Category: Stories

My Holy Week Up North
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My Holy Week Up North

By Father Don Stein The past Holy Week marked my fifth Holy Week at Our Lady of Grace Mission in Tuktoyaktuk, Northwest Territories. I missed last year because of a serious hip surgery, but was able to find a replacement in the person of Oblate Father Joe Gouthier of Foyer Lacombe in St. Albert, Alberta....

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...

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...

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...