Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Osakis, Minnesota was incorporated on August 11, 1899. Because Osakis was without a Catholic church before this time, families made the trip to nearby Belle River or West Union to attend Mass. After the church was completed, 45 families called Immaculate Conception their parish home.
Immaculate Conception church was dedicated by Most Reverend James Trobec of the St. Cloud Diocese on December 17, 1899. Following the dedication ceremony, Bishop Trobec celebrated a Solemn High Mass assisted by Father Ildephonse Molitor. The West Union choir and local singers provided the music. The Bishop preached a sermon first in English and then in German. The celebration came to a close with benediction.
The church had a seating capacity of 400 with a magnificent altar and two side altars to match.
WHAT WE DO
Each month, a youth Mass is held involving to young people of our parish as greeters, ushers, gift bearers, lectors, and choir members. A weekly Mass takes place in the chapel area at Galeon and during the school year, weekly Masses are planned and led by students from St. Agnes School. Adoration Friday, the first Friday of every month, parish members come to pray and meditate. Whether for a few minutes or an hour, a little quiet time with the Lord is always good for the soul.
For our friends and family that are no longer able to attend Mass in church, we have wonderful volunteers who bring Eucharist to their residence. We also have a prayer chain for those who are in need of God’s healing grace.