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)

 

Contact:

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

 

Schedule:

Classes commence in September of each year and conclude in May, with a mid-winter break in January.

 

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.

 

Schedule:

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

 

Where:

Father Rausch Hall

 

Note: Parents should wait with their children until the catechists arrive in the

hall. Never leave your child unattended.

 

Class Groupings/Staff

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

Mrs. Kelly Cutler ~ 2nd and 3rd grades

Mrs. Christina Christensen ~ 4th and 5th Grades

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

Note:
Groupings may change as numbers increase and decrease among grade

levels. However, students will always be placed in developmentally sound groupings.

 

Confirmation Preparation Religious Education (Grades 9 -11)
(Faith Formation on once a month on Sundays via Zoom for the 2020-2021 SY)

 

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

call the office at (607) 637 - 2571

 

Schedule:
Classes commence in September of each year and conclude in May,

with a mid-winter break in January.

 

Registration:

Will be announced via St. Paulís bulletin and Facebook page at

the end of August or early September.Students must participate in all 3 years of

Confirmation prep in order to receive the sacrament. Special circumstances

will be looked at on a case-by-case basis.

 

Schedule:
Via Zoom; one Sunday each month for the 2020-2021 SY only;

During non-pandemic years, students will also participate in a number of

activities and outings in their 3rd year of prep that expose them to numerous

aspects of the faith, in addition to attending regular class sessions.

 

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 $5, with a maximum of $25 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.