Faith Feature
St. Paul Respects Life
October is " Respect Life Month" for Catholics in the United States. Coinciding with a month dedicated to the rosary and the 40 Days for Life Campaign, the   Annual Archdiocesan Respect Life Mass took place at the Cathedral of St. Joseph on Sunday, October 8. Archbishop Blair preached on the dignity of all human life and spoke in particular about Pope Francis' call for us to " Share the Journey" with migrants and refugees.
During the Mass, St. Paul President, Cary Dupont '72 received the St. Gianna Beretta Molla Medal award for his leadership in promoting a culture of life at St. Paul Catholic High School. We thank Mr. Dupont for his witness and support!
The annual Mass is dedicated to those devoted to expanding the culture of life. Parishioners from across the archdiocese came together to pray for the global recognition of life from conception to natural death. Those who play an instrumental role in advocating for life throughout the year were recognized with the St. Gianna Beretta Molla Medal. Parish and regional pro-life committee members also received a blessed candle from the archdiocesan Pro-Life Ministry.

In addition to Mr. Dupont, we would like to congratulate the other three recipients of the  Gianna Beretta Molla Medal. Mike Ferrara, volunteer at St. Gianna's Pregnancy Center in New Haven; Rev. Robert Landback, board member of the St. Gianna Pregnancy Resource Center; and Mary Lou Peters, founder of the "40 Days for Life" chapter in the Archdiocese of Hartford
Students from St. Paul attended the Mass and are photographed here with Mr. Dupont and Archbishop Blair! 

Open House Dates Scheduled for
Prospective Students

Open House dates are listed below so if you or someone you know is a prospective family and interested in seeing all St. Paul has to offer, take a tour of the campus, visit our faculty and meet our family - sign up to attend our open house

Saturday, October 14 at 10am
Saturday, November 4 at 10am
Placement Exam will be held Saturday, November 18 at 8:00 a.m. --- Prospective grade 9 and 10 students wishing to attend St. Paul Catholic High School for the 2018-2019 school year should,  
There is a $25 testing fee which covers the cost of the exam. Students are encouraged to take the November Placement Exam to be eligible for certain academic scholarships. 
Would you be interested in helping St. Paul spread the word of our open houses and placement exam? 
Place a sign in your front lawn - it's easy!!! 
Contact Mr. Matthew Crowley at or you can pick the lawn signs up in the main office. Thank you in advance!
***For those who have picked up a lawn sign THANK YOU! Just make sure you add the new date sticker to say 10/14! If you need more stickers please let the main office know and we will get them for you! 

Join us this November for our

SATURDAY, November 4, 2017
Begins at 6:00 p.m.
DoubleTree by Hilton, 42 Century Drive, Bristol
This year we are thrilled to be  combining two of our largest fundraising evenings; our annual Auction usually held in May, and our Circle of Honor, usually held in October; into one spectacular event that will celebrate the growth
and vitality of our St. Paul community.

This s
pecial evening will bestow St. Paul's highest honor, our Circle of Honor  award to two deserving individuals, as well as helping to fund important advancement efforts like classroom technology, academic, athletic and fine arts programs, and financial aid for deserving students by supporting our Auction part of the program. 
2017 Circle of Honor Recipients,
  Sister Sandra Shaw, CSJ  
and Mrs. Elaine Lewandoski
The spirit of St. Paul lives within these individuals and was proudly displayed through their combined 40 plus years of dedicated service in our early years through the late eighty's. Their continued support of our mission, values and dreams for the future truly make them Forever Falcons and we invite you to join us for this spectacular evening recognizing these outstanding individuals and celebrating St. Paul.
There's still time to show your support for this event by considering the following:   
  • Showcase your business or family at our event by becoming a sponsor.
  • Place an ad in our evening's program book for your business or to congratulate a Circle of Honor recipient (ad deadline extended to 10/13)
  • Donate an item to be auctioned OR gather some friends and join us for this special evening with dinner, dancing, the auction program and much more. 

Students help at the
Forever Falcon Auction 2016 
Email Shelley Mendoza to find out more at  or call 860-584-0911 ext. 21.   

  Save the Date for the St. Paul Performing Arts 
Inspirational True-Life Holocaust Drama.
Mark your calendar!
Performance dates November 10, 11 and 12  
in the St. Paul Theatre.
Tickets go on sale October 16th. $8 students, $15 adults, $12 over 65. Tickets may be reserved and purchased online at or purchase by calling the school: 860-584-0911.
CLICK HERE to read more about the show. 

Connecticut Catholic Men's Conference
Being held at St. Paul Catholic High School this year!
October 21, 2017 from 8:30 am - 5pm!
Click on the image below for more information about this great opportunity!

3rd Annual  
Michael E. Walsh Memorial 5K
Sunday, October 22 @9:00am  
Riverfront Park in Hartford 
For more information, to register for the race or to volunteer
Presented by Medical Oncology & Blood Disorders,  
a division of Regional Cancer Care Associates

"The 4th Quarter Fast Break" is in full swing!
The next phase of our 50th Anniversary Capital Campaign is in full swing. There are two critical objectives which remain in order to reach our capital campaign project goals.

1) Replace the 50-year old gymnasium floor and bleachers

2) Establish a meaningful endowment fund,
creating a solid foundation for the next 50 years.

In order to complete the gymnasium renovations next summer and significantly enhance our endowment fund we are asking our friends of St. Paul to consider contributing to the 4th Quarter Fast Break phase. To contribute now, please click HERE.

If you would like to discuss your gift to the 4th Quarter Fast Break, please contact Mr. Cary Dupont '72, President at 860.584.0911. If you have already given, we sincerely thank you and ask you to consider adding to your gift. 

Thanks to the generosity of the numerous campaign donors (listed here), we are happy to announce that we have already raised over $1.25 million and completed a major portion of our capital campaign projects!   God bless you for your thoughtfulness and generosity.

All are invited to St. Paul Catholic High School's
All Souls Remembrance Mass
Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at 8:00am

It is the tradition of the Catholic Church to dedicate the month of November to prayerful remembrance of our departed relatives and friends.
Our annual All Souls Remembrance Mass provides us with the opportunity to reflect on our departed St. Paul Catholic alumni, faculty, friends, and loved ones.
We invite you to write the names of those for whom you would like us to pray.  Print and fill out this form and mail back or bring into the Chapel at anytime.
Your intentions will be placed on our Chapel altar and prayed upon throughout the year.
If you have questions please contact Shelley Mendoza at

Please join the Notre Dame Club of Greater Hartford
for the 2017 Hesburgh Lecture:
A Pope on the Margins:
Pope Francis's Vision for the Church

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.
  Bruyette Athenaeum
  University of Saint Joseph
1678 Asylum Ave, West Hartford, CT 06117
  Free and Open to the Public; Convenient Parking  

Interested in Traveling
to Ireland and England on Spring Break 2018?

The Spring Break Trip this year will head to Ireland and England. 
Please contact Dr. Cretella at for more information on how YOU can enjoy this incredible trip!!!

St. Ann's  Church Clothing Drive  
St. Paul will be collecting gently used clothing (all seasons), shoes, handbags, accessories,  jewelry, jackets and coats-infant/youth/teen clothing.
There will be a large collection box outside of the main office beginning next week. Collection will be picked up on Monday, October 30.
There is also the opportunity for you to attend the clothing sale! St. Paul is a proud recipient of the St. Ann's Scholarship program providing scholarships to students who wish to attend a local Catholic High School. See below for more information!  


SCRIP Gift Cards 
Get your gift cards TODAY for your holiday shopping, grocery shopping, online shopping, any kind of shopping! Anyone can order - parents, grandparents, past parents, alumni, friends of St. Paul, faculty, staff, etc.
For any questions you might have please email

There are a number of ways to place an order:
  • For cards we have on hand at the school,fill out an order form and bring to the main office with payment in the form of cash or a check. If it is in inventory we will fill your order.
  • You can order any of the retailer gift cards from the shopwithscrip list and send in to the main office with payment in the form of cash or check. We will order the cards for you. These gift cards will be delivered to the school's main office for pick up by you or sent home with your student.
  • Order online at
    using St. Paul's Enrollment Code: DCACE4AC14275. Gift cards will be delivered to the school's main office for pick up by you or sent home with your student.

    You can also see more information at

Calling All St. Paul Alumni
 Visit our Alumni Page on our website OR visit our Alumni Facebook Page and LIKE us 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!

Is It Your Reunion Year?
Start Planning NOW! 

Class Reunions are being organized for the years ending in "7" or "2".

If you would like more information or would like
to plan your reunion, contact Shelley Mendoza, Event Coordinator
at 860.584.0911, ext. 21 or

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