Thursday, September 30, 2021 is the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and Prayer for Residential School Survivors.

Bishop Mark has written a letter to the faithful and encourages all of us to prepare and observe this special day.

The past several months has been an occasion for all Canadians to grapple with the history of the residential school system and its effects. As we have experienced the grief, dismay and anger at further discoveries at cemeteries of former residential schools, Indigenous and non-Indigenous elders, leaders, and other citizens of our country are moved to greater expressions of empathy and solidarity to learn from this history, and to resolve to honour the grieving and healing process as we move towards true healing and reconciliation.

Bishop Mark Hagemoen

To embark on your own Journey to Reconciliation, the diocese is offering various ways to begin:

Prayer and Fasting

Take the Indigenous Pastoral & Lay Leaders Ministry Education

Take the Free Indigenous Canada Course from UAlberta

Read the 94 Calls to Action of the Truth & Reconciliation Commission

Join the Conversation

– Learn about the many indigenous ministries supported by the 5 Catholic Dioceses in Saskatchewan