2 June 2021
St. Marcellinus and St. Peter, Martyrs
Statement from Archbishop Mulhall Regarding the Former Kamloops Residential School
My dear Faithful of the Archdiocese:
I wish to share the sentiments of sorrow and sadness expressed by the President of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops, Archbishop Richard Gagnon, regarding the recent discovery at the former Kamloops Indian Residential School on the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation. As Archbishop Gagnon stated, “It rekindles trauma in numerous communities across this land. Honouring the dignity of the lost little ones demands that the truth be brought to light.”
I have invited the Priests of the Archdiocese to join me in celebrating Mass for the deceased children and for the families who mourn. May the Lord send forth from the inner treasure of His Sacred Heart, the grace of healing, peace and consolation.
+Michael Mulhall Archbishop of Kingston