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St. Vincent de Paul Church, 1835

 
 
St. Vincent de Paul Church, 1835 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, August 21, 2010
1. St. Vincent de Paul Church, 1835 Marker
Inscription. The Parish of St. Vincent de Paul is the direct successor of the many and often interrupted endeavors in the Niagara area since 1626. At first concerned with native peoples, later French and then English-speaking priests came as chaplains for the troops stationed at Fort Niagara and Fort George.

The first permanent parish with a resident priest was established here in 1826 to serve the pastoral needs of the growing number of Catholics in the Niagara Peninsula and the west-central part of the Province. Though the area of its pastoral jurisdiction was soon reduced, St. Vincent de Paul remained very much a spiritual home to Catholics on both sides of the Niagara River for many years.

Bishop Alexander Macdonell of Kingston blessed the frame church with its Gothic windows on November 9, 1835. The Most Reverend Thomas J. McCarthy, Bishop of St. Catherines, blessed the restoration of the original church and the polygon-shaped addition to the front of the building on July 25, 1965. Today St. Vincent de Paul, an example of early church architecture in Canada, remains the oldest surviving Catholic Church still used for worship in the Province of Ontario.

This plaque was blessed and dedicated by the Most Reverend Thomas B. Fulton, D.D., Bishop of St. Catherines, December 1, 1985.

An historical plaque of the
St. Vincent de Paul Church, 1835 Marker - wide view image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, August 21, 2010
2. St. Vincent de Paul Church, 1835 Marker - wide view
Roman Catholic Diocese of St. Catherines.
 
Erected 1985 by Roman Catholic Diocese of St. Catherine.
 
Location. 43° 15.21′ N, 79° 4.076′ W. Marker is in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, in Niagara Region. Marker is at the intersection of Picton Street and Wellington Street, on the left on Picton Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 73 Picton Street, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario L0S 1J0, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Butler's Rangers (about 180 meters away, measured in a direct line); Niagara Apothecary (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); The Canada Constellation (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); William Kirby (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Janet Carnochan 1839 - 1926 (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Niagara on the Lake Historical District (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Memorial Hall, 1906 (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Niagara Harbour and Dock Company (approx. 0.4 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Niagara-on-the-Lake.
 
More about this marker. The marker is mounted on a pole to the immediate right of the sidewalk that leads from the street to the church.
 
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St. Vincent de Paul Church (1835) image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, August 21, 2010
3. St. Vincent de Paul Church (1835)
View of St. Vincent de Paul cemetery - behind church, as seen from Picton St. image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, August 21, 2010
4. View of St. Vincent de Paul cemetery - behind church, as seen from Picton St.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 25, 2010, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 930 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 25, 2010, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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