Mission

About Father Allouez

Mission


Father Allouez Catholic School provides a vibrant, quality, Catholic education in Allouez.


Vision Statement

In partnership with parents and parish communities, we provide a transformational, faith-filled educational experience for each student. We develop students academically, spiritually, emotionally and socially.


Core Values

  • Respect
  • Excellence
  • Joy
  • Compassion
  • Discipleship

About Father Allouez

Claude Jean Allouez was born on June 6, 1622, in Saint-Didier-En-Velay in south-central France. In 1655, he was ordained a priest of the Roman Catholic Church. He became a Jesuit missionary who established a number of missions in Wisconsin and has been called the founder of Catholicism in the West. He died on August 28, 1689 in Niles, Michigan.

Father Allouez was one of the leading missionaries in the Upper Midwest. In 1669, Father Allouez established a new mission among the Potawatomie Tribe in the Green Bay area. He moved his mission to the present site of De Pere in 1671, and the mission soon became the center of Jesuit activities in the Wisconsin area. He was a successful peacemaker between the French and Native Americans who once lived in the area. During his time here, it is said that Father Allouez converted and baptized more than 10,000 Native Americans. He is a symbol of peace between different groups of people.