CATHOLIC COLLEGES Return to MFS DIOCESE in 2016

CORPUS CHRISTI COLLEGE, VANCOUVER, B.C.
KINGS UNIVERSITY COLLEGE, LONDON, ONTARIO

11 students and teachers from Corpus Christi College returned to the diocese in June 2016 as part of an Aboriginal inculturation and service-learning program. Focus of the course is on Aboriginal culture and issues in northern Canada. The team was led by the capable leadership of Christiana Dumont; Jimmy Lam, and Danielle Gannon. Upon their arrival on Sunday June 12, the group enjoyed an orientation and summary of the major features and issues for the Catholic Church in the north by Bishop Mark Hagemoen, Patrick Scott, Emeritus Bishop Denis Croteau, OMI, and John B. Zoe of Behchokho. The two week visit featured visiting two communities in the Decho region of the Diocese: Fort Liard and Fort Simpson, NWT. Students also visited the community of Dettah near Yellowknife, Behchokho, and Fort Providence.

CCC students and Diocesan team members at Dettah RC Church near Yellowknife

CCC students and Diocesan team members at Dettah RC Church near Yellowknife

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CCC Team Celebrates Mass with Diocesan Staff in Yellowknife

CCC Team Celebrates Mass with Diocesan Staff in Yellowknife

Austin Vaz finds a new friend!

Austin Vaz finds a new friend!

CCC Team in Fort Providence above Mackenzie River

CCC Team in Fort Providence above Mackenzie River

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Celebration of 1st Communions during visit to Fort Simpson

Celebration of 1st Communions during visit to Fort Simpson

"Community Days" Cookout, Aboriginal Days

“Community Days” Cookout, Aboriginal Days

Painting Project at Sacred Heart Parish in Fort Simpson - BEFORE

Painting Project at Sacred Heart Parish in Fort Simpson – BEFORE

Painting Project at Sacred Heart Parish in Fort Simpson - AFTER!!

Painting Project at Sacred Heart Parish in Fort Simpson – AFTER!!

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Jeremy, Tina, and Jessica take an “ATV” break

Jeremy, Tina, and Jessica take an “ATV” break

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Team takes break on Mackenzie Highway en-route back to Yellowknife

Team takes break on Mackenzie Highway en-route back to Yellowknife

Corpus Christi College & the Decho Dene Community Project.

The pastoral staff here at the Diocese was very grateful for the hard work and generous service of the students. We also appreciated the great energy and enthusiasm the group brought to everything they did. We look forward to further opportunities to receive more Corpus Christi College students in the future.

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