A History of Casting Our Nets to Follow Jesus

The people of Byron and Oakfield have celebrated, shared and been united by a common bond of one faith, one Lord, and one God of all. Not only must we remember with gratitude to God those who left their nets to share their gift of faith, we must celebrate the lively faith found in our community today. We look forward to the future with hope and trust as we continue our journey.


St. James – 1909


St. John – 1867


Father Jim, Father Peter Drenzek, and Father Don Zerkel


Father John Schmitz and Father Michael Petersen with Parishioners


Pastoral Council – 2007

history-001 history-002 history-003 history-004 history-005

Our Parish History Timeline