...The religious interests of residents are cared for by two churches. The worshipers at the old French Catholic Church of St. Paul are especially numerous. By the way, why should it be called St. Paul rather than St. Peter, who was the special patron of fishermen? The long lines of nets extending into the lake would seem to indicate the fitness of the latter name, and the very weathercock on the steeple is also suggestive of St. Peter; St. Paul's it is however.
This quaint old church, under the care of the venerable, but jovial bon pere De Broeux, after standing for a generation or so, was fast falling into decay, when Father Van Antwerp, who succeeded the latter, infused new life into the unprogressive congregation, built a new parsonage, renovated the church, and caused all to regret his departure. Father Meath who came next is also popular. Religious prejudices are almost unknown at the Pointe, especially among the older residents. The young ladies belonging to Protestant families frequently assist in the church choir and never seem to feel that their future well-being is thereby jeopardized.
The congregation is principally French from the families of the habitants located hereabout. Until a few years ago all the sermons were in French, but the experiment of preaching in English is now being tried.
There is also a pretty little Protestant church conducted by a few of the most enterprising residents. It is a church of all evangelical creeds and is attended on Sundays by most of those whose time on that day is not devoted to the worship of nature. The ground for the church was donated by the father of the present postmaster and president of the village, Rufus Kirby.