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Missions Office

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)

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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.

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