Congratulations to St. Paul
Athletic Director, Dave Dennehy!
   
The Connecticut Association of Athletic Directors (CAAD) presented St. Paul Athletic Director, David Dennehy the NIAAA State Award of Merit for the state of CT. The NIAAA State Award of Merit is presented annually by the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association to the NIAAA member recognizing their service, leadership and special contributions to interscholastic athletics at the local and state levels. David's commitment and dedication to the students and programs here at St. Paul has earned him the respect and trust of everyone around him. 
 
Congratulations Dave! We are all very lucky to have you!
 
Read Bristol Press full article here.


St. Paul Alum, Steve Pikiell '86,
Introduced as New Coach of
Rutgers Men's Basketball
 
Rutgers University officially announced Bristol native and former
Stony Brook coach Steve Pikiell as the program's next men's basketball head coach.
A press conference was held at the Rutgers Athletic Center to formally introduce Pikiell. "In order to achieve you must believe," Pikiell said at the conference. 
"I believe in Rutgers and I believe they gave me a chance,
and I don't let people down. I believe that we will dance."
   
Read full article here.
 


Dr. Henry Lee brings his
Forensic Science experience to St. Paul
 
Dr. Henry Lee recently visited St. Paul Catholic High School
to address the entire student body.
 
Dr. Lee's presentation focused on his career in forensic science and his personal story of hard work and dedication. Dr. Lee shared the results of some of the more interesting cases he has worked on in the last 40 years.
He has helped to solve more than 6,000 cases during his career and has been associated with investigations such as the O.J. Simpson murder trial, the Browns Chicken Massacre in Palatine, Illinois, the Elizabeth Smart abduction in Salt Lake City, Utah and the Jon Benet Ramsey case in Boulder, Colorado.
 
Dr. Lee is currently the Chief Emeritus for the Department of Public Safety, Division of Scientific Services here is Connecticut and served as Connecticut's Chief Criminalist from 1979-2000. Dr. Lee is the founder of the Forensic Sciences program at the University of New Haven.
 
Thank you Dr. Lee for the generosity of your time, your insights and your wisdom.
St. Paul Catholic High School offers upperclassmen
two semester courses in Forensic Science.




St. Paul Students Attend
United Way Youth Board's Regional
"Don't Be Afraid to Dance with Finance" Forum !

The United Way of West Central Connecticut
 and their United Way Youth Board hosted their annual forum titled
"Don't Be Afraid to Dance with Finance."
 
The group hosted over 100 students from six schools in our area - Bristol Central, Eastern, St. Paul Catholic, Lewis Mills, Plainville High and Terryville High School. Our very own, St. Paul Seniors, Sarah Bowes and Mike Dombrowski
were emcees for the evening.
 
Keynote speaker Todd Burton from Thomaston Savings Bank offered his advice on planning for their financial future after high school and college. The United Way Youth Board also had a financial reality fair component featuring informational booths with information on insurance, apartment rentals, establishing credit and investments; one of which featured St. Paul parent Pat Collins.

St. Paul Catholic High School student representatives for
The United Way Youth Board are:
Jaymie Bianca
Sarah Bowes
Ben Czuprinski
Michael Dombrowski
Tyler Greene
Alessandra Milardo
Advisor: Mary Dombrowski
 

The United Way Youth Board Mission:
A collaboration of high school students, dedicated to mobilize, motivate and serve the community to make dreams reality.


  St. Paul Students Attend
Chrism Mass at St. Joseph Cathedral in Hartford

Open Yourself to the World, and Allow God to Enter!

That was the message of Archbishop Blair's homily at the Chrism Mass held last week at the Cathedral of St. Joseph.

"The greatest gift we can share is the living faith in God and sharing it with others," he said. He referenced soon-to-become saint, Mother Teresa of Calcutta, saying that she was a model of practicing the corporal works of mercy and often said that people were not just hungry for bread, but for Christ.

At the Mass, the Archbishop blessed the three oils which will be used in the upcoming year (and distributed to all parishes in the Archdiocese) during the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, the Anointing of the Sick, the ordination of priests and the consecration of altars, and churches.
 
The most eminent of the three holy oils is the Sacred Chrism; the other two oils are the Oil of the Sick, and the Oil of the Catechumens.

During the Mass, priests from across the Archdiocese renewed their priestly vows. "The Chrism Mass is a clear expression of unity of the priesthood and the sacrifice of Christ," said the Archbishop.




  St. Paul Performing Arts Production of RAGS
and Special Guest of Honor!

 This year St. Paul Performing Arts presents a rare chance to see the 1986 Broadway musical, Rags. Set in 1910, Rags follows the story of Rebecca, a young Russian immigrant mother, arriving in America with her son, David, and forced to work in a sweatshop to survive while sheendeavors to find her husband.

The joy of finding him, however, soon turns to anguish when she discovers that he has rejected much of his ethnic culture, in an attempt to assimilate with American society. Struggling to reconcile their differences and make a new life for themselves, Rags is a tale of identity, love and loss amid the hardship of immigrant life. 

This year's cast is comprised of 35 talented drama students, chorus members, dancers and a stage crew of twelve. Boasting a fantastic set design, detailed period costumes made in house and a spectacular 24 piece orchestra, this show promises to be a wonderful production.

*Charles Strouse, the composer of RAGS, will be our special guest of honor at our Sunday, April 24th matinee. He will speak to the cast after the production. What an honor it is to have him join us!
To learn about the legendary Charles Strouse and his accomplishments,  click here.



Faith Feature
 
Happy Easter! Christ is risen: Alleluia! Truly He is risen: Alleluia!
We write to you in the midst of the Octave of Easter, the week which extends our celebration of Easter Sunday. Christ's triumph over death is too great to contain in one day. Our Easter Season lasts 50 days, until Pentecost.

The Sunday after Easter (April 3), which concludes our octave, is Divine Mercy Sunday, a particularly special day during this Year of Mercy. In the Archdiocese of Hartford http://archdioceseofhartford.org/divine-mercy-pilgrimage/, we will have an opportunity to participate in a procession from Bushnell Park to the Cathedral of St. Joseph with Archbishop Blair. The procession begins at 2pm and continues at the Cathedral at 3pm. Participants will have an opportunity to pass through our archdiocesan Holy Door for the Year of Mercy and receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation to fulfill the plenary indulgence for themselves or loved ones who have died. Please join us!

Students Visit Ingraham Manor as part of
Mercy at St. Paul Initiative

  St. Paul students visited Ingraham Manor in Bristol last week to make an
Easter craft with the residents. This is part of our Mercy at St. Paul initiative -
giving students opportunities to complete the
Corporal Works of Mercy throughout the year.
The work of mercy was "visit the sick".

  Class of 1986 - 30th Year Reunion Planned

 Class of 1986 will celebrate their 30th year Reunion!
 
Date: Saturday June 25, 2016
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Where: Greenhouse Cafe & Tavern in Burlington, CT
Cocktails and heavy appetizers.
More information to follow!

Annual Fundraiser Auction

Saturday May 7th, 2016 
DoubleTree by Hilton
42 Century Drive, Bristol
6:00pm - 11:00pm

Our Annual Fundraising Auction is fast approaching, we hope you will be joining us for a fun evening of Live & Silent Auctions, Dinner, Dancing
  
Seeking donations of all kinds for our upcoming fundraiser:

* Bottles of Wine for our "Wine Bottle in a Bag" Raffle- Wines should be worth more than $15 per bottle please.
 
*Restaurant Gift Cards for "Restaurant Row"- Any denomination for any restaurant is greatly appreciated.
 
*Timeshares, 2nd Homes, Vacations, or trips of any kind.- Who doesn't want a getaway? These are the most sought after items at an auction, if you have a timeshare or second home you'd be willing to donate for a week or weekend, we would love to hear from you. We often get wonderful tickets to shows and museums and attractions that are perfect to pair with a little getaway.
 
*Tickets to Sporting Events or concerts, Electronics, Airline Tickets, or unique experiences are all welcome!
 
Click here to donate an auction item
Donations can be dropped off in the main office any time, or coordinate with Shelley Mendoza for pick up.  Click here for Auction Donation form.  All donations are tax deductible.
Click here for Sponsorship, Advertising, or Auction Donation information and forms
  Sponsorship Opportunities are available as well as advertising opportunities for your business.  Special thanks to our Diamond Sponsor: Thomaston Savings Bank, and one of our Silver Sponsors: McPhee Electric. 
Sponsorship and Advertising information is available by clicking here.  
Don't delay, deadline for Ads and Sponsors is April 1st for program recognition.  
  
 to purchase your auction tickets!
  Tickets are selling fast and tables are filling up.
Click here to buy your tickets online. Or return reply card by April 22nd.
Contact Shelley Mendoza at smendoza@spchs.com to reserve a table for you and all your friends!  This event has sold out in the past, don't miss out on a fun filled night with our St. Paul community.  
  
For more information or for any questions, please contact Shelley Mendoza in the Advancement office at 860-584-0911 ext. 21, or smendoza@spchs.com



Did you know St. Paul Catholic High School is turning 50 next year?

 We are looking for alumni, friends of St. Paul, current families, and community members to help plan some exciting events throughout the year including a
50th Anniversary Gala!
 
 
If you'd be interested in being a part of the planning committee for this exciting year ahead,  please contact our Events Coordinator,
Shelley Mendoza at smendoza@spchs.com .
 

7th Annual
National Honor Society
Craft Fair
The National Honor Society will hold its 7th Annual Craft Fair on
Saturday, April 9, 2016 from 10:00am - 3:00pm.
The Craft Fair will take place in St. Paul Catholic's gym. Stop by and have lunch and shop at over 40 different vendors. All proceeds to benefit the school.  Click here  for a list of vendors and more information.


Donations Needed for St. Paul Sewing Club!
What did you give up for Lent?
If you are among those who choose to give up things  you are no longer using, consider donating your unused craft supplies  to the St. Paul sewing club.

Members are currently working on a service project to make baby booties and blankets that will be donated to a hospital. Materials especially needed are: Knitting needles (any size, but US6 preferred), yarn (any weight, but worsted/#4 preferred) and fleece (any pieces large or small/solid or print, but 2 yards preferred).

All donations should be delivered to the Sewing Club box outside the main office. The club has many projects that benefit others and any items - such as thread, notions, machines, fabric, etc. - will be put to good use.

As always, donations are tax deductible.
Please e-mail any questions to Mrs. Zillich, club advisor, at dzillich@spchs.com.


Interested in Helping at the Polls?
The Registrar of Voters is looking for people to work at the polls on
Primary Day and then on Election Day in November.
From 5:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Pay can range from $175 to $250.
Party affiliation does not matter.
If you or anyone you know is interested please contact:
Sharon Krawiecki
Republican Registrar of Voters
111 North Main Street
Bristol, Connecticut 06010
Office: 860-584-6164
Cell: 860-989-8873
What a fun and rewarding way to help the community!

Support the
St. Paul Catholic 
Annual Fund !
St. Paul Catholic High School Mission:
Christ is the reason for St. Paul Catholic High School.
Upon this foundation, young men and women from diverse backgrounds are challenged to be their personal best in academics, athletics, fine arts, and service to others, as they prepare for the rigors of college and lifelong learning.
The St. Paul community is distinguished by the respect, care, and encouragement members give each other to achieve moments of greatness.
 
Thank you for your belief in St. Paul Catholic's mission.
We are most grateful for your support and we pray that you will continue to stand with us as we educate our young people.

Please consider making an investment in St. Paul Catholic High School and open the door to the possibilities that lay ahead for our students.  You can make a one-time gift or spread your pledge payments over several months before June 30, 2016
Click here   to donate online.

For more information please email advancement@spchs.com.    

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