Archbishop Blair to officiate Southington Catholic ribbon cutting on Aug. 23

Southington Catholic

After many months of planning, organizing, preparing and furnishing the facility and hiring of teachers and staff, Southington Catholic School expects to open its doors for the first day of school on Thursday, Aug. 27. The school is designed for children in pre-K through eighth grade.

Most Rev. Leonard P. Blair, Archbishop of Hartford, will celebrate the opening with an official blessing and ribbon cutting ceremony at 1 p.m. on Aug. 23.

“Southington Catholic represents a merger of the finest in Catholic educational achievements, carrying forward the Christian teachings, traditions and history of its predecessor schools: St. Dominic Elementary School and St. Thomas School,” pastors Rev. Ronald May and Rev. Nicholas Melo said in a joint press release. “We thank the faculty, staff, steering committee, sub-committees, volunteers and parents who have worked together, and the leadership of the Office of Catholic Schools, in bringing us to this exciting moment offering the Southington community and beyond an enhanced opportunity for the educational and spiritual development of our children.”

The school mission statement reads, “Southington Catholic School is a Christ-centered nurturing learning community that fosters Catholic faith based values in our students while achieving academic excellence. Our students will become responsible and faith-filled leaders with creative minds, compassionate hearts and the courage to act on our beliefs.”

The ribbon cutting will take place in front of Southington Catholic School at 133 Bristol Street in Southington. Refreshments will follow, and all are welcome to attend.

New student enrollments are still being accepted for the 2015-2016 school year by visiting the school offices at Southington Catholic. For more information, call (860) 628-2485.

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