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

DC:  David Schiltz

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

Youth Minister:
Dave Schiltz

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: Gary Krajacic

DPC Rep. SMT: Dave Schiltz


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 StreetEast 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 over
all who are sick as well as those
who care for them and give
wisdom to all who are seeking acure. We ask this through Christ,our Lord.Amen.

Spiritual Communion

My Jesus, I believe that you are present in the most Blessed Sacrament. I love You above all things and I desire to receive You into my soul. Since I cannot now 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. Amen.

Bishop Lucia has declared
Public Masses in the diocese suspended immediately

While we all try to adjust to what seems to change every single day,
There are some things in place that can help us turn to God, the source of our hope.

• Our parish churches are open from 9 AM to 3 PM each day for private prayer
• Confessions will be available by appointment, please call parish office
• While visitation is limited, I am available when necessary
• Daily Mass is being live streamed at Noon each day by the Cathedral (
• Many opportunities on TV for Mass as well

To All Parishioners:
Deacon Nick
Click here for the Message

Past Message can be viewed on the
Past Events and Picture Page 

All 3 Churches - St. Francis, St. Mary's and St. Matthews's
are open every day from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
PLEASE BE CAREFUL TO KEEP SOCIAL DISTANCESPews in all 3 churches are being cleaned daily.

Weekly Contributions 
Can be mailed to:
229 W. Yates Street
East Syracuse, NY  13057Or
Dropped in the Mail slot of the Parish Offices  - St. Matthew's