The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada issued 94 Calls to Action after a multi-year process of documenting what happened in the Indian Residential Schools that operated in Canada for some 150 years, and listening to experiences reported by survivors, their families, communities and anyone personally affected by the Residential School experience and its subsequent impacts. Churches were part of that TRC process, are addressed in the Calls to Action, and are committed to a path of reconciliation. Find out more at: Truth and Reconciliation
The Diocesan Council of Truth and Reconciliation is a sharing and consultative circle of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people providing guidance to the diocese of Saskatoon. It arises out of the promise made at the Saskatchewan Truth and Reconciliation Commission event held in Saskatoon during the summer of 2012. A number of projects and initiatives have been initiated and supported through the new diocesan council. Find out more at Diocesan Council for Truth and Reconciliation
In 2007, Bishop Albert LeGatt created the Roman Catholic Diocese of Saskatoon’s newest parish, Our Lady of Guadalupe, as the next step in the ministry that was provided by Guadalupe House for over 20 years. Our Lady of Guadalupe is a Catholic parish for First Nations, Métis, Indigenous and Non-Indigenous peoples. Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish offers an opportunity to experience the Catholic faith through the traditions and spirituality of Indigenous culture.
Find out more: Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish
This unique stream of the Lay Formation program fills a great need for the Aboriginal, First Nations and Metis people of the Saskatoon Diocese, the Diocese of Prince Albert and the Archdiocese of Keewatin-Le Pas.
Participants in the Indigenous Lay Formation stream, along with the diocesan and eparchial participants, deepen their Catholic faith, with a particular focus on First Nations spirituality, culture and tradition. Find out more at: Indigenous Lay Formation