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For over 60 years St. Paul Catholic Church and St. Paul Parish School have been two pillars of the community, helping its members grow in their spirituality and educating children in the best tradition of the Roman Catholic Church.


Since its founding in 1956, St. Paul Catholic Church has evolved into a caring, loving, faith community focused on fulfilling God’s mission for us. We live His word in our devotion to Mass, our outreach programs, and through our dedication to grow spiritually in our relationship with God. We baptize our children into our faith, share with them the gospel, and continue to nurture their Catholic development through St. Paul Parish School—the only parish school in the Eugene/Springfield area, serving close to 300 students from 200 families. We owe our gratitude to the willingness of families before us who paid it forward in establishing St. Paul Catholic Church. Like them, we remain an active, welcoming community ready to sacrifice for the good of God’s people.

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Fr. David was ordained to the priesthood in 2007 and came to St. Paul in 2011 after serving two parishes on the coast. One of four children, Fr. David spent his early childhood in Nebraska (Go Huskers!) prior to his family moving to Oregon. His Catholic education provided him with a solid foundation and made him a passionate supporter. He feels blessed to be part of the St. Paul Community that includes having a school on-site. In addition to St. Paul, Fr. David serves on the Board of Marist Catholic High School and as its priest.


Christine Penwell joined the St. Paul Parish School community to serve as principal at the beginning of the 2021 - 22 school year. 

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