Catholic Destinations Glengarry
COME AND DISCOVER WHERE THE CATHOLIC FAITH FIRST CAME INTO UPPER CANADA
ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND WELCOMES
One Hundred Thousand Welcomes, taken from the Gaelic CEUD MILE FAILTE,
speaks to the hospitality of the early Scottish Highlanders, who established their homes and churches,
some of the first in Upper Canada, in Glengarry.
St. Finnan's Basilica
The church was constructed from 1883 to 1885. In 1890 Bishop Alexander Mcdonnell chose
St. Finnan's as his cathedral
for of the newly created
Diocese of Alexandria.
Following the creation of the Archdiocese of Ottawa-Cornwall, Pope Francis designated the church a minor basilica.
St. Raphael's Ruins
Until the 1840s, St. Raphael’s parish was the largest and most important ecclesiastical district for Anglophone Catholics in Upper Canada.
In 1970 a fire gutted the church leaving only the church walls.
Today, St. Raphael's Ruins, administered by the Friends of the Ruins, is a national historic site.
Calvary of the Divine Mercy
Eighteen years ago, Fr. Marcel Larouche, with the support of his parishioners at Ste-Marie-de-l'Assomption in Green Valley, had the idea of building a Calvary site. They were inspired by Saint Louis-Marie of Montfort who would end his great retreats by constructing a Calvary in the cities and villages
where he preached.
Maison Shalom House
Shalom House is an Archdiocesan Retreat and Welcome Centre.
We offer opportunities for prayer and reflection, meetings and conferences.
Shalom House provides occasions
to the people of our various communities to access spiritual/religious services.
THURSDAY, JUNE 29, 2023 at 7 pm
Join Us at Calvary for the Mass Celebrating the Solemnity of
Saint Peter & Saint Paul
Mass begins at 7 pm. Following Mass we will celebrate these two giants of the Church with cupcakes and lemonade. We will conclude the evening with the Stations of the Cross