Sunday Evening News – 11/21/21

November 21, 2021 - 7:54 pm

November 21, 2021


Feast of Christ the King

God of all blessings,
source of all life,
giver of all grace:

We thank you for the gift of life:
for the breath
that sustains life,
for the food of this earth
that nurtures life,
for the love of family and friends
without which there would be no life …

For these, and all blessings,
we give you thanks, eternal, loving God,
through Jesus Christ we pray. Amen.

                                                                                                  Vienna Cobb Anderson


Peace & Greetings:

Time is waiting for no one this fall! Unbelievably, we have arrived at our Thanksgiving holiday week … a time to reflect and be grateful for our God given blessings!

This week at St. Paul we will celebrate our Thanksgiving Candlelight Luncheon on Tuesday, November 23rd during all lunch waves. Stella will prepare a special holiday turkey meal with all the fixings for $5.00. Our celebration will continue with our annual Thanksgiving Mass on Wednesday, November 24th at 11:00 am at St. Gregory the Great Church. This is a great opportunity to come together and give thanks to God for the gift of our school community before Thanksgiving recess begins at noon. Classes resume on Monday, November 29th.

Our fall athletic season concludes with our annual Thanksgiving Eve football game played this year at Oxford High School at 6:00 pm.

Congratulations to Mr. Mazzarella, Mr. Simpson and the cast and crew of “Alice in Wonderland” who marked the return of our performing arts program back on stage, after two years, this past weekend to three COVID sensitive sold out shows. They also performed last week to students from four Catholic elementary schools and will conclude tomorrow live in front of three more schools.

Shout out to the cast: Lila Alderete, Makayla Bloom, Lucas Courtmanche, Joseph DiBiaso, Madison Howe, Bryndle Kroll, Davis Kroll, Daniel Kozmon, Madeline Kurnik, Sami Millerick, Julia Lawson, Sarah Lindquist, Erica Morelli, Mackenzie Murphy, Abigail Patterson, Bella Peterson, Kendall Raymond, Zoe Reid, James Rinaldi, Christian Roach, Robert Roach, Sarah Rose, Sydney Sirica, Riley Skarupa, Emma Thornton, Kirsten Ward, Riley Wagner, Brianna Wood, Adam Zwolinski and to the stage crew: Abigail Ambos, Zachary Cudjoe, Madalyn McAuliffe (stage manager), Rhianna Rosale and Amani Soulds.

Thanks to those faculty/staff, students and family/community members who came out to support the return to a live St. Paul theatre production. It was a much-needed weekend!

I’d also like to acknowledge Ms. Mone, Director of Admissions, faculty/staff members, Blue Key Club student ambassadors and parent ambassadors for their efforts and participation with our Open Houses this fall. We held our third successful Open House tours yesterday morning for another good showing of prospective students and their families. A reminder that our next Placement Exam is scheduled for Saturday, December 11th at 8:00 am. Help us get the word out!

A reminder that the Department of Athletics will be sponsoring a special workshop, “The Art of Leadership, Teambuilding & Wellness” offered for junior and senior student athletes on Wednesday, December 1st from 2:30 – 4:30 pm. Interested students must register by this Wednesday, November 24th at St. Paul alum, Dr. Michael Schultz ’72, will facilitate the workshop. Additional professional wellness workshops will be scheduled/announced soon through the School Counseling Department.

Pies ordered through the Junior Class fundraiser must be picked up by students this Tuesday, November 23rd between 1:30 and 3:00 pm in the alumni lounge (i.e. the room off the dining hall). The pies come frozen and cannot be stored at school. If parents/guardians want to pick up the pies, they can come to the main entrance of the school between 1:30 and 2:12 pm, and the pies will be brought to them, or they can come after school to the back entrance of the school. Thank you for supporting the fundraiser and picking up your pies promptly.

As always, lots going on inside and outside the classrooms!

I pause this Thanksgiving to reflect upon and thank our faculty, staff and coaches for their commitment to our students. I am truly grateful for their impact on our school community. And I’m so thankful to our students and families who share their gifts with us every day. With God’s grace, you make our work possible. Thank you all for calling St. Paul home!

Wishing you a Blessed and Happy Thanksgiving!

In the Spirit of St. Paul,

Cary M. Dupont ‘72
President/Chief Administrator