THRIVE is Coming to Route20Catholic for Lent! – All are welcome to join our family of parishes for our annual Lenten Parish Mission on Monday, March 27th at 7pm at St. Mary’s in Hamilton. Thrive is a night of Praise & Worship hosted by Thrive Worship, a collective of musicians from across Central New York. Their mission is to invite people from wherever they are to encounter God in Scripture, Worship, and Prayer. This Lenten Mission will feature dynamic Catholic speakers as well as talented musicians. Father Chris Ballard, the pastor of Spirit of Hope Catholic Community, and Father Nathan Brooks, their parochial vicar, will be sharing their powerful testimonies during the hour. Please don’t miss out on this opportunity to deepen your faith this Lent! This event is free and open to the public.

Our Mission


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.

  • PCA Family Catechesis Coordinator: Stacey Miller overseeing catechesis for students in grades Pre-K – 8 including Children’s Liturgy 

  • PCA Confirmation Coordinator: Jessica Tomcho overseeing catechesis for students in High School preparing for Confirmation.

  • PCA 1st Communion/Reconciliation Prep Coordinator: Shannon Jones overseeing catechesis for students in 2nd grade preparing for First Communion and Reconciliation 

Meeting Times

Family Catechesis/March 2023  March 12th @10am, St. Bernard’s, Waterville
                                                                     March 19th @ 10am, St. Mary’s, Hamilton

Children’s Liturgy will occur on the same dates as above during Sunday Mass at each host parish, 9am at St. Bernard’s 11am at St. Mary’s

First Communion Class/March 2023: March 12th @ 10am, St. Bernard’s, Waterville

Confirmation Class/March 2023: March 19th @ 12pm, St. Mary’s, Hamilton


*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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