On Saturday, October 5, 3013 it is my honour to visit Holy Rosary Chuch in Portugal Cove to consecrate their new altar, to bless and rededicate a beautiful stained glass window and install their pastor Fr. Ray Earle. The new marble altar at Holy Rosary was originally installed in the basement church of St. Teresa's Parish (which is currently their parish hall), Mundy Pond Road. The altar was a gift to Father Summers from his parents Anne and Michael Summers in 1938 when he was pastor of St. Teresa's. This beautiful altar eventually found its way to the Sisters of Mercy's Chapel at Littledale. In 2004/2005 with the sale of the Littledale complex, the altar was dismantled and brought to the Basilica where it lay in storage for several years until Fr. Jeff Kolonel arranged for it be be placed in Holy Rosary, an historic church built in 1915. I offer congratulations and blessings to Fr. Ray on his installation as pastor of Holy Rosary and assure him of my prayers and support. God bless the parishioners of Holy Rosary parish for your steadfast courage, devotion and commitment to your faith.
On Sunday, ctober 6th, 2013 at 2.30pm at St. Theresa’s Parish Hall, Mundy Pond Road, I will declare open a new Association for Multicultural Christians. This is to support faith and life of minority Christians coming from war-torn and Christian minority countries to St. John’s. The event starts with multicultural programs (dances, singing etc.) and ends with Sunday evening Mass at 5 pm in St. Theresa’s church. Snacks will be supplied. Let us support, encourage and pray for our brothers and sisters who are new to our province.
For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me. (Matthew 25:35)