House for the Missions

In the community of Happy Valley-Goose Bay, a sanctuary stands as an important base for the priests serving the area. Our Lady Queen of Peace Mission House serves as both a parish rectory and lodging for any visiting priests who are serving the communities in Black Tickle, Sheshatshiu, Natuashish, and Happy Valley-Goose Bay. This mission […]

Called to Serve

I’m Christine Manuel, a consecrated virgin in the Diocese of Corner Brook and Labrador. My involvement in the Innu community of Sheshatshiu, Labrador began during the summer of 2018. Father Joe, the parish priest, invited me to come and help with parish visitation. He’d bless each house and bring the family together for prayer and […]

Newfoundland Revisited: A Changed Life on the Rock

Among steep cliffs on the eastern shore of the Great Northern Peninsula (GNP) of Newfoundland are fishing villages with long histories. It’s been many years since I last visited ‘the Rock’. Bishop Bart van Rojien asked if I could help with Easter celebrations in his Diocese of Corner Brook and Labrador. I would be assisting […]

Major Repairs for a Church in the Little Port

Port au Choix, NL, where St. Theresa’s Church is located, derives its name from the name Portutxoa used by Basques fishermen in the 15th and 16th century. The Basques word means ‘little port’ but this port is not so little historically speaking. In fact, historical knowledge of the area stretches back more than 6000 years […]