About St. Francis de Sales Parish

Franciscan Fr. Odoric Derenthal of Ashland celebrated the first Mass in Spooner in 1886. Designated a mission parish in 1888, the first church was built on land donated by the railroad company. Under Fr. Louis Nowak's pastorate, the church was demolished and a new church and school were completed in 1958. Under the guidance of Fr. Robert Szyma, a new rectory and administrative center was added to the existing church. In 1997, an addition and renovation of the church was completed under Fr. James Jacksons' leadership. The addition provided a new entry way, gathering space, Eucharistic chapel, reconciliation room, meeting room and preschool classroom.

Since opening in 1958, St. Francis de Sales School has added kindergarten and preschool to its grades one through eight. For many years the parish has been linked with a mission parish in Old Maswa, East Tanzania, Africa, which is directed by Fr. Paul Fagan, a classmate of former pastor Fr. Richard Burzynski.

St. Francis de Sales Parish has grown from 15 families in 1888 to approximately 350 families in 2014. The parish is clustered with St. Catherine of Alexandria in Sarona and St. Joseph in Shell Lake.




Knights of Columbus Meeting; 2nd Monday of the month at 7 pm


• Rosary at 4:30 pm
• Mass at 5 pm, Confessions after Mass
• Anointing of the Sick - 1st Tuesday at 5 pm


• Liturgy of the Hours 10 am
• Mass (with School children) at 10:30 am
• Religious Education Classes at 3:30 pm and 6:30 pm


• Mass at 7 am
• 1st Thursday of the Month, Community Supper from 4-6 pm


Men's Fellowship & Faith Formation, 6 am


• Mass at 6:00 pm
• 1st Saturday of the month there is Mass at 8:30 am preceded by the Morning Prayer, Confessions after Mass


Mass at 10:00 am