Pope Francis appointed Most Rev. Mark Hagemoen as Bishop of Saskatoon on Sept. 12, 2017. Bishop Mark Hagemoen has been named as the eighth bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Saskatoon. He is presently serving as bishop of the northern diocese of Mackenzie-Fort Smith.
News of the appointment by Pope Francis came from Rome on Sept. 12, 2017. The diocese of Saskatoon has been without a bishop since Oct. 14, 2016, when its former bishop, Most Rev. Donald Bolen, was installed as Archbishop of Regina. In between bishops, Very Rev. Kevin McGee has been serving as Diocesan Administrator.
A date for the installation of the new bishop has not yet been set.
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
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