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Bishop Mark Hagemoen

Bishop Mark Hagemoen

Bishop Mark Hagemoen was named as the eighth bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Saskatoon by Pope Francis on Sept. 12, 2017 and was officially installed in a celebration Nov. 23, 2017 at the Cathedral of the Holy Family in Saskatoon. 

Official Messages from Bishop Mark Hagemoen

Feb 15, 2018: A joint statement from the Anglican, Catholic, and Lutheran Bishops of Saskatchewan

Bishop Mark Hagemoen was born and raised in Vancouver. After completing his undergraduate degree (Bachelor of Arts) at the University of British Columbia, and a year of travel throughout Southeast Asia, the Middle East and Europe, he entered St. Peter’s Seminary in London Ontario, completing his Masters of Divinity degree in 1990. He was ordained to the priesthood in Vancouver by Bishop Lawrence Sabatini on behalf of Archbishop James F. Carney in May 1990. His pastoral assignments included ten years as the Director of the Office of Youth Ministry, and several pastorships.

He completed the National Certificate in Youth Ministry Studies and the Diploma for Advanced Studies in Ministry in 1997. He earned a Doctor of Ministry program at Trinity Western University, which he completed in 2007. In December 2007, he was honoured by Pope Benedict XVI, who recognized him as “Prelate of Honour” for his work in the Archdiocese of Vancouver.

Beginning in 2004, he was appointed for the Archdiocese of Vancouver to several administrative roles, including: Vicar of Pastoral Services; Moderator of the Curia, and Vicar General. He was appointed principal of St. Mark’s and president of Corpus Christi Colleges in 2011. He also served on a number of church, school, and other not-for-profit boards and committees.

On October 15, 2014, Pope Francis named him the sixth Bishop of the Diocese of Mackenzie -Fort Smith (Yellowknife, NWT), to succeed Most Rev. Murray Chatlain, who had been named Archbishop of Keewatin-Le Pas. Bishop Hagemoen's episcopal ordination and installation took place on December 15, 2014 at Saint Patrick’s High School in Yellowknife.

Bishop Hagemoen has served on several committees of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB), including: The Canadian Catholic Aboriginal Council; and the Northern Bishops Council.

News coverage of Installation celebration

Video of Installation

Letter from the Catholic Bishops of Saskatchewan - Catholic Schools Fundraising for Court Appeal:

Nov. 25, 2017 -

Pastoral Letters from Bishops of Saskatchewan in 2017:

Diocesan Administrator Very Rev. Kevin McGee and the Catholic Bishops of Saskatchewan jointly released several letters in 2017, including three letters related to Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia:

Diocese of Saskatoon In Video