St. Olaf Catholic Church


Welcome to Saint Olaf Catholic Church in Mabel, MN

"With Christ as our model, we the people of St. Olaf Catholic Church are committed to respecting the dignity of all human beings in our rural and worldwide community. Our mission is to manifest Christ's presence through Christian leadership as we reach out with love, hope and service to all others."

The History of Our Parish

The creation of Saint Olaf Parish originally came to be through the inspiration and untiring efforts of 19 Catholic families in the Spring Grove-Mabel area. The parish is dedicated to the honor of Saint Olaf, the 11th Century Catholic king and patron of Norway. The parish is incorporated under the title of "Church of Saint Olaf, Mabel, Minnesota." It was built to provide for the increasing Catholic population in the area. 

Groundbreaking ceremonies were held on September 12, 1954, and the work of excavation for the basement of the Church was begun on September 22 of that same year. Practically all of the labor was performed by members of the parish. Mass was offered in the basement, which was also used for a hall and religious instruction, until the work on the church proper was completed. Work on the super-structure began in the spring of 1955. 

Today Saint Olaf Parish continues to be an active faith community. The parish is clustered with Saint Mary Catholic Church in Caledonia, Minnesota, and our current pastor is Father Stephen Abaukaka.

Contact Us


114 Locust St.         Mabel, MN 55954

➤ Mailing Address

PO Box 8                 Mabel, MN 55954


For Prayer Intentions/Mass Intentions/Ministries:
Mary Curtis:, or (507) 493-5584




Pastor of St. Olaf

Father Stephen Abaukaka was appointed Pastor of St. Olaf Catholic Church in July 2018. If you need to reach Father, please visit our Contact page for more information. 

Sunday Mass

8:30 AM 

Pastoral Council Members

  • Mary Curtis

  • Todd Snell

  • Bob Himmer

  • LaVonne Mengis

Nursing Home Mass

1st Saturday of the Month at 10:00 AM

Held at Green Lea Manor in Mabel, MN

Finance Council Members

  • Joe Nelson

  • Mary McKenna

  • Mary Helen Schmitt

Parish Trustees

  • Donnella Griffin

  • Matt Nierling

Who except God can give you peace? Has the world ever been able to satisfy the heart?
— Saint Gerard Majella