Installation of Fr. Daniel Yasinski as pastor marked by bishop at Our Lady of Lourdes parish

Bishop Mark Hagemoen prayed prayers of installation for pastor Fr. Daniel Yasinski Nov. 26 at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in Saskatoon. (Photos by Kiply Lukan Yaworski, Catholic Saskatoon News)

By Kiply Lukan Yaworski, Catholic Saskatoon News

Bishop Mark Hagemoen joined the parish community of Our Lady of Lourdes in Saskatoon on the Solemnity of Christ the King Nov. 26, offering special prayers for the installation of Fr. Daniel Yasinski as pastor.

Yasinski was appointed pastor of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish earlier this year. Ordained in 2013, he previously served as pastor at the parishes of Assumption of Our Lady, Kerrobert; Immaculate Conception, Major; St. Eugene de Mazenod, Luseland; and Our Lady of Grace, Dodsland.

The installation prayers by Bishop Hagemoen offered 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, the confessional, and so on.

Bishop Hagemoen will continue travelling to parishes in the diocese to install other recently-appointed pastors in the weeks ahead.

“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.

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(Kiply Lukan Yaworski is the coordinator of communications for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Saskatoon: