The Sainte-Marguerite Church

The church before February 1922

In 1864, Sainte-Marguerite’s first mission was established.

“Father Casaubon told us that he wanted to draw as much timber as necessary from the forest next winter to build a new church of over 100-feet long to replace the chapel that had become too small.”

This church was built in 1871 on land donated by the Honourable Édouard Masson. Due to disagreements between residents about the church’s location, it wasn’t until 1888 that the church interior was completed.

On February 19, 1922, the church and adjacent convent were destroyed by fire.

The reconstruction of the church

In 1923, the church was quickly rebuilt by the entrepreneur Aldéric Boileau. It is red brick rather than wood.

The inauguration takes place around Christmas.

The interior of the church - Yesterday...

The name Masson was attributed to the village in honor of the Honorable Édouard Masson, who did a lot for the development of the parish.

After the mass

Parishioners in front of the church after the reconstruction of 1923.

The interior of the church - Today

The magnificent church of Sainte-Marguerite parish.

Extract of
Heritage circuit of Sainte-Marguerite-du-Lac-Masson

Heritage circuit of Sainte-Marguerite-du-Lac-Masson image circuit

Presented by : Ville de Sante-Marguerite-du-Lac-Masson

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