Archbishop Smith makes pastoral visit to Grande Cache and Susa Creek

14 June 2023

Appears in: Archdiocesan News

On June 9-11, Archbishop Richard Smith made a pastoral visit to Grande Cache and Susa Creek

From his arrival to his departure, there was great excitement and joy in having His Grace visit with much thanksgiving and appreciation.

Archbishop Smith celebrated Mass at the Holy Cross church in Grande Cache, with its distinctive log-cabin interior, on June 9.

The following day, he celebrated Mass and visited with inmates at the Grande Cache Institution, a medium-security prison.

Archbishop Smith also visited with the Holy Cross pastoral and finance team, Catholic Women’s League and Knights of Columbus.

On June 11, Archbishop Smith celebrated Mass at Holy Cross parish and later, at Our Lady of the Rockies parish in Susa Creek.

In Susa Creek, Archbishop Smith blessed a new, handmade altar at the church. The altar was made by parishioner Robert Wanyandie. Archbishop Smith also celebrated the Sacrament of Confirmation for five candidates, three from one family.  Chief Dave McPhee of Aseniwuche Winewak Nation presented Archbishop Smith with a pair of moccasins, made by Vivian McDonald

Thank you to Deacon Ed Meding and Father Anthony Narisetty SAC for hosting the Archbishop within their parish community and to all the individuals who welcomed His Grace

Thank you to Marc Berube, a student at St. Joseph Seminary, for capturing these photos on camera!