Faith Feature
St. Paul Respects Life
About 40 students in St. Paul uniform represented our school community at the annual archdiocesan Respect Life Mass on Sunday, Oct. 9 at the Cathedral of St. Joseph. Many students rode the bus with President Cary Dupont and Religion Chair Larry Duffany, who also proclaimed the second reading. Other students attended with family members. St. Paul students stood to recite a Pledge to Protect Life during a commissioning ceremony before the dismissal of Mass. Archbishop Blair thanked the students and expressed his desire to see representation from other archdiocesan schools as well.

The entire St. Paul student body recited the Pledge to Protect Life during our Monday Morning Assembly on Oct. 17.
The "Choose Life" candle and the St. Gianna Beretta Molla Pro-Life Award which St. Paul received previously are on display on the altar in our
Reverend Edmund O'Brien chapel.
All are welcome to visit the chapel throughout the week,
including for our Thursday morning Mass at 7:15 am.

Reserve Your Seat 
There is still time to reserve your seat at our
50th Anniversary Gala
 - Special Guest, founding principal, Rev. Edmund M. O'Brien
- Entertainment by St. Paul Alums
Tim Stella '71
Steve Lippia '74
Bryon Daley '77 
- Decades of St. Paul Memorabilia on display
- Cocktails and Hors D'Oeuvres
- Silent Auction
- Dinner
- Live Music and Dancing
Please visit 50 for more information or contact Shelley Mendoza at

St. Paul Catholic's Remembrance Mass
St. Paul Catholic's Remembrance Mass is scheduled for
Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at 8:00am. All are invited!
If you would like to join us for this event OR would like for us to pray for your departed loved one(s) throughout the year, please email your loved ones names to Shelley Mendoza at or call the Advancement Office at 860.584.0911 x 21 St. Paul by October 26.

50th Anniversary Capital Campaign

St. Paul Catholic High School's Honoring Our Past,
Shaping Our Future 50th Anniversary Capital Campaign
goal is to raise $2 million dollars to fund six major
initiatives which are listed below.

To date, we have raised in excess of $900,000 toward
our capital campaign projects. We are grateful to
each of our generous donors who have contributed
through our initial phase.
For more information regarding
giving opportunities and pledging your gift to our capital campaign, please

As always, thank you for your support!

Open House and Placement Exam Date
Scheduled for Prospective Students

If you or someone you know has a prospective grade 9 or 10 student,
our Open House and Placement Exam  dates have been set.

  Register here for the Open House   or the Placement Exam .
For more information please contact Mr. Matthew Crowley, Director of Admissions at

Open House and Placement Exam
Lawn Signs Available

Friends of St. Paul, please consider helping  advertise this year's November Placement Exam with a lawn sign.  If you are interested please contact Mr. Crowley at or call the main office.

Also, families who have open house lawn signs
if you would please change the date to October 29 that would be great!
Thank you for your continued support!

St. Paul Athletics Update
The XC team had a great showing at the Bristol City Championship. The boys defeated Eastern and the girls had 3 finishers in the top 10.  They will compete in the NVL Championship at Veterans Park in Watertown on Wednesday, October 19 afternoon.
The volleyball program experienced record growth this season with the number of girls participating at the freshman, JV &  varsity levels.  The varsity team finds itself needing two wins with five games left to qualify for the state tournament.
The boys varsity soccer team is in still in position to qualify for the state tournament and hosts a cancer awareness fundraiser night on Friday, October 21st @ 6:00pm vs. Wilby High School.
The girls soccer team has already qualified for the state tournament and with a handful of games left look to solidify home field advantage in the NVL & State Tournaments. The girls are home tonight at 6:00pm vs. Derby High School.
The football team enters their bye-week after a great first half of the season with a record of 4-2.  They will be back in action on October 28th at Woodland High School.
The girls swim team, our morning warriors, continue to improve with every meet.  They have a number of regular season NVL meets during the next two weeks which culminate with the Bristol City Championship at 7:00pm at the Dennis Malone Aquatic Center on October 29th at 7:00pm.   
A full listing of St. Paul Sport Schedule for all teams is available on our website - click here!

St. Paul Alum Maddie Sturm
Maddie Sturm '15 -Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) sophomore was named by Liberty League Athletics as rookie of the week for women's cross country. She helped the Engineers to a first place finish in the Saratoga Invitational, a 15-school event held at the Saratoga Spa State Park. She was tenth overall out of 157 competitors with a time of 18:29.2, a pace of 5:57. As a team, the Engineers totaled 30 points, which was 37 points ahead of the second place squad (Plattsburgh).

Tickets are on sale now for St. Paul's Fall Production.
You can purchase online  and pay via PayPal
OR you can visit the Finance Office at St. Paul.
Online tickets will be held at will call the night of the show.

St. Paul will hold a clothing drive
during the week of 10/24
to support St. Ann's clothing sale
Items needed are clothing for men, women and children.
Shoes, handbags and jewelry.

St. Ann's Church, Avon, runs three major fundraisers
each year to provide scholarships for inner city students
to attend Catholic high schools in the Archdiocese.
Attend the St. Ann Church Annual Clothing Sale
Friday, 11/4 from 6 - 8 pm $5 Fee
Saturday, 11/5 from 8:30am - 2pm* Free Admission
*Intermission 11:30am - noon;
$15 Fill-a-Bag Sale begins at Noon
St Ann's Church, Father Bennett Hall
(wing attached to right side of church)
289 West Avon Rd., Avon CT

Interested in Traveling
to Italy on Spring Break 2017?
St. Paul students and their families are welcome to travel to Italy over spring break! The itinerary includes Venice, Florence, Siena, San Gimignano, and Rome.  A few of the sites that we'll see include the Vatican, Roman Forum, St. Mark's Square, Grand Canal, the Duomo, Ponte Vecchio, and much more.  We're planning on Easter Sunday Mass in St. Mark's, Venice. 

For more information, please contact Dr. Cretella at

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?
Other Fun News and Photos?
email 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!

  Class of 1976 - 40th Year Reunion Planned

Date: Saturday November 26, 2016 
Time: 4:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Where: Chipannee Golf Club Bristol, CT 
For more information please contact Brian Baker at
Class of 1991 - 25th Year Reunion Planned
Date: Friday, November 25, 2016
Time: 6:00 - 11:00 p.m.
Where: Avon Old Farms Hotel in Avon , CT
Interested in helping coordinate the reunion or attend? Email:

Class of 1996 - 20th Year Reunion Planned
Date - Saturday, November 5th, 2016
T ime: 7:00 p.m.
Where: Back East Brewery (
1296 Blue Hills Ave, Bloomfield, CT.
There will be a food truck, and cash bar.
Interested in helping coordinate the reunion or attend?
Email or contact Jason Rama at for more information and to be
added to the reunion Facebook Page.

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