Sunday Evening News – 1/23/22
January 23, 2022
SUNDAY EVENING NEWS
“For just as the body is one and has many members, and all of the members of the body, though many,
are one body, so it is with Christ … Now you are the body of Christ and individually members of it.”
1 Corinthians 12:12-27
Peace & Greetings,
Since “Christ is the reason for our school” the reading at Mass this weekend from St. Paul’s letter to the Corinthians is timely. It’s a reminder that all of us, though many, are one body … one school community. No member is any less a part of the body than another member. And as the reading states, “God has so composed the body … that there may be no division in the body, but that the members may have the same care for one another.” #comingtogetherstrongerthanever
A reminder that tomorrow, Monday, January 24 is G & H midterm exams with a noon dismissal. Buses will be available. As a college preparatory school, we’ve been very impressed as our students prepared/resumed taking comprehensive exams for the first time in two years. Students who missed an exam due to COVID protocols or other reasons, should contact Mr. Cooper, email@example.com, to arrange a convenient time to make-up their exam.
Second semester begins on Tuesday, January 25. It will be Day 1. Students should report to A period at 7:45 am where they will receive their second semester class schedules. Mr. Cooper will email tomorrow homeroom assignments for the second semester although the only changes will be for semester courses.
Also, this coming Tuesday, the Archdiocesan Office of Radio & TV (ORTV) will be here to interview a few St. Paul Mission Club students regarding the stuffed animal drive for Connecticut Children’s Medical Center (CCMC) and our monthly Meals for Neighbors program. A reminder to bring in a new stuffed animal before Friday, January 28.
Our next Open House for prospective students is scheduled for this Saturday, January 29 with individual family tours beginning at 10:00 am. Please encourage your family and friends to consider attending St. Paul next fall. Class of 2026 registrations for accepted students begin February 2-4.
Celebrate Catholic Schools Week begins on Sunday, January 30 through Saturday, February 5. Many special activities are being planned including Faculty/Staff Appreciation Day on Wednesday, February 3 and Student Appreciation Day on Friday, February 4. Our annual Winter Carnival will be held on the weekend of February 4-5. More details to follow.
We welcome Mrs. Nancy Priemer to our school counseling department. Mrs. Priemer replaces Mrs. Glynn who recently left St. Paul for a student counseling position at UCONN. Mrs. Priemer received her Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education and Master of Science degree in School Counseling at CCSU. She holds her Connecticut Teacher’s Certification in School Counseling, Physical Education and Health Education. She has nine years of school counseling experience at South Windsor High School and Torrington Middle School.
March for Life 2022
Due to COVID concerns, St. Paul did not travel to this year’s annual March for Life pilgrimage to Washington, D.C. Instead, our Respect Life Club sponsored two live stream viewings: the Opening Prayer Vigil for Life Mass from The Basilica on Thursday evening and the Mall Rally and March for Life on Friday afternoon. Not here in person … here in prayer! I want to acknowledge Sr. Mary Mercy, members of the Respect for Life Club and numerous student participants for their involvement and prayers on behalf of respecting life at all stages.
I leave you with a few photos (more to come) of artistic brilliance on display in our school lobby. Just a few months ago students in the 3D Design art class began making life-size sculptures of themselves using clear packing tape as a casting material. Students cast themselves (with help from other students) in sections and used scissors to carefully remove each cast. Seams were taped up and the body section casts were taped together.
Ironically, the second semester begins on Tuesday, the Feast Day of the Conversion of St. Paul. Our patron saint serves as a great model for all of us in our lives. “It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me.”
Stay well …
St. Paul, pray for us!
Cary M. Dupont ‘72