St. Mary's Parish

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Church:

900 Central Ave.

Coon Valley, WI 54623

Office:

904 Central Ave.

Coon Valley, WI 54623

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About Us

Our Staff:
Fr. Matt Marshall

Pastor 

Director of Religious Education

Email: frmattmarshall@gmail.com

Amy Stafslien

Administrative Assistant

Webmaster

Email: stmaryscv@mwt.net

Meet Fr. Matt

 

Fr. Marshall is from Our Lady of Peace Parish in Marshfield, WI. Born March 30th, 1988 to Carol & John Marshall,  he has one sister, Amanda, and a brother, Tyler, both living in La Crosse. He went to Our Lady of Peace Grade School and Holy Family Middle School. Through the Dare to Follow Days retreat, Fr. Marshall began to discern a call to the priesthood. Learning of the House of Formation in La Crosse, he asked his parents if he could give it a try. He began studies at Aquinas High School in 2002, graduating in 2006. He continued his seminary studies at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN at St. John Vianney Seminary with theological studies at Mundelein Seminary, He was ordained June 28, 2014. His first pastoral assignment was at St. Anne Parish and Newman Catholic Middle and High School in Wausau. He continued at St. Joseph the Workman Cathedral, and then became associate pastor at Roncalli Newman Center/Blessed Sacrament Parishes in La Crosse before becoming Pastor here, in Coon Valley, on May 8, 2018. He enjoys reading, disc golf, tennis, languages, many kinds of music, and trying new foods.  In addition to being our new pastor, Fr. Marshall will continue his other ministries as the Chaplain to the Hmong Community in La Crosse and Chaplain at Aquinas Middle and High School.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pastoral History of St. Mary's Parish

 

August 14, 1910 - Church officially dedicated by Fr. Louis

Kaluza, Fr. Theo Fraling pastor

 

1923 - Fr. Theo Fraling assigned to another parish and Fr. Leo J. Lang as appointed

 

1930 - Fr. Tony Fischer assigned to St. Mary's

 

1935 - Fr. Joseph Kundinger became pastor for a few months, then St. Mary's became attached to Cashton and Fr. Timmeraman served

 

Sept. 1936 - John B. Pinion was appointed

 

1945 - Fr. J. Burgraft and Fr. Anderal alternated coming to Coon Valley

 

1947 - Bishop John P. Treacy asked Fr. Thomas J. Halloran to come and say one Mass and it turned into 25 years of service to St. Mary's

 

1960 - 1st Rectory purchased

 

1965 - Home next to parish was for sale and purchased to replace the original Rectory

 

June 1972 - Fr. Wagner appointed because Msgr. Holloran was having health issues.

 

Aug. 1981 - Fr. Edmund Doerre as appointed new pastor

 

1989 - Interim priest Fr. Norm Boneck Fr. Doerre appointed elsewhere

 

Sept. 1989 - Fr. Robert Hundt pastor along with St. Peter's of Middle Ridge

Oct. 1991 - Fr. David Kunz was assigned to St. Mary's and he was also an instructor at Aquinas High School

June 1995 - Fr. John McHugh assigned and connected with Aquinas High School

1996 - Fr. Maryon Jordan becomes pastor of St. Mary's

 

Dec. 1998 - Fr. Maryon C. Jordan assigned

 

Jan 1998 - Fr. Robert Cook assigned as Parochial Administrator

 

Dec. 1998 - Fr. Zbigniw Kucharski from Poland becomes pastor

 

Aug. 2002 - Fr. Michael Klos became pastor

 

July 2004 - Fr. Dunklee assigned

 

2006 - Fr. Wayne Kidd assigned to St. Mary's

 

June 30, 2010 Fr. Kidd retires for health reasons

 

July 2010 Fr. Gorman, Dean of the La Crosse Deanery becomes administrator of St. Mary's

 

Oct. 2010 - St. Mary's aligned with St. Peters, Middle Ridge and St. Joseph's Parish, St. Joseph's Ridge administered by Fr. Francis Abuah-Quansah

 

July 2011 - St. Mary's remains aligned with St. Peter's and St. Joseph's under Fr. Joseph Nakwah

 

June 26, 2012 - Fr. William Dhein of Eau Claire becomes pastor and St. Mary's is aligned with St. Charles Borromeo, Genoa, WI

 

July 1, 2014 - Fr. Timothy Welles becomes pastor and St. Mary's is aligned with St. Joseph Rigde Parish

 

August 9, 2015 - Fr. John Selva Manohar is assigned pastor of St. Mary's and Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Viroqua

 

February 2016 - Fr. Mano resigned due to complications with his Visa from India.  Msgr. Michael J. Gorman has taken over as Parochial Administrator of St. Mary's and the Annunciation of the BVM, Viroqua.

June 2017 to February 2018 Fr. Joseph Maria Arokiam, OFM Cap

Mar 1, 2018-Pastor position vacant

May 8, 2018- Fr. Matthew Marshall  joins St. Mary's from Roncalli Newman/Blessed Sacrament Parishes and  continues his other ministries as the Chaplain to the Hmong Community in La Crosse and Chaplain at Aquinas Middle and High School.  St. Mary's is no longer aligned with Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish in Viroqua.