Mission Statement

We, the baptized people of the Diocese of Mackenzie-Fort Smith form a part of the people of God in communion with the whole Catholic Church. We are called together through Baptism to continue the mission of Jesus in this northern land. We are a particular Church, composed primarily of Aboriginal peoples, along with people of other varied backgrounds and cultures.

Through the Gospel and the Eucharist and in the Holy Spirit, we are gathered by our Bishop and are led by him to nurture one another as a Christian family. We are called to affirm and celebrate our respective cultural identities.

We are also called to celebrate and promote the unity we have as members of the Body of Christ, sharing one mission. We nurture the yearnings of people for a deeper life with God and one another for personal, family and community growth.

Mailing Address: 5117‐52 Street, Yellowknife, N.W.T. X1A 1T7, Canada
Telephone: (867) 920‐2129, Fax: (867) 873‐9021
Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 5:00pm

Diocesan Staff and Church Leaders at Fall Study Days 2016


Diocesan Staff

BishopMost Rev. Jon Hansen, C.Ss.R.
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Bishop EmeritusMost Rev. Denis Croteau, OMI
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Vicar GeneralFr. Joe Daley
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Business Manager
Planned Giving and Advancement
Gilles Paquin
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ReceptionistStella Johnson
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ChanceryJim Lynn
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Religious EducationGeraldine Fletcher
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Social JusticeSuzette Montreuil
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Bishop’s OfficeSr. Mary Lee Przybylski
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Trapper’s Lake867-873-5592
Ebner House867-766-4062
St. Vincent DePaul – OutreachEmergency Only Cell: 867-446-1934