Travel Channel Spotlights Parish Pasty Sale

Sister JulieAnn Sheahan

March 05, 2017

Franciscan Sister Margey Schmelzle serves St. Augustine Parish, Republic, MI. The parish’s pasty making was filmed and viewed recently on the Travel Channel’s “Bizarre Foods”.  The Mining Journal covered the story.


MARQUETTE — Food has enormous power within a society. It can bring a diverse community together for a common cause, it can build tradition, bridges, and even churches.

St. Augustine Catholic Church in Republic has harnessed the power of food, and for that reason, it is one of several local specialties featured on an episode of the Travel Channel’s “Bizarre Foods” this week.

The show’s host Andrew Zimmern visited the church last year to film a segment about its popular traditional pasty sale.

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