Saint John Berchmans Catholic Church


The church was named after John Berchmans who was born on March 13, 1599, in the city of Diest, Belgium situated in what is now the Belgian province of Flemish Brabant.  

He was the son of a shoemaker.  His parents were John Charles and Elizabeth Berchmans. He was the oldest of five children and at baptism was named John in honor of John the Baptist. He grew up in an atmosphere of political turmoil caused by a religious war between the Catholic and Protestant parts of the Low Countries.

Like the Pays Plat mission, the original Catholic Church in Rossport was built by Jesuit missionaries in 1886.  After a grass fire spread to the church and burnt it down in 1924, the new structure was built.

A Mass Service is celebrated every Sunday, except the first Sunday of the month at 1:30 p.m.

Information for graves located in the Saint John Berchmans Church Cemetery can be found at: Find-A-Grave

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