Basilica of Our Lady of Perpetual Help at 1 Sutton Way, Labrador City, NL A2V 2K6 CA - Basilica HistoryBasilica History
Over the years, the parish expanded and in 1976, Bishop Peter Sutton, OMI, received a decree in response to his request that the Church of Our Lady of Perpetual Help at
At the 40th anniversary celebration of the Cathedral in September of 2002, a new Baptismal Font was dedicated to the memory of Bishop Henri Goudreault, OMI, who served in the diocese diligently from 1988 to 1996. On September 29th, 2002, Bishop Douglas Crosby, OMI blessed three bells which were later installed in the Cathedral bell tower. The three bells received the names of the Oblates who were most involved with the construction of the Church. The first bell was named Lionel, in memory of Bishop Lionel Scheffer, o.m.i. bishop of the diocese when the church was built; the second bell received the name Theodore, in honour of Fr. Theodore Roussel, o.m.i – the first pastor; and the third bell was named Jules in recognition of the hard work and dedication of Br. Jules Auclaire who worked untiringly to build an enduring monument of prayer and worship in our community.
On June 1st, 2007, Pope Benedict XVI issued a decree raising the Cathedral to Basilica of Our Lady of Perpetual Help. It is the second Basilica in the
In another decree, news was received concerning boundary changes for the new Diocese of Corner Brook and
The current parish administrator of the Roman Catholic parishes of Labrador West is Father Joy Paul Kallikatukudy.