Bishop Mark Hagemoen (VC’79) Appointed Bishop of Saskatoon
Photo : Diocese of Mackenzie-Fort Smith <http://mfsdiocese.org/>
Vancouver College is honoured to announce that on September 12, 2017, Bishop Mark Hagemoen (VC’79) was appointed 8th Bishop of Saskatoon by Pope Francis. Bishop Hagemoen not only serves in the Archdiocese of Vancouver but is also an active member in the Northern Bishops Council, the Canadian Catholic Council, and the Vancouver College Board of Directors.
Bishop Hagemoen graduated from Vancouver College in 1979, attained his undergraduate degree at University of British Columbia, and earned his Masters of Divinity degree at Peter’s Seminary in 1990.
Previously, Bishop Mark Hagemoen was appointed Bishop of Mackenzie-Fort Smith, one of the largest diocese that covers the Northwest Territories. His ministry reached the young generations and the Canadian indigenous populations.
At an interview with Saskatoon Roman Catholic Diocese, Bishop Hagemoen admits that saying goodbye to the people of Mackenzie-Fort Smith was a tough process. “It does come at a difficult time in the diocese of Mackenzie-Fort Smith, as we are just moving ahead with a number of programs and renovation projects,” he says.
Indubitably, Bishop Mark Hagemoen is an essential figure in our alumni community. We cannot express enough our prayerful best wishes for his new chapter in his ministry. Congratulations again to Bishop Hagemoen!