The Diocese of Mackenzie-Fort Smith wishes you and your loved ones a most Blessed Easter. May the light of the risen Christ shine upon you and bring you peace and joy.

Bishop Jon Hansen, C.Ss.R.

Ordination of Bishop Jon Hansen, C.Ss.R.

On March 16th, 2018, Fr. Jon Hansen, C.Ss.R. was ordained as the 7th Bishop of the Mackenzie-Fort Smith Diocese. We are grateful to all who came out to participate in the celebration and for those who prepared and prayed for its successful outcome.







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”