My dear friends in Christ,
I have some good news that I am thrilled to share with all of you. St. Paul Parish has received a signed lease for the rental of the St. Paul School building from Star Academy Boston. This is a 20 year lease with options to extend up to 30 years.
Star Academy is a private school serving students in Preschool through Grade 8 on their campus in Watertown, and they are very excited to be expanding to Wellesley. They will be giving the inside of the St. Paul School building a much-needed facelift before opening their doors to students on September 1, 2021, and St. Paul Parish will begin to receive rental income from them at that time.
This rental income, along with your continued financial support, will allow us to make some necessary repairs and renovations to our other buildings, and will position us to continue our mission for many generations to come. Most importantly, St. Paul Parish retains ownership of the St. Paul School building both during and at the end of the lease.
I am extremely thankful to the Finance Council for all of their counsel and support during this lengthy process. St. Paul Parish is truly blessed to have a council of such dedicated members, as well as to have such generous and caring parishioners. It is truly my privilege to be your pastor.
Yours in Christ,