Fonds - All Hallows Parish (North River, N.L.) fonds

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All Hallows Parish (North River, N.L.) fonds

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  • Textual record

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  • Variations in title: Also known as the North River Parish Records fonds
  • Source of title proper: Title based on the Canadian Catholic Church Directory 2001

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  • 1944-1961 (Creation)
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    All Hallows Parish (North River, N.L. : Catholic)

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12 cm of textual records

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(1906-)

Administrative history

All Hallows Parish, located in the community of North River, Conception Bay, was established in 1906. Initially settled by fishermen of Irish descent, North River gradually expanded until, by 1840, there were enough settlers to merit a Roman Catholic school. By 1874 All Hallows Roman Catholic Church was built and was part of Brigus Parish. All Hallows Parish was established in the fall of 1906, with Reverend Stephen J. Whelan as the first resident parish priest. During his tenure a new church was started at North River and Bay Roberts, and several school chapels were constructed in other parts of the parish.

Schools formed an integral component of All Hallows Parish parochial organization. Over the decades schools, school halls and churches were built or renovated in the communities of the parish, including the construction of a convent for the Sisters of Mercy under the supervision of Reverend Joseph P. Hogan. During the tenure of Reverend Leonard Kelly, a new modern high school was constructed at Brigus to serve the two parishes of Brigus and North River.

The parish is composed of the following communities: Makinsons, South River, Clarke's Beach, Hallstown, Bay Roberts, Shearstown-Butlerville and North River. Currently, North River has missions in Bay Roberts (Holy Redeemer Church) and in Butlerville (in a school chapel).

Pastors that have served All Hallows since its inception in 1906 include: Stephen J. Whelan (1906-1923); George Tibeault (1923-1934); Michael Dinn (1934-1955); Joseph P. Hogan (1955-1971); Leonard Kelly (1971-1977); Frederick Terry (1977-1984); Richard T. Woodford (1984); Edward A. Walsh (1985-1997); William Houlahan (1997- )

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Fonds consists of baptismal records (1944-1954); marriage records (1944-1951, 1953, 1954); and death records (1944-1952, 1954). The fonds also includes some confirmation cards (1951-61).

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Records show signs of deterioration.

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  • English

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Access restricted due to conservation concerns.

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No further accruals expected.

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Draft

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Partial

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Created - May 6, 2013

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  • English

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