The chalice is a sacred vessel in which the celebrant consecrates wine during mass, symbolizing the blood of Jesus Christ.

The paten is also a sacred vessel in the shape of a small plate in which the celebrant places the host, symbolizing the body of Christ, which will be consecrated during mass.

These sacred items belonged to Msgr. Emmanuel H. Guilbert. An inscription on the paten reads: “E.H.G Prêtre” (“E.H.G Priest”).

Emmanuel H. Guilbert was born in Pointe-du-Lac, in the western suburbs of Trois-Rivières. He was baptized the day after his birth on October 1, 1844, under the sole first name of Emmanuel; he undoubtedly added the “H” for Hubert, the first name of his godfather.

He was ordained as a priest in 1868, then served as prefect of studies at the Collège des Trois-Rivières until 1871. He then served as vicar in Saint-Boniface-de-Shawinigan (1871-1872), Drummondville (1872-1874), and Saint-Théodore-d’Acton (1874-1876), where he became parish priest (1876-1877). From 1877 to 1879, he returned to the Séminaire Saint-Joseph as a professor. In 1879, he was appointed director of the Collège de Sorel. A chaplain to the Sisters of the Presentation of Mary in Saint-Hyacinthe, he again assumed the priesthood of Saint-Théodore-d’Acton (1882-1897). After serving as parish priest of Sainte-Anne-de-Sorel (1897-1903) and Saint-Ours (1903-1907), Msgr. Emmanuel H. Guilbert retired to Beloeil, in the diocese of Saint-Hyacinthe, and died there on January 3, 1915. His mortal remains were repatriated to Trois-Rivières, and his body was buried in the cemetery of the Séminaire Saint-Joseph on January 5 in the presence of several priests and the bishop of the diocese of Trois-Rivières, Msgr. François-Xavier Cloutier.

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