Registration is Now Open for Route20Catholic Family Catechesis & Sacramental Prep! In an effort to make Family Catechesis more accessible, we decided to host the K-8 program on two campuses on two different Sundays each month. That way, children from all four parishes can register for our PCA Route20Catholic Family Catechesis program, and then attend any meeting on any campus on any month, and receive the same Faith Formation with the same curriculum from the same team. For example, Family Catechesis will typically take place every second Sunday of the month at 10am in Waterville immediately following the 9am Sunday Mass, and Family Catechesis will typically take place every third Sunday of the month at 10am in Hamilton immediately before the 11am Sunday Mass. Families will have access to two sessions on both the East side and the West side of the PCA each month, and they are welcome to participate in the session that is most convenient for them on any given month. We will also be adapting the Family Catechesis model this year by reintroducing break out sessions by age, so children can be with their peers and engage in age appropriate content.

Altar & Rosary Society at St. Bernard’s Church


The longest serving organization of laity was formed by the women of the parish generations ago. A clean and well-decorated altar is essential to the atmosphere of devotion. The women of St. Bernard’s volunteered their service long ago. Knowing that all service needs the power of prayer they combined their work with devotion to Mary’s rosary. The dedication to meditations on the life of Christ is a support system for our lives.


Over the years the works of the society have expanded to support the activities of our parish. We have supported the Sacramental programs for First Communion and Confirmation as well as Baccalaureate Exercises with receptions and gifts. We support the Ministry of Consolation by providing luncheons when requested. We offer our culinary abilities and our service on all special occasions.

Membership / Volunteer

In the Fall our envelope service includes a specific envelope for dues. (Please include: name, address, email, and phone.) Dues are $20 per year. For some, that is membership and we appreciate the support. Envelopes can be found on the window sills in the foyer of the Church.

You may also fill out the form below to join, or for those who want to be more active or help in a specific way can indicate on the form below as well.

Please use this form to join the ARS, and/or to volunteer at any/all of the events

St. Bernard's Altar & Rosary Society - Membership / Volunteer