St. Patrick's - Oak Grove, MN
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member CachingGrandpa
N 45° 19.884 W 093° 18.936
15T E 475269 N 5019814
Quick Description: This is my home parish now that I am back in MN.
Location: Minnesota, United States
Date Posted: 8/30/2014 4:51:00 PM
Waymark Code: WMMCBP
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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Long Description:
Part of the Arch Diocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.
In 1871 plans were drawn up and completed for the church of St Patrick at Cedar Creek to accommodate the 40 or more Catholic families in the area attached to that mission with St Stephen’s Church of Anoka.

Mr. Steven Kelly’s father gave the land on which to build St Patrick’s Church.

Michael Gilligan traded hay for $78 worth of lumber with which the church was constructed. The men got busy sawing logs and hauling stones up from the river west of the church. They had the logs and boards cut up at the St Francis saw mill and floated the lumber down river and then hauled them up with stone boats and horses. There were big planks, 12 X 12 cut for foundation under the church and only a few rocks on corners. The building went up and Mass was offered in this structure once a month.

For St. Patrick’s is a church of its people. For 114 years, succeeding generations set aside a few dollars for that day when a new church might be built. December 5, 1976

Two and one-half years of dedicated planning culminate today in the rite of dedication of our new church, Archbishop John R. Roach presiding. Our beloved Archbishop, no stranger to St. Patrick”s, will dedicate our new building to the service of God and the spiritual growth of men and women in this U. S. bicentennial year. This House of God will serve many purposes: Worship, Religious Education, and social activities. It is intended to be the center for all parish activities. May it always be used for the Greater Honor and Glory of God.

To see the history of the church click on this link:

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Type of Church: Church

Status of Building: Actively in use for worship

Date of organization: 1/1/1871

Archdiocese: St. Paul and Minneapolis

Diocese: St. Paul and Minneapolis

19921 Nightingale Street NW ,
Oak Grove, MN USA

Relvant Web Site: [Web Link]

Date of building construction: Not listed

Dominant Architectural Style: Not listed

Associated Shrines, Art, etc.: Not listed

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