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).
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.
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
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.
USCCB - Written Versions
Monday - Friday Daily Mass at The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, 12pm with Bishop Lucia.
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, NY: We pre record the weekend Liturgy and it is available on the following youtube channel each Saturday at 3:00 PM.
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.
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: www.sacredheartofcicero.com 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 stdaniel.com. 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: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWJS7gvdRtvg7ja1DMKBdFw
St. Rose of Lima, North Syracuse, NY - Streaming Masses, 9am Weekday (including Saturday), 4pm Vigil on Saturday, 7:30am & 10:30am Sunday.
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.
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 NY: Sunday 9AM on YouTube.com
Catholic Community of St Stephen St Patrick, Whitney Point, NY: Our bulletin & OLPH’s can be viewed online at www.ccsssp.com. Our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/ccsssp. 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. Thomas Aquinas, Binghamton, NY - Daily 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, NY - Sunday 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 https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9dYTNUMOTQmkDz8RWT-GFA
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.