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.

Faith Formation


Mission Statement:  To provide a basic knowledge of the Catholic Faith to our families; to provide an environment where families may come to a greater understanding of Jesus Christ and their 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 students in grades Pre-K – 8. 
  • St. Joan’s Catechetical Leader: Jessica Tomcho overseeing catechesis for students in grades Pre-K – 8.
  • St. Joseph’s Catechetical Leader: Shannon Jones overseeing catechesis for students in grades Pre-K – 8.
  • St. Bernard’s Catechetical Leader: Judith Kemp-Barnes overseeing catechesis for St. Bernard’s students in grades Pre-K – 8 

Meeting Times


  • SUNDAY, APRIL 3 (Last meeting until the program resumes in Sept.)
    PCA Family Catechesis w/Father
    12:15 – 12:45pm
    Parish Family Catechesis (ALL)
    12:45 – 1:15pm

*Masks are no longer required.


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

Registration - 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
  • Child's Address

    Per diocesan Safe Environment guidelines, parents must give written permission for their child to participate in online catechetical sessions. At no time is one-on-one interaction permitted. The teleconferencing link(s) will be emailed to the parent and student emails that we have on record. I understand that a subsequent email will be forwarded, providing the dates and times of the sessions. I give my permission for my child to participate with on-line Catechesis with all parishes of the Eastern Pastoral Care Area 4.
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