Father J. Thomas Cole

Fr. J. Thomas Cole
1888 to 1891

Father Cole was our first Canadian-born pastor. In 1881 he was ordained in his home parish of Vinton. In 1888, he was appointed pastor to St. John's and St. Brigid's, where he remained until his appointment as pastor of Notre-Dame-du-Bon-Conseil (St. Mary's) in Ottawa in 1891. Father Cole died in 1902 and is buried in Vinton.