The Roman Catholic Diocese is honoured to welcome the Most Reverend Bishop William T. McGrattan to our Diocese as our eighth Bishop.
Bishop McGrattan was born in London, Ontario. His Excellency received his undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering at the University of Western Ontario, followed by a Master of Divinity from St. Peter’s Seminary in London. Bishop McGrattan was ordained to the priesthood on May 2, 1987, with the Diocese of London. Following three years of service with St. Joseph’s Parish in Chatham, Bishop McGrattan continued his studies in theology at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome, where he received a Licentiate in Fundamental Moral Theology in 1992. Bishop McGrattan served on the faculty of St. Peter’s Seminary in London as an associate professor, vice-rector, and dean of theology and was appointed as rector of the Seminary in 1997. He was ordained to the episcopate as Auxiliary Bishop of Toronto in 2009.The Diocese is very much looking forward to celebrating Bishop McGrattan’s Installation Mass on Monday, February 27, 2017 at St. Mary’s Cathedral at 7:30 pm.Special guests, including the Canadian Council of Catholic Bishops, have been invited to celebrate this special Mass alongside our own Diocesan Priests, Deacons, other Religious and members of the laity. We expect more than 1,000 people to be in attendance at this special occasion in our Diocese. We will also have a live stream over the internet through our Diocesan Website at www.calgarydiocese.ca.This is a ticketed event. Tickets will soon be available to reserve (with a limit of two per order) via the Diocesan website. This page will be updated as more information becomes available. Questions can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.