With sadness we advise that Monsignor Francis Patsula, retired priest of the Archdiocese of Edmonton, died on Tuesday, December 17, at the age of 88.

He was ordained on June 4, 1955 and served the Archdiocese for nearly 65 years in various ministries, including pastor, professor of canon law at St Joseph Seminary, and judicial vicar before retiring in 2009.  Msgr. Patsula continued to assist in various parishes until recently.

We offer condolences to his family, his brother priests and to his many friends.

Let us pray for the repose of his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, that they rest in peace.


Friday, December 27, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., at Connelly-McKinley Funeral Home, 10011-114 Street, Edmonton

Funeral Mass

Presided by Father Jim Corrigan, Vicar General, on Saturday, December 28, at 11 a.m,, St. Joseph Basilica, 10044 - 113 Street, Edmonton. 


Following reception, at Holy Cross Cemetery, 14611 Mark Messier Trail, Edmonton.