SPCHS Coronavirus Updates – CLICK HERE

During this Coronavirus Crisis, St. Paul administration has taken steps in these unprecedented times to continue with the school’s mission of educating young minds, hearts and spirits, albeit in an unconventional way.

As we continue to deal with the outbreak of COVID-19, the St. Paul community is connected through online learning, “after-school” virtual meetings, virtual Chapel Prayer service & social media conversations.

It is the goal, as always to live our five core values each and every day. Faith, Character, Community, Excellence, and Service.

April 6th – Monday Morning Assembly

March 30th – Student-Athlete Covid-19 PSA (featuring our own Julian Thayer ’20)

March 30th – Monday Morning Assembly

March 27th Update – Email to Students/Faculty

March 23rd Update – Monday Morning Assembly

March 20th Update – Email to Students/Faculty

March 19th Update –
St. Paul begins distance learning in the midst of Coronavirus Crisis

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March 18th Update – Day #1 or (121)

March 17th Update

The health and safety of our students, faculty and the entire St. Paul community is of utmost importance to us. Our hope is that closing our school contributes to slowing the spread of this virus throughout our region and state. Be assured, we will stay in contact with you during this unprecedented time. We pray for the health and well-being of all of our students, their families and all those effected during this global crisis. Stay well. – Mr. Cary Dupont ’72 President/Chief Administrator

March 16th Update

March 12th Update 

 

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Placement Exam 2/22/20 – CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

The St. Paul Catholic High School Placement Exam for prospective grade 9 and grade 10 students will be held on Saturday, February 22, from 8:00 a.m. until approximately 12:00 noon.

For students who have registered to take the exam on Saturday, they are asked to enter the school through the cafeteria doors located in the rear of the school at 7:30 a.m. Students may be picked up after the exam from the cafeteria.

For students who have not yet registered for the exam, there is still time!
Online registration is available on the St. Paul website, www.spchs.com  and walk-ins are always welcome!

#2 pencils will be available for students. Please, no calculators are allowed and cell phones will have to be turned off during the exam. Snacks will be provided during a mid-morning break.

The Financial Assistance Information Session will take place at St. Paul Catholic High School on Saturday, February 22 as well.  While students are taking the placement exam, parents and guardians are invited to learn about the financial assistance process and other general information. The session begins at 8:00 a.m. and will last approximately 1 hour

If you have any questions, please call or email the admissions office at 860-584-0911 Ext. 34 or admissions@spchs.com.

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Amazing Day with Bristol Catholic Elementary Schools

The day began with our students welcoming St. Joseph School and St. Matthew School K-8th grade students to St. Paul.

Walking to church to celebrate mass together was cold but fun!

Celebrating Mass with all the lights, cameras, and favorite people on the altar was mesmerizing.

https://www.ortv.org/streaming/TV_Mass_stream.htm

Back to St. Paul for lunch and Stella’s Cookies.

After lunch, a few fun activities with all the students getting to know each other.

At the end of the day, we joined together for a quick presentation of the day, which St. Paul students documented all day and put together.

Thank you to ORTV, the Archdiocese of Hartford, St. Joseph and St. Matthew schools and all our Faculty and Staff for making this such a fun and meaningful day for the young generations!

Post on Facebook from The Archdiocese of Hartford 1/28/20 — Yesterday was the beginning of Catholic Schools Week. To get this special week off to a great start, the Catholic schools in Bristol, St. Joseph and St. Matthew Elementary Schools and St. Paul Catholic High School, participated in a morning Mass at St. Gregory the Great Church. The St. John’s Bible from the Mass on Sunday was still in the sanctuary, allowing some to view this beautiful work. Father Hector Rangel, Chaplain of St. Paul Catholic High School, was the principal celebrant and homilist. The following priests concelebrated: Monsignor Gary Simeone; Fathers John Gatzak, Ivan Ramirez, John Pahl, John Dietrich, and Edward Przygocki, MSA. Deacon Stanley Piotrowski also assisted.

 

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March for Life Pilgrimage 2020 – Read More…

January 21, 2020 – Nearly 160 St. Paul students, faculty and staff will travel to Washington D.C. in the early morning this Thursday, January 23 to attend the March for Life. For several years, St. Paul Catholic High School students have participated in the Archdiocese of Hartford’s March for Life Pilgrimage, but this year St. Paul has seen a record number of student applicants. School organizers attribute the increase in participation to the positive experiences of past participants and their enthusiasm and desire to return each year, sparking interest among their peers. In order to participate in this pilgrimage, students had to submit a written essay explaining their desire to represent St. Paul Catholic High School during the March for Life.

When they arrive in Washington D.C. students will attend a Vigil Mass at the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception where the Most Reverend Joseph Naumann, Archbishop of Kansas City, KS, and Chairman of the USCCB Committee on Pro-Life Activities will be the principal celebrant. The next morning the group will attend Mass at the hotel with Archbishop Leonard P. Blair and will hear from Dr. Monique Ruberu, Ob/Gyn. Participants will then head to the Washington Mall listening to prominent pro-life speakers before marching to the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court.

The Vigil Mass for Life at the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception (starting at 5:30pm on Thursday, January 23) and the speakers at the March for Life (starting at noon on Friday, January 24), will be available through live coverage at https://www.ewtn.com/prolife/ or through Facebook http://facebook.com/marchforlife/.

Here are a few photos from the 2019 Pilgrimage.

 

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Holy Family Passionist Retreat Center – Bible Study

Bible Study: Gospel of John

Saturdays, March 14, 2020 to May 16, 2020*
9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Sr. Maryann Cantlon, CSJ

In this 8-week course, we will explore the symbolism and spirituality of the Fourth Gospel as well as the Christology that underlies it, and we will see how this Gospel can be a source of strength and nourishment in our own lives of faith. The community to which this text was first addressed will become our friends, as will the characters John uses to bring about the gradual revelation of the identity of Jesus. The depth of this Gospel writer’s theology is stunning yet, at the same time, extremely simple. It is a text “ever ancient, ever new.” We will have a culminating lunch on May 16.

* There will be no class on April 11 and May 9.

REGISTER HEREhttps://www.holyfamilyretreat.org/calendar/bible-study-2020?rq=BIBLE%20STUDY

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Mid-Term Exam Information – CLICK HERE

MID-TERM EXAM SCHEDULE and PERMISSION SLIP!

Mid-term examinations will take place from January 14-17, 2020. School buses will make regular stops in the morning and depart from school at 12:05 p.m.

Students who make a $10 donation in homeroom on Wednesday, January 8th or Thursday, January 9th to support Catholic Relief Services will be allowed to dress down for exams.

The regular school dress code will be in effect for all students choosing not to donate.

When students are not scheduled for an exam, they must remain in the Cafeteria for the entire exam period. They may come into school late or leave early if they have only one exam, but only if they have submitted the permission slip to the Main Office NO LATER than Friday, January 10.

If a snow day occurs during any one of the exam days, the following school day will be used to cover the delayed exams, thus “bumping” remaining exams up one day.

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Our Students Spreading Good News

 

A few weeks ago, St. Paul students joined together to paint holiday-themed decorations on the windows of Apple Rehab in Avon.

Jonathan Passander ’21 planned and organized this Holiday window painting volunteer project. He along with 4 of his classmates (Michael Ferraro ’20, Juliette Watson ’20, Sammi Bray ’21 and Casey Roberge ’20) painted these decorations on the windows of the Senior Rehabilitation center dining room. The residents and employees were very happy and impressed with their paintings. The students loved the experience of painting together and bringing joy to the residents. Merry Christmas!

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