PCA Update

Use the interactive map above to explore the churches in our PCA. Click on the waypoint to get more info.

What is a PCA? 

PCA stands for Pastoral Care Area. A Pastoral Care Area is made up of a number of Roman Catholic parishes, their parishioners, and their clergy. All parishes in the Diocese of Syracuse are in a PCA.


What is the purpose of a PCA? 

A PCA shares programs, services, Mass times, staff and clergy with each other to ensure all members of the PCA are served effectively with the clergy and resources available.


If I go to another Catholic Church for Mass do my offering envelopes come back to my home parish? 

Yes, all parishes are required to send your envelopes to the parish listed on the front of the envelope. Please place all offerings in your parish envelope or in an envelope with your parish name on it.


Who is in our PCA? 

St. Matthew’s in East Syracuse, St. Mary’s in Minoa, St. Francis of Assisi in Bridgeport, Blessed Sacrament in Syracuse, St. Vincent in Syracuse and Holy Cross in DeWitt.


Who are the priests of our PCA?

Rev. John Kurgan, Pastor - Holy Cross

Rev. Sean O’Brien - St. Matthew, St. Mary & St. Francis

Rev. Matthew Rawson, Parochial Vicar - Holy Cross

Rev. Severine Yagaza, Pastor - Pastor Blessed Sacrament & St. Vincent



Below are the Mass times for our neighboring parishes in our Pastoral Care Area (PCA).


St. Matthew’s, East Syracuse

Daily Mass: Mon, Thurs., Fri. 6:45 AM; Wed. 5:30 PM; Sat. 8:00 AM

Weekend Masses: Sat. 5:00 PM Vigil; Sun. 7:30 AM, 10:30 AM

Holy Hour, Benediction, Confessions: Thurs. 6:00 PM

Reconciliation: Wed. 5:00–6:00 PM

St. Francis of Assisi, Bridgeport

Weekend Masses: Sat. 5:30 PM Vigil; Sun. 10:30 AM

St. Mary of the Assumption, Minoa

Weekend Masses: Sat. 4:00 PM Vigil; Sun. 9:00 AM


Blessed Sacrament, Syracuse

Daily Mass: Chapel Mon. - Fri. 8:00 AM

Weekend Masses: Sat. 5:00 PM Vigil; Sun. 7:30 AM, 9:30 AM, 11:30 AM

Reconciliation: Sat. 4:00-4:45 PM

St. Vincent de Paul, Syracuse

Daily Mass: Mon., Tues., Wed. 12:00 PM

Weekend Mass: Sat. 4:00 PM Vigil; Sun. 9:30 AM

Holy Cross, DeWitt

Daily Mass: Monday - Friday 7:45 AM

No Saturday Morning Mass

Holy Hour, Benediction, Confessions: Wednesday 7:00 PM

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