COVID-19 Information

The Diocese of Syracuse has been in consultation with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and is actively following the directive of the county public health departments to ensure that all diocesan parishes, schools, ministries, and charities are responding appropriately to the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19).

6/06/2020: It was announced that Houses of Worship in NYS are permitted to use 25% capacity of their buildings for religious services.  Houses of Worship may utilize 33% of their building capacity with 6ft. distancing to celebrate Mass. Please submit your Parish Pandemic Planning Form when you are ready to reopen.


Reopening of Churches

A Letter From Bishop Lucia Welcome Back! - 7/1/2020

A Closer Look with Father Christopher Seibt: Returning to Church

Bishop Lucia's Letter to the People - 5/27/2020

Bishop Lucia is permitting the celebration of Mass beginning the Solemnity of Pentecost with these specific guidelines and instructions.  



Spiritual Resources

Caring for Our Spiritual and Sacramental Lives While Public Gatherings Are Suspended

Decrees and Dispensations related to COVID 19 

Decrees and Dispensations related to COVID-19 

Decrees and Dispensations related to COVID-19

Decrees and Dispensations related to COVID-19

 Novena Prayer for an End to the Coronavirus Pandemic

Livestreaming Mass on Facebook

USCCB President’s Reflection and Prayer During Coronavirus

Stream Daily Mass through Syracuse Catholic Television


USCCB Prayer for COVID-19



Diversey Product List

Live-streaming with Mevo 

Live-streaming Via YouTube

Create a Zoom Meeting

Protect yourself from COVID-19

NYS Department of Health

CoronaVirus Parent Letter

USCCB -  Written Versions

Vatican News 


Monday - Friday Daily Mass at The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, 12pm with Bishop Lucia. 

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Live-stream Services:

WSYR NewsChannel 9 will post Sunday Mass on their website starting at 4pm Saturday and it will remain until the end of the day Sunday. on:

Central New York:

Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church, Syracuse, NY:  Mass live streamed at 4 PM Saturday and remains available on demand afterward.  TauTalks, inspiring conversations on topics of faith, may be viewed on demand there as well!

Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Syracuse, NY: Visit our Facebook page or our YouTube channel.

Christ the Good Shepherd, Oswego, NY10 am  Monday -Friday, 10:30 am Sunday

Christ the King Church - Visit our Facebook page for daily Mass. 

Pope John XXIII,  Liverpool, NY - Mass will be posted by 6pm on Saturday.

Holy Cross, Dewitt, NY: Sunday  Mass on YouTube. Visit our Facebook page. Live-streamed 4pm Saturday evening Mass & M-F 7:45am Mass. We are including intentions not only from Holy Cross, but also for St. Matthew's in E. Syr., St. Mary's in Minoa, and St. Francis in Bridgeport. 

Holy Family Church, Syracuse, NY - Daily Mass at 8:00am Monday - Saturday and Sunday Mass at 9:00am.  Also, Stations of the Cross at 5:30PM on Friday's.

Immaculate Conception, Fayetteville, NY: We will be taping Sunday Mass each week. It is on our website starting Sat afternoon and will remain on the web:

Our Lady of Hope, Syracuse, NY: Daily masses and weekends. 

Sacred Heart Church, Cicero, NY: Live Monday-Friday at 8:00am (daily mass) and Saturday at 4:00pm (vigil mass). The vigil mass will then be posted for the faithful to watch during the weekend. The live streaming can be seen on our website: and facebook @sacredheartcicerony.

St. Daniel, Syracuse, NY: St. Daniel livestreams the Saturday Vigil Mass at 4pm every week. People can access it on our website at or through the Livestream app on their Smart TV, Roku etc. 

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Baldwinsville, NY:  Masses will be live streamed M-F at 9 am. Sundays at 9 am also. Parishioners can login to Facebook and watch LIVE or watch later by clicking the big button on our homepage.

St. Joseph's Church Camillus, NY:  We will live-stream Sunday Mass on our YouTube channel:

St. Margaret's Church, Mattydale, NY: Please visit our Website, Facebook, and YouTube channel. 

St. Rose of Lima, North Syracuse, NY - Streaming Masses, 9am Weekday (including Saturday), 4pm Vigil on Saturday, 7:30am & 10:30am Sunday.


Northern Region:

Divine Mercy Parish, Central Square, NY - 9:30 AM each day M-F and Sunday Mass beginning around 6 PM on Saturday evening.

Eastern Region:

Holy Trinity, Utica, NY: Masses will be live streamed every Sunday at 10:00 a.m., Holy Thursday Mass of the Lord's Supper, 5:00 p.m., Good Friday Service of the Lord's Passion, 2:00 p.m., Easter Sunday Mass at 10:00 a.m., Holy Trinity Church, Utica Facebook page:

 St. Mary's Church, Hamilton, NY - Streaming Masses, 8am Monday through Friday and Sundays at 11am.

St. Peter’s, Rome, NY: Daily Mass on YouTube. 


Southern Region:

Our Lady of Sorrows, Vestal, NY -  For this weekend (Holy Week) we are live streaming our Mass at 10:00 am on Sunday.  We will return to 4:00 pm Saturday’s the following week. 

St. Anthony’s and St. Mary’s, Cortland, NY - Daily Mass Mon. - Fri. at 9am and Sunday mass at 10am on Facebook - @St.MarysCortland.

St. Francis of Assisi in Binghamton, NY: Visit our YouTube channel for Masses.

St. Thomas Aquinas, Binghamton, NY - Daily Mass 10am Monday—Saturday, Sunday Mass 11:30am, Stations of the Cross 11am Friday’s.

St. James, Johnson City, NY - Live Streaming a Mass at 9:15 on Sundays. St. James in Johnson City will be celebrating and live-streaming the following Masses/services: Holy Thursday Mass of the Lord's Supper, 7:00 PM, Good Friday Service of the Lord's Passion, 3:00 PM, Easter Vigil, 8:00 PM, East Sunday morning Mass at 9:15.


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