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Historic Sites of Manitoba: St. Jean’s Roman Catholic Church and Cemetery (Grande Clairiere, Municipality of Grassland)

The St. Jean’s Roman Catholic Parish was founded by Father Jean Gaire in 1888 in the village of Grand Clairiere in the Municipality of Grassland. The first church, erected in 1890, was later destroyed by a cyclone. The present church was built in 1907 and its bell tower and sacristy were added in 1923. Adjacent to the church is a cemetery.

Nearby is a fieldstone monument listing the priests who served the community from 1888 to 1995: Jean Gaire (1888-1903), J. Hella (1903-1904), D. Beauregard (1904-1910), A. Benoit (1910-1911), M. Pierquin (1911-1928), A. Deschambault (1928-1929), M. Kessler (1929), J. Bertrand (1929-1935), A. Roy (1935-1945), L. Paulhus (1945-1972), G. Regnier (1972-1977), R. Blondeel (1977-1987), W. Morrissey (1987-1989), H. Uczniak (1989-1991), Y. Gamalleo (1991-1992), T. Lubecki (1992-1993), B. Schoonbaert (1993-1995), and S. Gacek (1995).

St. Jean's Roman Catholic Church and Cemetery

St. Jean’s Roman Catholic Church and Cemetery (October 2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Priests Commemorative Monument

Priests Commemorative Monument (October 2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N49.50403, W100.70422
denoted by symbol on the map above


This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 1 November 2015

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