Welcome to St. Mary’s Parish

The Oldest Parish in the Diocese

St. Mary’s Church is located in Lyndon Station, WI. It is known as the Upper Cathedral of the dells. It was built by hundreds of Irish immigrants in 1899, and dedicated on May 8th 1900. St. Mary’s parish began in 1853 as St. Bridget’s Catholic Church. St. Bridget’s was formed in 1853 and was located at the present day St. Mary’s Cemetery; west of Lyndon Station on Highway J. St. Mary’s is the oldest parish in the Diocese of LaCrosse.

We are located just north of the Wisconsin Dells on Interstate 90/94, exit 79.
In the Lyndon Station area, 153 families currently call St. Mary’s their home parish.
On March 1, 2017 our parish welcomed our Pastor Father Clayton Elmhorst to St. Mary’s.


Whether you’re visiting Lyndon Station, passing through or planning to move here, we welcome you!

Come Visit us This Weekend


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✝ Private Mass
Special Intention
By: Fr. Clayton

8:30 a.m.
† Gene Delmore
By: Betty Delmore
✝ Josephine Hilleary
By: Rita Hall

✝ Joe Jr, Mike Sr, & Kathy Rogge and Lynn Hinrichs
By: Jay & Wendy Rhyner

✝ Vicki Puetz
By: Tom & Mary Puetz
✝ Parishioner Mass
✝ Holy Souls in Purgatory
By: Angela Dziewior

Upcoming Events

Stations of the Cross
after 8:30 a.m. Mass

Parish Pastoral Council
March 9th
6:30 p.m.

Parish Finance Council
April 13th
6:30 p.m.

Cemetery Committee
April 25th
6:30 p.m.



St. Mary’s Prayer List

Vinnie Bellock, Braun Family, Joan Burch, Jamie Donnelly, Joan, Henry, Bill, William, Clayton & John Elmhorst, Jim & Adela Hagen, Elizabeth Hall, Roseanne Kenneth, Gloria Kramer, Helena Kwit & Family, Mary Claire Marshall, Courtney Miller, Lizzie Mitchell, Tony Oldigs, Lucille Ryczek, Charlotte Rybicki, Marjorie Senzig, Jeri Smith, Jane Torgerson, Rosalee Verette, William & Jackie Zenk, Nancy Zingsheim, Bob Walsh, those who are sick, unemployed, in need & all families who are suffering in any way; from illness, cancer, uncertainty, anxieties & for the end of the COVID-19 pandemic; Families and Friends please… Pray the Rosary!

Lenten Materials

As a way to enhance your Lenten journey, there are daily devotionals available at the entrance of the church. Please help yourself to a copy of The Word Among Us as well as numerous prayer cards. There are also materials geared for children, to help them understand and participate in this most sacred time of the church year. I hope it helps you on your Lenten journey. I pray that you experience Christ’s paschal mystery, in which we all share in through Baptism. May grace fill your Lenten weeks with God’s mercy & love; don’t forget to observe our traditions & practices of this season.

Volunteer Readers Needed

The parish office is in the process of scheduling readers for all three Masses. There are no greater words to read in life than the living and divine words of God. If you are interested in proclaiming the word of God at the privilege and honor of the Mass, please contact the parish office to be placed on our reader’s list. Efforts will be made to work around schedules, and we will continue this form of scheduling until there are no longer restrictions due to Covid-19.

Congratulations to Tyse Thomas Langer!

Tyse was baptized on Sunday, February 14th. Tyse is the son of Tommy Langer and Brooke Schluter. God parents are Taylor and Michelle Finger. May God bless little Tyse and his parents as they begin their life long walk with Christ and St. Mary’s parish family. Keep ‘em coming!

Communal Reconciliation Services

Feb. 25th 7:00 pm – St. Joseph’s – Baraboo
March 6th 9:00 am – St. Mary’s – Portage
March 24th 6:00 pm – St. Cecilia – Wis. Dells

Floor Project

Thank you for your continued support and donations. Your generosity and gift is greatly appreciated. View New Floor Photos

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