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Church of the Immaculate Conception of Marysburg


Oh, the old log church of days gone by
Built by early settlers here.
Tho small and crude, no cathedral grand
Was ever held as dear.

Each log was hewed for the glory of God
A labor of love we know
And they patiently worked till it stood complete
Those builders of long ago.

To that little church in the wilderness
The faithful came to pray
Where the Indian often roamed the wilds
And the Gray Wolf sought to prey.

It stood for faith and hope to them
And they treasured it more and more.
The stars smiled down on its rugged cross
and the wild flowers by its door.

Oh, how happy they were when a priest would come,
In the days o f long ago
When the Sacred Heart was raised aloft
In the candles golden glow.

And long they treasured the words of cheer
The kindly Priest would say
For he knew that life in the wilds was hard
More strenuous day by day.

In the Indian uprising of sixty-two
Fearful of danger there
For protection they flocked to the old log church
To spend long nights in prayer.

Oh, those old settlers are sleeping now
Neath the shadow of the cross
But sweet memories cling to lives well spent
And their gain is now our loss.
—Mary M. Maher

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Founded in 1857,  The Church of the Immaculate Conception of Marysburg (also known as Marysburg Church) is near Madison Lake, Minnesota, and is part of the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis. Please enjoy your visit through our site and feel free to join us during our Masses or Parish Events!

Church of the Immaculate Conception
Marysburg Catholic Church
27528 Patrick Street
Madison Lake, MN. 56063
Office Hour, Mon-Thu
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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Parish Priests: Father Christopher Shofner and Father James Adams
Administrative Assistant Jill Cusick

We are a people of the country called by God to be the Church of Jesus Christ in our place and time. Through Baptism, we are called to respond to God’s invitation with personal commitment and communal action.

Our mission is to proclaim the life-giving and hope-giving Good News of the Gospel by what we say and do.

Through the Holy Spirit, we are empowered to build a strong community based on forgiveness, care and mutual respect. We are called to share our gifts with the people of God.

The Eucharist is the source and summit of our life and the heart of our worship. Through Eucharist and through all sacramental worship, we are united in the love the Lord invites us to share.

By living our Baptismal commitment, we proclaim that Jesus Christ is Lord!


Read more: Mission Statement