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Dear People of the Diocese,

Christmas is a wonderful opportunity for us to step back from the regular routine of life to focus on, and savor of, the precious gifts that are so important to us, but which we can so easily take for granted: family, friends, a God who in His love for us came down to earth as an infant on that first Christmas over 2,000 years ago.

As we move through the season of Advent and draw nearer to Christmas, we should take a little time to prepare ourselves spiritually for the coming birth of our Saviour.

Mr. Robert Hutchings has been appointed as Financial Administrator of the Diocese of Corner Brook and Labrador as of December 04, 2012.

The reading from the Roman Office of Readings for Wednesday of the First Week of Advent offers us some food for thought in this Year of Faith.

Effective Friday, December 14 Father Augustine Gabriel Selvanathan has been appointed as associate pastor to Father Joy Paul at the Basilica of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Labrador City.


On Sunday, November 25, Bishop Hundt celebrated a Pontifical Mass for the Feast of the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe.

Congratulations are extended to Precious Blood Church, St. Andrews which celebrated its 100th anniversary on Tuesday, November 13th.  The presider at the Mass was Bishop Peter Hundt and he was joined by Msgr. Ed Gale, Vicar General of the Diocese and several priests from throughout the diocese.  In his homily, Bishop Hundt reminded those attending  that the church is our home, the place where we give each other life and best realize we are a community of believers.  To quote Rev. Ed Terry, the pastor, “One Hundred Years is a significant milestone in our history as church. As we begin our journey forward, may we continue to be blessed with members whose Faith, Hope and Love lead all of us to full, active and conscious participation in the community we call the church.”  For pictures of the celebration and a video of the Mass go to http://www.st-anns-parish.ca/.
On Wednesday, November 21, during the day's general audience, Pope Benedict XVI  dedicated his catechesis to the rationality of faith in God, emphasizing that the Catholic tradition "has always rejected the so-called principle of 'fideism', that is, the will to believe against reason. ... Indeed, although a mystery, God is not absurd. ... If, in contemplating the mystery, reason sees only darkness, this is not because the mystery contains no light, rather because it contains too much."

Feast of Christ the King

On Sunday, November 30, we celebrate the Feast of the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe (formerly known as the Feast of Christ the King). This feast was established by Pope Pius XI in 1925 and was originally celebrated on the last Sunday of October.

On Sunday, October 21, Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha will become the first Native American saint of the Church.

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