Church Tug-a-War

St Peter’s Church was built at Rastadt Colony in 1903 at the urging of the very devout families from the region. Father Zerbach from Vibank took leadership in the building of St Peter’s Church. The dispute about the location of the church, whether to be at Kathrinthal or Rastadt was finally settled by a vote which was approved by Archbishop Langvin, who said, “Quod scripsi, scripsi”(What I have written remains written.) Finally in 1916, Father H. Metzger became the first permanent, resident pastor of St Peter’s Church under the condition that the current church debt of $1200 dollars be settled without delay. A tithe of $25 was collected from each family and Father Metzger took this to Regina the very next day! The parish of St Peter’s Kronau became a reality.