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God’s Pallet of Colours in Coral Harbour, NT
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God’s Pallet of Colours in Coral Harbour, NT

By Father Ted Slaman “So, what are you doing, Ted, for Christmastime?” asked the Bishop’s representative. I had retired from my pastorate about five months earlier, and was getting calls to replace priests on holidays or in need of additional priestly help. So, I said, “Well, where do you want me to go?” “We got a...

48 Pews Sent 2,300 km to Rankin Inlet
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48 Pews Sent 2,300 km to Rankin Inlet

Files from CMIC staff and Don Proctor When Father Marcin Rumik reached out to Catholic Missions In Canada with a pressing need for 48 pews for his parish, the Church of Mary our Mother, in Rankin Inlet, Nunavut, little did he know the perfect pews would be found 2,300 kilometers away in a former church...

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Grouard-McLennan: How a Missionary Diocese came to be

The Archdiocese of Grouard-McLennan encompasses about 225,000 sq. km. of northwestern Alberta. It extends from Valleyview in the south to High Level and Fort Vermilion in the north; and from Slave Lake in the east to the Alberta-BC border in the west. Another way to describe it is as covering the western half of Treaty...

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Featured Stories – Summer 2017

The Journey: A Brief Biography of Bishop Joseph P. Nguyen, Courtesy of the Diocese of Kamloops  – Grouard-McLennan: How a Missionary Diocese came to be, By Father David Reilander  – A Jesuit Priest helps Native People reclaim their own Spiritual Traditions, By William Bolle  – God’s Pallet of Colours in Coral Harbour, NT, By Father...

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The Journey of Bishop Joseph P. Nguyen

Courtesy of the Diocese of Kamloops Bishop Joseph Phuong Nguyen was born in Vietnam. From a young age, Bishop Nguyen knew a deep love for God, and he consequently entered minor seminary at the young age of 11. After completing his high school education, Bishop Nguyen pursued studies in philosophy and theology in preparation for...

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The power of love and forgiveness

By Fr. Augustine Ezediniru, SMMM I have been working in the First Nations communities in Northern Manitoba as a religious missionary for over eight years. It has been an enriching experience. In the midst of these experiences there are difficult challenges, such as witnessing families deal with the effects of residential schools. Living in an...

The Inuvialuit of the Western Arctic
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The Inuvialuit of the Western Arctic

BY Sister Fay Trombley, S.C.I.C. The mission and history of Tuktoyaktuk Tuktoyaktuk is a hamlet of 950 people in the Northwest Territories. About 98 per cent of the people are Inuvialuit, and around 80 per cent of the people are unemployed. Work is seasonal, mostly related to building roads Inuvialuit people are not First Nations...