Sunday Evening News 5/1/22

May 1, 2022 - 7:47 pm

May 1, 2022

“Consult not your fears … but your hopes and your dreams.
Think not about your frustrations … but about your unfulfilled potential.
 Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in … but with what it is still possible for you to do.”

                                                                                                                                                                        Saint John XXIII


Peace & Greetings:

Unbelievably, the calendar has turned to May. It can be a time of heightened anxiety balancing academic responsibilities with all the other activities at this busy time of year. As we spoke about at last Monday Morning’s Assembly, there is still much more to accomplish whether graduating in a few weeks or positioning yourself for a strong finish as returning students. Stay focused and committed to our core values (faith, character, community, excellence and service) striving to be better and concerned with what is still possible for you to do.

May is a packed month with events/activities: AP Exams, Academic Awards Night (5/11), Junior/Senior Prom (5/20), Senior Week, Athletic Awards Night (5/19), NVL/CIAC tournaments, etc. just to name a few.

The Class of 2022 will celebrate their Baccalaureate Mass on Monday, May 23, 2022 at 6:30 pm at St. Gregory the Great Church. We look forward to welcoming Archbishop Leonard P. Blair, S.T.D. as the principal celebrant. The 53rd Commencement Exercises will be held the following night, Tuesday, May 24, 2022 at 6:30 pm at the Cathedral of St. Joseph, Hartford.

The Class of 2022 received acceptances from the following universities and colleges:

Adelphi University, Alfred University (Liberal Arts & Sciences), Allegheny College, American International College, Appalachian State University, Assumption University, Barry University, Bentley University, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, Boston College, Bryant University, Catholic University of America, Central Connecticut State University, Champlain College, Citadel Military College of South Carolina, Clark University, Clarkson University, Colby-Sawyer College, Connecticut College, University of Connecticut, University of Connecticut (Greater Hartford Campus), University of Connecticut (Waterbury Campus), Dean College, University of Delaware, Drexel University, East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania, Eastern Connecticut State University, Eckerd College, Elmira College, Elms College (College of our Lady of the Elms), Emerson College, Emmanuel College, Endicott College, Fairfield University, Fisher College, Florida Southern College, University of Florida, Fordham University, Franklin and Marshall College, Furman University, Gannon University, University of Hartford, Hartwick College, Hawaii Pacific University, High Point University, Hofstra University, Husson University, Iona College, Johnson & Wales University-Providence, Lafayette College, Liberty University, Lipscomb University, University of Maine, Marist College, Marywood University, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, University of Massachusetts-Boston, Merrimack College, Middlebury College, Monmouth University, Mount Saint Mary College, University of New England, University of New Hampshire-Main Campus, University of New Haven, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Nichols College, University of North Carolina Wilmington, Northeastern University, Pace University New York City Campus, Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Main Campus, University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus, Providence College, Quinnipiac University, Randolph-Macon College, Regis College, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Rhode Island College, University of Rhode Island, Rochester Institute of Technology, Roger Williams University, Rollins College, Russell Sage College, Rutgers University-Camden, Rutgers University-New Brunswick, Sacred Heart University, Saint Anselm College, University of Saint Joseph, Saint Michael’s College, Salem State University, Salisbury University, Salve Regina University, University of Scranton, Seton Hall University, Siena College, Simmons University, Skidmore College, University of South Carolina-Columbia, Southern Connecticut State University, Springfield College, St. John’s University-New York, St. Lawrence University, Stetson University, Stevens Institute of Technology, Stonehill College, Suffolk University, Syracuse University, The University of Tampa, The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga, Texas A&M University-Commerce, Thomas Jefferson University, Union College, University of Vermont, Wentworth Institute of Technology, Western Connecticut State University, Western New England University, Wheaton College – Massachusetts, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester State University, Xavier University.

A reminder to seniors to notify the guidance office by this Tuesday, May 3rd of your college decision, if you haven’t already.

CONGRATULATIONS to the following students who were recently inducted into the Saint John XXIII Chapter of the National Honor Society: Abigail Ambos, Jonathan Blatchley, Madison Bloom, Adria Brahaj, Julia Clough, Jordan Conroy, Lucas Courtemanche, Oliva Dahn, Arianna Estrella, Ainsley Fabrizio, Daniella Gerst, Mia Gonzalez, Anna Guzda, Charlotte Jennings, Jack Jortner, Sydney Kallaugher, Rebecca Kelly, Jocelyn Kennedy, Anna Kronen, Julia Lawson, Rachel Leone, Allison Mangiagli, Kate Marchak, Mia Mastrogiovanni, Kieran McDowell, Lukas Nadolski, Gabriela Quirk, Angela Ragaini, Neesha Ramchandani, Mallory Sefcik, Samantha Sein, Allison Smoloski, Ainsley Toland, Madison Tornberg and Brianna Wood.

Next year’s NHS officers will be: president, Gabriel Duffany; vice president, Calista Oria; secretary, Madison Tornberg; and treasurer, Marcus Concepcion.

On May 26, 2022, students/teachers from St. Joseph School and St. Matthew School (grades 5-8) will join St. Paul students for Ascension Thursday Mass at 11:00 am on McPhee Field followed by a cookout and field day. We look forward to welcoming our guests.

The last instructional day for the 2021-2022 school year will be Thursday, June 9, 2022. Final exams, with a noon dismissal, will be June 10th, 13th, 14th and 15th.

Let’s make good choices, take care of yourself and respect/support each other as we strive to achieve what is still possible this month, both individually and collectively as a school community!

In the Spirit of St. Paul,


Cary M. Dupont ‘72

President/Chief Administrator