Diocese of

Mackenzie–Fort Smith

Canada Canada

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Continent: North America

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese Diocese

Name: Mackenzie–Fort Smith (English) / Mackenzien(sis)–Arcis Smith (Latin)

Ecclesiastical Province: Grouard–McLennan

Depends on: Dicastery for Bishops

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Celebrations

Patron Saint: St. Raphael (September 29), Saint Joseph (March 19)

Cathedral Dedication Anniversary: June 9 (1968)

Liturgical Calendar 📅

History

Contact Info

Address: 5117-52 Street, P.O. Box 8900, Yellowknife, NT X1A 1T7, Canada

Phone: +1 (867) 920-2129

Papal Visits

Present Prelates

Bishop (2017.12.15 – ...):Bishop Jon Hansen, C.SS.R. (57)Bishop Jon Hansen, C.SS.R. (57)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Mackenzie–Fort Smith (Roman Rite)

Bishop Jon Hansen, C.SS.R. (57)Bishop Jon Hansen, C.SS.R. (57)
(2017.12.15 – ...)

Bishop of Mackenzie–Fort Smith (Canada)

Veritas et reconciliatio

Born:1967.02.18 (Edmonton, AB, Canada)
Ordained Priest:2004.04.24
Consecrated Bishop:2018.03.16

Bishop of Mackenzie–Fort Smith (Canada) (2017.12.15 – ...)

Bishop Mark Hagemoen (62)Bishop Mark Hagemoen (62)
(2013.10.15 – 2017.09.12)

Bishop of Saskatoon (Canada)

Pax servitus spes

Born:1961.09.04 (Vancouver, BC, Canada)
Ordained Priest:1990.05.12
Consecrated Bishop:2013.12.15

Priest of Vancouver (Canada) (1990.05.12 – 2013.10.15)

Prelate of Honour of His Holiness (2006 – 2013.10.15)

Bishop of Mackenzie–Fort Smith (Canada) (2013.10.15 – 2017.09.12)

Bishop of Saskatoon (Canada) (2017.09.12 – ...)

Archbishop Murray Chatlain (61)Archbishop Murray Chatlain (61)
(Apostolic Administrator 2012.12.06 – 2013.10.15)

Archbishop Murray Chatlain (61)Bishop Murray Chatlain (61) (later Archbishop)
(2008.05.12 – 2012.12.06)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Keewatin–Le Pas (Canada)

Magnificavit Dominus facere nobiscum

Born:1963.01.19 (Saskatoon, SK, Canada)
Ordained Priest:1987.05.15
Consecrated Bishop:2007.09.14

Priest of Saskatoon (Canada) (1987.05.15 – 2007.06.23)

Coadjutor Bishop of Mackenzie–Fort Smith (Canada) (2007.06.23 – 2008.05.12)

Bishop of Mackenzie–Fort Smith (Canada) (2008.05.12 – 2012.12.06)

Apostolic Administrator of Mackenzie–Fort Smith (Canada) (2012.12.06 – 2013.10.15)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Keewatin–Le Pas (Canada) (2012.12.06 – ...)

Bishop Denis Croteau, O.M.I. (91)Bishop Denis Croteau, O.M.I. (91)
(1986.01.24 – 2008.05.12)

Bishop emeritus of Mackenzie–Fort Smith (Canada)

Born:1932.10.23 (Thetford Mines, QC, Canada)
Ordained Priest:1958.08.31
Consecrated Bishop:1986.06.08

Bishop of Mackenzie–Fort Smith (Canada) (1986.01.24 – 2008.05.12)

Apostolic Administrator of Whitehorse (Canada) (2003.04.25 – 2006.01.05)

Bishop Paul Piché, O.M.I.
(1967.07.13 – 1986.01.24)

Born:1909.09.14 (Gravelbourg, SK, Canada)
Ordained Priest:1934.12.23
Consecrated Bishop:1959.06.11
Died:1992.09.12 († 82)

Titular Bishop of Orcistus (1959.03.05 – 1967.07.13)

Vicar Apostolic of Mackenzie (Canada) (1959.03.05 – 1967.07.13)

Bishop of Mackenzie–Fort Smith (Canada) (1967.07.13 – 1986.01.24)

Vicars Apostolic of Mackenzie (Roman Rite)

Bishop Paul Piché, O.M.I.
(1959.03.05 – 1967.07.13)

(see above)

Bishop Joseph-Marie Trocellier, O.M.I.
(1943.04.06 – 1958.11.27)

Adveniat regnum tuum

Born:1888.11.05 (France)
Ordained Priest:1920.05.25
Consecrated Bishop:1940.09.08
Died:1958.11.27 († 70)

Coadjutor Vicar Apostolic of Mackenzie (Canada) (1940.06.26 – 1943.04.06)

Titular Bishop of Adramyttium (1940.06.26 – 1958.11.27)

Vicar Apostolic of Mackenzie (Canada) (1943.04.06 – 1958.11.27)

Archbishop Gabriel-Joseph-Elie Breynat, O.M.I.
(1901.07.31 – 1943.04.06)

Evangelizare pauperibus misit me / Peregrinari pro Christo

Born:1867.10.06 (France)
Ordained Priest:1892.02.22
Consecrated Bishop:1902.04.06
Died:1954.03.10 († 86)

Titular Bishop of Adramyttium (1901.07.22 – 1939.12.11)

Vicar Apostolic of Mackenzie (Canada) (1901.07.31 – 1943.04.06)

Titular Archbishop of Garella (1939.12.11 – 1954.03.10)

Former Prelates

Special Churches

Churches by City (38)

Grouard–McLennan (↙), Whitehorse (←), Churchill–Baie d’Hudson (→), Keewatin–Le Pas (↘), Saint-Paul (↓)

Statistics (2021.12.31)

Area: 1,523,400 km²

Population: 24,397 Catholics (50.0% of 48,815 total)

Pastoral Centres: 11 parishes

Personnel: 4 priests (diocesan), 2 deacons, 7 religious (1 brother, 6 sisters), 1 seminarian

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