The Introductory Rites of the Eucharistic liturgy draw us into the Mass. The Sign of the Cross, marked on our bodies, identifies us as disciples who were baptised into the Triune God: “In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.”
 This weekend we begin a new liturgical year, and we begin to use the new English translation of the Roman Missal.  This new English translation of the Roman Missal is a more literal translation of the original Latin and presents the prayers of the Mass in rich, beautifully crafted prose.

The Diocese recently had the joyous occasion of the 25th anniversary of a Priestly Ordination.  Fr. Devas Vargees is the Parish Priest of Sacred Heart parish, in Conche. This beautiful community is located on the Eastern coast of Newfoundland’s majestic Great Northern Peninsula. We are especially happy to congratulate him at this time.

People of God, rejoice! The 50th International Eucharist Congress is soon to take place, in Dublin, Ireland, during the early summer of 2012.
Father Peddle, now celebrating his fiftieth anniversary of Ordination, is a native of Tilton, in Conception Bay.  A man who has cared for many Parishes and souls, he is another model of faithful service in Christ’s holy Church.
Sr. Paula Delahunty, PBVM, made the move into her sixth decade of professed religious life.  Sr. Paula comments that there was something special to her heart in every place. It has always been the people of the communities who touched her soul.
How Does the Liturgy Shape Our Lives?
Corinna Laughlin and Kristopher W. Seaman

Eucharistic Prayer II proclaims that the Lord is holy and “the fount of all holiness,” a marvellous image of God’s overflowing love, goodness, and truth. God freely pours out holiness on all who seek it. Through our participation in the liturgy, we can grow in that holiness to which the Triune God calls us. We, too, must become fountains of holiness, sharing compassion, goodness, and truth in our daily lives. To paraphrase Saint Augustine, we are to become what we pray. When we come to the celebration of the liturgy with hearts and minds open to God’s will for us, our faith is strengthened, our souls are nourished, and we are transformed, sent forth to serve our neighbour and to grow in unity with one another and with the Lord. In this way, the liturgy shapes our very lives. The rich texts, symbols, music, space, environment, and gestures communicate God’s call to us to become what God intends: His holy people.

 Preparing Your Parish for the Revised Roman Missal: Homilies and Reproducibles for Faith Formation © 2011 Archdiocese of Chicago: Liturgy Training Publications, 3949 South Racine Avenue, Chicago IL 60609; 1-800-933-1800; The copyright notice must appear with the text. Published with Ecclesiatical Approval (Canon 823, 1).

Father Buckle is a native of Corner Brook, Newfoundland.  Born on April 4th 1933, he grew up here, going to school at St. Bernard’s Academy.  He was Ordained June 4th, 1961, at the Cathedral of the Most Holy Redeemer and Immaculate Conception by Bishop Michael O’Reilly, and went on to a faithful career.

Mr. Andrew Henry White, on November 16th is to be instituted as a Lector at St. Stephen’s Parish, in Stephenville.  While Mr. White is currently spending an Internship/Pastoral Year at St. Stephen’s, he began attending St. Peter’s Seminary in 2008 to train for the Priesthood of the Diocese of Corner Brook and Labrador.


Music is an integral part of our worship. Through time, the style and language of our sacred music has continually evolved, as each generation of Christians has continually brought their own sense of the beautiful to the music of worship.

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