Newcomers celebrating peaceful Christmas in Canada

Newcomers Beatrice and her daughters Faith and Mercy are marking their first Christmas in Canada. (Submitted photo)

Migration Office, Roman Catholic Diocese of Saskatoon

With some 45 refugee sponsorship arrivals in 2022 through the diocesan Office of Migration’s status as a government-approved Sponsorship Agreement Holder, newly-arrived families welcomed by parishes and groups are experiencing their first Christmas in Canada.

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Among them are Beatrice and her daughters Faith and Mercy, sponsored through St. Philip Neri Parish in Saskatoon.


Decorating the Christmas tree. (Submitted photo)


Beatrice and her daughters are welcomed by representatives of the sponsoring parish upon their arrival in November 2022. (Submitted photo)

For more information about private refugee sponsorship by parishes and groups  in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Saskatoon, or how you can help, please contact the Office of Migration