Funeral Mass of Fr. John Petravicius, May 27, 2022. Click picture to see more photos.
Rev. John Petravicius of Calgary, AB, passed away on Monday, May 23, 2022, at the age of 89 years. He died on the day of his 63rd Ordination Anniversary.
John was born in Bellevue, Alberta on May 11,1933, and entered St. Joseph’s Seminary in 1954 in Edmonton. He was ordained on May 23, 1959 at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Calgary. After ordination, he served in a number of parishes and ministries within the Calgary Diocese until his retirement in 2002. During his ministry, Father John made a few pilgrimages to his parents’ homeland of Lithuania, bringing much needed medical supplies for eye surgeries. In retirement, he resided at St. Anthony’s Parish and then Providence Care Centre in Calgary, AB.
Prayer for Fr. John Hear with favour our prayers, which we humbly offer, O Lord, for the salvation of the soul of Fr. John Petravicius, your servant and Priest, that he, who devoted a faithful ministry to your name, may rejoice in the perpetual company of your Saints. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.