Announcing SPIRIT ALIVE FAITH RALLY, Aug. 15th

The Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry at the Diocese of Mackenzie-Fort Smith is pleased to announce, for the first time ever, a faith rally for youth of the Northwest Territories, called SPIRIT ALIVE, to be held August 15th.

This event provides an opportunity for youth to gather to celebrate and to engage in their faith under the guidance of engaging speakers and musical talents from Christian and Aboriginal backgrounds.

Click here for more details on this exciting event!

Introducing the “Star of the North” newsletter!
Click here for the first edition, March 2015

Pastoral Assignments 2015

all assignments are effective August 5, 2015

Bishop’s Message to Clergy, Religious and Lay Faithful

I announce to you the pastoral assignments for the faith communities for this year. In early August, Fathers Bernie Black, Magnus Chilaka, Jon Hanson, CSSR, Marek Pisarek, OMI, and Benedict Ubanii, SMMM will be given new pastoral assignments.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank these priests for their work and service to the faith communities they serve in our Diocese. As you know, the fulfillment of the role of priest and pastor is a demanding task, especially in a diocese as vast as ours. I have appreciated very much how our clergy are willing to serve, and in my time as Bishop, to collaborate on a variety of issues for the good and service of the people of the faith communities of our diocese.

We entrust Fathers Black, Chilaka, Hanson, Pisarek, Ubanii – and all of our priests, religious, and lay faithful who serve our faith communities – to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, the maternal care of Mary our Mother, and the protection and guidance of Saint Joseph.

Pastors                                                      Assignment
Fr. Ben Ubanii, SMMM                                St. Anthony’s, Norman Wells & Sahtu Region
Fr. Magnus Chilaka                                    St. Joseph’s, Fort Smith & S. Slave Region
Fr. Jon Hanson, CSSR                                Our Lady Victory, Inuvik & NW Arctic Region

Pastoral (Parochial) Administrator
Fr. Bernie Black                                          St. Patrick’s, Yellowknife & NE Arctic Region

Associate Pastors
Fr. Marek Pisarek, OMI                               St. Patrick’s Yellowknife & NE Arctic Region


Sincerely in Christ,
Mark Hagemoen
Bishop, Mackenzie-Fort Smith


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