The Diocesan Pastoral Council is comprised of elected and appointed individuals from each of the six deanery regions in the diocese – Saskatoon City, Saskatoon Rural, Wadena, Humboldt, Eatonia and Kerrobert regions.
The council also includes representatives of the priests, women religious, and Catholic Organizations. The role of the DPC is that of the chief consultative body for the bishop of our diocese and as such, its representation is a miniature snapshot of the people and areas of the diocese of Saskatoon.
Eatonia Deanery includes parishes located at Burstall, Dodsland, Eatonia, Eston, Fox Valley, Kindersley, Lancer, Leader, Liebenthal, Marengoand Richmound. Dean is Fr. Joseph Thazhathemuriyil, VC.
Humboldt Deanery includes parishes located at Annaheim, Bruno, Burr, Cudworth, Englefeld, Humboldt, Imperial, Lake Lenore, Lanigan, LeRoy, Marysburg, Middle Lake, Muenster, Naicam, Peterson, Pilger, Quill Lake, St. Benedict, St. Gregor, Watrous, Watson, and Young. Dean is Fr. Joseph Salihu.
Kerrobert Deanery includes parishes located at Biggar, Denzil, Handel, Kerrobert, Landis, Leipzig, Luseland, Macklin, Major, St. Donatus, Tramping Lake, Unity, and Wilkie. Dean is Fr. Binu Rathappillil, VC.
Rural Saskatoon Deanery includes parishes located at Beechy, Davidson, Elbow, Elrose, Kenaston, Outlook and Rosetown, as well as at Allan, Asquith, Colonsay, Dundurn, Langham, Martensville, Prud’homme, St. Denis, Vanscoy, Viscount and Vonda. Dean is Fr. Peter Ebidero.
Saskatoon City Deanery includes all parishes in the city: Cathedral of the Holy Family, Holy Spirit, Our Lady of Czestochowa, Our Lady of Guadalupe, Our Lady of Lourdes, St. Anne, St. Augustine, St. Francis Xavier, St. John Bosco, St. Joseph, St. Mary, St. Michael, St. Patrick, St. Paul Co-Cathedral, St. Peter the Apostle, St. Philip Neri, St. Thomas More, and Sts-Martyrs-Canadiens. Dean is Fr. Ephraim Mensah.
Wadena Deanery includes parishes at Archerwill, Foam Lake, Fosston, Kelvington, Lintlaw, Nobleville, Perigord, Rose Valley, St. Front, Wadena, Wishart, and Wynyard. Dean is Fr. Charles Nweze.
New DPC meets for first time
The new Diocesan Pastoral Council established by Bishop Mark Hagemoen met for the first time on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, Dec. 8, 2018. The DPC began a visioning process, in a day that included presentations by Sr. Teresita Kambeitz, OSU, and Fr. Gerard Dewan.