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Welcome to the faith communities of
Blessed Sacrament Church and
St. Vincent de Paul Church
Syracuse, New York

Donating used or new Solar Eclipse Glasses

We want to THANK EVERYONE who donated any new or used Eclipse Glasses. We have mailed them to an organization named Eclipse Glasses USA who are collecting them and sending them to the school children in Latin America for their eclipse in October of 2024.  THANK YOU AGAIN!!!

CAUTION from Fr. Yagaza, Please Read!


A number of our parishioners have been receiving e-mail or text messages (sms) with my name letting them know that I am at the meeting and requesting them to buy music cards from Amazon for my patients. I want to inform all the public that I have never made such a request and I will not make such a request. Some con people are trying to misuse my name for their gain. Kindly when you receive such messages, ignore them.

Fr. Severine

Diocesan Reorganization Update-MONETARY SETTLEMENT - CHAPTER 11

Monetary Settlement Reached in Diocese of Syracuse Bankruptcy Case:

Church Entities to Pay Survivors of Abuse $100 Million


Syracuse, New York – The Roman Catholic Diocese of Syracuse and the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors announce today that they have reached a settlement agreement in the chapter 11 case filed in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the Northern District of New York on June 19, 2020. The Diocese and the Committee believe that this settlement is an important first step in forming a chapter 11 plan that will lead to the Diocese's exit from chapter 11.

The settlement will provide payment in the amount of $100 million dollars to all survivors of sexual abuse for acts perpetrated against them by clergy, religious, lay employees, and volunteers. Although the settlement amount remains subject to a creditor vote and court approval, the dollar figure of the settlement has been accepted by the Official Committee. The Committee is comprised entirely of individuals who themselves survived sexual abuse when they were children by clergy members and employees within the Diocese of Syracuse.

Agreement on a monetary settlement marks a very significant achievement in the case, but important issues remain. The Diocese and Committee are continuing to discuss the details of child protection protocols that will enhance measures already in place to protect young parishioners, students, and other vulnerable individuals within the Diocese. The discussions on child protection have been productive, collaborative, and extensive and Bishop Lucia has been personally engaged throughout the process. The Diocese and Committee will soon be in a position to announce an agreement on these enhanced measures that will further strengthen the safe environment program in the Diocese of Syracuse. "I can tell you as shocking as the settlement amount may seem to leaders of our own parishes and other Catholic entities, more appalling and heart-rending to me is the pain and mistreatment experienced by the survivors of Child and Adult Sexual Abuse at the hands of those they thought they could trust, writes Bishop Douglas J. Lucia in his Letter to the Faithful also issued today. "As the present leader of the Church of Syracuse, I cannot apologize enough for the abuse which happened or for any neglect in dealing with it. This is why the final settlement will include commitments meant to strengthen our safe environment protocols to further ensure the past does not repeat itself. "This settlement is a significant step forward in the healing process for over 400 victims in this case," according to Dr. Kevin Braney, Denver CO, who serves as Chair of the Official Committee. "I wish to extend my heartfelt gratitude to my fellow survivors and their families, for their endurance as they have patiently awaited this news. The Committee looks forward to our continued collaboration with Bishop Lucia and his leadership team as we work to settle with the Diocese's insurers and enhance the Diocese's child protection protocols." This settlement between the Committee and the Diocese, parishes, and other entities affiliated with the Diocese does not include a contribution from any of the six insurance companies that provided coverage to the Diocese. The Diocese and the Committee will continue to work in earnest to negotiate with the insurance carriers who are involved in this case with the goal of achieving a global settlement. In Diocesan bankruptcy cases, it is typical for Church insurers to contribute the majority of the global settlement amount paid to survivors of abuse.




Please click on link below to go to the Diocesan of Syracuse Reorganization Update page:


1. Bishop's Letter to the Faithful of the Diocese:

2 Click here for the FAQ's

3. To view the YouTube Video - Message from Bishop Lucia please click on links below:


A Video Message from Bishop Lucia:


Diocese of Syracuse You Tube:

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3127 James Street

Syracuse, New York 13206


Mass times:

Monday-Friday, 8:00 am

Saturday, 5:15 pm

Sunday, 7:30 am & 9:15 am


Saturdays, 4:00-4:45 pm and by appointment

Office Hours:

Monday-Friday, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

342 Vine Street

Syracuse, New York 13203


Mass times:

Monday-Wednesday, 12:00 pm

Saturday, 4:00 pm

Sunday, 10:30 am


Saturdays, 3:00-3:45 pm and by appointment

Office Hours:

Monday-Friday, 9 am - 12:30 pm

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