Dear Parents,

The students will begin to learn about the Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary. The First

Sorrowful Mystery is The Agony in the Garden. The Fruit of the Mystery is Sorrow for Sin.

Jesus came with his disciples to a place called Gethsemane, and he said to his disciples, “Sit

here while I go over there and pray.”  He took along Peter and the two sons of Zebedee and

began to feel sorrow and distress. Then he said to them, “My soul is sorrowful even to

death. Remain here and keep watch with me.” He advanced a little and fell prostrate in prayer, saying, “My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from me; yet, not as I will, but as you will.” When he returned to his disciples he found them asleep. He said to Peter, “So you could not keep watch with me for one hour?  Watch and pray that you may not undergo the test. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.” Withdrawing a second time, he prayed again, “My Father, if it is not possible that this cup pass without my drinking it, your will be done!” Then he returned once more and found them asleep, for they could not keep their eyes open. He left them and withdrew again and prayed a third time, saying the same thing again. Then he returned to his disciples and said to them, “Are you still sleeping and taking your rest? Behold, the hour is at hand when the Son of Man is to be handed over to sinners. Get up, let us go. Look, my betrayer is at hand.” (Matthew 26:36-46)

There is so much we can learn from this sad event. First, Jesus went off alone to pray. We too should have quiet time to speak with God. Jesus’ suffering was so great that he sweated drops of blood. He too suffered mental anguish and we should think of this if we are ever suffering in this way. Jesus led by example and shows us the proper way to confront suffering by praying and by being open to His will for you.

There are three strong emotions Jesus must have felt in the Garden.

Fear - Jesus must have felt the fear of death by crucifixion. We all have experienced fear and

anxiety, getting lost, worrying about loved ones, feeling anxious about our jobs, fear of not

being accepted by our peers. God tells us to put our fear and anxiety aside. We need to follow the example of Christ and the words: “Not my will, but yours be done!

Loneliness - Jesus asks Peter, James, and John, to keep watch and pray with him in the

garden. Three times he returns, and they are asleep. He is disappointed, and He says, “So you could not keep watch with me for one hour?” He goes on to say, “The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak” He could not count on his best friends to support him and be there for him. He had to face his suffering alone. Many people have strong feelings of loneliness despite all the opportunities of connection with people via the internet, social media, and travel. It is important to remember Jesus’ loneliness in the garden and how he turned to his Father in heaven. Jesus understands our pain when we are lonely.

Sense of Failure - Jesus must have felt a sense of failure not being able to convince the Jewish religious leaders that he was the long-awaited Messiah in whom God’s promises were being fulfilled. Even the people who were thrilled with his miracles joined the crowd calling him for his death. Worst of all, even his apostles and friends abandon him in the end. We all experience our own failures in our jobs, relationships, and parental responsibilities. It is helpful to realize that Jesus truly understands what we are going through.

We can draw spiritual strength and inspiration from Jesus’ agony in the garden. We also can be a comforting angel to others around us who are bearing heavy burdens in their lives. These feelings can be difficult to talk about or deal with but remember the importance of prayer and how God is always there for us to lighten the load.


Mrs. Ann T. Sarpu                                                

Important Dates

March 1  

FREE Lunch & Breakfast begins the 1st and runs through the rest of the school year!

Munson Chocolates Orders Due

Dr. Seuss Thing 1 and Thing 2: Dress in red and blue

March 2                            

Dr. Seuss Oh the Places You’ll Go:Dress like what you want to be “When You Grow Up”

March 3                              

First Friday Mass 9:00 A.M.

Dr. Seuss If I ran the Zoo: Wear animal print 

March 6   

Reconciliation Grade 2

March 10                         

Stations of the Cross 1:00 P.M.   

March 13                            

Marking Period Ends

March 16                

Dress Down Day for Teacher Appreciation

March 17   

Saint Patrick's Day             

Stations of the Cross 1:00 P.M.

March 19   

The Feast of Saint Joseph             

March 20   

Report Cards Distributed

March 22                            

Birthday Dress Down

March 23                           

Parent Teacher Conferences

Early Dismissal


March 24   

No School

Catholic Educators Faith Formation

March 27

Professional Development

Early Dismissal   

March 30 & 31

Drama Production: “Annie Jr” 6:00 P.M.

March 31

Stations of the Cross 1:00 P.M.

Beginning March 1st through the end of the school year students receive

FREE Lunch & Breakfast.

Let's Arrive On Time

It is extremely important for students to arrive on time to school each day. Grades Kindergarten thru grade 8 need to be in school prior to 7:45 A.M. PreK must arrive by 8:15 A.M. As an incentive ALL students who arrive each day on-time will receive a Dress Down Day at the end of the month! The March Dress Down Day is March 29th.

It's Yearbook Time!

The deadline for the yearbook & yearbook ads is here! 

The deadline is today, March 1st.

To pre-order a yearbook, fill out the form and return it to school. Yearbooks are $25. Do you want your business to congratulate your child's class? Or have your family share with a memorable page for your child?  Don't forget to order a yearbook ad today. Many sizes including business card, 1/4 page, 1/2 page of the full page are available. Pick the size that fits your requirement. Please return order forms today!

Yearbook Order Form
Yearbook Ad Order Form

Celebrating Dr. Seuss Week 

February 27th – March 3rd 2023

Monday: Cat in the Hat & Fox In Socks

Wear crazy hats and crazy socks

Tuesday: Oh the Places You’ll Go

Dress like what you want to be “When You Grow Up”

Wednesday: Thing 1 and Thing 2

Dress in red and blue

Thursday: Dr. Seuss Birthday 

Wear red and white

Friday: If I ran the Zoo

Wear animal print 


Please donate non-perishable items to our annual Easter Food Drive to support those less fortunate. Items include: powdered milk, coffee, macaroni, spaghetti, pasta sauce, cereal, oil, sugar, salt, tomato sauce, beans, canned chicken, jelly, instant oatmeal packets, and snacks.

Collection Dates: March 15th-31st

Corpus Christi School Presents: "Annie Jr."

Please join us for a special Drama Production!

March 30th & 31st @ 6:00 P.M. in the school gymnasium.

Dress Down Day for Teacher Appreciation Week

May 8 – 12, 2023

This year for Teacher Appreciation Week we will be celebrating our “Plane Awesome Teachers” as they travel around the World. To raise money for Teacher Appreciation Week, the HSA will be holding a Dress Down Day on Wednesday, March 16th. The suggested donation is $10.00 per student.

**More details regarding the schedule of events to follow**

Volunteers are needed for Teacher Appreciation Week. Please contact Diane Bairos

by email at [email protected] to volunteer.


The Corpus Christi School Golf Tournament is rapidly approaching! This fun event will be held on Monday, May 22 at Wethersfield Country Club. The Committee is forming now and we would love to have you be a part of it! If you’re interested in helping, please join us for a Zoom meeting on Monday, February 27th at 7 P.M. Please email Ray Esposito at [email protected] so he can send you the meeting link.

We look forward to seeing you there!

March Lunch Menu

Snow Days

Tune into WFSB for school closings and delays.

Have summer plans?

Summer Extension is the most personalized summer camp program around! Pick your days, pick your times!

Summer Extension Information and Sign Up

VIRTUS Training for Parent Volunteers

Any parent who would like to volunteer for any event or activity at Corpus Christi School needs to attend VIRTUS training. Certificate of Completion needs to be forwarded to [email protected]

Directions for online training:

Go to

Click "First Time Registrant"

Click "Begin the Registration Process".  

Registration should be completed under “Hartford” as in the Archdiocese. 

Dear Parents/Guardians,

On March 6th, I will be conducting vision screening with the Spot Vision Screener for Grades K thru 5th grade. Please have your child bring in their glasses and I will notify you if there is a problem, otherwise no news means they passed!If your child sees a specialist and you want to opt out, please let me know via email or phone call.

Please let me know if your child has an injury so I can properly care for them while in school.

There are guidelines and Doctor’s orders that need to be written by the doctor that I must follow if your child needs special attention and care for the injury such as using the elevator, missing gym and avoidance of contact sports. I cannot do treatments or special procedures unless there is an order for it, as I need to practice as a nurse regardless of the setting.

When does my child need a doctor’s note for an injury?

Any injury that prohibits a student from functioning normally in the school setting must be medically addressed by a medical Doctor. Your child will need a note from his/her doctor to return to school if he/she has been injured in a gym/sports/car accident school accident that requires further medical treatment.

● If your child has an injury, they must be seen by their doctor to rule out a fracture or

injury that could be aggravated by school activity.

● If your child has hit their head and is having headaches, nausea or dizzy spells,

they should be seen by the doctor to rule out a concussion.

● If your child is assigned an air cast boot, scooter, crutches or a wheelchair, they

must have a note from the doctor stating the use of these accommodations until cleared by the physician.

● If your child needs to use the elevator they must have a note from the doctor.

● If your child reports to the health office and appears injured, you will be asked to pick them up and have them evaluated by a doctor. A note from the physician will be required in order for your child to return to school.

● For all injuries, a medical note is required to excuse your child from physical

education. A note from the same physician or a Specialist, is required to return your

child to gym/sports activities.

Be well!

Thank you,

Sue Cowan RN BS

Corpus Christi School Nurse

[email protected]

Flu Flyer from State of CT
Corpus Christi School COVID Guidance
Fall 2022 COVID Guidelines

 Munson's Chocolates Fundraiser


Orders due to the school office by today, March 1st.


Cash or check made payable to Corpus Christi School.


Orders will be available to pick-up at the school before Easter

(the week of April 2nd).


25% of all sales will be applied towards to your family's fundraising obligation.


Please find the brochure and order form below.


CCS Night at the Hartford Wolfpack 


Friday, March 24th @ 7:00 p.m.


Tickets are $20.37 each

($17.00 + $3.37 processing fee)


Please find the link to the flyer and to purchase tickets below.



CCS Night at the Hartford Yard Goats

Saturday, June 24th @ 6:10 p.m.

High-Five Tunnel

Ticket information to follow.

Munson Order Form
Munson Brochure
Wolfpack Event Flyer
Link to Purchase Wolfpack Tickets
All Fundraisers 
All Social Events