The Franciscan Place Chapel and Religious Gift Shoppe at Destiny USA



"May the Lord be always with you, and wherever you are, may you always be with the lord."


The Franciscan Place is a ministry of Assumption Church located behind DSW and near the Indoor Parking Garage of Destiny USA and is committed to preserving a peaceful, prayerful presence in Central New York’s largest marketplace. In 1999, the Franciscan Sisters and Friars made a decision to bring the gospel message of God’s love to the spiritually poor in the marketplace as St. Francis did. Since then, the staff and volunteers have been committed to the mission: to bring worship, evangelization, education, and pastoral and spiritual guidance to all who visit. The Franciscan Place serves approximately 500 people weekly, including those who come for Mass and the Sacrament of Reconciliation as well as shoppers, tourists, mall employees, teens and young adults.


The Franciscan Place has a chapel and a room for the Sacrament of Reconciliation where people can encounter the Lord outside of the regular times of their local Parish.  Mass is celebrated Monday through Friday and the Sacrament of Reconciliation is offered Monday through Saturday. The Rosary is recited each Wednesday after the 12:15 Mass.  Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is every Friday after the 12:15 Mass until 4 p.m. 


The Franciscan Place also has a shop which offers a variety of Christian and Franciscan books, Bibles, rosaries, greeting cards, gifts for sacramental celebrations, the liturgical seasons and holidays.  We offer gifts for people all ages from newborns to adults. 


Please stop by the next time you are at Destiny USA - ALL are welcome at The Franciscan Place. 


*schedule subject to change. Please call for holy day and holiday schedules.

Mass Schedule:


Mon, Weds & Fri:  12:15pm

Tues & Thurs:  4:15pm


Sacrament of Reconciliation



Mon:  2pm - 4pm

Tues: 2pm  - 4pm

Weds: 2pm - 4pm

Thurs: 10am - 12pm and
             2pm - 4pm

Fri: 10am - 12pm and

        2pm - 4pm

Sat: 11am - 2pm

Praying of the Rosary:


Weds following the 12:15 pm Mass

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament:


Friday: 1pm - 4pm

Benediction at 4:00 pm


Holiday Hours:

Monday, November 12 - Sunday, December 24

Monday - Friday: 10am – 8pm

Saturday: 10am - 6pm
Sunday: 10am - 6pm

Additional Sacrament of Reconciliation:

Tuesday & Thursday 7-8pm


Interim Director:

Friar Nader Ata, OFM Conv.



(315) 471-9511



(315) 471-0144




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9645 Destiny USA Dr

Syracuse, NY 13204