Faith Feature 
 
This past Sunday marked the beginning of Advent, and with it the start of our new Liturgical Year. A key theme of the readings for Sunday was to be vigilant or to keep watch - just as we might keep watch for a guest. We keep a look out for the guest's arrival, and at the same time we work diligently in preparation, knowing we are not quite ready.

In anticipation of Advent, the Juniors in Mr. Duffany's Religion classes reflected on how they should keep watch, what preparations they might need to make ready their spiritual homes to receive Christ this Christmas. And so, the Juniors wrote New Year's Resolutions which they then presented on the altar, committing to work towards those goals this Advent.







St. Paul Athletics 

Congratulations to the following members of the football team who were recognized for their efforts as members of the All NVL Iron Division Football Team.

Kevin Ashworth
Connor Bogdanski
John Ivers
Robert Murphy
& Max Peruta

Softball players Jessica Persechino and Abby Poirot have signed their letters of intent to play softball next year. Jessica to St. Anselm College in New Hampshire and Abby to Felician University in New Jersey! Congratulations!
 
 
   
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Make sure to mark your calendar for the 
TWO DOUBLE HEADER basketball games to start the New Year!   
 
January 4th  
Torrington 
Boys V @ 5:30
Girls V @ 7:15
 
January 8th
Naugatuck  
Girls V @ 5:30
Boys V @ 7:15 

 
In September, the newly renovated gymnasium at St. Paul Catholic High School was blessed by our founding principal, Edmund M. O'Brien, Fr. Gary Simeone and Fr. Hector Rangel. Also in attendance was the family of the late Fr. Brian W. Monnerat, to whom the gymnasium is named in honor.
On January 8, 2019 St. Paul will recognize all of the generous donors who made gifts to the Honoring our Past Shaping our Future Capital Campaign. 
All are invited to attend. In between the boys and girls basketball games we will have a special acknowledgement ceremony.

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Here are the latest schedules for our Winter Sport Teams! 
Come support our teams! Go Falcons!  
Indoor Track & Field (to come soon) 
 
 

 
Our annual #GivingTueFalconsDay was a success!

Thank you to all who participated!
 
We raised $30,000 which was matched $1 for $1 by an anonymous donor for a total of $60,000 on  #GivingTueFalconsDay.
This $60,000 will be put toward our $2M Capital Campaign goal.

Each gift helps us to reach our goal of finishing our gymnasium/locker room project and to also establish a sustainable endowment fund. A well-funded endowment helps to provide access for every child desiring a high-quality Catholic Education, regardless of economic status and will maintain a viable financial aid and scholarship endowment for years to come.

There's still time to give a gift! Gifts made to the Capital Campaign from now until June 30, 2019 will be matched dollar for dollar by an anonymous donor. Please consider gifting any amount, large or small - every gift counts! 

Open House and Placement Exam Time
 
If you or someone you know has a prospective 6, 7, or 8th grade student, come visit us at our next Open House. 
 
  At our open houses families have an opportunity to speak to current students, teachers and administration about our academic, athletic and extracurricular activity programs. Visit our campus and see for yourself all we have to offer.
 


If a prospective grade 9 or grade 10 student is interested in attending St. Paul in the 2019 -20 school year, please register below to take our Placement Exam. There is a test fee of $25. If you have any questions please contact Mr. Crowley, Director of Admissions at 860-584-0911 Ext. 34 or mcrowley@spchs.com.


Light Up St. Paul
December 7, 2018 @ 6:30 p.m.
 
We look forward to seeing you this Friday at Light Up St. Paul as we celebrate the beginning of the Advent season.  Not only is this event a beautiful evening filled with music, prayer, and holiday cheer, it also raises much needed funds for tuition assistance, scholarships and everyday classroom expenses. 
 
Christmas is the season to reflect upon our blessings, and we are especially grateful to our St. Paul community who supports St. Paul in a number of ways. This special Advent event honors not only the individuals in whose name you choose to light a luminary, but the entire St. Paul community.

Join us as we bring the spirit of Christmas to our campus  with:
  • Special luminaries
  • Advent Prayer Service & Candle Lighting Ceremony 
  • Horse & Carriage Rides 
  • Holiday Shopping & Activities
  • Visit Santa's Corner
  • Musical Performances
  • Hot Cocoa
 


Luminaries will be available the night of  Light Up St. Paul. If you would like to send in your luminary before Friday evening please email  advancement@spchs.com  for more details.
 


Goodies for the evening and  
volunteers are needed! 
 
The Sewing Club will have ornaments for sale at  
Light Up St. Paul.

All proceeds go towards buying supplies for service projects. Past projects have supported St. Francis Child Advocacy Center, Quilts Without Borders, and the American Red Cross' Red Hats for Babies. Visit them right by the Santa's Corner! 
   
St. Paul Spiritwear For Sale 
 
Need a gift for your student?
Need a gift for a grandparent?
Need a gift for ...?

St. Paul spiritwear is the perfect gift and will put a smile on their face!

Available in the "Pop-Up Shop" in the Advancement Office on Friday night and during the Christmas Art Show & Concert Tuesday evening! 
 
  Please remember to dress warmly! In the event of  
inclement weather the festivities will be moved indoors.

Performing Arts

Make sure to Save the dates for the Spring Musical and spread the word!
Tickets will sell fast.

Friday, April 12 at 7:00 pm
Saturday, April 13 at 7:00 pm
Sunday, April 14 at 2:00 pm


 
 
Looking for something to do this weekend?
Get into the holiday spirit!
Join us for a fun paint & sip night while supporting St. Paul Performing Arts! Paint a festive cookie plate while enjoying wine, appetizers and desserts!  
Reserve your space now through the online ticket ordering link below:

https://app.getoccasion.com/p/n/qmtqtnV6?source=agenda_calendar
 
 


GIRLS BASKETBALL  CANDY APPLE FUNDRAISER     
The girls basketball team gather together for a fun, team building activity while making these amazing Holiday Candy Apples.   If you are interested in ordering please contact a girls basketball player   OR email Ms. Mone at cmone@spchs.com with how many of which kind you would like. Apples will be available for pick up on Sunday, Dec. 16 between 4:00 and 5:00  or Monday Dec. 17 between 4:00 and 7:00. 
wrapping the caramel 
assembly line of apples 
 
 
CHEERLEADER STADIUM   CUSHION FUNDRAISER -
Nice comfy seat for those metal bleachers for our outside games or for those new gymnasium bleachers for our inside games.  
 
Also, visit home game concession stands!
 


Saturday, March 30th!
Special fun event FOR ALL coming to St. Paul!
More information to come after the New Year!
Stay tuned!!!

St. Paul SCRIP Program
Purchase to give as gifts.
Purchase to BUY your gifts.
Purchase to buy your groceries for the holiday. 
Purchase to pay your store bills (select stores).
Purchase to treat yourself to a night out.
 
Parents, grandparents, past parents, alumni, friends of St. Paul, faculty, staff, etc. For questions please email scrip@spchs.com
 
Low denominations are HERE - great for stocking stuffers or add on gifts! There are a limited number of these gift cards. Place your order soon - they're only here until December 14 or while supplies last!

Check out what's new HERE! Some of our partners have made shopping with scrip even more convenient for you by adding new denominations in addition to their already great offerings.

St. Paul will fill SCRIP orders during the holiday season:
Place your order on 12/5 - PICK UP ON December 12
Place your order on 12/12 - PICK UP ON December 19*

*Special orders will not be in in time for Christmas if an order is placed ON December 19. December 19 will be pick up day for orders already placed.

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 (BEFORE any WEDNESDAY) 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 www.shopwithscrip.com
    using St. Paul's Enrollment Code: DCACE4AC14275. Gift cards will be delivered to the school's main office (on Wednesdays) for pick up by you or sent home with your student.
     
  • You can also order online and have them sent directly to your mobile device so you can use them on the go! visit www.shopwithscrip.com and see about MyScripWallet. It's amazingly easy to use!
You can also see more information at spchs.com/support-st-paul/scrip-program/  

Family Cruise to Bermuda -  
Coming Summer 2019!
 
For more information on cost and booking the cruise
 
 
Questions? Contact Shelley at smendoza@spchs.com 



Your student has been invited to travel to
Italy and Greece in Summer 2020!  

Why Are We Going? Your child will...

  • Step outside the classroom and engage with the world firsthand
  • Go beyond his/her comfort zone and experience new foods, cultures and people
  • Receive an experience that will help him/her stand out on college applications
  • Learn how to navigate new situations with a broader global perspective
  • Have a life changing experience
What's Next?

There are a limited number of 30 spots available! RSVP to attend the meeting at  
https://rsvp.eftours.com/4crns88 - I  hope your child will be able to attend this unique opportunity! Questions? Please contact Mrs. Strycharz

Host Families Needed!
 
Hosting an International student is a wonderful opportunity for your family to learn about another culture, 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 St. Paul families are asked to contact the following agencies for more information:
 
AnB Education
 
Apex International Education Partners, LLC (AIEP)
 
Boston Global Education, Inc. 
ICES
 
Ivy Bridge Group

Is It Your Reunion Year?
Start Planning NOW! 

Classes with the years ending in
"9" or "4"
will celebrate reunions next year.
 
If you or a classmate have something in the works or would like to plan your reunion, please let us know if we can be of any help.      
 Questions about getting your reunion information in our newsletter or on our website? Contact Shelley Mendoza, in our Advancement Office at 860.584.0911, ext. 21 or  smendoza@spchs.com.

 
Are you or do you know a St. Paul Alum? 
 
We are looking for St. Paul Alum to share a testimonial, a quote, and good news! 
 
Visit our Alumni Page on our website OR email mlindquist@spchs.com with a few words about your time spent here at St. Paul Catholic High School, a quote about the faculty, staff, sports, performing arts, or academics. 
 
Do you have good news to share too? 
Recently married? 
New baby? 
Service?
Travel? 
Reunions? 
Other Fun News and Photos? 
  
Share with your fellow classmates too!
Visit our Alumni Facebook Page  and  LIKE  us to keep up-to-date on  all the happenings here at St. Paul! 

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