In 1856, Father Francis Hurth on August 15 celebrated the first Mass of 54 people at the home of Peter Donnelly, and the parish church of Saint-Etienne was created. 1866 October 20, the congregation purchased its first building, a different name, the Congregation of the Society to establish the first Catholic Church in Anoka. In 1868, The first confirmation class of 17 young people, the sacrament of Bishop Mgr. Father Prosper, he was the director, and the Mission of Cedar Creek in Dayton. In 1873, Father John McDermott became the first resident pastor, and soon after his arrival he received a two-storey house for use as a parsonage. In 1876, William Nolan's father has served as interim pastor until the arrival of the father of William McGolrick. In 1878, Father Daniel Hayes assumed the pastorate. In 1879, The community built a small charge of maintaining the existing church in an effort to pace. We have developed plans for a new permanent church, but were put on ice with the untimely death of his father Hayes. In 1881, under the leadership of the new priest, Father Michael Bruton welcomed the congregation, the Sisters of Mercy as a teacher, and supervisor of the patients in the community. The McDonnell John gave the community a monastery, and a school. Santa Ana School opened in September 1881.
Mr. Vader was so enthusiastic about the work of the sisters that the monastery has provided us with, he provided milk for 21 years. In 1882, Father Daniel Reilly, Father Martin Connolly and Father William Brennan arrived in 1883. In 1884, there were School days in Santa Ana following a respectable curriculum, and students pay $ 3.25 every six weeks (about $ 20 for the whole year to grow) in. Meanwhile domestic students pay an impressive $ 15 per month (about $ 135) for the year. In 1888, a new church was needed, although there is a depression, Father Brennan has solicited donations of building materials, and began building a new church. The arch bishop of Ireland July 21 1889 has been inaugurated.
It was officially named the "Saint Etienne," after the first martyr. In 1891, the father of Thomas Duane St. Etienne came to the community, through difficult times the local factories had fallen phasing out of existence. The prices of the harvest was poor and low. The community members expressed support for a number of festivals; The charity events gradually erased a debt of $ 10,000, has three altars, stone staircases, churches and the bell. In 1904, Father Olivier has been named Dolphin.