Read the letter from Bishop Mark Hagemoen to the Mackenzie-Fort Smith Diocese on Jan 31, 2017 regarding attack at Quebec mosque

I join with all of you in offering prayers and support for the members of the Centre Culturel Islamique de Québec, and to Canada’s entire Muslim community….



End of Life Support

We now have a dedicated page on which we’ve collected all Diocesan documents surrounding one of the most important issues facing us today, End of Life Support. Click on the link above to access the page.

MFS DIOCESE Spiritual Pilgrimages Summer 2017

Pine Channel, Athabasca Region – July 3rd to 9th

Russel Lake near Behchoko – July 16th to 21st

Lac St. Anne, Alberta – July 22nd to 27th

Lady of the Falls, Fort Reliance – August 4th to 6th

Deline Gathering – August 14th to 18th

Registration is necessary
Call the Diocesan Office – 867-920-2129
or e-mail diocese.mackenzie@theedge.ca

Vatican Message re: International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, 26 June 2017

click here for the full letter…


Bishop’s Letter regarding National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women – September 8, 2016

I join with all of you in offering my prayers and support for the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Young people. We hope and pray that the work of the Inquiry will bring clarity to what has happened to the lives of over 1,200 murdered or missing Indigenous women, to bring about justice for victims and their families, and to provide insights to prevent any possible potential victims.

Click here to read the full text of Bishop Mark’s letter

Catholic Response to TRC Calls To Action

Click here to read “Catholic Response to Call to Action 48”
Click here to read “Repudiation of ‘Doctrine of Discovery & Terra Nullius’”

An interview with Bishop Donald Bolen, Chairman of the Justice and Peace Commission of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops, about the two texts

Click here for Bishop Mark Hagemoen’s letter to the Mackenzie Fort-Smith Diocese on the TRC Calls to Action

Click here to read “Sept 2016 TRC Calls to Action Objectives”


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AD LIMINA March – April 2017

Western Canadian Bishops visit Pope Francis at the Vatican. The Western and Northern Canadian Bishops participated in their Ad Limina visit in late March to early April 2017. I take this opportunity to update you regarding highlights from our meeting with the Holy Father, Pope Francis. Our visit to the Vatican included the celebration of […]

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