Born in 1911, the Transcona Catholic community was established when the parish of Notre Dame de l'Assomption was erected directly behind the present Blessed Sacrament. For many years mass was celebrated in French, English, Italian and Polish. In January of 1960, with the population increasing, two new English parishes were established: Blessed Sacrament in the east end and St. Joseph the Worker in the west end. Notre Dame de l'Assomption closed in 2016.
Blessed Sacrament is a lively vibrant parish community. Social Justice is at our heart. We support Transcona charities like Transcona Food Bank, l'Arche and other worthy organizations in Winnipeg and around the world. We are blessed with good music and friendly people.
The building of Blessed Sacrament is a unique piece of Winnipeg Architecture. Designed by renowned architect Etienne Gaboury, it is a fine example of brutalist architecture accompanied by expressionism and prairie regionalism. The stained glass windows were created and constructed by our first Pastor Fr. Olivier Valcourt. For more info on it check out Winnipeg Architecture Foundation www.winnipegarchitecture.ca/710-roanoke-street/ or even better, come and see for yourself!
Pastors of Blessed Sacrament Parish 1960-1976 Fr. Olivier Valcourt 1976-1978 Fr. Gideon Trudeau 1978-1985 Fr. Fred Olds 1985-1994 Fr. Robert Baxter 1994-2001 Fr. Lucien Roy 2001-2004 Fr. Edouard Bonin 2004-2005 Fr. Gerry Ward 2005-2009 Fr. Owen Steeves 2009-2014 Fr. Edouard Bonin 2014-2020 Fr. Rodrigo Lazarte 2020- Fr. Kevin Bettens