March 14, 2020

​As pastor of St. Joseph Parish, it is with a heavy heart that I share with you that St. Anthony School will be permanently closing at the end of this 2019-20 20 school year.  As the longest running Catholic elementary school in the Archdiocese of Hartford, this decision did not come lightly.  Upon thoughtful review of the financial statements, the expenses will continue to far exceed our revenue and the need to be fiscally responsible as a parish is essential.  The efforts to sustain the traditions of our Catholic faith and daily operations of the school have not gone unappreciated. Despite the efforts of many, the financial status of the school just could not be sustained therefore making this heart-wrenching decision unavoidable. I am so grateful to the families, staff, parishioners, and the students, both past and current, who have been the foundation of our Catholic education at St. Anthony School for 155 wonderful years.  As we approach the last few months of the school year, please continue to support and pray for each other.
Fr. Bruce Czapla, O.F.M.