St. Philomena's Roman Catholic Mission Church
Howe Island ON

K7G 2V6





Who we are

St. Philomena's is the only church now standing on the island.

The First RC church was built in 1846 out of logs. Howe Island was a mission of Gananoque and Reverend John R. O'Dowde was the first pastor.

In the early days it is said that mass was held only once a month due to the scarcity of priests and the distance they had to travel. In 1889 Father O'Gorman was appointed Pastor of the missions of Landsdowne and Howe Island.
Mass was then held every two weeks. Mr. Gillespie and later his 2 sons, John and Arthur, ferried the priest over during months when this was possible. The Father drove his own horse and buggy.
In winter the Father crossed the ice on foot and was met by Peter LaChance or his father, Adolphus and was then driven to church. When the Father drove his own horse
Angus McDonald would take the heated horse to his stable and care for it until it was time for the Father to return to Gananoque.

St. Philomena's is now part of St. John the Evangelist Parish, Gananoque



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St. Philomena\'s Roman Catholic Mission Church
1733 Howe Island Drive
(Cty. Rd. 22)
Howe Island, ON K7G 2V6
Canada
Phone: 613 382 2017
Fax: 613 382 5002
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Fr. Sebastian Amato
Fr. Sebastian Amato
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1733 Howe Island Drive
(Cty. Rd. 22)
Howe Island, ON K7G 2V6
Canada
Phone: 613 382 2017
Fax: 613 382 5002
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Mass Times last updated on the 7th of January, 2015
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