Father Joseph A. Gash was born and grew up in Sacred Heart Parish, Curling, Corner Brook. He received his early education at St. Aiden’s School in Curling East, then at Holy Cross School in Curling. He later attended St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, Nova Scotia and St. Augustine’s Seminary in Toronto. After Ordination he studied catechetics at Fordham University in New York and Liturgy and Monastic Life at St. John’s University and Abbey in Minnesota.


Why was the Roman Missal revised?

Corrina Laughlin and Kristopher W. Seaman


As part of the renewal of the liturgy of the Second Vatican Council, the bishops of the Church agreed that liturgical texts could be translated and prayed in the vernacular languages. The liturgical books themselves were also reformed. The result was the 1969 Missal of Paul VI, which reflected the revised liturgy (sometimes called the novus ordo).

What is the Roman Missal?
Corrina Laughlin and Jill Maria Murdy

The Roman Missal is the book that contains the prayers of the Mass.   The English prayers we use at Mass are translated from the Latin originals, some of which date back more than a thousand years. When the first English translations were prepared following the Second Vatican Council, they were based on a principle known as dynamic equivalence: the goal was to capture the spirit of each text, not to translate each word literally.



Sister Alice Walsh, PBVM


Sr. Alice Walsh, PBVM, has recently celebrated her Diamond Jubilee of Profession. Sixty years ago, in 1951, she took her first vows in religious life. She was born in 1928 in Kilbride, St. John’s, but grew up mainly in Grand Falls-Windsor as her father was a station agent for the Newfoundland railway.  Sr. Alice entered religious life in 1948.  Spending time as a postulant and then as a novice at the Motherhouse in St. John’s., Sr. Alice went on to make her first vows and final vows followed three years later.


The Diocese is in an enviable position this year, given its opportunities for celebration. In addition to the arrival of Bishop Hundt, and on top of the joys that naturally come with the many feasts of the Holy Catholic Church, many individuals are celebrating significant Jubilees of service.

A great fun-filled learning adventure!

This year’s camp was held from July 31 – August 2 at Killdevil Camp in Lomond which is at the beginning of Gros Morne National Park. 

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 Appeal for Famine Relief

Transfigurations: seeing with new eyes, responding with new vision
2011 Atlantic Catechetical Association Conference

 Thirteen people from our diocese attended this conference in Moncton, NB from May 27 – 29, 2011.    The keynote speakers were Dr. Reginald Bibby, widely recognized as one of Canada’s foremost experts on social and religious trends, and Ms. Carol Kuzmochka, Director of the Centre for Ministry Formation at St. Paul's University, Ottawa.


The work of the Holy Spirit

The titles given to the Holy Spirit must surely stir the soul of anyone who hears them, and make him realize that they speak of nothing less than the supreme Being. Is he not called the Spirit of God, the Spirit of truth who proceeds from the Father, the steadfast Spirit, the guiding Spirit? But his principal and most personal title is the Holy Spirit.

The fruits of the Spirit are perfections ... 

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