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Sunday 10:00 am

Monday       No Mass

Tuesday    7:30 am

Wednesday 5:30 pm

Thursday    7:30 am

Friday         5:30 pm

Saturday  5:30 pm

Sacrament of Reconciliation: By Appointment and every Saturday from 4-5PM when a priest is present

Notices

 

Notice to Parishioners:
We are a Scent Free Church and we ask all parishioners to please come scent free to
our Church. We have a number of parishioners with serious allergies/migraines. Thank you.

Celestine and Pauline Erkidjuk Hall


Any Groups interested in renting the Catholic Church Parish Hall should email Fr. Daniel Perreault.

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Celestin Erkidjuk

Celestin Erkidjuk ( Iqijjut ) was born in a tent near Chesterfield Inlet on May 15, 1930.  As one the longest serving members of the Roman Catholic community in Nunavut, at seventy-nine years of age in 2009, he has spent a life of service to his family, his church, his community and to everyone he meets, Inuit and non-Inuit alike.  He is married to Pauline, born on the 26th of July, also 1930, and they have been married since 1950, and will celebrate their 60th anniversary in 2010.  Pauline and Celestin have nine children: four girls and five boys. They also have nine grandchildren and six great grand-children. Celestin began his working career in Repulse Bay, working for the Hudson’s Bay Company, for around $ 3.00 per day.  He later became a miner and heavy duty equipment operator for Falconbridge Mining Company at the nickel mine in Rankin Inlet, and then later re-located to Deception Bay, near Salluit, Nunavik. In 1962-1963, after spending some time in hospital, he decided to relocate his family closer to where he found himself, and the whole family moved from Rankin Inlet to Iqaluit, where they have lived ever since August 1963.  Over the years in Iqaluit, Celestin has worked for the City of Iqaluit, as a Teaching Assistant at Nakasuk School, part-time radio host for CBC. And of course, he has always been a hunter and skilled on the land person.  Celestin served as the President of the Pairijait Tigummivik Elders’ Society for some time and was identified by many as an Inuk who practices healing from the Inuit Cultural perspective.  He was renowned for many years as a drum dancer and a performer of note.  He has served his faith and his church for his entire life, from altar boy to catechist.  He remembers as a very young boy, being barely able to lift up the large altar missal, and more than once almost being knocked over by the weight.  He continues to be one of the most faithful parishioners of the Roman Catholic Church in the entire Eastern Arctic and serves us all in many, many capacities.  Celestin and Pauline are loved by us all for their example of a faithful Christian witness.

 

Prepared by: John Maurice