Head, Clara and Maria Local History
Our Lady of the Lourdes Confirmation Class (c.1947)

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Picture of the May 14, 1947 Bissett Creek's Our Lady of the Lourdes Church confirmation class. Confirmation beleived to have taken place at the St. Narcissus Church of Mackey Station.
Back Row (left to right): unknown (possibly Rev. J.M. Schruder), Bishop Smith, Rev. J.K. O'Brien.
Middle Row: Mr George Thomas, Kathleen (Dibby) Morin, Enid Villeneuve, Marilyn Pichette, Carol Pichette, Mrs. G. Thomas.
Front Row: Mickey Sheedy, Clayton Mitchell, Bud Clouthier and Ernest Villeneuve.

Bishop Smith was ordained Bishop on July 25 1945, and Installed on August 8, 1945. The Our Lady of the Lourdes church in Bissetts Creek was a mission served by the priests from St. Narcissus Church in Mackey. The priests would travel to Bissett Creek and to say Mass once a month.

The date for this Confirmation was obtained from Rev. J.K. O'Brien's notes for Mackey, Stonecliffe, Bissett Creek and Deux Rivieres dated May 12, 1946 to August 31, 1951.
Date of Original:
May 14 1947
Image Dimensions:
Image Width: 10
Image Height: 8
Local identifier:
Mary Ellen Boudreau and Joan Charbonneau Collection
Geographic Coverage:
Latitude: 46.1778009966001
Longitude: -77.81869315887451
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Copyright Holder:
Owner of the original negative unknown. Therefore the original copyright may not have expired.
Copyright Holder Contact Information:
Head, Clara and Maria Public Library
Web: http://hcmpubliclibrary.ca
Email: hcmhistory@gmail.com
Address: 15 Township Hall Rd. Stonecliffe, Ontario K0J 2K0
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Our Lady of the Lourdes Confirmation Class (c.1947)
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