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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Belgian Sacred Heart Church (501 Plinguet Street, Winnipeg)

Built in 1917 by local builder Firmin Wyndels, the Belgian National Parish of the Sacred Heart was demolished in 1994 despite opposition from parishioners.

Rectors

Period

Rector

1916-1928

Eveardus Kwakman

1928

Adelard Couture

1928

Willibrordus Penninckx a Mortsel

1928-1934

Chrysostomus a Calmphout, Constantijn Van Gool

1934-1941

Damasus a Brugis, Petrus Van Dycke

1941-1947

Peter Constandt (1887-1971)

1947-1950

Vitus, Henry M. Van Olffen

1950-1952

Mark Nelissen

1952-1954

Otger Frederick Devent

1954-1956

Damasus a Brugis, Petrus Van Dycke

1956-1958

Peter Constandt (1887-1971)

1958-1963

Aurele Prefontaine

1963-1967

Germain De Clerck

1967-1971

Omer Deroo

1971-1993

Canisius, Leo Baert

Photos & Coordinates

Belgian Sacred Heart Church

Belgian Sacred Heart Church (October 1917)
Source: Neil Pryce

Belgian Sacred Heart Church

Belgian Sacred Heart Church (early 1990s)
Source: Neil Pryce

Belgian Sacred Heart Church

Belgian Sacred Heart Church (early 1990s)
Source: Neil Pryce

Interior of the Belgian Sacred Heart Church

Interior of the Belgian Sacred Heart Church (early 1990s)
Source: Neil Pryce

Site Location (lat/long): N49.89275, W97.10496
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Belgian Sacred Heart Cemetery (501 Plinguet Street, Winnipeg)

Sources:

Obituary [Peter Constandt], Winnipeg Free Press, 26 May 1971.

We thank Eric De Schepper for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Neil Pryce and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 20 April 2022

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