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About St. Mary’s
St. Mary of the Lake has served the White Bear Lake area community for more than 125 years. We are proud of our welcoming environment here. We encourage lay person involvement in all aspects of our ministries from leadership (parish leadership council and eight standing committees) to frontline service to our St. Mary's community and the greater community. Click on Get Involved above if you want to help.
Become a Member
In order to become a registered member, we ask that you visit us and complete the proper paperwork.
New Parishioner Welcome Information
• Approximately 2,700 households (8,000 individuals)
• 27% under the age of 18, 61% age 18-65, 12% over 65
• 35 full-time staff (including teachers), about 35 part-time staff (click on Staff button on left)
• 350 students enrolled, preschool to 8th grade (click on School button above)
• 100 infants are baptized (click on Sacraments above)
• 90 young people receive their first Eucharist
(click on Sacraments above)
• 50 are confirmed (click on Sacraments above)
• 10 Adults participate in RCIA (click on Sacraments above)
• 30 weddings (click on Sacraments above)
• 60 funerals (click on Sacraments above)
• 400 participants in our youth faith formation programs
(click on Children & Youth above)
• Hundreds of adults participate in our adult faith formation programs (click on Adults above)
For more information, click on Contact Us below or call the Parish Life Center at 651-429-7771.