Stonework and other repairs to take place this summer
(TLN) Sainte-Rose Liberal MNA Jean Habel has announced a grant of $303,027 from the Quebec government for restoration and repair work to be conducted at Église Sainte-Rose-de-Lima in Laval’s Sainte-Rose neighbourhood.
“Religious heritage is an important witness to the evolution of Quebec society,” Quebec Culture and Communications Minister Hélène David said in a statement. “Its conservation is essential in order to favour a better interpretation of the contributions of our predecessors.
“By giving out financial aid to ensure the maintenance of these infrastructures, our government wants to ensure they are preserved so that they can be passed on to future generations,” she added.
Habel said he was very pleased to see major restoration work about to begin on the church to ensure the continuation of a magnificent building. “Whoever has entered this place has left impressed by the beauty of this heritage building,” he said. “It is thus part of our duty to make the necessary efforts so that this unique church is kept in a good state.”
Conducted in phases
According to the provincial government, the work at the church will be conducted in two phases. The first will see the stonework on the north and north-west sides of the church repointed. A second phase involving restoration of a covered structure adjoining the church on the west side will take place over the course of this summer.
“We are pleased to announce the beginning of the restoration work on our church,” said church pastor Michel Bouchard. “I would like to thank the government of Quebec for its financial assistance.”