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A Greeting from Father Leroy

In the 21st Century, the Lord is calling the whole church to the great work of 'new evangelization,' that is, of helping every Christian grow in the knowledge, understanding and love of their Catholic faith in order to propose and hand faith to others. As you become more acquainted with us, we hope that you will find an area in which to share time and talent with our parish family. Like any family, we function most efficiently when all our members involve themselves in parish life. One of the most important parts of the Catholic Church is the parish, because the parish impacts people's lives. It is in the parish setting that we receive the Body and Blood of Christ, listen to the Word of God proclaimed, find forgiveness of our sins in reconciliation, communal support, and ways to give life to our faith. The parish is a living, breathing entity, because in it, God interacts with His people. We hope that this will be your experience with Our Lady of the Lake and St. James in Maine, and that you will find warmth and hospitality in a spiritually and emotionally nourishing environment. 

We welcome you to our Parish Family! 

Sincerely, Fr. LeRoy Schik

Our Lady of the Lake

407 Lake Avenue North

Battle Lake, MN 56515


St. James

32009 County Hwy 74
Underwood, MN 56586


St. Edward

201 Douglas Avenue

Henning, MN   56551

(218) 583-2490

A TRI-Parish Catholic CLUSTER


Over the years, all three parishes have known much transition in pastoral leadership, and have shared pastoral staffing between parishes, but have always retained their close-knit community, a vibrant faith and generous commitment to the mission of the Catholic Church.


Our God is a God of surprises. We are made in his image, so let's make this a year of surprises. In big ways and small ways, let's find ways to surprise people this year.


Our Catholic faith comprises what we believe and how we live that belief. For 2,000 years, this Catholic faith has been handed down from one generation to next, starting with Jesus Christ passing the faith to the Twelve Apostles. In our own lives, we may receive that faith from our parents, from friends, or even a stranger we meet.

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