Roman Catholic Diocese of Calgary

Bishop's Dinner 2017

Thursday, October 19, 2017
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Commonwealth Centre
1177-3962 52 Ave NE
Calgary, AB T3J 0J7

***Online ticket sales are now closed for this event. If you would like to go on a waiting list for tickets, please contact Samantha Jones at 403-218-5531 or***


The Church, through the upcoming Synod on Young People, the Faith and Vocational Discernment, is currently asking herself how she can lead young people to recognize and accept the call to the fullness of life and love.

Accordingly, Bishop McGrattan has chosen Youth & Vocations - Their Faith, The Church as the theme for the 2017 Bishop's Dinner.  It is Bishop's Hope to establish a new focus and vision for the Dinner going forward as the Annual Diocesan Charity Gala. Henry & Sharon van der Sloot are Honourary Co-Chairs of the Planning Committee, which is working hard to establish Bishop McGrattan's new vision for the event.

This year the keynote speaker will be Michael Chiasson of Access 52 Ministries, and we will be honoured with musical entertainment by Canadian Christian recording artist Janelle. With a focus on youth and their vibrant future, this promises to be a Bishop's Dinner like no other.

Will you join with us in supporting the future of youth in our Diocese by purchasing a ticket for the 2017 Bishop's Dinner?  Or if you can't attend you can make a donation here.

Your contribution will support grants to the following beneficiaries:

One Rock 2018

Office of Vocations - Discernment Retreats

Youth Central - Calgary

Medicine Hat Youth Action Society

Lethbridge Youth Foundation

If your organization or family would like to support youth on a larger scale, we are also looking for sponsors for this event at the following levels. For more information, contact Samantha Jones at 403-218-5531 or

Faithful Steward - $10,000

Wine Sponsor - $5,000

Dinner Sponsor - $5,000

Communications Sponsor - $3,000

Enterainment Sponsor - $1,500

Friends of the Dinner - $1,000

We're sorry, the deadline for buying tickets for this event has passed.