Welcome to The Church of the Nativity

We are a Catholic Community of parishes located in the Southern Hills of Onondaga County in Central New York.

The parishes of the Church of the Nativity are places of worship and spiritual growth for Catholic Christians. We each strive to meet the needs of our parishioners and the community in which we are located. You are invited to come and pray with us on a regular basis or whenever you are in the area.

Yours in Christ, Administrator, Rev. Dennis Walker


Totus Tuus

Totus Tuus is a summer Catholic youth program unlike any other! Totus Tuus is dedicated to sharing the Gospel and promoting the Catholic faith through evangelization, discipleship, Christian witness, and Eucharistic worship. This week-long program is held at multiple parishes across the Diocese throughout the summer. Young adult missionaries guide the children and teens to an encounter with Christ by authentically living out the Catholic faith.

 Totus Tuus Summer Camp – Church of the Nativity at St. Joseph, Lafayette
Day Program – Register HereEvening Program – Register Here
Open to children going into 1st through 6th grade in the 2024 – 2025 academic year.Open to children going into 7th through 12th grade in the 2024 – 2025 academic year.
Monday, July 29- Friday, August 2, 2024
9 AM – 3 PM
$45.00/child; maximum $90.00/family
Sunday, July 28 – Thursday, August 1, 2024
7 PM – 9 PM


Our History is Rich and Unique

The Church of the Nativity in the Southern Hills was established in 2012, bringing the four churches, Immaculate Conception in Pompey, St. Joseph’s in Lafayette, St. Leo’s in Tully, and St. Patrick’s in Otisco into one corporation within the Syracuse Diocese.

Each of these parishes have rich histories of Faith and Perseverance. Details of Immaculate Conception’s history can be explored here. St. Joseph the Worker’s history can be found here, while the history of St. Leo’s in Tully can be examined here. You can read of the history of St. Patrick’s in Otisco here.

Contact Us

Where to Contact Us

Parish Staff:

Administrator: Rev. Dennis Walker

Parish Office:

Ann Christmas, Immaculate Conception
Linda Swan, St. Leo’s
Peg Sutton, St. Joseph’s

Religious Education:

Anne Loughlin & Michelle Benjamin, St. Joseph’s (315) 677-3439
Peter Cardamone, St. Leo’s (315) 696-5599


Fabius-Pompey Outreach (315) 677-3590
LaFayette Outreach (315) 677-5221
St. Leo’s/St. Patrick’s Outreach (315) 696-5092


Jeannie Crouse, St. Leo’s (315) 696-5092
Ann Derr, Immaculate Conception (315) 683-9415


Please call the Parish Office at the Church you attend for the Sacraments of Baptism and Marriage and also for Hospital visits.


Mondays at St. Joseph’s 6:00 – 7:00 pm
Thursdays at St. Leo’s 9:00 – 10:00 am


Monday at St. Joseph’s 6:00 – 7:00 pm
Saturday at St. Leo’s 3:30 – 4:15 pm


Event Calendar

Church of The Nativity Event Calendar

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  • Do you have events concerning any of the Church of the Nativity parishes that you would like to have added to this calendar? Please email them to info@southernhillscatholic.org and we’ll try to get them included.