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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† Benny Ryczek
By: Tim & Chris Sauter
✝ Rita Wright
By: Bill & Jackie Zenk
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✝ Frank & Vearl Lochner
By: Pete & Linda Lochner
✝ Hallie Young
By: Family

✝ The Parishioner Mass

Upcoming Events

Thanksgiving Mass
November 26th
8:30 p.m.

First Sunday
of Advent
November 29th

Solemnity of the
Immaculate Conception
December 8th 5:30 p.m.

Parish Finance Council
December 8th
6:45 p.m.

Christmas Decorating
December 17th
6:00 p.m.

Advent Penance Service
December 22nd
4:30-5:30 p.m.

Parish Pastoral Council
January 12th
6:30 p.m.



Remembering St. Mary’s Deceased

Throughout November, we pray for all our loved ones who have died, and that includes those who are buried at St. Mary’s Cemetery. Hundreds of souls who rest at our beloved cemetery, not just our family but our parish family as well. We ask God to bring them to the joyful banquet of Heaven, because it’s the right thing to do. We don’t know what suffering is like in purgatory, but we know it’s real. So pray for the holy souls, remember the book of the dead, & pray for their entrance in heaven; for they later in turn pray for us. Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen…

The Lyndon Station Fire Department

As you may know, our local fire department was unable to hold their annual fund raising dance this year. This was a huge loss and very unfortunate; as it’s a huge part of their annual funds needed to support our local community. St Mary’s sent $250 to the Lyndon Station fire dept. Please consider a donation as well, it will help greatly, and what a time when it’s most needed. They’re courageous men and woman who are always on call for us. They’re our first responders and medical professions ready to go when we need them. Thank them for all they do and sacrifice, and please say a prayer for their efforts.

Ladies Sodality “Bake-less Bake sale”

Yes you read that correctly – I know, I’ve never heard of it before either, until this year. But yes, there is no baking involved this year with Covid-19. Our ladies are still on track to prepare Christmas gift bags for our area shut in’s and help out the Lyndon Station Elementary School. Please consider donating, by using the green envelope found at the back of the church. Unfortunately no food donations will be accepted this year for shut-in bags. You may drop the envelope in the weekly offertory basket or mail to the parish office. They would like donations by December 1st, (so shopping can commence). Please be generous and help as best as you can. It all goes to the Kids and Elderly!

Christmas Mass: Make your reservations

Advent begins next Sunday and the Holy Season of Christmas will be here before we know it. With that being said, we’ve decided (along with many other churches) to create a reservation, sign up sheet. With only a few short weeks to plan, we’re thinking ahead for Christmas Eve and Day Masses. Due to the CDC, County Health Dept. and Diocesan Guidelines, we are asking everyone, and those planning to attend one of our 3 masses, to please make advance reservations. This can be done via online, by signing up at the back of church or by email. We also ask that families arrive 15 minutes prior to the start of mass. This will help our ushers prepare for a overflow of walk-ins, and keep social distancing in place.

Yuppers, Another Baby Baptized!

St. Mary’s welcomes Haven Rose Teumer, (talk about the most beautiful baptismal gown; which was grandma’s wedding dress) Haven is the daughter of Sam and Sorel Teumer, from Lyndon. They’re newer members of St. Mary’s Parish. Haven was baptized Sunday November 7th. Please keep her and the family in your prayers, as they continue to grow the family during these times. Congrats to the godparents as well and the extended family. We look forward to being with them on there journey. It’s awesome to see our parish grow. Keep-em coming as I say! and God Bless all!

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