Donation Options
You're invited!

We're fully booked for the first annual Archbishop's Dinner and looking forward to a great evening with 1,100 friends! But we are taking names for the waiting list, in case of cancellations.

If you were hoping to come, or to offer a donation to the dinner, please send your request right away to Anna at or 780-469-1010 ext. 2139. 

Are you on Facebook? WIN 2 Tickets to the sold-out Archbishop’s Dinner!

The Archbishop's Dinner on October 4 is fully booked, but if you'd like to attend, here's one more chance. Visit Grandin Media on Facebook and Follow the page. Then send us a Facebook message in 50 words or less saying why you'd like to have dinner with the Archbishop and 1,100 of his closest friends! Use the hashtag #ArchDinner. We will be drawing from the entries on September 25, and the winner will receive two complimentary tickets.


Archbishop Richard Smith is hosting the First Annual Archbishop’s Dinner on Friday, October 4, 2019, at the Edmonton Convention Centre. The evening will celebrate our vibrant Catholic community in the Archdiocese, and His Grace will share his vision and goals for the future.

"I have thought for some time now that we are not doing enough to showcase the great contributions that Catholic parishes, institutions and individuals are making to enhance the common good in our part of the world," says Archbishop Smith.

"We are Catholic, we've been here a long time, and we are making a difference. So let's come together and celebrate. I look forward to seeing you, sharing with you, and enjoying a wonderful evening."

Come and see. As Jesus invited his first disciples in the Gospel of John, we invite you to come and celebrate with us. Come and get to know our Catholic community better. Come and see what is coming up. We would be honoured to have you join us for this Grateful Gathering.


Please contact Anna at 780-469-1010 ext. 2139 or email

You can order individually at $100 per person, or by a table of 10. Seating will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.

We also appreciate any and all support of the Archbishop's Dinner. You or your company can sponsor part of the event, or you can become a Good Steward of the dinner by making a donation, for which you will receive a full charitable donation receipt. For more information, download the Sponsorship Brochure.

We hope to see you there!


Is there a dress code?

We're calling it 'Sunday Best.' In other words, dress as you would to go to Mass on a special occasion.

Where do the proceeds go?

The Dinner is mainly a community event, an opportunity to gather together and celebrate the good things Catholics are doing in this part of the world. So it's not a fundraiser; the ticket price only covers event costs. However, there will be an opportunity at the dinner to donate to one of the Archbishop's charitable priorities, should you choose.

Why is it so expensive then?

We want to accommodate at least 1,000 people at the dinner  ̶  individual parishioners, priests and parish leaders, religious sisters, archdiocesan staff, and representatives of Catholic agencies and institutions. That size of crowd is too big for any church hall, so we needed a larger venue, and that comes with increased costs. At this first annual Archbishop's Dinner, tickets are $100 each, but we hope to reduce the price in future years through donations and other efforts.