Sunday Evening News – 12/19/21

December 19, 2021 - 7:27 pm

December 19, 2021


“For unto us a Child is born,
Unto us a Son is given …”
                                                                                (Isaiah 9:6)

Peace & Greetings,

It’s here! As we enter the fourth week of Advent our focus begins to turn to Christmas and the celebration of the Christ child. God is with us – through his son, Jesus Christ! Consider stopping in the chapel this week spending a quiet moment, on your own, to be in His presence.

A reminder that Monday, December 20 through Wednesday, December 22 are full academic days. Christmas vacation begins on Thursday, December 23.

Congratulations to everyone on your creativity and excitement in decorating classroom doors on Friday morning bringing joy and a festive spirit throughout our school. Join us tomorrow morning before school in the dining hall for cookies and hot chocolate. Please maintain a safe distance. Morning Assembly will be in the gymnasium (opens at 7:00 am) this week as the band will entertain us with some holiday classics. Our annual Christmas Mass will be on Wednesday at St. Gregory the Great Church at 1:00 pm before we break for a well-deserved holiday vacation.

THANK YOU! We contributed over 600 toys to the United Way of West Central CT and raised over $1,500 for the CT Children’s Medical Center in our recent holiday drives. This does not count the numerous volunteer service hours several students performed in the community, at this time of year.

As I shared a few days ago, unfortunately it’s been well publicized that COVID variants are sweeping through the state and country again. Students are reminded to consistently practice the mitigating strategies of keeping a safe distance, sanitize and properly wear a mask while inside our building. We can be better at this and now’s the time! Finally, if you’re not feeling well, stay home until you feel better. While we’ve all had enough, these remain uncertain times … take care of each other by doing your part.

I leave you with a few smiles tonight of “literary snowmen” taken from last year’s newsletter on this weekend since it’s looking like we’re not going to have a white Christmas this year.

We look forward to welcoming everyone back on campus on Monday, January 3, 2022. Until then, wishing you and your families a healthy and Merry Christmas! May 2022 bring us renewed hope that life may return to the “good old days.”

Stay well …

St. Paul, pray for us!


Cary M. Dupont ‘72
President/Chief Administrator