We are the Holyland Catholic Parishes, located in the northwest corner of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee. In 1841, Fr. Caspar Rehrl along with pioneer families from Germany founded St. John the Baptist Parish in Johnsburg, Wisconsin. Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish in Marytown was established in 1849. That same year Fr. Rehrl, the "Apostle to the Holyland" built a log chapel under the patronage of St. Nicholas to serve the German immigrant farmers in nearby Mount Calvary. Renamed Holy Cross, this parish would eventually become three parishes with the establishment of St. Claudius (later St. Cloud) in St. Cloud and St. Joseph in St. Joe. The three communities were reunited and became St. Isidore the Farmer Parish in 2010.

Father Gary WegnerToday, the Holyland Catholic Parishes of St. Isidore the Farmer, St. John the Baptist and Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary work together so that we might be a stronger and more vibrant community of faith.

The Capuchin Franciscan friars of the Province of St. Joseph have been serving the people of the Holyland since 1857. Today four Capuchin friars serve the people of the Holyland: Fr. Gary Wegner as pastor, Fr. Zoy Garibay our associate pastor and Fr. Oliver Bambenek and Fr. Larry Abler who serve as sacramental ministers. Please join us as we work to become better disciples of Jesus Christ in our Holyland!

Father Gary Wegner,
OFM Capuchin, Pastor

four priests

Kaylene Lisowe, Lori Lemke, Sr. Stephen Bloesl, Fr. Oliver Bambenek, Fr. Larry Abler, Karen Abler, Sr. Jenada Fanetti, Fr. Joseph Mattathil, Fr. Gary Wegner

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Holyland Catholic
Parishes Offices

St. Isidore the Farmer
308 S. Cty. W
Mt. Calvary, WI 53057
Saint John the Baptist
N9288 Hwy. W
Malone, WI 53049


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Holy Cross Church
308 S. County W
Mt. Calvary, WI 53057
Saint Cloud Church
924 S. Main Street
St. Cloud, WI 53079
Saint Joseph Church
W620 County G
St. Cloud, WI 53079
St. Mary Church
N10232 Hwy G
New Holstein, WI 53061
Saint John Church
N9288 Hwy. W
Malone, WI 53049