Consolidation is a word that Butler residents have heard quite often over the past few years.
But a major one happened in 1969 that led to the creation of Butler Catholic School.
“We were founded before the words reorganization and revitalization were ever around,” Butler Catholic Principal Sister John Ann Mulhern said.
Prior to 1969, there were three Catholic schools in the City of Butler; Saint Peter’s, Saint Michael’s, and Saint Paul’s. The three priests who oversaw those schools at that time decided it would be best to combine the three schools into one.
“They were under no direction from the Diocese to consolidate the schools,” Sister John Ann said. “They had the foresight to make that decision themselves for the betterment of the Butler Catholic community.”
Butler Catholic now serves kindergarten through eighth grade at the former St. Paul’s school on East Locust Street in Butler.
This weekend will serve as a celebration of Butler Catholic, bringing family, friends, and alumni back to the school to take-in new additions and timeless classics.
Various events include school tours, a lunch in the cafeteria, a Saturday evening dinner, and many more events.