The community was established in 1856 and originally started worship in a small log church along the Crow River. The early ministers of the church came from Saint John's Abbey in Collegeville. In 1866, a new church was built in the center of the town and served for about 25 years. In 1890, the parish built a Gothic Revival building, which was the largest church in Wright County at the time. The building features ornate statues and German woodcarvings.
Although the parish had a mostly German ethnicity for many years, since 1985 the number of families in the parish doubled, and it no longer appears to be an ethnic parish. In 2004, the parish built a new building. The historic church building is still used for Mass on Fridays during the school year.