St Mary Catholic Church

261 Eighth Street East
St Paul, MN 55101

Builder: Reuter Organ Co, Opus 241 (1927)
Manuals: 3
Ranks: 27
Action: Electro-pneumatic


Notes:  No tonal changes; no structural changes. Century Organ Co. added a used combination action in 2003 since it was no longer possible to restore the 1926 combination piston action. The bellows have been releathered, and they releather individual pipes when that leather fails. That's about it. --Mary Joy Rieder.
--Information from the Reuter archive.
Last Update: 12/2013


GREAT ORGAN
8 Open Diapason
8 Doppel Flute
8 Viola di Gamba
8 Gemshorn
4 Harmonic Flute
4 Principal
8 Tuba
Chimes

SWELL ORGAN
16 Bourdon
8 Open Diapason
8 Gedeckt
8 Salicional
8 Voix Celeste
8 Aeolian
4 Flauto Traverso
2 Piccolo
8 Oboe
8 Cornopean
8 Vox Humana

CHOIR ORGAN
8 Viola Diapason
8 Melodia,
8 Quintadena
8 Dulciana
8 Unda Maris
4 Flute d’Amour
8 Clarinet
Jacob Benda at the Reuter console
PEDAL ORGAN
32 Resultant
16 Open Diapason
16 Bourdon
16 Contra Viola
16 Lieblich Gedeckt
8 Cello
8 Dolce Flute
The original stoplist has not been altered, and the console is original. The church itself dates from 1921. It is the second St. Mary’s church building. The parish dates from 1865, and is the third oldest Catholic parish in the city of St. Paul. Some of the church furnishings date to the first and second churches. The altarpiece is notable, having been shipped from Italy in 1921. The church building was in a grave state of debilitation in the late ’70’s when its administration passed from the Archdiocese of St. Paul-Minneapolis to the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate who are responsible for its renovation. From the late ’80’s until 1995, the Hmong Catholic Community made the parish its home.