The first chapel to be built in Stonecliffe dates to 1849. It was erected by a lumberman named Roger Ryan.
This chapel was a mission of the Oblate Priests of St. Ann's Parish in Mattawa. The Missions in the Townships of Head, Clara and Maria were presided over by the Oblate Priests until 1917 when the Diocesan Clergy replaced the Oblate Fathers.
This is a picture of the village of Stonecliffe prior its dismantling and relocation to higher ground in 1949. St. Zephirin's Parish is located next to the general store.