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The Roman Catholic Diocese of Saint Paul in Alberta is a bilingual diocese consisting of 53 parishes, 13 diocesan priests, 9 religious priests, 15 women religious, 6 permanent deacons. and 53,000 Catholics.




It is with heavy hearts that we share the following with you. 

Father Hamilcar Blaco passed away Thursday, September 25, 2014 at the age of 67 in Edmonton. 
He was born June 7, 1947 and ordained October 25, 1975.  He came to St. Paul Diocese in 1993 and served at St. John the Baptist Parish in Fort McMurray until 1998 when he was appointed to St. Dominic Parish in Cold Lake.  In 2013 he was appointed pastor of St. Catherine Parish in Lac La Biche.

Father Blanco's funeral will be held Monday, September 29 at 3:00 PM in the St. Paul Cathedral follwed by a light lunch in the Seniors' Hall.

A private burial will be in Boyle Catholic Cemetery at a later date.

On Sunday, September 28, 2014 at 7:30 PM there will be  Vigil Services at St. Catherine Church in Lac la Biche and at St. Dominic Church in Cold Lake.


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Prayer for Vocations
Heavenly Father, bless your Church and most especially your Church in the Diocese of St. Paul with an abundance of holy and zealous priests, deacons, religious and seminarians.  Give those you have called to the married state and those you have chosen to live as single persons in the world the special graces that their lives require.  Form us all in the likeness of your Son so that through him, with him and in him we may love you more deeply and serve you more faithfully always and everywhere. With the virgin mother Mary, we ask this through your Son, Jesus Christ. Amen

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