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

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Clerics | Photos & Coordinates | Sources

The St. Jean’s Roman Catholic Parish was founded by Father Jean Gaire in 1888 at Grande 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. A fieldstone monument lists the priests who served the community from 1888 to 1995.

Clerics

Period

Cleric

1888-1903

Jean Gaire

1903-1904

J. Hella

1904-1910

D. Beauregard

1910-1911

A. Benoit

1911-1928

M. Pierquin

1928-1929

A. Deschambault

1929

Martin Kessler (1876-1954)

1929-1935

J. Bertrand

1935-1945

A. Roy

1945-1972

L. Paulhus

1972-1977

G. Regnier

1977-1987

R. Blondeel

1987-1989

W. Morrissey

1989-1991

H. Uczniak

1991-1992

Y. Gamalleo

1992-1993

T. Lubecki

1993-1995

B. Schoonbaert

1995

S. Gacek

Photos & Coordinates

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

Sources:

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 23 January 2021

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