A Message from a Yarumel Society Priest Serving in the Diocese of Mackenzie-Fort Smith

Dene Ethics are beautiful and and in accordance with Jesus’ Teachings!

Their sense of belonging is very strong and so is their sense of Community. They share what they fish and their games. They need each other in order to survive out in the bushes.

Click here to read the full message



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.

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”


Latest post on the Bishop's Blog

Fall 2017

Training – Farewells – Moving Forward in MFS Diocese On September 12, 2017, Pope Francis announced my appointment as Bishop of Saskatoon. The installation day will be November 23, 2017. This announcement came as quite a surprise, given my relative short time in this Diocese. However, God’s ways are not always our ways – and […]

Read the rest of this post »