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).

Update: 10/7/2020 

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced a new cluster action initiative to address COVID-19 hot spots that have cropped up in Brooklyn, Queens, and Broome, Orange and Rockland Counties. Working with the top public health experts, New York State developed a science-based approach to attack these clusters and stop any further spread of the virus, including new rules and restrictions directly targeted to areas with the highest concentration of COVID cases and the surrounding communities. The new rules will be in effect for a minimum of 14 days.  

Yellow Zone — Precautionary Zone

  • Houses of Worship: 50 percent capacity
  • Mass Gatherings: 25 people maximum, indoor and outdoor
  • Businesses: Open
  • Dining: Indoor and outdoor dining, 4 person maximum per table
  • Schools: Open with mandatory weekly testing of students and teachers/staff for in-person settings. The New York State Department of Health will establish a percentage of teachers and students/staff who need to be tested by Friday.
Fines for the sponsors of mass gatherings in violation of state public health rules will be increased to $15,000.   

Bishop Lucia urges all diocesan entities to continue to be vigilant in adhering to all safety protocols: 6ft. distancing, registrations, hand sanitizers, and sanitizing areas. 

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!

Epiphany Parish, Liverpool, NYWe pre record the weekend Liturgy and it is available on the following youtube channel each Saturday at 3:00 PM. 

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 -  Monday & Wednesday Daily Mass @ 6:45AM (Rosary to follow) Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday Daily Mass @ 9:00AM (Rosary@ 8:30AM) Saturday Daily Mass @ 8:00AM (Rosary to follow). Weekend Mass Schedule remains unchanged - Saturday Vigil @ 4:00PM (live streamed) - Sunday Masses @ 7:30, 10:30 live-streamed,  4:00PM live-streamed. 

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 is currently having Public Masses at the following times: Monday – Friday at 6:50 a.m. Saturday Vigil Mass at 4:00 p.m. Sunday Mass at 12:15 p.m. Saturday 4:00pm Mass is live-streamed at The current confession schedule is Monday – Saturday from Noon – 1 p.m 

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:

Christ the Good Shepherd, Oswego, NY:  Live-streams daily Mass and a weekend Mass.  Monday thru Friday at 10:00am, Sunday at 10:30am. 

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

Holy Trinity, Fulton:  (on Facebook), Sunday - 8:30am, Wednesday - 9:00am
St. Stephen, Phoenix, Thursday - 8:00am  (on St. Stephen Facebook)

Eastern Region:

Holy Trinity, Utica, NY: Masses are live streamed every Sunday at 10:00 a.m. Utica Facebook page:, and Holy Trinity Utica YouTube.  
Our Lady of Lourdes, Utica, NY: 4PM Saturday YouTube Live Streaming - reservations are required, mask and social distancing is observed. 9:30 Sunday - Our Lady of Lourdes

 St. Mary's Church, Hamilton, NY - St. Mary's in Hamilton is now only live-streaming our Sunday 11:00 a.m. mass and our Wednesday 8:00 a.m. Mass.

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

 St. Paul's Church, Norwich NYSunday 9AM on

Southern Region:

Catholic Community of St Stephen St Patrick, Whitney Point, NY:  Our bulletin & OLPH’s can be viewed online at Our Facebook page:  Mass Times Sundays:  8:30am at St. Patrick's, WP. 10:30am at St. Stephen's, Marathon. No Mass at Cincinnatus. Weekdays: Tuesdays only, 8:30am at Whitney Point. 

Our Lady of Sorrows, Vestal, NY -   Our live-stream Mass is on Saturdays at 5:15 pm

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, NYDaily Masses- 10:00 am Monday - Friday (also streamed live) Weekend Schedule, 4:00pm Saturday Vigil, 11:00am Sunday  (also streamed live) Reconciliation- 3:00pm Saturday

St. James, Johnson City, NYSunday 8:00 am and 10:30 am Masses are live streamed.  Weddings and funerals are live streamed by request.

St. Mary's, Kirkwood, NY - Saturday 4:00pm mass temporarily suspended, YouTube channel prerecorded Sunday Mass

St. Vincent De Paul/Blessed Sacrament Church, Vestal, NY - Sunday Mass - 10 a.m. English Mass. Mass is livestreamed on our YouTube page

OLGC/St. Ambrose YouTube Channel - 4pm Saturday at St Ambrose; 9am Sunday at OLGC. Video recordings of  the Monday and Friday Mass,  as well as the Weekend Liturgy, celebrated by Fr. Michael Galuppi, can be found on the OLGC/St. Ambrose YouTube Channel.




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