Installation of pastor Fr. Daniel Louh, SMA, marked at Saskatoon’s Francophone Catholic parish

Bishop Mark Hagemoen celebrated a liturgy for the installation of pastor Fr. Daniel Louh, SMA, at Sts-Martyrs-Canadiens parish in Saskatoon. (Photo by Kiply Lukan Yaworski, Catholic Saskatoon News)

Installations of pastors continue across diocese

By Kiply Lukan Yaworski, Catholic Saskatoon News

Bishop Mark Hagemoen joined the Francophone Catholic community of Sts-Martyrs-Canadiens (la paroisse des Sts-Martyrs-Canadiens) in Saskatoon on the fifth Sunday of Lent April 3 to celebrate the Eucharist and offer special prayers to officially install the parish’s recently-appointed pastor.

Fr. Daniel Louh, SMA (Society of African Missions) came to the diocese in May 2021, after serving as pastor in several parishes in the African countries of Niger, Ghana, Ivory Coast and Liberia. When he first arrived in Saskatoon, Fr. Louh was assisting at St. Paul Co-Cathedral, before his appointment to Sts-Martyrs-Canadiens, effective Aug. 1.

The installation prayers offer an opportunity to reflect prayerfully on the role of the pastor, highlighting the priest’s 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.

“This isn’t a required ritual, but it is something that is an option, and we have chosen to do that because of its simple but rich symbolism about the relationship of the pastor — the priest — with the people of God,” explains Bishop Hagemoen.

The installation of the pastor at Sts-Martyrs-Canadiens is the latest in a series of celebrations that Hagemoen is undertaking across the diocese (see photos and links, below)


Fr. Daniel Louh, SMA – April 3, 2022 at Sts-Martyrs-Canadiens

Live-streamed video of April 3, 2022 Mass archived – LINK


Fr. Joseph Salihu – March 20, 2022 at Holy Spirit Parish, Saskatoon


Fr. Benjamin Ezekwudo – March 13, 2022 at St. Michael Parish, Cudworth



Fr. Darryl Millette – March 6, 2022 at St. Augustine Parish, Saskatoon

Live-stream video of March 6, 2022 Mass (archived) – LINK



Fr. Kevin McGee – Feb. 13, 2022 at St. Mary Parish, Saskatoon