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Saint Paul University Catholic Center

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The ministry of St. Paul’s would not be possible without the generosity of thousands of alumni, parents of students and Catholics across the country who wish to secure the future of Catholic campus ministry for future generations of UW-Madison students.

Below you will find information on how to make a gift online, read a letter from Fr. Eric Nielsen about the impact of your giving on students, learn about the variety of ways to make a gift and get info on the premier Catholic event of the spring, our annual Spring Wine Fest! We look forward to welcoming you to our 2017 Spring Wine Fest at the Monona Terrace & Convention Center in Madison!

If you wish to mail in a gift in support of St. Paul’s, checks can be made payable to ‘St. Paul Catholic Center’ and mailed to Attn: Carolyn Averill 723 State Street Madison, WI 53703. St. Paul’s is a 501(c)(3) organization and gifts are tax-deductible per IRS law.

Thank you for supporting St. Paul’s mission to university students at UW-Madison!

Sponsor a Student

A Letter from Fr. Eric

Dear Friend at St. Paul’s:

Remember your college years and memories: A walk down State Street with your best friend; a Saturday football game at Camp Randall, an evening sunset at the Memorial Union Terrace, exam weeks and approaching Helen C. White library, Sunday Eucharist at Saint Paul University Catholic Center? For many of us, it was IN those places that our values, character and faith became matters of personal commitment. Those values and beliefs were part of what you and I received as Catholic students at the UW-Madison. Think of today’s college students on the UW-Madison campus: 43,000 students, over 10,000 of which are Catholic and strongly influenced by those same places and communities. The mission of St. Paul’s is as vital today as it was when you and I were in college.

As each one has received a gift, use it to serve one another…

1 Peter 4:10

The St. Paul’s annual budget is over $775,000. This means it costs about $500 annually to meet the spiritual needs of each student attending St. Paul’s. As when you were at the UW, St. Paul’s continues to be a parish mostly of students and as such our annual needs continue to be met mostly by the generosity of our alumni, friends and parents. This year will you consider sponsoring one or more of today’s students at St. Paul’s? If you can’t do a year, perhaps a semester? Know that your gift will be deeply appreciated and wisely used in meeting the spiritual needs of UW students.

On behalf of our staff and the Saint Paul University Catholic Center, thank you for helping us provide a Catholic presence on the campus of UW-Madison.

Peace,

Rev. Eric Nielsen

P.S. Many of our sponsors have found monthly installments to be a convenient way to sponsor a student! Tobegin a monthly automated gift from a checking/savings account or credit/debit card please visit our secure online portal or please contact Carolyn Averill.