CCCB REPORT: Monsignor Edwin J. Gale P.H. has been elected Diocesan Administrator for the Diocese of Corner Brook and Labrador, Newfoundland by the College of Consultors on November 15, 2010. He will ensure the leadership of the Diocese until a new Bishop is named.
Born in Searston, Codroy Valley in Newfoundland and Labrador on June 13, 1942, he was ordained to the priesthood on June 12, 1966. He was appointed pastor of St. Joseph’s parish in Harbour Breton in 1974 and later served as pastor in the parishes of Immaculate Conception, Deer Lake and Star of the Sea, Benoit’s Cove. From 1994 to 2000 he became pastor of St. Stephen’s Parish, and in 2000 pastor of Holy Redeemer Parish, Corner Brook.
Until now Monsignor Gale has held the positions of Director of Liturgy. He was appointed Vicar General of the Diocese in 1999.
The Most Reverend Douglas Crosby, O.M.I., who was installed new Bishop of the Diocese of Hamilton on November 8, 2010, is the former Bishop of Corner Brook and Labrador.
The Diocese of Corner Brook and Labrador has a Catholic population of 32,060 in 64 parishes and missions, served by 26 Diocesan priests, six priests who are members of religious orders and 28 religious sisters.