We, the baptized people of the Diocese of Mackenzie-Fort Smith form a part of the people of God in communion with the whole Catholic Church. We are called together through Baptism to continue the mission of Jesus in this northern land. We are a particular Church, composed primarily of Aboriginal peoples, along with people of other varied backgrounds and cultures.
Through the Gospel and the Eucharist and in the Holy Spirit, we are gathered by our Bishop and are led by him to nurture one another as a Christian family. We are called to affirm and celebrate our respective cultural identities.
We are also called to celebrate and promote the unity we have as members of the Body of Christ, sharing one mission. We nurture the yearnings of people for a deeper life with God and one another for personal, family and community growth. (Diocesan Synod, Fort Smith, NWT July, 1991).