Bishop Mark Hagemoen visits parishes across the diocese to install new pastors

Bishop Mark Hagemoen celebrates an optional special prayer service of installation for Fr. Hoang Nguyen at St. Joseph Parish, Saskatoon. (Photo by Kiply Lukan Yaworski)

By Kiply Lukan Yaworski, Catholic Saskatoon News

Bishop Mark Hagemoen is visiting 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.

Upcoming celebrations to officially install pastors:

  • Fr. David Tumback: 10:30 am, Nov. 10, 2019 at St. Patrick, Saskatoon
  • Fr. Jerome Ogunleye: 11:00 am Nov 24, 2019 at St. Mary, Wadena (Pastor at Wadena, Kelvington, Lintlaw, Perigord and Fosston)
  • Fr. Francis Appiah-Kubi: 10:00 am Dec. 1, 2019 at St. Mary, Fox Valley (Pastor at Fox Valley, Burstall and Richmond)
  • Fr. Santhosh Thekkekulam, VC: 11:00 am Dec. 8, 2019 at St. James, Wilkie – (Pastor at Wilkie, Handel and Leipzig)

Gallery of photos at installations held to date:

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

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

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

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