Memorial Mass for Fr. Paul Schott, S.J. ’40 to be Celebrated on Dec. 10th

Posted November 23, 2020 / Last updated December 14, 2020

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Fr. Paul Schott, S.J., meets with St. John Paul the Great

On Thanksgiving, while the Grand Coteau Jesuit community was at Mass, Fr. Paul Schott breathed his last and went home to God. Fr. Schott served as president of Jesuit High School from 1974—1979 and left an indelible mark on the life and culture of the school. He was 70 years a Jesuit and 60 years a priest, having lived for 97 years.

Jesuit would not be what it is today without Paul Schott.

Fr. Anthony McGinn, also a former president of Jesuit High School, said of Fr. Schott: “He is one of the 5 most important people in the 20th Century at Jesuit… Paul Schott brought financial stability, encouraged parental involvement, and exercised pastoral care in a dynamic and personal way that fit the needs of the Jesuit community at that time.”

He added, “Jesuit would not be what it is today without Paul Schott.”

If you would like to register to attend the memorial Mass in memory of Fr. Schott, please register below. The Mass will also be livestreamed, and you can view the stream below or on Jesuit’s YouTube channel.

Thank you for your interest in the Memorial Mass for Fr. Paul Schott, S.J. We have passed the deadline for registration for this year's event, but we will be live streaming it on the Jesuit Youtube channel.


The following was previously published on November 23, 2020.

Fr. Paul Schott, S.J., has recently been admitted to hospice care in response to the dire nature of his medical needs. Despite recent improvements to his condition, in recent days his health has declined. Please come together in prayer with the Jesuit community in his time of need.

Please check back on this article for updates as they are available.