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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Ste. Genevieve Roman Catholic Church and Cemetery / Monseigneur Tache Historic Site / Old Rectory Museum (98 rue Saltel, Sainte-Geneviève, RM of Tache)

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Clerics | Photos & Coordinates | Sources

The Ste. Geneviève Roman Catholic Church, in Sainte-Geneviève in the Rural Municipality of Tache, was built in 1918. A municipally designated historic site (1989), restoration work was undertaken as part of the Manitoba Prairie Churches Project. A community museum is based in the nearby rectory building.

The museum is open from 12 May (Manitoba Day) to 1 October. The hours of operation in July and August are Thursdays and Saturdays, 9:00 AM to noon, and Fridays and Mondays, 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM. Otherwise, arrangements for visits at other times can be arranged by sending email to sitetache@outlook.com or calling 204-422-8508. The postal address is:

Site historique Monseigneur-Taché, inc. - Monseigneur-Taché Historic Site, Inc.
#50154 - MUN 41E
Sainte-Geneviève, Manitoba
R5J 0B9

Clerics

Period

Cleric

1918-1922

Pierre Decelles

1922-1929

Joseph Pierre Ovila Moquin (1893-1971)

1929-1935

Pierre Picton

1935-1936

Aime Decosse

1936-1939

Francois-Xavier Normandin

1939-1947

L. J. Lafreniere

1947-1950

Edouard Fontaine

1950-1952

Maurice Bonneville

1952-1956

Hyacinthee Marchiol

1956-1960

Georges Marie Svoboda (1913-2010)

1960

Marcel Giroux

1961-1963

Paul Deschenes

1963-1967

Louis-Philippe Jean

1967-1970

Daniel Lavoie

1970-1973

Rejean Belanger

1973-1974

Donald Cote

1974-1981

Gerard-Magella Levesque

1981-1987

Henri Prescott

1987-1989

Jean-Paul Gagne

1989-1993

Edmond Baril

1994-1995

Real Gingras

1995-1998

Edouard Bonin

Photos & Coordinates

Ste. Geneviève Roman Catholic Church

Ste. Geneviève Roman Catholic Church (March 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Interior of Ste. Geneviève Roman Catholic Church

Interior of Ste. Geneviève Roman Catholic Church (March 2018)
Source: George Penner

Interior of Ste. Geneviève Roman Catholic Church

Interior of Ste. Geneviève Roman Catholic Church (March 2018)
Source: George Penner

Rectory Museum

Rectory Museum (July 2019)
Source: Rose Kuzina

Exhibit in the Rectory Museum

Exhibit in the Rectory Museum (June 2017)
Source: Virginia Freynet

Ste. Geneviève Roman Catholic Cemetery

Ste. Geneviève Roman Catholic Cemetery (November 2010)
Source: Peter McLure

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.74528, W96.52575
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Municipally Designated Historic Sites

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitoba Prairie Churches Project / Manitoba Prairie Icons Project

Sources:

Monseigneur Tache Historic Site, Main Street North, Ste-Geneviève, Manitoba Historic Resources Branch.

Sainte-Genevieve: 1900-1999 by Comite culturel de Sainte-Genevieve, 1999, page 137.

Ste Genevieve Roman Catholic Cemetery - Ste Genevieve MB, Waymarking.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough, Virginia Freynet, Rose Kuzina, and George Penner.

Page revised: 15 April 2022

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