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Keeping the Faith: Few People, Vast Distances

BY Very Rev. Kieran Kilcommons The Diocese of Whitehorse comprises the top northern quarter of the province of British Columbia and the entire Yukon Territory. This 723,515-square kilometre area has a population of about 40,000. Our Catholic population of 7,500 is served in 23 parishes and missions. As Apostolic Administrator, I travel extensively to ensure...

Spring Greening and Building the Faith North of 60
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Spring Greening and Building the Faith North of 60

BY Father Jon Hansen C.Ss.R. With the arrival of Spring I resolved to plant a garden and produce some of my own vegetables. I joined the local garden society and rented a small, raised bed in the community greenhouse, an old hockey arena that has been converted for the purpose. The greenhouse is one of...

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Featured Stories – Spring 2017

Challenges of Being a Missionary, By Father David Reilander   Spring Greening and Building the Faith North of 60, by Father Jon Hansen, C.Ss.R.   Soul Doctor: The Story of Bishop Anthony Krotki of the Diocese of Churchill-Hudson Bay, By Mariusz Elert   Keeping the Faith: Few People, Vast Distances, By Very Rev. Kieran Kilcommons...

Challenges of Being a Missionary
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Challenges of Being a Missionary

President’s Note By: Father David Reilander As I travel through the North of Canada and visit dioceses, I am always astounded by the conditions and the stark realities that bishops and missionaries face.  If only I could take all of our donors to see what their generousity funds. Canadian missions are amongst the most rugged...

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DESTINATION: WHITEHORSE, YUKON

 ‘WHERE TWO OR THREE ARE GATHERED IN MY NAME’ By Father Damian MacPherson, S.A. Few Canadian priests will ever have an opportunity compared to my recent experience. Early this March, my schedule in the Archdiocesan Office for Ecumenical and Interfaith Affairs was interrupted by a call from Bishop Hector Vila, the newly-ordained bishop of the...

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Family Catechesis in Newfoundland and Labrador

Corner Brook and Labrador diocese to bring awareness, education to parishes  By Catherine (Kay) Jordan The Diocese of Corner Brook and Labrador in Newfoundland and Labrador continues to promote Family Catechesis and bring awareness and education to parishes. We will continue to meet with all those involved in any form of catechesis, religious education and...

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The ‘Handmaids’ In Manitoba

 From convent, Sisters serve in distant Northern missions The religious institution known as the Holy Handmaids of the Christ Child is not well known in Canada, but these sisters have a centre in Manitoba, in the Archdiocese of Saint Boniface, working from the Winnipeg area. From their convent, there are several sisters who are out...