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VIDEO: National Indigenous parish launches rebuilding campaign

Archbishop Richard Smith and Sacred Heart pastor Rev. Susai Jesu, together with priests throughout our Archdiocese, are sharing this letter, video, and brochure with all parishes and their parishioners to explain the project, its deep significance, and to call upon all local Catholics to act in support of the rebuilding of Sacred Heart Church of the First Peoples, the national Indigenous parish.

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Sacred Heart Church of the First Peoples re: Kamloops residential school tragedy

We have been working closely with Father Susai of Sacred Heart Church of the First Peoples, which is a National Catholic Parish for indigenous people. 

Sacred Heart parish elders hosted a pipe ceremony – a high honour among First Nations – at 3 p.m. on Thursday, June 3. The ceremony was by its sacred nature private, involving only the elders. No photos or videos were allowed.

Following that private ceremony with a more public outreach, a 4 to 6 p.m. vigil was held at the Sacred Heart church site on 96 Street in which 215 ribbons were tied in the area.

During the prayer service, there was be traditional smudging and also one man drumming.

A limited number of participants were able to be physically present to reflect silently or speak. In the interest of crowd control due to the COVID pandemic, others were asked to either drive past and respectfully reflect inside their vehicles, or to walk past with appropriate social distance spacing.

His Grace Archbishop Richard W. Smith will be celebrating Mass at Sacred Heart parish at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday June 6. Mass will be offered for the victims of the former Kamloops residential school and for all residential school survivors. Both that Mass, and Mass from the Basilica, will be livestreamed on YouTube and Facebook.

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Fort Simpson rejoices as new church opens

After years of fundraising and a lot of hard work, the people of Fort Simpson finally celebrated the consecration & official opening of their new church. 

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Archdiocese helps build new NWT church

Sacred Heart Church in Fort Simpson, N.W.T. is rising again thanks to the Archdiocese of Edmonton through its Together We Serve annual appeal, as well as donations from the local community, private donors, Catholic Missions In Canada, and the Diocese of Hamilton.

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Fr. Jim Holland commended by Archbishop

“In a sense for me, that’s a great sign because it shows that Father Jim has been doing exceptionally good work. People have loved him. He’s reached out to the First Nations communities,” Archbishop Richard Smith told reporters on Monday (May 29) at his annual media breakfast.

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