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NWT parish set to open new church – Catholicregister.org

by ahnationtalk on August 10, 201732 Views

After a long and arduous journey, Sacred Heart Church in Fort Simpson, N.W.T., is rising again.

The old church, nearly 90 years old and beyond repair, was demolished five years ago.

A new $1.3-million church will open its doors next month — thanks to support from the Archdiocese of Edmonton and the Diocese of Hamilton, as well as donations from the local community, private donors and Catholic Missions In Canada.

The new church will open Sept. 17, the 30th anniversary of the papal visit of St. John Paul II to Fort Simpson. The village is located about 500 kilometres west of Yellowknife.

“There’s a lot of excitement for a lot of reasons,” said Bishop Mark Hagemoen of the Diocese of Mackenzie-Fort Smith. “Getting a church back on the site is really important to the community.”

Read More: https://catholicregister.org/item/25875-nwt-parish-set-to-open-new-church

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