Christmas Message from Bishop Bart

December 18, 2019



Dear Parishioners:


Thank you for your prayerful support over the last few months.   Although it wasn’t known by any of us until early October, your prayers for a new bishop culminated in my appointment.   I assure you, your prayers have been deeply felt.


On this Feast of the Nativity of our God as one of us, I pray that you may draw close to him as he has drawn close to us.   It is in this intimate communion with our God that we are truly blessed, knowing that, no matter our circumstances, he has loved us from the beginning.


May God bless you and your families this Christmas and may this New Year be marked by new opportunities to grow in faith, hope and charity.


Yours in Christ,





(Most Reverend) Bart van Roijen

Bishop of Corner Brook and Labrador