About Us/Mission and Vision

Prior to the 1850’s, the Oakdale area was a stop on a narrow Native American trail through the woods. It became a stagecoach station halfway between Hudson and St. Paul. Early settlers wanted a Catholic Church established, so Guardian Angels Catholic Church was founded in 1857. There have been five churches on our property, a log church, a clapboard church, the current Historic Church, built in 1885, a temporary church, which is the current Peter O’Neill Hall, was occupied for 27 years and the current Church dedicated in 1991 which seats 1,100. Guardian Angels also has a parish cemetery that was established in 1869.

Guardian Angels Value Statement

Share the good news of Jesus in our words and deeds.

Guardian Angels Mission

We will focus on the basics of our Catholic Faith rooted in the Eucharist by sharing the good news of Jesus in our words and deeds. We will practice life-long faith formation, share our time, talent, treasure and our faith by reaching out in service to our parish and our community.

Guardian Angels Vision

• Live the gospel joyfully, faithfully and sacramentally every day by focusing on the Eucharist as the Source and Summit of our faith.
• Build our lives in the image of Christ through worship and prayer.
• Contribute to the growth of our parish by spreading the Gospel by word, witness, action and small group evangelization.
• Maintain a long-term vision to ensure financial stability for the parish.
• Create a volunteer and events plan to effectively manage and coordinate our volunteers and events.
• Create a caring and supportive culture that focuses on the love and compassion of Jesus to ensure we stand in faith with others during times of transition, illness and loss



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