Faith Feature
 

Ordinary Time, Extraordinary Graces

On Monday, January 9, the Church closed the Christmas Season with the Solemnity of the Baptism of the Lord. This feast is celebrated in relationship to the Epiphany, during which the Church prays a beautiful antiphon which expresses the spousal love of Christ who came to redeem us and bring us into union with him: "Today the Bridegroom claims his bride, the Church, since Christ has washed her sins away in Jordan's waters; the Magi hasten with their gifts to the royal wedding; and the wedding guests rejoice, for Christ has changed water into wine, alleluia. "These references to Christ's baptism, the visit of the "Three Kings," and the miracle at the wedding feast of Cana remind us that God became man so that man could come into union with God.

As we enter the First Week of Ordinary time, we are called to live more fully each day the graces we have received, including and especially the grace of our Baptism, which first made us members of God's Family and Christ's Body, the Church. We are called to be the star of Bethlehem leading all peoples to the Lord, and to be ourselves the Wise Men or Kings, offering the gold of our entire being, the incense of our prayers, and the myrrh of our self-sacrifice to the King of kings.
Let us begin!


Conversion of St. Paul
January 25, 2017

We will celebrate the Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul on Wednesday, January 25 with our founding principal, Rev. Edmund O'Brien as the principle celebrant for Mass that morning at St. Gregory the Great Church, 10:30 a.m. All are welcome to join us!

The day will be a celebration of the Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul
as well as a celebration of the founders, alumni, current students, faculty, and staff of  St. Paul Catholic High School.  

To honor this special day we will hold a ONE-DAY GIVING EVENT.
Gifts made to St. Paul on January 25 will go to support
the  Rev. Edmund O'Brien Scholarship Fund
providing the opportunity for deserving students to attend St. Paul.
 
This event will be held  ONLINE through Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Please make sure to follow us,
if you don't already, so you are kept up-to-date.

We ask you to consider making a gift, sharing with family, with alumni, and  with friends of St. Paul.

Gifts of all sizes add up to make a big difference.
Gifts in any denomination - $10, $25, $50, $100+
are greatly appreciated.

For more information please contact the Advancement Office at 860.584.0911.


St. Paul Junior Parents

Juniors who would like to sign up
for the SAT Prep Class starting 1/28
should have their registration form
in to Miss Bowman by the end of the day 1/13!


St. Paul January Placement Exam

Our next Placement Exam will be held
January 21, 2017
at 8:00 a.m.
for all prospective 9th and 10th graders.

 
There will also be a Financial Assistance Information Session in the St. Paul Catholic High School library that same morning. While students take the placement exam, parents and guardians are invited to learn about the financial assistance process and other general information.
The session begins at 7:45 a.m. and lasts about an hour.

Share with those you know!

Contact our Admissions Office for more information or to register visit
http://spchs.com/placement-exam-registration/


St. Paul Athletics Update

Congratulations to St. Paul's Dominic Aiello on his selection to the Class S, All-State football team. The 2016 Connecticut All-State Football teams are selected by the Connecticut High School Coaches Association.
The CHSCA will announce a player of the year
and coach of the year during its annual
All-State banquet at Aqua Turf Club in Southington
on Sunday, January 15, 2017.

St. Paul baseball's Andrew Owsianko commits to play
at Western New England University -  Congratulations!
"St. Paul has played a huge role in the baseball player I became today. The coaches are always encouraging and pushing us to be our best. My teammates always have my back and helped me become the best I can be," said Owsianko
Read Bristol Press full article here 

Congratulations to Janessa Gonzalez, St. Paul girl's basketball player, she was named Bristol Press' Athlete of the Week on December 26, 2016 and just this week was voted by her peers and St. Paul family to be CPTVs Athlete of the week. Keep an eye out because the full interview will be broadcast on CPTV.org some time this week.
Make sure to follow us on Twitter and Facebook (see below).

 
 St. Paul girls basketball player Janessa Gonzalez
being interviewed for CPTV student athlete of the week.

The 2016 St. Paul baseball team, Class S state champions, received their rings and raised the banner during a special ceremony at halftime of the Falcons' boys basketball game played last Tuesday night.

 

A full listing of St. Paul Sport Schedule for all teams is available on our website - click here!  
 
 

The 10th Annual

Thursday, June 22, 2017
at Chippanee Country Club in Bristol.

The alumni golf tournament committee is now forming.
Current parents, alumni, and friends of St. Paul are all welcome to join!
Please contact Shelley Mendoza at smendoza@spchs.com for more information.

Mark Your Calendars!

Mary Poppins is coming to St. Paul!!!
April 7, 8 and 9! Tickets will go on sale in March!



This Week in St. Paul History
 
While celebrating our 50th Anniversary, we have recently shared
some memorable moments in St. Paul History.
 
Check back each week on our website for a new memorable moment!
 
 

Host Families Needed
 
St. Paul Catholic High School has several international students from China who are looking for host families for the upcoming school year.

This is a wonderful opportunity for your family to learn about another culture, share your home with a dedicated student who wants to learn
about the United States, and experience the once-in-a-lifetime
gift that comes from hosting a child.

Interested St. Paul families are asked to contact
the following agency for more information:
 
Boston Global Education, Inc: 
860-521-0700
508-320-0703

Enjoy A Fun Night Out!



Calling All St. Paul Alumni

 Visit our Alumni Page on our website to keep up-to-date on
all the happenings here at St. Paul!

If you have news you would like to share
Recently married?
New baby?
Service?
Travel?
Reunions?
Other Fun News and Photos?
email advancement@spchs.com and we will update our alumni files and possibly share in upcoming school materials!

Share with your fellow classmates too! This in particular is such an exciting year as we celebrate our 50th Year and we want to celebrate you too!

News about the Catholic Transcript
 
Beginning late January 2017, the Catholic Transcript newspaper will be transformed into a full color magazine, which will be sent for free to more than 192,000 Catholic households in Hartford, New Haven and Litchfield counties. The new publication will dynamically advance the tradition of a beloved, respected, award-winning newspaper with roots dating back to 1829.



 

Anyone can stock up on their gift card needs and support the St. Paul SCRIP program. Parents/Grandparents, when you support the SCRIP program you can earn discounts on your student tuition just by purchasing these gift cards.

HOW IT WORKS:

Once you earn $250 in gift card rebates for St. Paul's, you then earn credit towards your family SCRIP rebate that can be applied to tuition. (Rebates are calculated by the discount percentage per merchant - i.e. Stop & Shop @ 4% x $100 purchased = $4.00 earned). *

Purchase gift cards for gifts or for your everyday shopping. Retailers provide % rebates back to the school. Once you earn $250 in gift card rebates for St. Paul, YOU then earn credit towards your family SCRIP rebate that can be applied to tuition. (Rebates are calculated by the discount percentage per merchant - i.e. Stop & Shop @ 4% x $100 purchased = $4.00 earned).*

THREE WAYS TO ORDER:

1) View the list of SCRIP retailers SPCHS carries in-house by downloading this order form . If you are interested in ordering, drop off the completed order form in the main office.

2) If you would like to shop online through the SCRIP programs website you can do that too (many more retailers to choose from)! Click here to get started and order online, once there click on Join Your Existing Program and enroll with  St. Paul Enrollment Code: DCACE4AC14275. All SCRIP orders placed by the above options will be filled on Wednesday's and sent home with your student!

3) Order online and print from your home printer OR use for online purchases. This is called SCRIPNow. Use the same St. Paul Enrollment Code: DCACE4AC14275 and use immediately! No orders sent home with students.  
If you have any questions regarding SCRIP, please email scrip@spchs.com or call the Advancement Office at 860.584.0911 x21.

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