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[1][2]), 1615 by Fr. Joseph Le Caron (member of the Recollets order) in the presence of French explorer, Samuel de Champlain,[3] and the Wendat.

Each year a Mass is celebrated to mark the anniversary. The exact place is not precisely known.[4]

Share this article:

This article uses material from the Wikipedia article Carhagouha, and is written by contributors. Text is available under a CC BY-SA 4.0 International License; additional terms may apply. Images, videos and audio are available under their respective licenses.