Trinity Catholic Middle School in Stamford welcomed 53 incoming 6th graders with a very special orientation on their first day of school. The Class of 2019 was treated to a bagel breakfast, compliments of the Home School Association, and a special “Blessing of the Backpacks” by Rev. William Quinlan, pastor of St. Gabriel Church in Stamford.
Trinity Catholic Middle School Principal, Ms. Abbey Camillery, remarked, “Entering middle school is an exciting and transitioning experience for any ten or eleven year old. It is an event worth celebrating and one worthy of many blessings.”
Students stepped forward with their backpacks, lunch boxes, or just themselves as Fr. Quinlan prayed over them. “We’re actually blessing the children. The backpack is just a symbol of children going back to school.” Principal Camillery said she hopes the bagel breakfast and blessing of backpacks become a yearly tradition at Trinity.
Founded in 1964 as St. Gabriel School, it was established as the only Catholic Middle School in the diocese in 2005. A new wing including classrooms, a gym, and starboards was opened in 2008, and in 2011 Science Labs were added and a technology plan was launched to engage student in the latest advances.
Trinity Catholic Middle School is located at:
948 Newfield Avenue
Stamford, CT 06905.
For enrollment information, Tel: (203) 322-7383, or visit the website: http://trinitycatholicms.com/main/