Due to the pandemic with its social distancing & safety protocols, all are encouraged to pre-register for weekend Masses in Eastern Pastoral Care Area 4. Thank you for your cooperation.

Faith Formation

Mission Statement:  To provide a basic knowledge of the Catholic Faith for each student; to provide an environment where each student may come to a greater understanding of Jesus Christ and his Church; to help form young people who are aware of the dignity and responsibility of being Catholic.


  • St. Mary’s Catechetical Leader: Peggy Rhyde (315-824-2164) overseeing catechesis for St. Mary’s & St. Joan of Arc students in grades Pre-K – 5 
  • St. Joan’s Catechetical Leader: Jessica Tomcho (Jtomcho@syrdio.org) overseeing catechesis for students in grades 6-8 from all four parishes within EPCA4 
  • St. Joseph’s Catechetical Leader: Shannon Jones (sjones@syrdio.org) overseeing catechesis for St. Joseph’s and St. Bernard’s students in grades Pre-K – 5 
  • St. Bernard’s Catechetical Leader: Judith Kemp-Barnes (jkempbarnes@syrdio.org) overseeing catechesis for students in grades 9 & 10 from all four parishes within EPCA 4

Meeting Times

  • Due to COVID-19, meeting times vary according to grade level and are currently online. Please contact the appropriate Catechetical Leader for your child’s grade and location.


Registration Fees have been waived for the 2020-2021 year

Please complete the online form to register your child/ren for EPCA4 Faith Formation


  • *Please mail or deliver a copy of your child's Baptismal Certificate if he/she was not baptized at St. Joan of Arc Mission
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