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

Parish Staff:

Parish Administrator 

Nick Alvaro - nalvaro@syrdio.org


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


Deacons:
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


DPC Rep. SFA, SMA, & SMT:
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

or

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:

stmatth1@twcny.rr.com  and  stmarys2@twcny.rr.com


 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
following:

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 
CLICK HERE

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


NOVENA PRAYER - FOR AN END TO THE
CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC


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:
MESSAGE FROM Deacon Nick
Click here for the Message
6/25/20
New Floor St. Mary's Gym

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

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

How to Join flocknote

Donate Online for 
St. Francis Click Here

Donate Online for
St. Mary's Click Here

Donate Online for
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.
Amen.

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Don't be left behind 

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

OR

Click Here To Register On-Line


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
Psalm 85
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