Bishop Mark Hagemoen visits parishes across the diocese to install new pastors – celebrating optional installation liturgy

Photo after celebration of the Eucharist Nov. 24, 2019, at which Fr. Jerome Ogunleye was blessed and installed as pastor by Bishop Mark Hagemoen for St. Mary Parish, Wadena, and parishes at Kelvington, Perigord, Fosston and Lintlaw (Photo submitted)

By Kiply Lukan Yaworski, Catholic Saskatoon News

(Article updated Dec. 10, 2019)

Bishop Mark Hagemoen visited a number of parishes with newly-assigned pastors this fall, to celebrate Eucharist and an optional liturgy for the installation of a pastor.

The installation prayers are a chance to reflect prayerfully on the role of the pastor, highlighting his sacramental ministry through a series of prayers at different spots throughout the church building: the altar, the ambo, the tabernacle, the baptismal font, the entrance of the church, etc.

Installation Photo Galleries:

Fr. Santhosh Thekkekulam, VC – St. James, Wilkie; St. Paschal, Leipzig; St. Mary, Handel – Dec. 8, 2019:

Fr. Francis Appiah-Kubi – St. Mary, Fox Valley; St. Michael, Burstall; St. Mary, Richmound – Dec. 1, 2019:

Fr. Jerome Ogunleye – St. Joseph, Kelvington, SK; St. Mary, Wadena, SK; St. Theresa, Lintlaw, SK; St. Athanasius, Perigord, SK; Mary Queen of Poland, Fosston, SK – Nov. 24, 2019:

Fr. David Tumback – St. Patrick, Saskatoon – Nov. 10, 2019:

Fr. Peter Olisa – St. Ann, Watrous, SK; St. Pius X, Imperial, SK; and St. Patrick, Young, SK – Oct. 27, 2019:

Fr. Mick Fleming, CSsR – St. Mary, Saskatoon – Oct. 13, 2019:

Fr. Geoffrey Young – Our Lady of Lourdes, Saskatoon – Oct. 6, 2019:

Fr. Hoang Nguyen – St. Francis Xavier and St. Joseph, Saskatoon – Sept. 15, 2019: