About Us

Sacred Heart and Corpus Christ Parishes are two vibrant Catholic Churches with a long and rich history in the Marshfield area.

On February 16, 1916, twenty six year old Father Hubert Stehling called to order the organizational meeting of the members of Saint Johns Parish who would make up Marshfield’s second Catholic parish. The name Sacred Heart of Jesus was chosen.

It was decided to build what is now the school for use as a church, convent, school and auditorium with the rectory being a separate building. The cornerstone was laid August 27, 1916. The first Mass was held on Christmas Eve 1916 in what is now the gymnasium. Construction costs were approximately $48,000 on a lot bought for $1,500. The congregation listed 150 families. This grew to 229 families in 1917. The school opened in September 1917.

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