Sunday Evening News 5/23/21
May 23, 2021
SUNDAY EVENING NEWS
“Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you.
Peace & Greetings,
Trust you and your family are well. A milestone week ahead. Our seniors last instructional day is this Thursday. It doesn’t seem possible that it’s been four years since they arrived on our campus to begin their high school journey. While there have been a few unforeseen hurdles (that’s putting it mildly) along the way, they have persevered leaving their mark in the classroom and beyond and are quickly approaching their celebratory graduation day. We are grateful for the gifts they have given us and pray that God sends them into the next chapter of their lives with His love and peace.
This is Pentecost Sunday, the birthday of the Church when the Holy Spirit descended on the apostles, causing them to speak in tongues. So, let us pray,
Come Holy Spirit,
fill the hearts of your faithful and kindle in them
the fire of your love.
Send forth your Spirit and they shall be created.
And you shall renew the face of the earth.
O, God who by the light of the Holy Spirit,
did instruct the hearts of the faithful,
grant that by the same Holy Spirit
we may be truly wise and ever enjoy His consolations,
through Christ Our Lord, Amen.
Week of May 24 – 28, 2021
Monday (Day 1), Tuesday (Day 2), Wednesday (Day 3), Thursday (Day 1) & Friday (Day 2)
NO SCHOOL next Monday, May 31 – Memorial Day holiday.
SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION
Fr. Glen will be available to hear confessions on Monday afternoon at 1:15 pm in the Chapel.
This week Mass will be held on Wednesday, May 26 at 7:15 am in the Rev. O’Brien Chapel. This will be the last midweek Mass of the school year. As always, any students and faculty are welcome to attend.
DIVINE MERCY CHAPLET
The Divine Mercy Chaplet will be prayed on Friday at 7:30 am in the Chapel.
ACADEMIC AWARDS DAY
CONGRATULATIONS to all our 2020-2021 award recipients. A complete listing of our academic awards will be posted on our website later this week.
CLASS OF 2021 – TOP 10 SENIOR SCHOLARS
CONGRATUALTIONS: Romi Bagdasarian, Alecia Barbieri, Lana Marie David, Madelyn Hooks, Colin Ivers, Jonathan Passander, Andrew Pauloz, Sophia Gerst, and Emma Schatz (Missing from photo: Yujuong “Martina” Juong)
VALEDICTORIAN & SALUTATORIAN – CLASS OF 2021
Valedictorian – Emma Schatz
Salutatorian – Sophia Gerst
Tuesday, 25 Senior Recital in Auditorium, 7:00 pm *
Thursday, 27 Class of 2021 Last Instructional Day
Thursday, 27 SRO Performing Arts Premiere, 7:00 pm
Seniors are reminded that all make up work must be completed by this Friday, May 28 at 2:00 pm. Please check with your teachers and make arrangements to complete missed assignment by then.
Tuesday, 1 Athletic Awards Night (by invitation) in Auditorium, 7:30 pm *
Wednesday, 2 Senior Class Picnic, High Meadows, Granby
Thursday, 3 Graduation Rehearsal, 10:00 am – 12:30 pm & Senior Class Night, 7:00 pm
Sunday, 6 Class of 2021 – Baccalaureate Mass, St. Gregory the Great Church, 4:00 pm *
Monday, 7 Graduation Rehearsal, 8:30 – 11:30 am
Tuesday, 8 52nd Commencement Exercises, Cathedral of St. Joseph, Hartford, 6:00 pm *
Friday, 11 Last Day of School – Noon Dismissal
*indicates will be live streamed
The Freshmen, Sophomore and Junior Class picnic/field day will be held on Wednesday, June 9 (Rain date: Thursday, June 10) from Noon – 2:00 pm.
BROADWAY SRO (Standing Room Only)
is Thursday, May 27 at 7:00 pm St. Paul Performing Arts will be presenting BROADWAY, Standing Room Only, an original musical theatre revue, which will be featuring twenty outstanding performers and an assortment of Broadway’s most memorable moments, past and present. This special premiere is for performers and family members only, taking place in our auditorium.
If you enjoy the bright lights and shining stars of the Broadway stage then you’re going to love this special tribute which will be streaming this holiday weekend on YouTube, Friday May 28 – Monday, May 31. With shows like Les Misérables, The Sound of Music, Fiddler on the Roof, Beautiful, The Wizard of Oz, Wicked and Dear Evan Hansen you’ll be entertained with an amazing cast that will bring Broadway right into your homes. The YouTube information will be available to all St. Paul families later this week.
2021-2022 ACADEMIC YEAR
As announced last week, it is the intention of the Archdiocese of Harford, Office of Education, Evangelization & Catechesis (OEEC) as well as St. Paul Catholic High School that all students will be returning to in-person learning next fall.
For summer vacation planning purposes:
Thursday, September 2: First Day of School for Class of 2025 & Transfer Students
Friday, September 3: All Students
The 2021-2022 School Calendar will be distributed in a separate email tomorrow.
UPDATE FROM MR. DENNEHY, DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS
Two Amity Golfers, Olivia Dahn and Samantha Millerick
Wow! The Falcon Golf Program recorded yet another Hole-In-One this past week when freshman Olivia Dahn scored the ace on the 7th hole at Westwoods Golf Course, Farmington during their match vs. Amity on Friday. Congratulations Olivia!
Congratulations to the Girls’ Golf team who won the first annual Trinity Cup defeating East Catholic and Northwest Catholic at Wampanoag CC on May 18. Heading into the post-season the team sits as the #4 seed in the State Division 2 standings. Good luck the rest of the way ladies.
The Boys Golf team is currently the #4 seed in the State Division 4 standings as they look to maintain possession of the City Championship trophy on Monday at Chippanee CC vs Bristol Central and Eastern High Schools. Go Falcons!
Congratulations to the Track & Field team who wrapped up their regular season this past week. Yesterday they competed in the NVL Championship at Torrington HS and put forth a great effort. Some individual standouts included: Allison Barton and Mackayla Baxter taking 3rd and 4th place respectfully in the 100 Hurdles, Owen Wood took 3rd in the Pole Vault, Tyler Tuner was 3rd in the Long Jump and 10th in the 200, and Alek Rencurrel was 11th in the 800 and 12th in the 3200. Those student athletes from the team who have qualified for the Class S State Tournament will complete at Willow Brook Park in New Britain on June 3 – Go Falcons!
The varsity and JV Softball team wraps up their regular season at Farmington on Thursday. Good luck!
The Girls’ Tennis team wrapped up their season this past Monday with a win over Wilby. Next up is the individual NVL tournament, representing St. Paul on Monday at Woodland will be Charlotte Jennings and Romi Bagdasarian on the singles side and the doubles teams of Lila Alderete/Caslita Oria and Renee Singleton/Jayla Johnson. Good luck!
The Baseball team finished the regular season 18-1 and is the #1 seed in the Class S state standings. The team lost yesterday to Watertown in the NVL ¼ final round and now looks to prepare for the state tournament starting on June 3. Congratulations on a great regular season and good luck in the post season.
Congratulations to the Boys’ Lacrosse team who had a big win over Northwest Catholic at home on Saturday and currently sits as the #4 seed in the Class S state standings. The boys have a competitive week ahead hosting Haddam-Killingworth on Monday at 4:00, North Haven on Tuesday at 5:30 for their senior day, and Watertown on Thursday night (official time – TBA) for the league championship. This promises to be another thrilling game. Go Falcons!
Congratulations to the Girls Lacrosse team who also had a big win over Northwest Catholic at home on Saturday. The girls finish up their regular on the road at Wolcott on Wednesday. The girls played two outstanding games this season with Watertown who they will face in the WCLC championship on Thursday, each game decided by one goal. As a result of a current 1st place tie with Watertown, the home site location for the league championship is still undecided. Wherever this showdown takes place don’t miss this game, Go Falcons!
SENIOR NIGHT GAME
- Boys Lacrosse – Tuesday, May 25 vs. North Haven at 5:30 pm
NVL LEAGUE AWARDS
Congratulations to the following student athletes for earning league honors (not all league honors have been announced).
All NVL League Selections: Casey Cerruto, Ryan Daniels, Owen Davis (Owen was also named the Outstanding Senior in the league.) and Mario Izzo.
All Iron Division League Selection: Jamie Leggett
All Iron Division League Selection: Gillian Smith
NEW WEBSITE LAUNCHED
St. Paul Catholic High School is excited to announce our new website! Still the same web address www.spchs.com but a whole new look! Many, many thanks to current parent Matt Walker and Walk Design for designing and producing this website! Take a peek around and enjoy our latest news, upcoming events, a new athletic home page, photo galleries and more. Stay tuned for other upgrades and easier navigation to parent and student links too!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY (May 24 – May 31)
Happy Birthday to: Ava Boucino, Madison Cerreta, Joseph D’Orso, Carter Dossias, Nathaly Garcia, Anna Guzda, Ryan Kilpatrick, Devin Kulas, Victoria Lally, Dylan Langlois, Mia Mastrogiovanni, Joseph Patrucco, Jack Soudier and Chongxiang “Storr” Zhao.
A shout out to Mr. Junko, the chorus and band who held their spring concerts last week in the gymnasium. They were outstanding! This Tuesday, May 25 at 7:00 pm in the auditorium will be the Senior Recital. Looking forward to this special production. The event will be live streamed.
Keep it up … stay vigilant, don’t let our guard down … let’s stay in school.
It takes all of us, all of the time!
MASK UP – WASH HANDS – KEEP YOUR DISTANCE
Make it a great week … take care of yourself and each other! Enjoy your Memorial Day weekend!
St. Paul, pray for us!
Cary M. Dupont ‘72