ST. AUGUSTINE CHURCH - MINSTER|
The first mass was said in what was then "Stallotown" in 1832. The Stallotown Mission was
established in 1834 and in 1836 St. Augustine Parish was formally established. In 1845, Father
Francis de Sales Brunner and the Society of the Precious Blood was asked to take charge of this
Parish. The Society is still in charge of the parish today.
A large brick church was begun on the site of the present church in 1845 and dedicated on
November 11, 1849. That church building, with one tower, faced east - the opposite direction
of the present church.. In 1874, the one tower was removed and twin towers were erected on the
west side. The church nave then faced the opposite direction. The church has been renovated
three times, the latest in 1963, but the main body of the church is still the 1849 building. The
parish presently has approximately 1100 families.