Help Us Rebuild History at the Saint-Colomban Cemetery!

Join us in preserving the rich heritage of the Saint-Colomban Cemetery by supporting our fundraising campaign to rebuild the crumbling wall that safeguards numerous historic monuments. Together, we can ensure the protection and restoration of this sacred site for generations to come.

The Need

The existing wall supporting the monuments in the Saint-Colomban Cemetery is deteriorating, putting at risk the precious monuments that bear witness to the history of this cherished community. Without prompt intervention, these irreplaceable artifacts may be lost forever. We aim to raise $30,000 to rebuild the wall and safeguard the memory of the past.

Our Goal

With your generous contributions, we will rebuild the wall, reinforcing its structural integrity and preserving the historic monuments within its protective embrace. Your support will directly impact the preservation of this sacred space, enabling future generations to connect with their ancestors and appreciate the heritage that defines us.

Why it Matters

The Saint-Colomban Cemetery is not just a resting place for the departed but also a living testament to the cultural and historical legacy of our community. By rebuilding the wall, we are not only honoring the memory of those who came before us but also ensuring that their stories and contributions endure.

Join Us

Help us reach our $30,000 goal by making a donation today! Every contribution, big or small, makes a significant impact on the restoration of this sacred site. Together, let's watch the thermometer rise as we strive to rebuild history, one brick at a time.

Donate and Make a Difference

Visit our donation form to make a secure online donation. You can also contribute by sending a cheque to CIMPN at 61 rue Somerset, Baie D’Urfe, Quebec, Canada, H9X 2V8. Let's work together to rebuild the wall and preserve the remarkable legacy of the Saint-Colomban Cemetery.

Thank you for your support and for joining us in this important endeavor. Together, we can ensure that the past continues to inspire and educate future generations.

Rev Patrick Phelan

Patrick Phelan is often considered the “founder” of St. Columban since he
was responsible for having his order “The Company of Saint Sulpice”, offer land to the first Irish settlers in the area.

Birth: Feb. 1, 1795
Death: Jun. 7, 1857

Canadian religious leader. Coadjutor and third bishop of Kingston, in Ontario. Born in Ireland, he emigrated in Canada and joined the Company of Saint-Sulpice in 1820. The bishop of Montreal, Mgr Bourget, made him his general vicar and with the approval of Mgr Gaulin, bishop of Kingston, send him to Bytown, now called Ottawa. On February 20, 1843, he was elected titular bishop of Carrha and appointed coadjutor of Kingston. He was ordained bishop on next May the 20th. But he prolonged his stay in Bytown until the arrival of the Oblates in 1844. In 1852, Bishop Gaulin resigned and gave to his coadjutor the administration of the diocese. Bishop Gaulin died on May 8, 1857 and Bishop Phelan, next June the 7th, thus having officially occupied his seat for only one month. (bio by: Guy Gagnon)
Search for Patrick Phelan

Saint Mary's Roman Catholic Cathedral
Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Record added: Jul 15 2004
By: Guy Gagnon

See Patrick Phelan's biography at Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online at the Library and Public Archives web site: