Our sympathy is extended to Father Tom Duffenais and family on the death of their mother,  Kathleen Duffenais, who passed away Saturday, September 14 at the age of 99.

Visitation will be at Russell's Funeral Home, 57 Prince Rupert Drive, Stephenville on Monday, September 16 from 7 pm to 9 pm and Tuesday, September 17 from 2 pm to 4 pm and 7 pm to 9 pm.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, September 18 at 2 pm at St. Stephen 's Church, Stephenville.

May her soul and all the souls of the faithful departed rest in peace.

The Permanent Council of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) has published online a guide to voting as Catholics in the upcoming federal election. The guide was prepared for the CCCB by its Episcopal Commission for Justice and Peace and contains both information and hyperlinks to further resources on key moral and ehical issues which Catholic voters may wish to consider. The guide can be found at

The Diocese of Corner Brook and Labrador is currently seeking applications for a  part-time Accounting Clerk. This position also provides support services for the Marriagae Tribunal and Chancellor's Office.

Click here for a full description of the position.

The five-week period between September 1 and October 4 is known as Time for Creation.  September 1 is the beginning of the Orthodox Church Year, a date when, since 1989, the Orthodox Church also commemorates God’s Creation by observing a Day of Prayer for the Environment.  In August 2015, Pope Francis announced the establishment of a World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, to be observed annually on September 1. October 4 was chosen to mark the end of the Time for Creation as it is the celebration of the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, patron saint of animals and ecology. We are encouraged during this time especially to pray, to organize practical initiatives to combat the environmental crisis facing our planet and to reflect on ways to reduce the impact of our lifestyles on the environment.

This year on September 1, the Catholic Church celebrates the  fifth annual World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation. In establishing this World Day of prayer in 2015, Pope Francis said that it would be a time for individuals and communities to "reaffirm their personal vocation to be stewards of creation, to thank God for the wonderful handiwork which he has entrusted to our care, and to implore his help for the protection of creation as well as his pardon for the sins committed against the world in which we live."

The Diocese of Corner Brook and Labrador is pleased to welcome Father James Kunninpurayidam Thomas, C.M., a member of the Congregation of the Mission (Vincentians), known to us as Father James Thomas.

Archbishop Hundt has appointed Father James Thomas  to ministry and enculturation at the Cathedral of the Most Holy Redeemer and of the Immaculate Conception.  Please join in making Father James Thomas welcome in our diocese and in praying for God’s blessings upon him as he begins his new appointment.

We celebrate the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary each year on August 15. This Feast commemorates the death of Mary and her bodily assumption into heaven.


The diocese is saddened today by the death of Monsignor Roddy White.  Monsignor passed away on Friday, July 12, 2019 at the age of 95 at the Long term Care Facility in Corner Brook.   He had retired from active ministry in August of 1994, and lived in Stephenville until entering Long Term Care.

Monsignor White studied at St. Augustine’s Seminary in Toronto and was ordained as a priest for the Diocese of St. George’s in his home parish of St. Joseph’s in St. George’s by Bishop Michael O’Reilly on April 8, 1951.  He served in many parishes throughout the diocese, including the Cathedral Parish in Corner Brook, St. Ann’s Parish in Searston, Our Lady of Fatima Parish in Piccadilly, Assumption Parish in Stephenville Crossing, and St. Columcille Parish in St. Fintan’s.

Our sympathy is extended to his brother priests, extended family and friends.

Visitation will take place at St. Joseph’s Parish Church, St. George’s on Monday, July 15, from 2-5pm and 7 -9 pm, with the Vigil beginning at 8pm.  Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. George’s on Tuesday, July 16, 2019  at 10:30 a.m with Archbishop Peter Hundt presiding.

May his soul and the souls of all the faithfully departed rest in peace. Amen.

The Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus is observed nineteen days after Pentecost; this year that falls on Friday, June 28. Since 2002, a special Day of Prayer for the Sanctification of Priests is also observed on this day.

On the second Sunday after Pentecost, we celebrate the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, also known as the Feast of Corpus Christi, which is Latin for “the body of Christ”.

This feast day commemorates the Eucharist, the meal in which we partake of the Body and Blood of Christ. The Eucharist is at the heart of our Catholic faith and traditionally, holds a special place among the sacraments.

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