Missionary Oblates in Nunavut - Canadian Arctic

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Oblate mission is mainly that of proclaiming Jesus Christ to the most abandoned. We preach the Gospel among people who have not yet received it and help them see their own values in its light. Wherever we work, our mission is especially to those people whose condition cries out for salvation and for the hope which only Jesus Christ can fully bring. These are the poor with their many faces; we give them our preference.

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Oblates begun their permanent ministry among Inuit in 1912. Today there are 16 established missions in the Diocese which covers almost whole Nunavut. Oblates are divided according to the needs of particular regions. Each missionary has main place where he resides and from which he visits from 2 up to 5 others missions. Oblates colaborate strictly with local leaders and other pastoral workers. Local leaders are fully responsible for the rhythm of prayer and other pastoral services in the communities in the absence of a priest.


Oblate Missionaries presently serving Arctic communities in Nunavut:

Bishop Reynald Rouleau OMI
(residing in Churchill)

Fr Jusipi Meeus OMI (Rankin Inlet)

Fr Daniel Szwarc OMI (Repulse Bay)

Fr Tony Krotki OMI (Igloolik)

Fr Greg Oszust OMI (Iqaluit)

Fr Bogdan Osiecki OMI (Kugaaruk)

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