RC Diocese of Grand Falls,NL Canada 

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Ecclesiastical History

  • Prefecture Apostolic of Newfoundland, May 30, 1784 by Pope Pius VI

  • Vicariate Apostolic of Newfoundland, January 5, 1976 by Pope Pius VI

  • Diocese of Newfoundland, June 4, 1847 by Pope Pius IX

  • Diocese of Harbor Grace canonically erected, February 29, 1856 by Pope Pius IX.

  • Seat of the Diocese was transferred to Grand Falls in 1953

  • In 1965, the Immaculate Conception Cathedral was consecrated and renamed the Diocese of Grand Falls.

  • Ecclesiastical Province: St. John's

  • Rite: Roman Catholic

  • 30 Parishes; 35 Missions

  Bishop's Bio (Wikipedia): Robert Anthony Daniels

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RC Diocese of Grand Falls

The Diocese of Grand Falls, covering 19,200 square miles, comprises nearly half of the geographical territory of the island of Newfoundland, which covers 43,000 square miles. The province of Newfoundland, made up of the island and the larger mainland territory of Labrador, is Canada’s tenth province.

Our diocese consists of thirty parishes. Twenty-four parishes are along the extensive and rugged sea coastline, while six are inland parishes. Our diocese was originally known as the Diocese of Harbour Grace, then the Diocese of Harbour Grace-Grand Falls, and in 1964 it became the Diocese of Grand Falls.


The Diocese of Grand Falls serves the People of God in central and eastern Newfoundland with joy and enthusiasm. As you browse through our website, it is our hope that you find this energy and joy reflected therein.

Welcome!

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Maurice DeNobrega - Web Custodian

Our Lady of Perpetual Help,

PO Box 59,

Gambo, NL

A0G 2E0

email: r.c.parish@eastlink.ca

Tel:     (709)-674-4484

Home: (709)-674-7534