Cathedral of Saint-Jean-l'Évangéliste

Cathédrale Saint-Jean-l'Évangéliste is the official cathedral of the Saint-Jean-Longueuil diocese,

The church was built between 1861 and 1866. It replaced the old church built in 1828, which had become too old. The old church faced rue Jacques-Cartier, while today's cathedral faces rue Longueuil in Vieux-Saint-Jean.

Today's final façade is the result of renovations carried out between 1923 and 1924. The church became the cathedral after the creation of the diocese of Saint-Jean-de-Québec. The cathedral is used for masses, the schedule of which can be found on the website.

The history of Saint-Jean l'Évangéliste church, now a cathedral, is interesting from both a parish and architectural point of view. The contribution of well-known and talented personalities to the architecture, with Victor Bourgeau, or to painting, with the patronymic painting by Napoléon Bourassa, all contribute to the interest in and enhancement of this place of worship.

The Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist can also host weddings, funerals and baptisms.

"Since August 15, 2018, the Bishop of the Diocese of Saint-Jean-Longueuil has entrusted the Corporation monseigneur Forget with the mission of restoring the Cathedral Saint-Jean-l 'Évangéliste, its place as a heritage site in the history of Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu and opening it to the world by hosting cultural and social projects. Are you a fan of music, cultural projects and history? The Corporation monseigneur Forget offers candlelit concerts, grandiose exhibitions and guided tours of our heritage treasures. The Corporation organizes large-scale events, in conjunction with local organizations, to make our town and its community shine!"

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215 Longueuil Street
Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu (Qc) J3B 6P6