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Diocesan Mission Office

Walking Together In God's Mercy: The Joy and Suffering of the Brazil Mission

A documentary about the 50 year mission in Brazil. Clergy, religious and laypeople from the Catholic Diocese of Saskatoon tell their story of walking side by side with the people in the Archdiocese of Maceió. A film by Tim Yaworski.

Brazil Mission

Welcome to a brief overview of the Saskatoon diocesan mission in northeastern Brazil which operated from 1964-2014. 

Video about the Brazil Mission (1964-2014)

Click here to view Brazil Mission video:

A Brief History of the Brazil Mission

A Brief History of the Brazil Mission

In 1964, Bishop Francis J. Klein, in response to an appeal of Pope Paul VI and a specific request from the archbishop of Maceió, agreed to establish a diocesan mission in that archdiocese in northeastern Brazil. Bishop Klein effectively tithed from his supply of priests, sending three to Brazil, along with two nurses. They were assigned to staff a large rural parish of 70,000 to 80,000 people in União dos Palmares. The original team consisted of Frs.

DMO History and Goals


In 2004 Bishop Albert LeGatt called together a Diocesan Mission Discernment Committee that was given the mandate to conduct a broad consultation throughout our diocese about how we should be a missionary church.

The Brazil Mission Awareness Committee (BMAC)

Contact: Margaret Sanche (306) 374-5501

The Brazil Mission Awareness Committee was formed in May 1992 as a diocesan committee charged with keeping the people of the diocese informed about the work of our missionaries in Brazil and providing moral support to the mission team.

Mission Opportunities

The Diocesan Mission Office works to encourage and promote awareness and involvement in mission.

Is God Calling You to Mission? Have you ever thought about serving in the Canadian North? If you have thought about serving in mission, but aren't sure, or you only have limited time to offer; then consider volunteering. Ccntact Blake Sittler at 306-242-1500 or director [at]



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