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A crowd estimated at more than 300 attended the final mass at Perham's St. Stanislaus church. After the service, right, people gathered outside as a time capsule from 1922 was opened.

St. Stan's: Bishop administers final mass at Perham's 'Polish church'

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It stood as a sturdy testament to the faith of early Polish-American residents for 125 years. It took but two hours to close the doors of St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, ending an important chapter of Perham history.


There were both tears and smiles as about 300 to 350 filled St. Stanislaus Church for the final worship service Oct. 4.

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