By Kiply Lukan Yaworski, Catholic Saskatoon News
Bishop Mark Hagemoen of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Saskatoon sent a video message to the diocese on Good Friday, April 2 — during the second Easter Triduum to fall within the global pandemic.
“The circumstance of the COVID 19 pandemic has brought a whole new reality and set of circumstances for us all. Our Lenten journey in the wilderness with Jesus features a renewed sense of vulnerability and brokenness in our world. However, it has also been a time and tremendous generosity and blessing,” said Bishop Hagemoen.
“Thank you all so very much for showing what it means to strive to have the same mind and heart as that of Christ Jesus during difficult and extraordinary times.”
The video message included words of encouragement and hope. “The Holy Week and Easter season renews our awareness that nothing can come between us and the great love of God in Jesus Christ. May these extraordinary times – which call from us extraordinary faith, hope and love – continue to be a time of strengthening, healing and renewal for us all.”