Marian ShrineParish Office (507) 725-3804
School Office (507) 725-3355
Rectory (507 725-4408

Our mission is to hear the Word, share in the sacrifice, serve the Lord, and create community.

Parish Staff

Father Matt Fasnacht, Pastor
Fr. Fasnacht was ordained a priest in the Diocese of Winona in 2007.  He became pastor of St. Mary's and also of St. Patrick's in Brownsville in July 2013.  Fr. Fasnacht is a native of Janesville, Minnesota.

Sister Michaeline Healy, Pastoral Assistant
Sr. Michaeline is a member of the Dubuque-based Sisters of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary (PBVM).  She is a native of Schaller, Iowa, and has been on the staff at St. Mary's since 1997.  Sister Michaeline has an M.A. in Education/Reading from Clark College and a Master of Pastoral Studies from Chicago-Loyola.
Maria Keefe, Office Manager/Bookkeeper
Maria has been with St. Mary's since March 2008.  She has a daughter, Leah who recently completed her Vet Tech degree.
Dawn Hawkins, Finance Director
Dawn joined the staff of St. Mary's in February 2012.  She and her husband Bob have two children that attend Caledonia High School.
Sue Stemper, Youth Ministry
Sue accepted our Youth Minister position in September 2015.  She is a life-long member of our parish.  Sue is married to Mike Stemper and they have four children: two that have recently graduated college, one in high school, and their youngest still attends St. Mary's School.
Laura Eglinton, Faith Formation
Laura began her position of Faith Formation Director in July, 2012.  She grew up in Caledonia and is married to Bruce.  They have six children.

Parish Leadership

Pastoral CouncilPreparing for Easter

  1. Nick Frank
  2. LuAnn Goergen
  3. Tim Craig
  4. Bobby Schieber
  5. Janene Hosch
  6. Len Reining
  7. Sr. Michaeline Healy
  8. Fr. Matt Fasnacht

Finance Council

  1. Patrick Becker
  2. Bill Klug
  3. Bob Nelson
  4. Ryan Hermann
  5. Marian Gavin
  6. Mike Werner
  7. Dawn Hawkins, ex officio
  8. Fr. Matt Fasnacht

Faith Formation

  1. Fr. Matt Fasnacht
  2. Sr. Michaeline Healy
  3. Laura Eglinton
  4. Sue Stemper
  5. Kim Schieber
  6. Joyce Strub
  7. Kathryn Lamb
  8. Andy Melde
  9. Debi & Butch Shuda


Parish Organizations and Ministries

  • Council of Catholic Women: Contact Sandy Welscher, 725-3479, or Sue Felten, 507-459-4381.
  • Knights of Columbus: Contact Earl Klankowsi, 724-2821.
  • Catholic Daughters of America: Contact Laura Eglinton, 725-3804
  • Faith Formation: Contact Laura Eglinton        725-3804.
  • Parish Nurse: Lois Stemper, RN, and Lyn Van Den Boom, RN, 725-3804
  • Liturgy, Art and Environment: Contact Sr. Michaeline Healy, 725-3804.
  • Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA): Contact Father Fasnacht, 725-3804.
  • St. Mary's Preschool: Contact Brother Roger Betzold, Principal, 725-3355.
  • St. Mary's School (K-Grade 8): Contact Brother Roger Betzold, Principal, 725-3355.
  • Marriage: Contact Fr. Fasnacht, 725-3804.
  • Baptisms: Contact Maria Keefe, 725-3804
  • Calvary Cemetery: Contact John Esch, 563-546-7810


Church of St. Mary