St. Paul Catholic High School provides a safe and nurturing faith-based environment in which students are encouraged to reach their full potential.
All Souls Remembrance Mass
November 2nd; 8:00am in St. Paul’s Auditorium – Our friends and family of St. Paul are invited to join us for this Remembrance Mass. If you are interested in attending or would like to leave a name and prayer for a loved one who has passed, Please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Senior Class Retreat 2021
The entire senior class traveled to Holy Family Passionist Retreat Center for their Senior Retreat. Picking up on the theme of #comingtogetherstrongerthanever, speakers Sam and Kristin Todzia from Red Barn Ministries spoke to the students about the importance of their relationship with Christ and their relationship with one another. The students reflected on the definition of love (willing the good of the other) and even discussed the virtues that they look for in a future spouse. Fr. Glen Dmytryszyn celebrated Mass for the students with a message from St. Pio Pietrelcina: pray, hope and don’t worry!
Due to COVID-19, the students had not been on retreat since their Sophomore year. It was good to devote a day for prayer and come together stronger than ever.
Junior Class Retreat 2021
Due to Covid-19 limitations over the past few years, the Junior Class and the Sophomore class also had their first Saint Paul Catholic High School retreat this October. The Junior boys traveled to The Shrine of Lourdes in Litchfield and Alex Soucy, Executive Director of Crossroads 4 Christ was their retreat speaker. The boys had the opportunity to go to Mass in the shrine and pray the Stations of the Cross on the beautiful grounds. The girls traveled to Our Lady of Calvary Retreat Center and Katie Purple, director of formation for the Crossroads 4 Christ was the speaker for the girls. Both groups participated in activities to help their class come together stronger than ever.
Sophomore Class Retreat 2021
The Sophomore class also had a blessed retreat. The boys traveled to Holy Family Passionist Retreat Center and the girls traveled to Our Lady of Calvary Retreat Center. Alex Wells, police officer and Saint Paul alumnus, was the speaker for the boys and Lauren Wells, client director at Carolyn’s Place in Waterbury, was the speaker for the girls. Lauren and Alex introduced the “prayer process” by Matthew Kelly as a tool to help students learn how to go deeper in their prayer lives.
Freshman Class Retreat 2021
The Freshman class had their first St. Paul Catholic High School retreat on Wednesday, October 13.
The boys traveled to Holy Family Passionist Retreat Center and the girls traveled to Our Lady of Calvary Retreat Center. Regis O’Neill, youth minister at Saint Bridget parish, was the speaker for the boys and Lauren Lagasse, the spiritual formation retreat planner for FOCUS, was the speaker for the girls.
Fr. Glen Dmytryszyn celebrated Mass for the boys and St. Paul graduate, Father Matthew Collins ’12 celebrated Mass for the girls.
Retreats are a yearly tradition and a part of the students overall formation at St. Paul Catholic High School. It is a time spent away from the classroom, devoted to prayer and growing closer to God.
Together we pray for sport teams, clubs or houses each week.
St. Paul’s Living Rosary 2021
Another amazing St. Paul Community gathering. On October 6th all students, faculty and staff entered McPhee field holding a rosary, stood around the track while praying the rosary together being led by student leaders. Thank you to the religion department for organizing this amazing event for everyone!
Celebration of the Eucharist with Fr. Matt Collins ’12
The St. Paul community was pleased to have Fr. Matthew Collins ‘12 celebrate his first Mass as priest on Consecration Day after being recently ordained in June. It was great to welcome Fr. Matt back home!
Congratulations to William Kurnik ’22 who received the St. Gianna Beretta Molla Award from Archbishop Blair on October 3rd at the annual Respect for Life Mass at St. Bridget of Sweden Parish, Cheshire. Also, receiving the award was St. Paul alum Alex Wells ‘13 and his wife Lauren.
Novena for Life – 2022
To view our All Souls Day Remembrance Mass 2020
St. Paul’s Living Rosary 2020
Introduction: Mr. Duffany
First Luminous Mystery: Baptism in the Jordan
Gospel passage: Josh Silva
Decade prayers: Greta Panke
Second Luminous Mystery: Miracle at the Wedding Feast of Cana
Gospel passage: Colin Ivers
Decade prayers: Sammi Bray
Third Luminous Mystery: Proclamation of the Kingdom
Gospel passage: Serena Hansen
Decade prayers: Maddie Farrell
Fourth Luminous Mystery: Transfiguration
Gospel passage: Ben Shea
Decade prayers: Will Barton
Fifth Luminous Mystery: Institution of the Eucharist
Gospel passage: Patrick Russo
Decade prayers: Brycen Kennedy
St. Paul Students and Fr. Hector – WJMJ Daily Mass – September 23, 2018
Prayer Services or a celebration of the Mass occur monthly for the entire school community (St. Gregory the Great Church OR our Auditorium). Mass and Eucharistic Adoration are available once a week in our chapel (Every Wednesday at 7:15am). Students also visit the chapel frequently as part of their religion class. Special occasions for prayer during Advent and Lent supplement the program. As a whole, these events encourage students to worship God “in Spirit and truth” (John 4:24). Students also have various opportunities throughout the year to participate in the worship activities of the wider Archdiocesan community.
Each student is required to attend a yearly retreat with other members of their grade. The retreats are designed to enrich their relationship with God and their classmates as “companions on the journey.” Led by speakers who guide students in delving deeper into their faith, these days of rest feature a celebration of the Mass, as well as other opportunities to grow in community and worship. Themes of St. Paul retreats range from Christian identity to service, from the call to discipleship to theology of the body.
Built on the pillars of faith, formation, and fellowship, Campus Ministry endeavors to meet the daily spiritual needs of St. Paul students. During free periods and after school, students may meet in the Campus Ministry lounge for various activities, including faith reflections, discussions of the relevant moral issues of today, and community prayer. Consistently growing, the Campus Ministry of St. Paul is driven largely by student initiatives under the guidance of the campus minister.
Each student at St. Paul is expected to understand and fulfill the Christian call to service at the school and within the wider community. Each grade has its own set of requirements monitored by the Religious Studies Department. Students are encouraged to go beyond the requirement of service in responding to God’s call to love one’s neighbor as oneself, and opportunities to do so are frequently provided by the school. These include visits to the soup kitchen, youth sports camps, an annual trip to Washington DC for the March for Life, and other diverse projects.