It has been a year of achievements and challenges in the Archdiocese of Edmonton.
Newman Theological College celebrated its 50th anniversary, which coincided with the canonization of its namesake, St. John Henry Newman. Edmonton Archbishop Richard Smith hosted the first annual Archbishop’s Dinner, a sold-out event, and made an historic visit to South Korea. Thirty-six students are at St. Joseph’s Seminary studying for the priesthood, including 16 for the Archdiocese of Edmonton ̶ the largest number in more than 30 years.
The year 2019 also presented challenges.