Lake Alma – St. Blaise

Lake Alma St. Blaise 

In 1914, the settlers built the Lake Alma Catholic Church five miles south of Lake Alma, also known as Lake Park. Two farmers, Mr. Leopold Woitas and Mr. Peter Brilz donated adjoining land for the church and cemetery. The church was named St. Blaise by Archbishop Matthieu in 1916. On July 16, 1953 the church was blessed as such by Archbishop O’Neill. Rev. Jacob Wilhelm came for services in 1919, followed by Fathers Kugener, Levesque and Morrissette of Radville. Father Beechy was appointed to St. Blaise in 1945 for a short term. Under Father Volk, who served from 1945-1949 the church was moved. St. Blaise became a mission of Radville in 1974 under Father Toupin. Power was finally installed in the church in the 1970’s.

In the fall of 1990 we approached the Lutheran Church to see if we could share their church. Father Veltman then led Sunday Masses in the shared church. Eventually, the church was purchased from them and is now the Catholic Church.

In 1997 Lake Alma and Radville became missions of Weyburn. At that time we had Sister Adua and Father Hengen serving the area.

Pastors who served in Lake Alma:

Rev. Jacob Wilhelm 1919

Rev. H. Kugener 1919-1925

Rev. J. A. Morrissette 1925-1939

Rev. Levesque 1939-1943

Rev. Yunker 1943-1945

Rev. Jerome Volk 1945-1949

Rev. Lambertus 1949-1966

Rev. Ralph Frey 1966-1970

Rev. Schmitz 1970-1974

Rev. Toupin 1974-1977

Rev. Veltman 1977-1992

Rev. Joe Frey 1992-1995

Rev. Joe Nabywaniec 1995-1997

Rev. Hengen 1997-1999

Rev. Brian Meredith 1999-2001

Rev. Francis Kurisinkal 2001-2008

Rev. Anthony Bruno 2008-2011

Rev. Anthony Pangan 2011-2017

Rev. Thuy Nguyen 2017-

 

St. Blaise R.C. Parish

Highway 18

Box 209

Lake Alma, Saskatchewan 

S0C 1M0

 

Chair:

Bernice Bloor

306-456-2513(h)

306-861-0094(c)

 

 

Secretary:

Elaine Roysum

306-447-4402(h)

306-869-7266(c)

 

Treasurer :

Judy Fradette

306-447-4901(h)

306-869-8200(c)

 

Liturgy:

Bernice Bloor

306-456-2513(h)

306-861-0094(c )

 

Deanery Rep:

Elaine Roysum

306-447-4402(h)

306-869-7266(c)

 

Religious Education:

Cherie Roysum

306-447-4746(h)

306-861-7966(c)

 

Shared Services:

Judy Fradette

306-447-4901(h)

306-869-8200(c)

 

Building and Grounds:

Robert Fradette

306-447-4901(h)

306-869-7050(c)

 

Responsible Ministries:

Geraldine Woitas

306-869-7618(c)

 

Bulletins & Announcements:

Debbie Petersen

306-869-6966(c)

306-447-0006 (f)