CONSUL GENERAL PATRON PAYS COURTESY CALL ON BISHOP MCGRATTAN OF CALGARY
Calgary, 25 January 2023 – Consul General Zaldy Patron paid a courtesy call today on
Bishop William McGrattan of Calgary.
Bishop McGrattan is the 8th bishop of the Diocese of Calgary after Pope Francis appointed him to the position on 4 January 2017. He was installed on 27 February 2017.
“I conveyed to His Excellency Bishop McGrattan my appreciation for his leadership in taking care of the Filipino Catholics in Calgary who are under his jurisdiction,” Consul General Patron said.
The Filipino Catholics are part of the 89,055 Filipinos in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
Consul General Patron also thanked Bishop McGrattan for allowing the Filipino community to celebrate a Tagalog Mass every third Sunday at the Sacred Heart Church in Downtown Calgary and the Simbang Gabi in various parishes in Calgary every December.
Consul General Patron and Bishop McGrattan exchanged views on the issues affecting the Filipino community and expressed readiness to work together to help address some of those issues.