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Historic Sites of Manitoba: St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Cathedral (353 St. Mary Avenue, Winnipeg)

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Designed by local architect Balston C. Kenway and built in 1880, the St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Cathedral belongs to the Archdiocese of Winnipeg. Its facade was renovated in 1896 by architect Samuel Hooper. In April 2017, it became a municipally-designated historic site.

Pastors (Archdiocese of St. Boniface)

Period

Rector

1869-1872

Joseph McCarthy

1872-1874

J. B. Beaudin

1874

A. Lacombe

1874-1879

J. B. Beaudin

1879

L. G. Gladu

1879-1880

A. Lacombe

1880-1882

J. B. Beaudin

1882

L. Lebret

1882-1885

Joseph Lavoie

1885-1889

Charles Oullette

1889-1890

L. Lebret

1890-1894

L. V. Fox

1894-1895

Louis Philippe Adelard Langevin (1855-1915)

1895-1903

Didace E. Guillet (1853-1923)

1903-1908

Charles Cahill (1857-1917)

1908-1912

Richard M. D'Alton

1912-1913

Charles Cahill (1857-1917)

1913-1918

William Patton

Rectors (Archdiocese of Winnipeg)

Period

Rector

1918-1919

John Dutton (1888-1919)

1919-1920

R. G. MacGregor

1920-1934

Thomas William Morton (1862-1945)

1935-1938

Joseph Everett Cahill (1899-1962)

1938-1946

?

1946-1962

Joseph Everett Cahill (1899-1962)

1968-1997

Roy J. H. Larrabee (1920-2009)

1997-2004

Darrin J. G. Gurr

2004-2010

Michael K. Koryluk

2010-2013

Ward Jamieson

2013-present

Geoffrey Angeles

Photos & Coordinates

St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church

St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church (circa 1882)
Source: Archives of Manitoba, Winnipeg-Churches-St. Mary’s Cathedral 5-1, c1882.

Postcard view of the interior of St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church

Postcard view of the interior of St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church (circa 1910)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough, 2015-0045

St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Cathedral

St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Cathedral (June 2014)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Interior of St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Cathedral

Interior of St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Cathedral (2016)
Source: Desiree Rolfe

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.89037, W97.14364
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Cemetery (506 Osborne Street, Winnipeg)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Municipally Designated Historic Sites

Manitoba Organization: Archdiocese of Winnipeg

Some Old Winnipeg Buildings by Randy Rostecki
MHS Transactions, Series 3, Number 29, 1972-1973 Season

Sources:

St. Mary's Roman Catholic Cathedral (353 St. Mary Avenue), City of Winnipeg Historical Buildings and Resources Committee, November 2016.

Saint Mary’s Cathedral, Archdiocese of Winnipeg.

We thank Desiree Rolfe for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 19 November 2020

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