churches. It also has a List of Changes and Instructions for returning to Sunday Mass. Please print and keep this list and refer to it before coming to Mass each time.

The letter from me along with the letter from Bishop Lucia was mailed today and all parishioners will receive it at home.

Letter from Deacon Nick

Outlining the new procedures that have to be followed when mass returns

Click here for Church Procedures letter from Deacon Nick

No Sunday Masses this weekend for Pentecost May 30-31
Unfortunately, Governor Cuomo has not yet given the go ahead for the 25% capacity to reopen our churches. Therefore, there will not be any Sunday Masses this weekend. As soon as we get word from the Governor, we will be updating you through Flocknote! The churches will remain open for private prayer. (9am-3pm Sunday to Friday)