Feast of the Assumption Masses: 8/15: 5 pm St. Mary's and 7 pm St. Gabriel's; Summer Mass schedule: St. Mary's: 4 pm Sat and 9 am Sun; St. Gabriel's in Hammondsport: 5:30 pm Sat, and 8 am,11 am Sun

Religious Education

Sunday School for All Ages

            Sunday School: It's for everyone!

  • Classes take place on Sunday evenings, 5:30-7 pm, in O'Malley Hall at St. Mary's in Bath
  • Dates are listed on the sidebar.
  • Part of every class is a breakout session for different age groups: Adults, Teens, Grades PreK-1, Grades 2-4, and Grades 5-7. Confirmation Class takes place simultaneously. 
  • Classes all include prayer, activity, discussions (within breakout sessions) and an action component for living out our faith.

Grades 6 to 12: St. John Vianney Youth Group

  • For Junior High and High School Youth: all about living faith in their everyday lives through worship, building community (having fun!), doing service to others, and learning about our faith.
  • We gather as a parish group, as well as with other youth groups and with Diocesan Events such as retreats, Jr. High Adventure Day, Senior High Convention, and more. November 2015 we will also be gathering nationally, in Indianapolis for the National Catholic Youth Conference.
  • Meeting dates are also on the sidebar. Meetings are noon to 1:30 pm in McGill Hall at St. Gabriel's

Adult Education: for inquiring minds....

  • RCIA: Rite for Christian Initiation for Adults: a process for people who are exploring or have decided to join the Roman Catholic faith.
  • Adult Education classes: will vary throughout the year, with many interesting things for all! Check our Adult Ed page for more info... changes are being made daily to our pages, so keep checking if we didn't get there, yet!

Sacramental Preparation

We are still under construction... please check back soon for more information, links, and photos... Thank you!


Intergenerational Classes


   Sept. 27         Dec. 20          Mar. 20

   Oct. 4            Jan. 10           Apr. 3

   Oct. 18          Jan. 24           Apr. 17

   Nov. 1           Feb. 21          May 1

   Nov. 22         Feb. 28          May 15

   Dec. 6           Mar. 6

Small Group Session





Youth Group Meetings 

    Oct. 18         Nov. 22*     Jan. 24* 

    Oct. 25*       Dec. 13       Mar. 13 

    Nov. 8*        Dec. 27       Apr. 10

    Nov. 15        Jan. 3         May 22

* Oct. 25: NCYC pilgrims attend the Parent Pilgrim Mass and Gathering with Bishop Matano

   Nov. 8: Christmas Craft Bazaar: youth needed to run our booth and assist with bake sale, etc.

   Nov. 22: The Sunday School Group will be helping at the Food Pantry, stocking shelves for the Thanksgiving Baskets. Youth are welcome to join in.

   Jan. 23/24: Sr. High Youth Retreat at Camp Stella Maris

Additional Events:

       Nat'l Catholic Youth Conference in Indianapolis: Nov. 19-22, 2015

       Sr. High Diocesan Retreat at Camp Stella Maris: Jan 23/24, 2016

       Foundations Leadership Training at Camp Stella Maris: Feb. 12-16, 2016

       ... and more to come... stay tuned!