Welcome to our Church
St. Mary's Church, located in Chatfield, Minnesota, is a member of the Holy Family Catholic Community, including St. Columban's of Preston, MN, and St. Patrick's of Lanesboro, MN, and as of March 20, Assumption of Canton, MN and Nativity of Harmony, MN. Our membership of just over 300 families strives to live out our mission statement "..to pass on a living faith to future generations." We invite others to rejoice with us as we celebrate our faith together as God's family. We strive to share with others our life-giving values and to develop the skills and vision of future leaders of the church through the act of ministering to the needs of all, for a better Christian Cummunity.
On July 1, 2016, Father Will Thompson left our cluster after serving as parochial administrator for the past year, during which time he worked with us in the Pastoral Planning Implementation. Our new pastor is Fr. Edward McGrath, who came to us from his long-time assignment at St. Joseph's Parish in Owatonna. Father and his dog, Jude, are settling into their new home in the rectory of St. Mary's and getting to know the parishioners. You can contact him through the Parish Center Office at any time of the day or night at 867-3922.
If you would like more information about St. Mary's or wish to register, please contact Father McGrath or Therese Opat at the Parish Center Office. Registering allows us to keep you informed of what is happening in the Parish and is especially important for families of school age children. Registration information includes the data that puts families into the Religious Education Contact list.