Roman Catholic Diocese of Nicolet

Roman Catholic Diocese of Nicolet
Diocese of Nicolet
Dioecesis Nicoletanus

Saint-Jean-Baptiste Cathedral
Country Canada
Ecclesiastical province Quebec
Denomination Roman Catholic
Rite Roman Rite
Established 10 July 1885
Current leadership
Pope Benedict XVI
Bishop André Gazaille

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Nicolet (Latin: Dioecesis Nicoletanus) (erected 10 July 1885) is a suffragan of the Archdiocese of Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada.

The seat of the bishop (or "ordinary") is the Cathedral of St. Jean-Baptiste, a spectacular building opened in 1963, which seats 1,200 worshippers and features extensive stained glass as well as other artwork by a number of local artists. The present building is the fifth cathedral, successor to four previous buildings that fell victim to various physical disasters: two collapses, a fire, and damage from the Nicolet landslide of 1955. A frieze of stained glass in the apse shows characters from the Bible and from the history of the Christian church, including a portrait of Bishop Martin, who was responsible for construction of the new building.


  • Elphège Gravel (1885 – 1904)
  • Joseph-Simon-Herman Brunault (1904 – 1937)
  • Albini Lafortune (1938 – 1950)
  • Joseph Albertus Martin (1950 – 1989)
  • Raymond Saint-Gelais (1989 – 2011)
  • André Gazaille (2011 – present)

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