Sunday Evening News 5/9/21
May 9, 2021
SUNDAY EVENING NEWS
Rear Entrance – Marian Garden
Peace & Greetings,
A Mother’s Day Prayer
Lord we pray for all Mothers
beautiful and wonderful they fill the earth
gracious in Your call they carry life
in a bond of love, they bring forth a child.
We ask you to bless all Mothers today
may they feel the joys of motherhood everyday
in all their struggles giving us a livelihood
may Your love and compassion be with them for good
May every Mother feel today
the pride and beauty of a family they bear
through all pain and sorrow Lord deliver them
in Your strength and grace may they always stay. Amen
Mothers, Grandmothers, Godmothers, Aunts, and other significant women show us how to live lives of love by giving us their love. Love is something that is passed down from generation to generation. The love we experience is an open circle, not a closed one. Jesus teaches us how love moves and grows and shows that the circle of Christian love is directed inward and outward and embraces all people. This Mother’s Day we are inspired to live out Jesus’ command, “Love one another.”
Happy Mother’s Day!
REFLECTION & EVENING PRAYER
“As the Father loves me, so I also love you. Remain in my love. If you keep my commandments, you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and remain in his love.
I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and your joy may be complete. This is my commandment: love one another as I love you. No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” (Jn 15:9-13)
Jesus asks that our love be authentic and strong – and if we so do the promise he gives us is an abundance of joy. We love rightly because we have encountered the author of love: God, our Father.
Today, we also celebrate Mother’s Day – a special time to honor and thank our strong, brave, and amazing Mother’s. Moms are awesome.
Happy Mother’s Day!
Fr. Glen, Chaplain
Week of May 10 – 14, 2021
Monday (Day 3), Tuesday (Day 1), Wednesday (Day 2), Thursday (Day 3) & Friday (Day 1)
MAY COMING ATTRACTIONS
Monday, May 10: Archdiocesan Summa Scholars Ceremony in Auditorium, 1:30 pm
Saturday, May 15: Senior/Junior Prom at St. Clements Castle & Marina, Portland, 6:30 – 10:30 pm
Tuesday, May 18: Chorus Spring Concert in Gymnasium, 7:00 pm
Wednesday, May 19: Band Spring Concert in Gymnasium, 7:00 pm
Thursday, May 20: Academic Awards Day, Evening Program in Auditorium, 7:00 pm
Tuesday, May 25: Senior Recital in Auditorium, 7:00 pm
Thursday, May 27: SRO Performing Arts Premiere, 7:00 pm
Thursday, May 27: Class of 2021 Last Instructional Day
Monday, May 31: Memorial Day
SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION
Fr. Glen will be available to hear confessions on Monday afternoon at 1:15 pm in the Chapel.
This week we will celebrate a school-wide Mass on the Feast of the Ascension, Thursday, May 13 to be held outside on McPhee Field at 1:15 pm. Ascension Thursday marks the 40th day after Jesus Christ’s resurrection on Easter Sunday commemorating the bodily ascension of Jesus into heaven. The Mass will be live streamed. No senior early dismissal. There will not be a Wednesday morning Mass this week.
DIVINE MERCY CHAPLET
The Divine Mercy Chaplet will be prayed on Friday at 7:30 am in the Chapel.
AP EXAMS (MAY 10 – 14)
AP Spanish Language & Culture – Tuesday May 11, 8:00 am, Language Lab
AP Latin – Tuesday, May 11, 12:00 noon, Language Lab
AP Psychology – Tuesday May 11, 12:00 noon, Gymnasium
AP English Language & Composition – Wednesday May 12, 8:00 am, Gymnasium
AP Biology – Friday May 14, 8:00 am, Language Lab
- Students may wear appropriate casual dress for exams.
- Students are not exempt from classes on exam day (before or after) without parent permission.
- Come prepared with #2 pencils, a pen with black or dark blue ink, and a charged calculator (if required for your test)
- Afternoon exams – you cannot leave the test room before the test is complete even if you are done with your exam. Please arrange for transportation and let coaches know you will be late to practice.
- Please arrive to your testing location 30 minutes prior to your exam start – 7:30 am for morning exams and 11:30 am for afternoon exams (if you have 3rd lunch that day you may attend 2nd lunch).
- Review the AP terms and conditions – https://apstudents.collegeboard.org/ap-2020-2021/about-2021-ap-exams/terms-conditions
- Students should contact Mrs. Glynn, firstname.lastname@example.org, with any questions.
PENNY WARS DRESS DOWN DAY
The Senior and Sophomore Class won this year’s Kids Kicking Cancer Penny Wars and will be allowed to wear appropriate casual dress tomorrow, Monday, May 10.
CLASS OF 2021 ASSEMBLY
Seniors will have a class assembly on Wednesday, May 12 during A Period to finalize end of year activities. You will be called down to the auditorium at 7:50 am. The meeting with be live streamed for remote learners. A Zoom link will be sent later this week.
UNITED WAY YOUTH BOARD – SUMMER FUN FUNDRAISER, DEADLINE MAY 12
The St. Paul United Way Youth Board will be collecting until Wednesday, May 12 in the blue box outside the main office: sunscreen, aloe vera gel, insect repellent, sunglasses, hats, face masks, water toys, sidewalk chalk, kickballs, and any items you feel would contribute to the fun and safety of the children in our community for the summertime. The United Way of West Central CT will distribute the donations to agencies that serve children in need in our community. Thank you!
CLASS OF 2022 – COLLEGE ESSAY WORKSHOP
St. Paul will be offering our annual Writing the College Essay Workshop for rising Seniors taught by Mrs. Strycharz. The course will teach students how to respond to common college essay questions and will focus on developing student’s ideas into an effective piece of writing. Students will read and analyze sample college essays to discuss the positive and negative aspects of the sample writings. Students will receive one-on-one instructional time in order to edit and revise their college essay.
Students can select either the week of June 21 – 25 (SOLD OUT) or June 28 – July 2 (17 spots left). Classes runs from 9:00 am to noon. Cost is $75.00. Online registration (first-come, first serve) is now available on our website https://spchs.com/summerprograms/.
We will be offering a third week option, if sufficient interest is shown, from Tuesday, July 6 to Friday, July 9 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.
TUNXIS HIGH SCHOOL PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM
Applications for the Tunxis High School Partnership Program are now open. Any rising senior or junior is eligible to take a course at Tunxis Community College, Farmington in the Fall 2021 at no cost. Applications are due by June 1, 2021. https://files.constantcontact.com/b715260d001/eeba0326-d2bb-435d-80a7-1837cc9357f5.pdf.
Please see your School Counselor with any questions.
SENIOR NIGHT GAMES ANNOUNCED
- Baseball – Wednesday, May 12 at 4:00 pm vs. Torrington
- Softball – Tuesday, May 18 at 4:00 pm vs Watertown
- Boys Lacrosse – Monday, May 24 at 6:00 pm vs. Holy CrossOther spring sport team’s senior nights TBA.
A reminder that all fans whether on campus or off are required to wear a mask and follow all standard social distancing guidelines in an effort to allow us to continue to provide a safe environment for all of our student athletes, coaches and guests.
FALCONS FOREVER GALA 2020 … finally
What a great FUNraising event! More on this in the Final Word but thank you to everyone who participated on behalf of St. Paul.
Raffle winners announced, congratulations:
Blum Family – Firepit & Smores Basket
Wood Family – Apple Airpods
Schigas Family – Tailgating Basket
Perugini Family – Lottery Bouquet
The Graduation Heist Winner is: the Richardson Family
HAPPY BIRTHDAY (May 10 – May 16)
Happy Birthday to: Victoria Chandler, Nicholas Couillard, Emma D’Addabbo, Olivia Dahn, Olivia Hergott, Cody Jones, Abigail MacAllister, Sean Rozmajzl, Zachary Oakes, Stephanie Wills, Mr. Duffany and Senora LeBron-Rojas.
Special thanks to our Advancement Office: Shelley Mendoza, Melissa Lindquist, Chelsea Mone ’10, our Gala Volunteer Committee and all our amazing students involved in last week’s Forever Falcons Gala 2020 … finally. Friday night’s virtual program showcased some of the best talent St. Paul has to offer. I’m very grateful to our sponsors, program advertisers, goods and services donors and auction donors for your generosity on behalf of St. Paul. Proceeds from this event contribute to our tuition assistance program helping to make a Catholic education at St. Paul accessible to all. THANK YOU!
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!
St. Paul, pray for us!
Cary M. Dupont ‘72