Antoine Tetrault, in his home, with crutches left behind by those he healed.
St. Mary's Annual Healing Mass
Antoine Tetrault Memorial Service
St. Mary's Church
521 James Street, Clayton
2nd Saturday in June at 11:00 a.m.
(Light refreshments to follow in the Parish Center)
About Antoine Tetrault
Antoine Tetrault (1881-1963) was a husband, father of 10 children, and a factory worker in Montreal, Canada. In 1929, after learning he had a serious disease, he appealed to Our Blessed Mother for help. She told him to go to St. Ann Depaupre’s shrine in Quebec. There he prayed and received healing. He also received the gift of healing others. He returned to Montreal, where he began his healing ministry.
In the 1940’s he moved to Clayton, NY with his family. There he continued his healing ministry in his home at 314 John Street (now the Thousand Island Art Center). He healed people with various ailments and also many crippled people, who left their crutches and other prosthesis with him in thanksgiving. This picture shows Antoine standing in front of the crutches hanging on the wall at his home.
He was a very devout Catholic, attended daily Mass, and had a devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Blessed Virgin Mary. His healing ministry went from the 1930’s to the 1960’s when he died. He is buried in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Clayton.
A memorial service has been held every year since his death. Since 1992, St. Mary’s Church has celebrated a Healing Mass and Memorial Service in his memory. Participants can receive the Sacrament of the Sick during the Mass. It is held each year on the 2nd Saturday of June at 11:00 a.m. After the Mass prayer teams are available to pray for individual needs. A social time to meet Tetrault family members and share testimonies of healing is held after the Mass. Light refreshments are served. All are invited and encouraged to attend.