St. Olaf Catholic Parish was established in 1952 by Father Robert Agnew with 125 families in a small house on Western Avenue in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.  St. Olaf quickly outgrew the house and moved the celebration of Sunday Mass to the VFW Hall on Starr Avenue.

In 1954, a school was built, with the place for worship on the third floor.  When the sisters came to our parish school Mass was offered in the cafeteria.

In 1956, the addition to the school was ready and the parish established a temporary church in the gym.

On February 18, 2001 the new church was dedicated and the “old church” was renovated as the “Father Robert Agnew Parish Center.”

In 2001, the Parish Center was enhanced with the addition of a new kitchen, rest rooms, and choir room.

Presently, 1000+ families celebrate the Catholic Faith with gratitude for all the sacrifices that make St. Olaf the parish it is today.


  • Rev. Robert E. Agnew – 1952 to 1964
  • Rev. Myron “Mike” Meinen – 1964 to 1974
  • Rev. Wm. “Bill” Matzek – 1974 to 1985
  • Rev. Wm. “Bill” Menzel – 1985 to 1991
  • Rev. Frank Corradi – 1991 to 2006
  • Rev. Brian D. Konopa – 2006 to present

To Become Members of St. Olaf

Contact the Parish Office at 715-832-2504 x100 or email to: solaf@saintolafparish.org. We would like to meet with you personally. Our schedules are flexible so we can meet at your convenience.