Summer Academy Announcements

Summer Academy will begin on Monday, July 22nd at 9:00 am. Parents are asked to join their children for an orientation at St. Paul School Gym. At that time we will open the program in prayer, introduce the Catechists, and discuss program expectations and requirements.

Each child will be given the opportunity to have a daily snack. We ask that you pack these keeping in mind that allergies may be an issue. Please avoid common allergens such as nuts. When packing a drink, please avoid sticky sugary drinks, that when spilled cause greater messes!

After the First Day, Drop off will occur at the building your child will be meeting in. 1st, 3rd, and 5th grade will meet in Saint Paul School. 4th, 6th, 7th, and 8th grade will be in the Spiritual Center. Pick-up will occur at those buildings. However, Spiritual Center dismissal will occur at the School on Wednesday and Friday Afternoon (to avoid the Mass crowd).

Please also plan on attending the 12:10 pm Mass on August 2nd where we will conclude the program.

Save the date. St. Paul Parish will host our annual VBC from Monday, July 8th-Friday, July 12th from 9:00 am until 12:00 noon. All children from 3 1/2-8 years old are welcome to participate as campers, and teens are welcome as volunteers. This year's theme will be Birthday Blast: A Celebration of Life. This year registration will be $55 per child, each family will be provided with the Bible Camp Audio CD on the last day. If you would like more information please contact

A Session will be held Saturday, October 6th from 10:00 am-12:30 pm in St. Paul School Library

Safe Environments Training for Catechists, Volunteers, and Concerned Parents. Learn to identify risk, and properly respond when there is an appearance of child abuse. Room is limited, and these sessions tend to fill up quickly. To register please visit If this is your first time registering, select First Time Registrant > Begin the Registration Process> Please select your Archdiocese/Diocese/Religious Organization from the list below: Trenton, NJ (Diocese)>Create your username and password, and make sure that you indicate that you are associated with St. Paul, Princeton.

Summer Academy begins on Monday, July 23 at 9:00 am.

On the first day, Monday, July 23, parents are asked to bring their child(ren) to the School Gym. We will begin our day with prayer and a brief orientation. Children will meet and be dismissed from the gym with their catechist to their meeting place. Parents/Guardians are asked to remain in the gym until 9:30 am for orientation.

For the remaining days of Summer Academy, children in Grades 1, 3 and 4 are to be dropped off at the parish school. Children in Grades 5, 6, 7 and 8 grades are to be dropped off at the Spiritual Center. Students will be picked up from the building that they have classes. However, on Wednesdays and Fridays, we ask that all children be picked up at the school, due to the 12:10 pm Mass.

Please be attentive and courteous while operating your vehicle in the parish parking lot as you drop-off and pick-up your child(ren).

Children will be given a daily snack break. We ask that you pack them something for each day. Please avoid sticky drinks, and plan on sending water.

Because this is an intensive program there is an expectation that the children will be in attendance every day and on time. If there is an emergency please contact the Office of Religious Education to make arrangements.

During the two-week program, all of our children will be participating in singing lessons with the director of our children's choir. Families are invited to join us on Friday, August 3, as we conclude Summer Academy at 12:10 pm Mass. Children will be dismissed from the church at approximately 1:00 pm. The children will be participating in this liturgy and singing the songs that they have learned.

Summer Academy will take place from July 23 through August 3. Classes meet Monday to Friday 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. This program is available for all grades except Kindergarten and 2nd grade. This intensive program covers a year's worth of religious education formation material in a two week period. It also provides special experiences of prayer, and participation in parish life. In accordance with diocesan policy, all children enrolled in Grade 1 through 7 attending Summer Academy will be expected to attend 3 Family Catechesis Sessions during the school year. These sessions will take place on 12/2/2018, 3/3/2019, and 5/5/2019 and will begin with the 11:30 am Mass before moving to the St. Paul School Gym for family catechesis. Children in Grade 8 are excused from these family sessions because they will participate in One8 Confirmation sessions.