Our Faith Formation goal, here at St. Paulís, is to help others grow in their relationship with God throughout their ENTIRE life as individuals and as participants in a faith-based community. We wish to educate and journey with you as you learn to live as a disciple of Jesus Christ in your homes, in your communities, and in the world.

 

Pre-K through 8th Grade Religious Education

(Faith Formation on Sundays)

 

Where:

Father Rausch Hall

 

Schedule:

Twice monthly following Sundayís Mass from 10 to 11:30 a.m.

Note: Parents should wait with their children until the catechists arrive in the hall. Never leave your child unattended.


Pre-K to 8 Team:

Mrs. Kelly Cutler

Ms Christina Christensen

Mrs. Maureen Hunt

Ms. Kristy White

Helpers:

Lorena Soccodato
Cliff & Lisa Johnston

 

Confirmation Prep Team

Mrs. Joan Salvestrini
Ms. Kristy White

 

Contact:

Kristy White, Director of Religious Education at ffspah@rcda.org or call the office at (607) 637-2571.

 

Registration:

Will be announced via St. Paulís bulletin and Facebook page at the end of August or early September.

 

First Reconciliation and First Communion is offered to 2nd grade students who have participated in 2 years of Faith Formation classes. Classes for sacrament preparation are scheduled in the Fall for First Reconciliation and in the Spring for First Communion.

 

 Staff

Ms. Patricia Gross ~ Pre-K, Kindergarten, and 1st Grade

Mrs. Kelly Cutler ~ 2nd and 3rd grades

Ms. Christina Christensen ~ 4th and 5th Grades

Ms. Kristy White ~ 6th, 7th, and 8th Grades

Note:
Pre-K through 8th grade is based on a whole group, community of disciples model this year.  Due to the pandemic, we kindly ask that if your child is sick or quarantined that you keep them at home.  You may request make-up materials by e-mailing or calling the office.  Masks are REQUIRED per Diocesan policy for any adult or child entering the hall during Faith Formation.  Social distancing and regular cleaning are scheduled before and after classes take place.  If we need to return to remote instruction, that will be done at the DREís discretion and materials will be made available to families.

 

Confirmation Preparation Religious Education (Grades 9 -11)
Faith Formation is once a month on Saturdays for the 2021-2022 SY. Zoom is available, on request, if your student is quarantined and parents have requested this option.

 

Contact:
Kristy White, Director of Religious Education at
ffspah@rcda.org or

call the office at (607) 637 - 2571

 

Schedule:

One Saturday each month;
During non-pandemic years, students will also participate in a number of activities and outings in their 2nd year of prep that expose them to numerous aspects of the faith, in addition to attending regular class sessions.

Registration:
Will be announced via St. Paulís bulletin and Facebook page at the end of August or early September. Students must participate in both years of Confirmation prep in order to receive the sacrament. Special circumstances will be looked at on a case-by-case basis.

Where:

DeSerio Center

Class Cancellations:

Please check to see if classes have been cancelled due to inclement weather on our Facebook page. Please exercise caution when

transporting your children to class. Safety is our number one concern. Weather on the outskirts of Hancock can often be more severe than the weather we experience in town.

 

Program Costs:
The cost to register your child is $10, with a maximum of $40 per family. Please
see Kristy White if you have financial concerns. ALL ARE WELCOME!

Vacation Bible School (VBS):

Vacation Bible School is held yearly, in conjunction with Emory Methodist

Church. Hosting privileges alternate each year! Information is posted to our

Facebook page and placed in the bulletin each year. Cost? Free! Join in on the

summer fun with us as we learn more about our faith!

 

R.C.I.A. Preparation:

Are you thinking about joining the Catholic Church?

Many adults wishing to join the Catholic faith follow a process called R.C.I.A,

which stands for the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults. For more

information, contact the parish office at (607) 637 - 2571 or email us at

stpauls@hancock.net.

 

Baptismal Preparation:

For more information on the sacrament of baptism,

please contact the parish office at (607) 637 - 2571 or email

stpauls@hancock.net.

 

Marriage Preparation:

To learn more about marriage preparation and

Pre-Cana classes, please contact the parish office at (607) 637 -2571 or email

us at stpauls@hancock.net.