William McGrattan

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The Most Reverend
William McGrattan
Bishop of Calgary
Diocese Calgary
Appointed 4 January 2017
Predecessor Frederick Henry
Orders
Ordination 2 May 1987
by John Michael Sherlock
Consecration 12 January 2010
by Ronald Peter Fabbro
Personal details
Birth name William Terrence McGrattan
Born (1956-09-19) 19 September 1956 (age 61)
London, Ontario, Canada
Denomination Roman Catholic
Previous post Bishop of the Diocese of Peterborough, Auxiliary Bishop of Toronto, Titular Bishop of Furnos Minor, Rector of St. Peter's Seminary
Alma mater Pontificia Università Gregoriana (1992),
St. Peter's Seminary (1987),
The University of Western Ontario (1979)
Motto Habe Fiduciam In Domino
"Trust in the Lord" [1]
Styles of
William Terrence McGrattan
Coat of arms of William McGrattan.svg
Reference style His Excellency
Spoken style Your Excellency
Religious style Monsignor

William Terrence McGrattan (born 19 September 1956) is the eighth and current Bishop of the Diocese of Calgary.[2] McGrattan was previously the Bishop of the Diocese of Peterborough. Before being appointed to that post, he was an auxiliary bishop for the Archdiocese of Toronto and titular bishop of Furnos Minor. He was born in London, Ontario, Canada.

McGrattan was ordained to the priesthood on 2 May 1987 for the Diocese of London[3] by Bishop John Michael Sherlock. On 6 November 2009 McGrattan was appointed by Pope Benedict XVI as one of two new auxiliary bishops for the Archdiocese of Toronto along with Bishop Nguyen.[3] McGrattan was ordained Titular Bishop of Furnos Minor on 12 January 2010 at St. Peter's Cathedral Basilica in London, Ontario.

As Auxiliary Bishop of Toronto, McGrattan had responsibility for the Central Region that includes seventy-one parishes in the central part of the City of Toronto. In addition to his regional responsibilities, he was Vicar for Lay Movements and Associations, Vicar for Ethnic Communities, and the liaison bishop for the Catholic School Chaplains of Ontario, the Catholic Association of Religious and Family Life Educators of Ontario, the Catholic Health Association of Ontario, and the Catholic Health Alliance of Canada.[1]

Religious timeline[edit]

  • 2 May 1987: Ordained a priest in the Diocese of London [2]
  • 6 November 2009: Appointed Auxiliary Bishop for the Archdiocese of Toronto [2]
  • 6 November 2009: Appointed Titular Bishop of Furnos Minor [2]
  • 12 January 2010: Ordained Titular Bishop of Furnos Minor [2]
  • 8 April 2014: Appointed Bishop of Peterborough, Ontario, Canada[2]
  • 4 January 2017: Appointed Bishop of Calgary, Alberta, Canada [2]

Education[edit]

  • 1992: S.T.L. Licentiate in Fundamental Moral Theology, Pontificia Universita Gregoriana, Rome
  • 1987: MDiv. Master of Divinity, St. Peter's Seminary – The University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada
  • 1979: BESc Bachelor of Engineering Science in Chemical Engineering, The University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada

Professional experience[edit]

  • 1997–2009: Associate Professor, St. Peter’s Seminary, London, Ontario
    • Fundamental Moral Theology, Sacramental Theology, Religious Studies
  • 1994–1997: Assistant Professor, St. Peter’s Seminary, London, Ontario
    • Fundamental Moral Theology, Sacramental Theology, Religious Studies
  • 1992–1994: Lecturer, St. Peter’s Seminary, London, Ontario
    • Fundamental Moral Theology, Religious Studies
  • 1987–1990: Associate Pastor, St. Joseph’s Parish, Chatham, Ontario
  • 1982–1987: Research Assistant, The University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario
  • 1979–1982: Chemical Engineer (P.Eng.), Polysar Limited, Sarnia, Ontario

References[edit]

Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Henryk Tomasik
Titular Bishop of Furnos Minor
2010–2014
Succeeded by
Ernesto Maguengue
Preceded by
Auxiliary Bishop of Toronto
2010–2014
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Nicola De Angelis
Bishop of Peterborough
2014–2017
Succeeded by
Daniel Miehm
Preceded by
Frederick Henry
Bishop of Calgary
2017–present
Incumbent