The history of the Diocese of Superior dates back to the 17th century. Our Journey Through Faith offers a glimpse into the historic events that played a role in the growth of Catholicism in Northern Wisconsin. Diocese of Superior - Statistics
Our Journey through Faith: A History of the Diocese of Superior,
Catholics in Presque Isle first met in a private home, with priests from Hurley celebrating Mass. They built a small brick church around 1950, with a larger, non-insulated building used for summer Masses. Gradually the larger church was winterized and as the parish grew, Masses were held year-round in the larger facility. The brick church was used as a thrift shop. Eventually the little church was demolished to create more parking spaces. Remodeling on the present church took place in the 1990s. Today the parish serves permanent residents and a growing number of summer residents and vacationers.
REFERENCE: Our Journey through Faith: A History of the Diocese of Superior,
by Sam Lucero, 2005.