Bishop Cunningham to Bless Families, Celebrate Year of the Family Liturgy

SYRACUSE, New York – On November 18 at 9:45 a.m. Most Reverend Robert J. Cunningham, Bishop of Syracuse will celebrate a special Year of the Family Mass at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Syracuse.

The Mass will be interpreted for members of the deaf community.

Bishop Cunningham has requested one family represent each diocesan parish at the liturgy.

The family will receive a special blessing to bring back to their parish for the conclusion of the Year of the Family the following weekend, November 24/25 (Feast of Christ the King).

Parishes will receive a special liturgy for closing Masses and families that attended the November 18 Mass will lead their parish in a blessing.

The Year of the Family in the Diocese of Syracuse began on December 3, 2017.

“During this year, it is my hope that parishes will reach out to parents and families in new and different ways that will result in a growing desire to know, live, and share the Catholic faith,” Bishop Cunningham wrote in his related pastoral letter, Enriching the Church.

Bishop Cunningham will also celebrate Mass to close the Year of the Family at 9:45 a.m. at the Cathedral on Sunday November 25.