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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Catholic Colleges return to MFS Diocese in 2015

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 2015 as part of a service-learning program, which featured a focus on Aboriginal culture and issues in northern Canada. The team was led by the capable leadership of John O’Brien, SJ; […]

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From TRUTH to RECONCILIATION: Concluding the Truth and Reconciliation Events in Ottawa May 2015: The Journey Continues

The last of the Truth and Reconciliation Events concluded in Ottawa from May 31 to June 4, 2015. The event featured the release of the final report from the Commission, which featured 94 recommendations for change in policies, programs and, “…the way we talk to, and about, each other.” The stated goal of the report […]

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St. Patrick’s ENCOUNTER #1

ENCOUNTER #72 MEETS ENCOUNTER #1! On April 17-19, about 26 students and teachers from the senior grades of St. Patrick’s High School in Yellowknife gathered for the first ever SAINT PATRICK’S ENCOUNTER RETREAT, held at Trapper’s Lake Retreat Center. Assisting with the retreat were 2 Vancouver College Grade 12 students – Nicholas Gomez and Ambrose […]

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A UNIQUE EASTER 2015 IN DELINÉ, SAHTU REGION

Early in 2015, Mark Hagemoen, Bishop of McKenzie-Fort Smith Diocese, invited me to carry out healing ministry in the Sahtu region involving the communities of Fort Good Hope, Deliné and Tulita. While sharing the hospitality of Sr. Joan Liss and Pauline Girodat in Fort Good Hope and Sr. Celeste Goulet in Tulita was very interesting […]

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On The Winter Roads – Winter/Spring 2015!

The adventure continues in the Winter and Spring seasons in the Diocese of Mackenzie-Fort Smith. The early New Year’s season began with the annual Western Canadian Bishops’ Retreat at Westminster Abbey. This year’s retreat leader was Emeritus Bishop James Weisgerber. The retreat was an opportunity to be renewed with the assistance of helpful reflections by […]

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Mackenzie-Fort Smith Diocese Christmas Mass Worship Schedule

SOUTH SLAVE REGION St. Patrick’s Church, Yellowknife   6 pm Mass Christmas Eve (at St Patrick’s High School)   11 pm Mass Christmas Eve   11 am Mass Christmas Day   5 pm Mass Feast of Holy Family – Saturday, Dec. 27   9 & 11 am Masses Sunday, Dec. 28   5:30 pm Mass New Year’s Eve   10 am Mass […]

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Sr. Fay Tremblay’s work in Tuktoyuktuk profiled

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Encounters and Projects: Fall-Winter 2014

The Fall and early Winter season has been full in the Diocese of Mackenzie- Fort Smith. The summer season, which featured one of the worst forest fire season in 40 years, was a thrilling time and had several features. The Diocese was blessed by the visits from Corpus Christi College in Vancouver and Kings University-College […]

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The National Day of Prayer in Solidarity with Indigenous Peoples

The National Day of Prayer in Solidarity with Indigenous Peoples – December 12, 2014 – has been celebrated since 2002 on December 12 by the Church in Canada. This year and next, as we join our Bishops in reflecting on the pastoral challenges for the family and its needs and role in evangelization, the members […]

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