Mass details for COVID

Have you heard the Good News? St. Mary’s is celebrating Sunday liturgies on Saturday evenings at 4:30 pm and Sunday morning at 9:00am in church. We are also celebrating a Family Mass at 10:15am Sunday's in the Parish Center.

Celebration of Mass at St. Mary's

All public masses remain limited in capacity by the Diocese of Syracuse in accordance with the guidance of NYS. Currently, St. Mary's is celebrating the Saturday vigil Mass at 4:30pm in the church along with the Sunday liturgy at 9:00 am in church. Please see below for our procedures for Mass. Please call the office at 315 685 5083 before noon on Thrusday to register to attend either Mass.

For the 4:30 pm and 9:00am Mass in church parishioners, with the exception of those with mobility challenges, will enter church from the Jordan St main entrance. Masks will be required at all times while in the church building and a health check must be completed before entering.

We are celebrating daily mass at 8:15 am Monday through Friday in church.  As churches are now allowed 33% capacity, registration for DAILY Mass is no longer needed. Please sit in the designated areas and check in at the Parish office before entering the church. Please note masks are required to be worn at all times in the church and St. Mary's buildings.

For information on or to register to attend the 10:15am Family Mass please email [email protected]

Things to note before deciding if you should attend:

  • Dispensation from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass remains in effect until further notice. You may continue to stream Mass at home on Sundays. To Zoom the 10:15am St. Mary's Family Mass please email [email protected] Click HERE and scroll down for links to many other Mass streaming options.
  • Church will be limited to approximately 40 to 50 people.
  • We will be asking everyone attending either mass to register ahead of time by NOON on Thursday
  • If you are sick, have a fever, cough or have a compromised immune system, for your safety and that of others you should stay home

If attending please register by Thursday by noon.

  • Please call 315.685.5083 by Thursday, by noon or email [email protected]
  • Please let the office know if you require handicapped parking or a low gluten host and the name of each person attending

Before you leave home Saturday/Sunday – please bring:

  • A mask for each person in your car/entering church
  • Hand sanitizer to use before and after receiving Communion
  • Arriving at St. Mary's on Saturday/Sunday:
  • Please put on your mask before approaching the check in desk
  • Stop and complete the health checklist
  • Wait for an usher to bring you to your assigned seat

Communion in church:

  • All Catholics present who are in a state of grace are invited to receive Communion, but you can choose not to if you wish. Please bring your own personal sanitizer to use prior to leaving the pew to receive Communion
  • Those who will not receive Communion should not come forward with hands crossed for a blessing; there is a blessing for everyone at the end of Mass. If not receiving, please step out of the pew and back to let those who have received return to their seats.
  • Children who will not receive Communion but who are old enough to remain quietly in their seat should do so, and not get in the line for Communion.
  • When you approach for Communion, please remain six feet from others in the line and from me. When it is your time to receive, keep your mask on and remain six feet away from me while I show the Host and say, The Body of Christ.  After you respond, Amen, approach me.
  • Place one hand under the other while keeping your fingers together, making “a throne for the King,” as St. Cyril of Jerusalem says. Receive the Host in your hand, then step six feet to the side from me.  Then carefully loosen your facial covering (or mask by an ear loop), consume the Host, and replace the facial covering. 
  • Although each person retains the right to receive on the tongue, the Centers for Disease Control have recommended against it; but more importantly, out of love for our brothers and sisters, and out of kind concern for the vulnerable and our sacred ministers, those who normally receive on the tongue are respectfully asked to consider receiving in the hand as a temporary measure. It is a legitimate practice attested to in our Catholic Tradition since the ancient Church. 

End of Mass:

  • In church ushers will dismiss by pew, please wait in your seat until directed to leave.

We appreciate your patience, prayers and sense of humor as we navigate new ways to come together and celebrate the Good News. God Bless!