St. Paul Catholic Church
603 4th Street
Mosinee, WI 54455
(715) 693-2650
St. Paul Catholic School
404 High Street
Mosinee, WI 54455
(715) 693-2675

August 20, 2018

A message from Fr. Don

Last weekend I announced that I was suspending this current academic year of St. Paul School.  This was done for a number of reasons after much prayer and discussion with individuals, the Diocesan Superintendent of Schools and the Bishop.  When I came to St. Paul's there was no secretary for the school, a Principal who resigned the third week of July and one teacher.  After trying to get suitable teachers as well as a new principal, with only two weeks left before the beginning of the school year, I saw no other option but to suspend, not close, the school for this academic year.  Arrangements have been made with St. Mark's School in the Newman system for our students to attend classes there if their parents wish.  We are going to take this year for a complete rebuilding of St. Paul's School.  The first thing we need are your prayers.  Without that as our strength nothing else will come to fruition.  Next we will need a lot of work done, physically and well as conceptually.  We have over 200 elementary aged students in the parish, yet we had only 16 enrolled at St. Paul's School.  I know young parents want the best for their children.  Which means we need to transform our school to offer the best for them.  We need to give them a reason to enroll their children here.  We need a vision for the school and the support and work to make that vision a reality.  St. Paul, our Patron, was the great preacher of the Faith.  May he be our advocate to give us the same zeal for the Faith, and those who hunger for it, to take on this mission.  Let us begin.....