Our Lady of the Lake, 1909 to Present...
The Church of Our Lady of the Lake is a Catholic Church located on the shore of Lake Langdon in Mound, Minnesota.
Our parish had a humble beginning in a vacated school building in 1909 with Fr. Francis Jager as pastor and fourteen parish members.
Presently, we are blessed with a parish of nearly twelve hundred families, a flourishing school and an ever busy activity center. We look forward to making the name of Jesus Christ known through our faith, teaching and deeds as we welcome our second century as a parish. Please call our church office for information on how to join us at 952.472.1284.
“A Church for All Decades “
“You bring me out here and no church” lamented a young Lake Minnetonka area bride in 1908. “The church will follow” replied her husband– and it did. In May of 1909 Archbishop John Ireland – out on a horse and buggy ride with Father Francis Jager of St. Boniface in St. Bonifacius – spotted an old wooden school along what is now County Rd. 110. The Archbishop exclaimed “This is the place for a church” and handed Father Jager $100 to apply to the purchase price.
A little more than a month later the building was purchased on contract for $2,000 and on Sunday, June 13, 1909, Father Jager offered the first Mass in what was to become the parish of Our Lady of the Lake. Fourteen adults and children, along with the choir from St. Boniface Church, celebrated this first Mass.
With the seed of just $100 the story of Our Lady of the Lake began.