Wright County Polish Catholic Churches/Cemeteries

Delano

There have been four inter-related Catholic churches in the Delano area. 

PGS-MN Newsletter Article

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Fall 19945Polish Catholic Churches in Minnesota –
Part 1: Polish Catholic Churches in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis (continued)
by Paul Kulas

St. Peter Church (established in 1865)

This church was established in Delano by German immigrants, before Polish immigrants arrived.

  • The first church was built in 1865
  • The second church was built in 1874
  • The third church was completed in 1913

Old St. Peters Cemetery

Davidson Avenue SW
Delano, MN

Calvary Cemetery

(also known as St. Peter Calvary Cemetery)
Delano, MN


St. Mary of Czestochowa (established in 1884)

1867 95th St. SE
Delano, MN 55328
952-955-1139

  • Started by 50 Silesian Polish families in Franklin Township
  • Initially was a mission church to St. Peter Church and later St. Joseph Church, both in Delano,
  • Became an independent parish in 1940
  • Since 1991, it shares a pastor with St. Boniface in St. Bonifacius, MN.

PGS-MN Newsletter Article

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Fall 201510A Polish Gem Near Delano
by Jay Biedny

St. Mary Czestochowa Cemetery

1867 SE 95th St.
Delano, MN 55328


St. Joseph Church (established on January 1, 1904)

401 N. River St.
Delano, MN 55328
763-972-2077

The church was established by 90 Silesian Polish families. 


St. Joseph Cemetery

Corner of Elm Avenue and County Line Road on the eastern edge of Delano.
763-972-2077


St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic Parish (established in 1988)

St. Peter Church and St. Joseph Church parishes merged in 1988 to form St. Maximilian Kolbe Church, named after a Polish Saint. Both of the churches are being used with the merged parish.