Milestone at St. Vital Church
It was on January 5th, 1914 that St. Vital Church received the official title of Parish. Since its humble beginnings in 1861 the little catholic community ran as a mission church of St. Boniface Cathedral. In those 53 years it was often the Archbishop himself who would come to celebrate Mass for the community of St. Vital. By 1914 the community had grown enough to support its own parish priest and so would be raised to the status of Parish. Along with the designation the Redemptorist Priests who had been serving the parish since 1912 were given permission to build a new church. Land was purchased on Manahan Ave for this purpose.
This is obviously an occasion worth celebrating by our parish community! Once we are able to secure a date with our new Archbishop we will plan to mark the occasion accordingly. We will keep you up to date with any plans that are made in the weeks ahead. It is most likely that we will wait for nicer weather in order to gather!