Fall 2017

Training – Farewells – Moving Forward in MFS Diocese On September 12, 2017, Pope Francis announced my appointment as Bishop of Saskatoon. The installation day will be November 23, 2017. This announcement came as quite a surprise, given my relative short time in this...

Bishop’s Letter for March

This is my first update in my new role as Bishop of the diocese of Mackenzie-Fort Smith. March was a full month of joy and celebration. Let me share with you some of what has been going on. I am writing from my downtown office in beautiful Yellowknife, NT, a long way...

Divine Mercy in Behchoko

A beautiful, sunny spring morning greeted me as I left my home for the drive to Behchoko, a Tlicho community about 100 km east of Yellowknife. The road is pavement, but it is difficult to make good time for fear of going airborne over the frost heaves that have left...

Bishop’s Letter for May

Spring seems to have finally arrived in the diocese! As I have been travelling around, I have been watching with great interest the slow demise of the ice on the lakes and rivers. I asked one elder in Fort Good Hope whether he had a prediction about when the ice on...

Bishop’s Letter for June

With the month of June upon us I take this opportunity to share a little news of the diocese and beyond. To begin, in Canada the month of June is National Aboriginal History Month, an opportunity to honour the heritage, contributions and cultures of Indigenous peoples...