Bishop: Public Masses could resume on Pentecost 

Bishop: Public Masses could resume on Pentecost 

Public Masses in the diocese have been suspended since March 16 and New York has been under stay-at-home orders since March 22 as the coronavirus pandemic spread. After eight weeks of shutdown, however, regions across the state are beginning to reopen.

As state begins reopening, public Masses remain suspended

As state begins reopening, public Masses remain suspended

Some New York businesses have restarted operations after eight weeks of state-at-home orders, but Bishop Douglas J. Lucia says the diocese cannot yet resume public Masses. “We’re trying to balance the health of neighbor with people’s desire again to come together for worship,” he said.

Shelter guest quarantined after positive COVID-19 test

Shelter guest quarantined after positive COVID-19 test

Sun staff reports A guest of the Catholic Charities Men’s Shelter in Syracuse has tested positive for COVID-19, and four guests and two staff members are being quarantined and monitored for symptoms of the novel coronavirus. The Onondaga County Health Department...
Music ministers up to the challenge of virtual Masses

Music ministers up to the challenge of virtual Masses

By Tom Maguire | Associate editor The stone walls and wooden pews take the music and bounce it back at the isolated church singers and instrumentalists now. Music ministers say echoes have replaced the congregation members who used to absorb that sound and add their...
Bright Spots May 14: Mobile Mother’s Day blessings

Bright Spots May 14: Mobile Mother’s Day blessings

Father Jason Hage, pastor of St. Mary’s Church in Hamilton and St. Joan of Arc Mission in Morrisville, offered a special Marian blessing upon all mothers, grandmothers, godmothers, and spiritual mothers who drove up to his outdoor station at St. Mary’s May...

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