Faith Feature
 
Call and Conversion
Where do we begin, and where can we end, in celebrating the great witness of our patron, St. Paul? Apostle to the Gentiles, most prolific New Testament author, articulate preacher of Christ and the Church's central teachings: words cannot suffice. Thanks be to God for the Eucharistic Sacrifice of the Mass, the prayer of infinite value.
All are welcome to join our St. Paul family as we celebrate the Conversion of St. Paul tomorrow, January 25 with  founding principal, Rev. Edmund O'Brien as the principle celebrant. Mass will begin at 10:25am  at St. Gregory the Great Parish.

We see in St. Paul the union of call and conversion. Paul's conversion from persecuting Christians, and thus Christ, was at the same time a call to proclaim Christ's love to the world and awaken others to their need for conversion and their own unique call. Paul's humble honesty about his need for God's grace-- "For I am the least of the apostles, not fit to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God" (1 Cor. 15:9)--allowed him to invite others to receive God's healing love through conversion. Christ sent Paul "to open their eyes that they may turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God, so that they may obtain forgiveness of sins and an inheritance among those who have been consecrated by faith in me'" (Acts 26:18), preparing Paul for this mission through his own enlightening encounter with Christ.

At the Mass for our patronal feast day, student and faculty pilgrims representing St. Paul at the annual March for Life in Washington, DC ( Jan. 26-27), will receive a blessing and commissioning to share Christ's call to conversion.

As we pray for healing for all suffering the effects of abortion and other violations of the dignity of human life, we pray with the words of the Collect Prayer for this day: "O God, who taught the whole world through the preaching of the blessed Apostle Paul, draw us, we pray, nearer to you through the example of him whose conversion we celebrate today, and so make us witnesses to your truth in the world." Let us begin and end, then, as St. Paul does: with the love of Christ.

Tomorrow 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.

Rev. Edmund O'Brien 
2015 Circle of Honor Event 
To honor this special day we will hold a
ONE-DAY GIVING EVENT

Gifts made to St. Paul on
JANUARY 25
will support the
Rev. Edmund O'Brien Scholarship Fund
providing the opportunity for deserving students to attend St. Paul.

Gifts of all sizes and in any denomination -
$10, $25, $50, $100+
make a big difference.


This event will be held  ONLINE through Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Please make sure to follow us on social media so you are kept up-to-date.

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

For more information please contact the Advancement Office at 860.584.0911.

St. Paul Junior Parents

Please reach out to your child's school counselor
to schedule your Junior Planning Meeting!
These will be open from now until March and are mandatory.


St. Paul Athletics Update

The 2016 Baseball Team were guests of Paul Severino and the MLB Network. Severino is an alum of St. Paul, Class of 2001, and he extended the invitation. The team took a tour of the studio, and they also appeared on a network show called Intentional Talk. Take a peek at the video below!
 
St. Paul Falcons on MLBN-HD 
St. Paul Falcons on MLBN-HD

Bristol Press Athletes of the Week 
Two St. Paul seniors, Brigid Johndrow and Pierce Piana,
were chosen as the "Athletes of the Week" for area scholastic sports last week.
Congratulations!!!
Read the full article  here!



  
Congratulations to Kendall Davis,
2016 Class S Girls Soccer All State Selection. #gofalcons


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

St. Paul Senior Honored as 
Distinguished Young Woman of CT

St. Paul Senior, Jaymie Bianca competed alongside 8 contestants last weekend, in Harrisville, Rhode Island for the honor of
Distinguished Young Women of CT
and she won the prestigious honor!

Scores were based on:
academics, where a panel of educators reviewed  her transcript and test scores;
an i nterview, where a panel of judges asked her various questions;
talent, fitness and answering onstage questions.

Jaymie will travel to Mobile, Alabama this summer for two weeks to compete for the national title of Distinguished Young Women of America!
The program is partnered with many colleges,  and because she is a state winner,
she has the opportunity to receive full tuition at a number of colleges!

Congratulations Jaymie, we are so proud of you and good luck this Summer!!!




Dear St. Paul Parents, Alumni, Golf Enthusiasts, and Friends of St. Paul,

You are cordially invited to participate in TWO fantastic 
St. Paul events in the coming months!


Our ANNUAL AUCTION,
is being held at  
The DoubleTree by Hilton in Bristol 
on Saturday, May 6th from 6:00PM-11:00PM!


Our 10th ANNUAL ALUMNI GOLF TOURNAMENT,
in Memory of Sharon Mielcarz

will be held at Chippanee Country Club in Bristol
on Thursday, June 22nd beginning at 10:30AM.


There are so many ways you can help to make these events successful, thereby raising funds to support ongoing educational programs at St. Paul.

You may consider:
Purchasing a ticket for the auction and/or plan to play golf.
Becoming a sponsor or advertiser for the auction and/or golf tournament.
Donating something to be auctioned or raffled off.

You might also consider donating: 
I tems to fill theme baskets: liquor, wine, coffee, gardening,
bath & body, pasta, kitchen, reading, brunch, ice cream,
board games, movie night, beach, spa, grilling, pets.

Gift certificates for local stores and restaurants
Electronics such as an iPad, GPS, Kindle and/or accessories.
A service you or your student can offer (receive community service hours) such as window washing, handyman work, yard/garden work, garage cleanup, pet sitting, etc.

Tickets to professional sporting events, a stay in your timeshare or vacation home,
a ride on your boat, tickets to a show, a guided tour of a museum or
television studio, airline tickets, etc.

Committees are forming NOW!
The Auction Committee will have its first meeting
Wednesday, January 25 at 5:30 p.m.
at St. Paul Catholic High School.

The Golf Committee will have its first meeting
Wednesday, February 1 at 9:00 a.m.
at St. Paul Catholic High School.

If you are interested in joining one or both committees
please email Shelley Mendoza at smendoza@spchs.com for more details.

Mark Your Calendars!

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



Enjoy A Fun Night Out!



Host Families Needed
 
Are you and your family interested in a wonderful
opportunity to learn about another culture?
International students attending St. Paul will need
a home for the next school year
 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 families are asked to contact
the following agency for more information:
 
Boston Global Education, Inc: 
860-521-0700
508-320-0703

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!

 

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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