Bishop Hagemoen will re-consecrate diocese to St. Joseph during special year

Statue of St. Joseph and the Child Jesus at St. Paul Co-Cathedral, Saskatoon. Pope Francis has declared this liturgical year to be the Year of St. Joseph. (Photo by Kiply Lukan Yaworski, Catholic Saskatoon News)

By Kiply Lukan Yaworski, Catholic Saskatoon News

During this year of St. Joseph, declared by Pope Francis to mark the 150th Anniversary of the declaration of St. Joseph as the Patron of the Universal Church, Bishop Mark Hagemoen will re-consecrate the Roman Catholic Diocese of Saskatoon to St. Joseph during a special Mass Tuesday, Feb. 2 on the Feast of the Presentation / World Day of Consecrated Life.

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In a letter to the faithful on the Memorial of St. André Bessette (who had a great devotion to St. Joseph), Bishop Mark Hagemoen  said: “Our diocese will join with other dioceses across Canada and in the church throughout the world to re-consecrate the Diocese of Saskatoon to St. Joseph. Please note that there will be a special liturgy of consecration on the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord at a 7:00 p.m. livestreamed Mass on Tuesday, February 2, 2021, at Holy Family Cathedral.”

The live-stream video of this celebration will be posted at as well as on the diocesan YouTube channel at

Prayer resources prepared by the Diocesan Liturgical Commission – PDF