Chronology — from Vicariate Apostolic to Archdiocese

Erected as the Vicariate Apostolic of Athabasca Mackenzie on 8 April 1862 as a suffragan of Edmonton. The Vicariate Apostolic of Athabasca was split off on 3 July 1901.

The name was changed to the Vicariate Apostolic of Grouard on 15 March 1927.

Elevated to the Archdiocese of Grouard-McLennan on 13 July 1967.

Date of incorporation as Archdiocese of Grouard-McLennan: 2 May 1968.

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Archdiocese
  • Elevated: 13 July 1967
  • Metropolitan See
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Province: Alberta
  • Country: Canada
  • Square Kilometers: 224,596 (86,750 Square Miles)
  • Conference Region: West (Ouest)
  • Roman Catholic Population: 47,503 (2006)
  • Parishes and Missions: 66

Suffragan Dioceses:

Historical Details

Vicariate Apostolic of Athabasca Mackenzie

  • Erected: 8 April 1862
  • Vicariate
  • Province: Alberta
  • Country:Canada

Vicariate Apostolic of Athabasca

  • Split:3 July 1901
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Edmonton
  • Province: Alberta
  • Country:Canada

Vicariate Apostolic of Grouard

  • Latin Name: Gruardensis
  • Name Changed:15 March 1927
  • Vicariate
  • Province: Alberta
  • Country: Canada