Parish History

BRIEF HISTORY OF ST. PETER'S


In 1949 a group of Catholic women living in an area roughly west of McPhillips Street and north of Logan Avenue, decided to make a survey of homes to find the number of Catholics living in the area. They found 80 families with over 200 children. At that time it was almost impossible for most of them to attend mass on Sundays due to proximity issues. A delegation of Catholics met with diocesan officials and as a result the archdiocese purchased a small piece of land along Manitoba Avenue in 1950. An Air Force wartime “H Hut” was purchased for $1.00 and moved to the property. In 1952, it was blessed by Archbishop Pocock and designated St. Peter’s Mission of Immaculate Conception Parish. By 1960 the construction of the building was completed for use and worship. In the late 1960’s, the archdiocese learned that the City of Winnipeg had a development plan for that part of Winnipeg.

On September 29, 1974, the sod was turned. The 7,000 square metre building, consisting of church, hall, offices and rectory, was blessed and opened on May 4, 1975. The congregation had grown from 80 families in 1949 to over 1,100 in 1975.

By the year 2010, there were about 2,500 families or approximately 10,000 individuals being served by St. Peter’s Parish and the Building A New Church was introduced to the parishioners.

In 2011, the land on Inkster and Brookside was purchased for the future home of St. Peter's Church.

And the family of St. Peter’s Parish continued to grow . . .

                                                         indeed it is like the Parable of the Mustard Seed


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