Rev. Mathias Kuefler, a long-serving priest in the Archdiocese of Edmonton, passed away on Saturday, October 15, at the age of 86.

Father Kuefler was born in Galahad, Alberta, in 1930 and was ordained on December 18, 1954. He served briefly in British Columbia before being appointed as an assistant pastor at St. Francis of Assisi and St. Matthew parishes in Edmonton in 1962. Father Kuefler went on to serve as pastor as several parishes in the Archdiocese, including St. Francis, St. Angela,  and Sacred Heart in Edmonton. He also served at Drayton Valley, Rocky Mountain House and Ponoka. Father Kuefler retired from priestly ministry in 1998.

Funeral rites will be held at Sacred Heart Church, 5508 - 48A Avenue, Red Deer: 

Vigil Prayers
Thursday, October 20, at 7 p.m.

Mass of Christian Burial
Friday, October 21. at 11 a.m.
Presided by Archbishop Richard Smith

We offer condolences to Father Kuefler's family, friends and brother priests. Let us pray for the repose of his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, that they may rest in peace.