What vital role did Jesuit priests play in New France?

the roles played by the Jesuit priests in new France include

Priest's would perform services, services included: personal services, like providing gossip and the latest news. Legal services with things like marriage contracts and business transactions. Government Services witch involved the priest to register births and deaths, the priest would also perform spiritual events, for example he would baptize babies. The church was the base of habitants social life and religious life.

Some priests belived it was their duty to convert natives to Christianity they were often the most or only educated person in the village