Year of Mercy Events
December 8 2015: Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception and opening of the Holy Doors at St. Peter's in Rome - Year of Mercy officially begins
*December 13 2015: Third Sunday of Advent and opening of Holy Door in the Diocese of Syracuse at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Syracuse
*January 31 2016: 9:45 am Mass at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception - Jubilee for Consecrated Life: the annual Mass to honor Religious men and women
February 10 2016: Ash Wednesday; Missionaries of Mercy are sent forth to dioceses across the world
March 4-5 2016: 24 Hours for the Lord
March 21 2016: The Light is On for You Campaign from 4-7 pm at parishes throughout the diocese.
*March 22 2016: 7:00 pm Chrism Mass at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Syracuse
*March 24 2016: 5:10 pm Mass with Bishop Cunningham (interpreted for the deaf) at Cathedral of the Immaculate Immaculate Conception, Syracuse; the Cathedral will remain open until 10:00 pm for faithful who wish to make a pilgrimage to the Mother Church on Holy Thursday
*March 25 2016: 2:00 pm Service with Bishop Cunningham at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Syracuse (interpreted for the deaf); Good Friday Stations of the Cross with Bishop Cunningham, sponsored by the Office of Youth & Young Adult Ministry
*March 26 2016: 8:00 pm Vigil with Bishop Cunningham at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception
*March 27 2016: 9:45 am Easter Mass with Bishop Cunningham at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Syracuse. Additional Mass times: 8:00 Vigil on Holy Saturday; 11:30 am and 5:10 pm Mass on Sunday
*April 2 2016: 6-7 pm Holy Hour for Diocesan Employees and Volunteers at Holy Trinity-Utica
April 3 2016: Divine Mercy Sunday
*May 14 2016: 10:00 am Permanent Deacon Ordination at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Syracuse
*May 28 2016: 10:00 am Transitional Diaconate Ordination at St. Joseph Church, Endicott
*June 4 2016: 10:00 am Ordination to the Priesthood at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Syracuse
*June 6 2016: 4:00 pm Mass at Immaculate Conception Church - Jubilee for Priests
July 11 2016: The Original Image of Divine Mercy Documentary at St. Mary of the Assumption Church, Baldwinsville. Click here for details and additional dates.
*July 16 2016: 9:00 am Mass and Vespers, Summer Seminar for the Deacon Community with Bishop Burbidge and Bishop Cunningham at Le Moyne College. All deacons and their wives are encouraged to attend this free event! Click here for details.
*July 17 2016: 2-3 pm Holy Hour for Youth at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Syracuse
*August 14 2016: 2-3 pm Holy Hour for Healthcare Workers at St. Mary Church - Oswego
*September 18 2016: 2-3 pm Holy Hour for students and their families at St. Patrick - Binghamton
September 29 2016: The Original Image of Divine Mercy Documentary at St. Anthony of Padua Church in Endicott. Click here for a complete list of dates/times.
October 3 2016: 7:00-8:30 pm talk led by Father Joseph Scardella on The Original Image of Divine Mercy Documentary followed by the Rosary at the CNY Marian Center. Click here for event details.
October 22 2016: one-day pilgrimage to the Holy Door of Mercy and other churches in Syracuse. Click here for details.
November 1 2016: Pope Francis will celebrate Mass in memory of the departed
November 12 2016: Jubilee for Catechists
*November 20, 2016: closing of the Holy Door at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Syracuse and around the world. Solemnity of Christ the King and close of the Year of Mercy. Closing Liturgy to be held at 9:45 am at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Syracuse
Please check back throughout the year for more events around the diocese!
* Indicates an event with Bishop Cunningham