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St. Mary Cathedral (Winnipeg, Man.) fonds
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51 cm : textual records
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The parish was canonically erected in 1876, but it had its beginnings in 1869 when Bishop Tache said Mass in a chapel where the Sisters of Charity (Grey Nuns) had opened a school. That year the first priest (an Oblate) was appointed to minister to Catholics on the west side of the river. In 1873, a church was erected on the site of the present cathedral. It was replaced by the building which is now the cathedral in 1880. Late in 1915, Rome created the new diocese of Winnipeg and named Rt. Rev. A. Sinnott as first bishop. He was enthroned in St. Mary's in December 1916. St. Mary's became a cathedral in 1918, now to be served by diocesan clergy instead of the Oblates.
Textual records 1876--1916 were transferred from the Archdiocese of St. Boniface circa 1917.
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The fonds consists primarily of correspondence created or received by the Archdiocese of Winnieg. It contains very detailed records of St. Mary's both as a parish church and as cathedral of the Archdiocese of Winnipeg.
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If permission is given for reproduction of material, the process is done by the archivist at an established cost per sheet.
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Many earlier documents are in French.
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