Bishop Cunningham to Celebrate Mass at Cathedral on Christmas Eve, Day

SYRACUSE, New York – Most Reverend Robert J. Cunningham, Bishop of Syracuse, will celebrate Mass at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Syracuse on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

On Christmas Eve, the Cathedral will open at 3 pm.  At 4, youth will present the Young People’s Dramatization of the Nativity featuring Cantor Tallon Larham.

At 7:15, the Cathedral Brass featuring Tallon Larham will perform.

Mass will begin at midnight with Bishop Cunningham presiding.

Midnight Mass will feature the Cathedral Brass and the Cathedral Choir and Cantors.

On Christmas Day, the Cathedral will open at 9 a.m.

At 9:45, Mass will begin, featuring trumpet player Lee Turner accompanied by Cantors Tom Anzalone and Joel Barnett.

Bishop Cunningham will preside and deliver the Homily.

There will be no 7:30 a.m. Mass at Cathedral on Christmas Day.

Msgr. Neal Quartier will deliver the Homily at the following Masses: 4 p.m., Christmas Eve, 7:15 a.m. and 5:10 p.m., Christmas Day.

On December 31st – the Solemnity of Mary, The Mother of God – there will be a 5:10 p.m. Vigil featuring Tallon Larham.

On New Year’s Day, Mass will be celebrated at 9:45 a.m. and 5:10 p.m.

Deacon Bob Burke will deliver the Homily on New Year’s Eve/Day.

The Cathedral will be closed on December 26 and January 2.

Bishop Cunningham also filmed Christmas Mass for the ill and home bound, which featured students from Cathedral Academy at Pompei and St. Margaret’s School, Mattydale.

The Mass was celebrated at Our Lady of Pompei/St. Peter Church and will air on the following stations:

Time Warner Cable Syracuse channel 98: December 24, 9 and 10 a.m., 8 p.m.; December 25, 7:30 and 11 a.m., 3 p.m.

9 WSYR Syracuse: December 25, 6 a.m.

WBNG Binghamton: December 25, 6 a.m.

WKTV Utica: December 25, 6 a.m.

The Mass will also be available on the Syracuse Catholic Television YouTube channel, at

For more information about upcoming Masses at the Cathedral, visit