Archbishop’s Dinner

Archbishop’s Speech:

Seminarians sing Grace:


What is the purpose of this event?
The Archbishop’s Dinner brings together members of the Catholic community including priests, deacons, parish volunteers, youth volunteers, leaders from Catholic healthcare, education, and social services, and of course – YOU! This celebration is our way of giving thanks to organizations and individuals who diligently serve their communities.

The theme for this year’s dinner is “A Grateful Gathering as People of Mission.” It is a wonderful opportunity for the community to come together, celebrate community milestones, and inspire one another as People of Mission. At this event, you will learn about the profound impact of our Catholic endeavors in health, education, and social services on our community.

The invite says 5pm, but what time will the actual program start?

Yes, there will be cocktails/a prosecco reception at 5:00pm. The actual program starts at 6:15 and is estimated to end at 8:30pm.

How many guests are we expecting?
We are expecting a total of 1200 Catholics and guests to gather in gratitude for the Archbishop’s Dinner! Whether you belong to a Catholic organization, volunteer at a parish, work in education, or are simply a member of the Catholic community within the Archdiocese, we look forward to your presence at the event! This event is also open to all individuals across faiths and denominations, so feel free to invite your friends.

How much are the tickets?
Tickets are now available at an early bird rate of $125 per head. This special rate is valid until September 8, 2023, so we highly recommend purchasing your tickets promptly to ensure you don’t miss out.

Where can I purchase the tickets?
Visit to purchase tickets to the Archbishop’s Dinner.

Is an online purchase the only option?
Yes, is our official registration page. In case you encounter difficulties navigating the page, please contact Carmel David at

Is this a fundraiser?
No, the purpose of the Archbishop’s Dinner is not to raise funds. It is purely a gathering for the Catholic community in the Archdiocese of Edmonton. The proceeds from each ticket, as well as donations from sponsors, are intended to cover event expenses, including food, venue, and logistical costs. The price of the tickets is set to achieve a breakeven point, ensuring that the costs are adequately covered.

In case my plans change after I’ve purchased the ticket, do I have the option to request for a refund?
Refunds are not available for purchased tickets. If you find yourself unable to attend the event after purchasing a ticket, your ticket will be automatically donated to an individual in need of sponsorship. If you have bought a ticket for the Dinner but are unable to attend, please contact Carmel David at via email.

If I purchase a table for my parish, do I already need to include the details of all 10 attendees on the registration page?
If you purchase a table for your parish, the registration page will ask for the details of all 10 guests. However, you can still edit this information in case of changes even after purchasing the tickets. For more questions on this matter, please email Carmel David at

Are walk-ins allowed?
To ensure accurate meal planning and efficient table seating, we kindly request that all attendees purchase tickets in advance, hence walk-ins will not be permitted. It is important for us to have an accurate headcount. We highly encourage you to secure your tickets and take advantage of the early bird rate before September 8, 2023.


The Archbishop’s Dinner is made possible with the support of our partners: