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The historic site Carhagouha (near Lafontaine, Ontario) is the Huron/Wendat name for the site of the first Catholic Mass celebrated in Ontario, Canada on August 12 (or June 24), 1615 by Fr. Joseph Le Caron (member of the Recollets order) in the presence of French explorer, Samuel de Champlain, and the Wendat.
Each year a Mass is celebrated to mark the anniversary. The exact place is not precisely known.
- (in French) "La Première messe sur île de Montréal - 24 juin 1615" Archived 2007-09-28 at the Wayback Machine.
- John J. O’Gorman, S.C.D., "Ontario’s Pioneer Priest," Catholic World 102 (March 1916), 751-756.
- Heidenreich, C. E. (1967-08-29). A New Location for Carhagouha, Recollect Mission in Huronia (PDF). Retrieved 2017-08-09.
- Labine, M. Gustave (1893). Histoire des premieux travaux des pères récollets en la nouvelle France 1615-1629 (PDF) (in French). Montréal: Imp. de l'Institution des Sourdes-Muets. Retrieved 2017-08-09.
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