About Our Pastor

Father Don Meuret

Home:             Originally from Wausau (St. Mark's Parish)

Family:           Parents (Donald & Catherine Martino Meuret - both deceased)   
                            3 brothers (Mike, Pat and Ron)  
                            2 sisters - both deceased

Seminary:       St. Mary's Seminary and University - Baltimore – Graduated 1984; CPE at St. Elizabeth's Medical Center - Covington, KY

Ordained:       On June 1984 for the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston, W.V.

Assignments: 

  • Associate Pastor to Bishop James Michaels at St. Francis de Sales Parish Beckley, WV 1984 - 1987 also Chaplain for VA Hospital
  • Pastor - St. Catherine, Ronceverte, WV - St. Louis, Lewisburg, WV - Immaculate Conception, Williamsburg, WV 1987 - 1992
  • Pastor St. Peter's - Welch, WV - Christ the King, War, WV -St. Mary, Queen of Apostles, Kimball, WV  1992 - 2002 
  • Returned to Diocese of La Crosse July 2002 - served at St. James - La Crosse 2002 - 2003
  • Pastor Our Lady of Peace, Marshfield 2003 - 2012
  • Pastor St. Bernard / St. Hedwig, Thorp 2012 - 2013

Hobbies and Interests:        

  • Playing piano
  • Cooking
  • I was employed as a professional chef in Wausau, Stevens Point & Milwaukee
  • I also used to cook for various rock bands during concerts - Styx; REO Speedwagon, etc.
  • I taught elementary school music in West Virginia
  • I trained people in computer repair, internet service and networking
  • I also do woodworking
  • I have two dogs: Bandit (Husky/Shepherd Mix) and Jake (Black Lab)
  • I recently purchased a house on the Prairie River north of Gleason for a getaway and future retirement