Archdiocese of St. John's

Monday, 27 October 2014

Mass at St. Patrick's Mercy Home 

In recognition of the Sisters of Mercy being involved in pastoral care of seniors, I will be celebrating Mass for residents and staff at St. Patrick's Mercy Home on Monday, October 27 at 11:00 am. 
St. Patrick’s Mercy Home has a long history of quality care and compassion.The home is committed to caring for the whole person, respecting the sacredness of life and the dignity of each individual. Mercy is a way of life at St. Patrick’s Mercy Home, which is intrinsic to its operation and enacted by staff and volunteers.

National Liturgy Conference

The National Liturgy Conference will be taking place in St. John's, NL on October 27 - 28 at the Hampton Inn, St. John's, NL. The theme for this year's conference is "Weddings and Funerals as Moments of Evangelization" with Bishop Brian Dunn and Anne Walsh, Director of Adult Faith Formation for the Archdiocese of St. John's presenting. 
I will celebrate Mass at 6:00 pm at the Basilica of St. John the Baptist for all those attending the conference. A dinner will follow at the K of C building on St. Clare Avenue. Blessings to all who will attend this annual conference that it will be a time of faith sharing and faith formation for you.

Sunday, 26 October 2014

50th Anniversary of the First Mass celebrated in the current St. Teresa's Church

On Sunday, October 26 at 11:30 am I will be celebrating Mass in commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the First Mass celebrated in the current St. Teresa's Church, Mundy Pond Road. I will be joined by Frs. Leo, Tony and Roy and the faithful parishioners and friends of St. Teresa's. I offer heartfelt congratulations to St. Teresa's Parish and thank them for sharing the Redemptorist presence here in St. John's with us. Blessings to St. Teresa's on your 50th Anniversary celebrations.

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Daily Mass-Vision TV

On Tuesday, October 21, 2014 I will be the celebrant at the 9:30 am and 1:30 pm VisionTV Daily Mass. I know many of the sick and shut-in look forward to the daily Mass on VisionTV and it was a great honour for me to celebrate these Masses to be aired on October 21.  VisionTV is Canada’s only English language cable and satellite specialty channel that airs multi-faith, multicultural and family-oriented entertainment.

Sunday, 5 October 2014

50th Class Reunion - StFX

From October 4 - 6, I attended the 50th. class reunion of my alma mater - StFX, Antigonish, Nova Scotia. On Saturday morning I celebrated an Alumni Mass at the University Chapel on campus. This was a great opportunity for me to gather with former and current students and staff to give thanks to God for the many happy memories alumni have of their time spent at StFX and to recall Jesus, the Great Teacher, who never had a classroom or a degree but who was truly the Master Teacher and the greatest teacher of all time and from who we learn all important and true life's lessons and teachings. Throughout the weekend I attended various functions where I had the opportunity to reconnect with old classmates and friends. I also met former students whom I had not seen in fifty years. The weekend events also featured the Golden Grads dinner, Coffee with Coady and the presentation of the Katherine Fleming International Development Award, the Mount. St. Bernard College Tea, a 5K fun run, athletic events including the Homecoming football game, class dinners and get-togethers, campus walking tours, pub nights, an alumni mass, and farewell brunch. On October 3 the university's new president, Dr. Kent MacDonald will be installed as the 18th President. I wish Dr. MacDonald many blessings and success as he undertakes this new post.