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St. John's Women's World Day of Prayer Committee

  • Collectivité
  • 1827-

The Women's World Day of Prayer was an interdenominational service organized in the United States in 1827 as "a day of prayer for home missions". By 1922, Canadian women's groups began participation. The event was renamed "The World Day of Prayer" in 1927, and the first Friday in March was selected for the event. The St. John's committee included women from several denominations: Presbyterian, Lutheran, United, Anglican, Baptist, Salvation Army, Church of Nazarene, and Roman Catholic.

St. Edward's Parish (Kelligrews, N.L. : Catholic)

  • Collectivité
  • 1877-

St. Edward's Parish was established in 1877 by Thomas J. Power, Bishop of St. John's. Prior to this date, St. Edward's, encompassing the whole of the south shore of Conception Bay, was administered as a mission of Holy Rosary Parish (est. 1833), centred in Portugal Cove.

The large geographical boundaries and the numerous communities that originally comprised the parish result in some considerable confusion in establishing its early organization. Most sources state that the church constructed in Kelligrews in 1882 by Rev. Michael Morris, second parish priest of St. Edward's, was the first Catholic church in the area. However, references exist to the presence of an earlier church at Topsail (The Daily Colonist, 31 Aug. 1889). In addition, the Diocese of St. John's acquired property at Manuels on which the parish presbytery and the Villa Nova Orphanage and Vocational School were built ca. 1885. This property, dubbed PowersCourt, is sometimes referred to as the centre of the parish. However, church records officially record the seat of the parish as Topsail. Thus, the centre of parish activity is somewhat ambiguous.

The principal church buildings in which mass was celebrated were located in Kelligrews and Topsail. The church built by Morris in 1882 was destroyed by fire in 1914. The cornerstone for a new church in Kelligrews was laid in 1917 and the structure was blessed by Archbishop E. P. Roche upon its completion on 14 August 1918. It was in use until 1989. The church located in Topsail (also named St. Edward's) was built some time between 1916 and 1922. It was in use until 1986. Mass also was occasionally celebrated at the various school chapels within the parish: Manuels, St. Thomas Line, and Donovans. However, as motor vehicle transportation became more readily available, the celebration of mass at the school chapels was gradually phased out.

Throughout its existence, St. Edward's Parish has supported numerous parochial schools. The first Catholic school was probably the one built by Rev. Morris in 1882 next to the original church in Kelligrews. The school and the church were destroyed in 1914 by the same fire; the school was replaced the following year by a new structure. Morris also started a vocational school at the Villa Nova Orphanage. However, this facility was short-lived and was later replaced by Mount Cashel in 1898. By the 1950s there were several schools located throughout the parish, including St. Thomas's in Topsail, St. Edward's in Kelligrews, St. Theresa's in Horse Cove, St. Joseph's in Manuels, and St. Anne's in Donovans. In the late 1970s, Holy Spirit School (later High School) was opened at PowersCourt in Manuels, phasing out many of the community schools in the area. Today, schools in Conception Bay South are no longer under church control as a result of denominational education reforms passed by the Provincial Government in 1997.

St. Edward's original parish boundaries extended from Seal Cove Bridge in the west to St. Anne's Siding (Donovans) on Topsail Road. However, these boundaries were radically altered when the parish was dismembered on 15 September 1982, resulting in the creation of two additional parishes, St. Thomas of Villanova and Holy Family. St. Thomas of Villanova includes the communities of Topsail Pond, Long Pond, Three Island Pond, Chamberlains, Manuels, and Topsail, which acts as its seat. Holy Family includes the communities of St. Thomas, formerly part of Holy Rosary Parish (Portugal Cove), and Paradise, which acts as its seat. St. Edward's includes the communities of Foxtrap, Upper Gullies, Seal Cove, and Kelligrews, which acts as the parish's new seat. Assets of the former St. Edward's Parish (Topsail) were distributed proportionately to the three new parishes that were formed from the division.

St. Edward's established a Parish Council in June 1983 to manage parish activities and affairs. Other committees and lay societies active in the administration of St. Edward's include the Finance Committee, the Youth Council, the Catholic Women's League, and the Knights of Columbus.

In 1985, a Building Committee was formed to help plan the construction of a modern church and parish hall. Approval for construction was given on 15 May 1989 and Archbishop James H. MacDonald officially opened and dedicated the new St. Edward's Church and Parish Centre on Longshore Road, Kelligrews, on 13 October 1991.

Pastors who have served the parish since its establishment include: Lawrence Vereker (1877-1879); Michael Morris (1879-1889); James J. McGrath (1889-1894); M. J. Ryan (1894-1897); William Jackman, Administrator (1897-1898); Edward P. Roche (1898-1906); James J. Coady (1906-1914); Thomas Nangle (1914-1918); Peter Kelly (1919-1927); Andrew Nolan (1927-1938); Robert A. St. John (1938-1948); Francis J. Jackman (1948-1977); Patrick J. Kennedy (1977-1979); John D. Hanton (1979-1987); Patrick J. Kennedy (1987-1998); and William Pomroy (1999- ).

Calypso (ship)

  • Collectivité
  • 1881-1922

The HMS Calypso was a 2814 ton Third Class British naval cruiser, built in Chatham, 1881-84. In October 1902, she was assigned by the British Admiralty as a training ship for the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve. She was stationed at St. John's and remained there until 1914, when she was used to protect Newfoundland shores and shipping during World War One. In 1916 the Calypso was renamed the HMS Briton and retained her function as a naval vessel until 1922 when she was sold to A. H. Murray and Company and used to store salt.

The Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve (RNR) had been established by the Newfoundland Government in 1902 to strengthen Britain's naval resources in the area. In the same year the British Admiralty assigned the HMS Calypso to train the members of the Reserve. The Reserve maintained ranks of 375 reservists until the declaration of war in 1914. On August 1914 the Royal Naval Reserve was called up for active duty. The number of reservists was increased to over 1000, approaching almost 2000 by war's end in 1918. During the war the naval reservists were dispersed throughout the Royal Navy. The Royal Naval Reserve was decommissioned at the end of 1920.

Immaculate Conception Parish (Harbour Grace, N.L. : Catholic)

  • Collectivité
  • 1830-

Immaculate Conception Parish, located in Harbour Grace on the western side of Conception Bay, was established in 1830. The first priest known to have been appointed to the mission of Harbour Grace was Reverend Patrick Phelan. While the exact year of his arrival is not known, he was in the community in 1794. In 1806, Reverend Thomas Ewer took charge of the mission and built the first chapel in Harbour Grace in 1809. Ewer also built chapels in Brigus, Port de Grave, Harbour Main, Carbonear, Northern Bay and Bay de Verde. Reverend Charles Dalton, a missionary from Ireland, began his tenure when Reverend Ewer died in 1833. The original wooden chapel was torn down, and in 1844 excavation was underway for the construction of a new Roman Catholic Cathedral. The Diocese of Harbour Grace was formed in 1856, with the nephew of Reverend Charles Dalton, Reverend John Dalton, becoming the first Bishop. The Cathedral Of The Immaculate Conception was dedicated in 1868 and was in use only a few years before being destroyed by fire in 1889. A new cathedral was started immediately and was consecrated in 1899.

In 1851, Reverend John Dalton brought the Presentation Sisters to Harbour Grace, the first foundation after the Mother House in St. John's. They remained until 1973. In 1869 Reverend John March became the first native of the diocese to be named Bishop. During his Episcopate, the Knights of Columbus were introduced into Newfoundland. The first council, known as the Dalton Council, was founded at Harbour Grace in 1909.

Currently the parish serves the people of Harbour Grace, Spaniard's Bay, Riverhead and Island Cove. In 1956 the Bishop's Seat was moved from Harbour Grace to Grand Falls.

Pastors that have served Immaculate Conception Parish since its established include: Thomas Ewer (1806-1833); Charles Dalton (1833-1859); John J. Walsh (1859-1872); Francis E. Walsh (1872-1881); Stephen O'Flynn (1877); Donald McInns (1882); John Roe (1883-1891); John March (1889-1906); William Finn (1906-1912); James J. Walker (1912-1918); Michael F. Dinn (1918-1926); Jeremiah Howard (1926-1934); Francis P. Meaney (1934-1940); Francis R. Terry (1940-1944); Edward J. Shea (1944-1953); William P. Hogan (1949-1957); Joseph O'Brien (1957-1984); Kevin J. Barker (1984-1987); Michael J. Walsh (1987-1990); James A. Beresford (1990-1996); Ramon Bolatets (1996- )

J.W. Hodge. Joe Batt's Arm Branch

  • Collectivité
  • 1887-1918

J W. Hodge (Joe Batt's Arm, Newfoundland) was a branch of J.W. Hodge, a fish and fishery supply business headquartered in Fogo, with branches at Twillingate, Change Islands, and Joe Batt's Arm from 1887 to 1918. John Wheadon Hodge established himself at the head of a business that became one of the most prominent mercantile firms in northeastern Newfoundland. Hodge also owned a small fleet of fishing schooners.

In 1889, Hodge leased a premises at Joe Batt's Arm from Deady Thomas, and in 1895, he bought Edwin Duder's property and business at Joe Batt's Arm. By 1896, the business was operating under the name of J.W. Hodge as a branch of his Fogo operation. Levi Perry was employed as Hodge's agent and remained in that position until at least 1922.

In 1918, J.W. Hodge retired from his Fogo business and began to close his other business interests. By 1925, Levi Perry had assumed control of the trade at Joe Batt's Arm and was operating the business independently. By 1928, he had sold the business to Earle Sons and Co. Ltd., which operated there under the management of Titus Jones. The Joe Batt's Arm premises closed on 31 December 1966.

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