Opportunities For Catholic Education

Grades Pre K – 5:
Saint Thomas the Apostle School
25 Dover Road
West Hartford, CT  06119
Saint Thomas The Apostle School

Grades Pre K – 8:
St. Brigid School
100 Mayflower Street
West Hartford, CT  06110
Saint Brigid School

Grades 6 – 9:
Saint Timothy Middle School
225 King Philip Drive
West Hartford, CT  06117
Saint Timothy Middle School

Grades 9 – 12:
Northwest Catholic High School
29 Wampanoag Drive
West Hartford, CT  06117
Northwest Catholic


Reverend John T. and Mary Shugrue Scholarships

Following Father Shugrue’s death, parishioners established a scholarship program in his name for students attending Northwest Catholic High School. This seemed an appropriate way to honor Father who had dedicated many years of his ministry to the Catholic school system.

Currently two scholarships of $2500 each are awarded to entering freshmen who meet the criteria. The students need not be members of St. Peter Claver Parish. The scholarships may be renewed annually. Guidelines and application forms may be obtained from the office of Admissions at Northwest Catholic.

The monies collected for the scholarship are part of the Northwest Catholic High Endowment Fund which is managed by the Foundation for Advancement of Catholic Schools (FACS). Additional donations to the scholarship fund may be made at any time and are always welcome.

Information:  Northwest Catholic High School – 860-236-4221

Northwest Catholic - Academic Scholarships

Adult Education

Opportunities for continuing enlightenment in our Catholic faith are periodically presented including scripture study, lecture series, and discussion groups on current religious and social topics. Programs are presented by the parish and Archdiocese and feature parish priests and visiting lay and clerical experts. See weekly bulletin for specific program announcements.

Bible Study

A lectionary based scripture study group meets on Tuesday mornings at 9:00 a.m. from mid September through Pentecost. The group uses the Quest booklet to reflect on the upcoming weekend scriptures.

Sacramental Preparation In keeping with the Catechism of the Catholic Church, this program seeks to empower parents as the primary catechists of their children. Preparation for the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist is completed in Grade 2, through parent meetings, workshops and classroom lessons. Preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation takes place in Grades 9 & 10.  In addition to classroom lessons, guest speakers and retreats, the students are encouraged to become adult members of the parish community though a commitment to Christian service.

Adult Confirmation

An Adult Confirmation Preparation program is offered through the Archdiocese of Hartford for individuals who are at least 18 years old, have already been baptized and have received First Communion.

Baptismal Preparation

Baptism is offered on the first Sunday of every month during the 10:30 Mass (except during Lent) and also on the second Sunday of every month at 12:00 noon. Parents anticipating the Baptism of a child should call the office to arrange a date and also to sign up for the Baptismal Preparation class. These classes are held every other month on the third Thursday at 7:00 p.m.


The West Hartford Catholic Adult Enrichment Team is composed of parishioners from participating West Hartford parishes who work collaboratively to bring quality Catholic Adult Enrichment Opportunities to all the parishes of West Hartford. Meetings: as needed.