Fall 2016 – Winter 2017 in the Diocese of Mackenzie

The Fall began with the gathering of the Diocesan Clergy, Religious, and Lay Leadership for our Fall Study Days, which this year featured focus on the Truth and Reconciliation “Calls to Action.” Various regions of our Diocese reflected on pastoral priorities that addressed these, and planned how these would be approached in the various communities […]

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Update from Our Lady of Victory in Inuvik

February 6, 2017 Dear Confreres, Associates, Family and Friends The last time I wrote I was waiting ardently for the sun to show after returning from her long December hiatus. I am please to say that more recent days have been clear, sunny and relatively mild for this time of the year with the thermometer […]

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End of summer update from Our Lady of Victory in Inuvik

Dear Confreres, Associates, Family and Friends It has been far too long since I last wrote to you about life here in the Arctic Missions. Summer has come and gone, all too quickly I might add. So much has happened that I am not sure how to adequately share it all in these couple of […]

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Summer 2016 – Spiritual Gatherings, Confirmations and Church Repairs

SUMMER OF SPIRITUAL GATHERINGS, CHURCH REPAIR, CELBRATING CONFIRMATIONS The summer here in the Diocese has featured attending the various spiritual gatherings throughout the North, celebrating Confirmations in several communities, and of course – attending to greatly need Church building renovations. 12 students and teachers from KINGS University College, London, Ontario returned to the diocese in […]

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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 […]

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Holy Name of Mary, Tsiigehtchic …. Renovations

Badly needed renovations. Community lent trailer and loader to help unload supplies. A few photos of the helpers… village summer work crew came for 2 days. Construction Zone.

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Update from Ray and Therese Steiner

Just wanted to back track a little to when we first arrived here…. The church in Tsiigehtchic has been a focal point of the community for over one hundred years, the first church built here in 1896. As you travel toward the village, the church stands out on a point, known locally as Church Hill. […]

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Spiritual Pilgrimages, Summer Travels, MFS Diocese Welcomes New Pastors

Summer 2015 has featured familiar and new spiritual gatherings and events. This summer’s pilgrimages included: PINE CHANNEL, Athabasca Region from July 5 to 12; RUSSEL LAKE, Tlicho Region from June 31 to July 4; LAC SAINT ANNE PILGRIMAGE, Lac St. Anne, Alberta from July 18 to 23 DELINE SPIRITUAL GATHERING, Sahtu Region from August 15-18 […]

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