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St. Albert the Great Parish “O taste and see that the Lord is good”   Ps 34.8 10 Prestwick Drive SE, Calgary, AB, Canada T2Z 4J6 Phone: 403 257 6054          Fax: 403 257 6072 Charitable...











St. Albert the Great Parish


“O taste and see that the Lord is good”   Ps 34.8


10 Prestwick Drive SE, Calgary, AB, Canada T2Z 4J6

Phone: 403 257 6054          Fax: 403 257 6072

Charitable Registration Number 107909939 RR0084













1st Reading: Is 50.4-7
2nd Reading: Phil 2.6-11
Gospel: Lk 22.14 – 23.56









Two very different responses to our Lord’s passion are highlighted during the Gospel reading from Luke today: the response of Simon of Cyrene and the response of Jesus’ acquaintances.  Of Simon we are told, “They took hold of a certain Simon, a Cyrenian, who was coming in from the country; and after laying the cross on him, they made him carry it behind Jesus.”  Whether Simon entered willingly and compassionately into this service or whether he took up the Cross of Christ with a grudge, we don’t know.  What we do know is this:  Simon did his part faithfully.  He stayed near to Christ, carrying the Cross until our Lord reached Golgotha, the site of His crucifixion.  We also know that Simon’s family was among the first early Christians.  Staying near to Christ, embracing the Cross (quite literally), transformed his life and the life of his family.
In contrast, near the end of this Gospel account, we are told of another reaction to Jesus’ passion and death, namely that “all His acquaintances stood at a distance.”  They knew Jesus!  They had heard him preaching and teaching, witnessed His signs and miracles, maybe even benefitted personally from them.  Perhaps they did not participate in mocking Him or calling for His crucifixion.  But they chose to stay a safe distance from Him when the going got tough.  Unlike Simon, they refused to go too near to Christ.
Where will you place yourself this week?  Keeping your distance from all the pain and suffering Christ endured?  Or close by, staying near to Him as Simon did?  It is when we go near to Christ that we can be transformed by Him.  It is by embracing the crosses in our lives, stewarding them well rather than trying to run from them, that we become His true disciples.













Tue, Apr 12 @ 9:00 am          Robert McCracken (RIP)

Tue, Apr 12 @ 6:30 pm          Morales family (INT)

Wed, Apr 13 @ 9:00 am         Joseph Park (RIP)

Wed, Apr 13 @ 6:30 pm         Perpetua Eway (RIP)        

Sun, Apr 17 @ 9:00 am          Mia & Glenn Altura (INT)

Sun, Apr 17 @ 11:00 am        St. Albert the Great Community (INT)

Sun, Apr 17 @ 2:00 pm          Agnes Lobo (RIP)













At St. Albert the Great Parish, we will celebrate the Holy Week & Easter liturgies with the following schedule:


  • Holy Thursday, Mass of the Lord’s Supper - April 14 at 7 pm
  • Good Friday Services - April 15 at 12 pm & 3 pm
  • Blessing of Food - April 16 at 1 pm
  • Easter Vigil - April 16 at 8 pm
  • Easter Sunday - April 17 at 9 am, 11 am & 2 pm













The St. Albert the Great Parish Office will be closed on Thursday, April 14 at 12:30 pm and will remain closed until reopening on Tuesday, April 19 at 9:30 am.

Happy Easter!













We are building up our team of Mass volunteers and are calling on all parishioners to join us.  Positions include:

  • Welcome Ministry: greeting the faithful as they arrive at Mass; answering questions; directing people to the pews; and taking up the collection.
  • Lectors: proclaiming the Word of God.
  • Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist: distribute Holy Communion.
  • Altar Servers: for our younger parishioners, an opportunity to assist with the Holy Mass.


Whether you served in the past or have never served, please consider this your invitation to serve our parish community.


Please complete out volunteer questionnaire on our parish website on this  link  .  Completed forms and any questions you may have can be sent to volunteers@stalbertthe...













The Knights of Columbus invite all members to our first in-person meeting in over 2 years, Tuesday, April 12, 2022 at 7:00pm in the St. Albert the Great Room.
























Drop off clean gently used spring and summer wear at All Saints Lutheran Church.
Clothing will be accepted Tuesdays to Thursdays Only from April 1st to 30th 2022

Volunteers are needed for sorting, setting up/take down and greeting guests.














Jeff Cavin’s, 'The Kingdom Yet to Come,' covering the Book of Revelation, begins on Wednesday, September 14, 2022, from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. on Zoom.  Cost for the workbook is $45, and payment can be an etransfer or cheque, made payable to:

Lucille Paplawski
548 Midridge Drive SE  
Calgary, Alberta
T2X 1B9
For more information, please contact Lucille at 403-479-1211 or














Coming Alive Camp is back this summer, from July 18-22 (8:30am-1:30pm), and we are on the lookout for volunteers.  There are 2 areas of particular need:

  • Snack Coordinator:  Plan and order/purchase snacks for the 5 days of camp as well as a family barbecue on the last day of camp; work with the snack team to prepare snack each day
  • Adult Leaders:  Accompany campers and their youth leaders through the morning, coach youth leaders with their campers and assist coordinators in each session if needed.

There are other areas where we can use help. If you are interested in having a fun and fulfilling week, please email Liisa at  comingalivecamp@gmail....













Thank you to those who have indicated their interest in being Coordinators for this Ministry.  We would love to start Children's Liturgy at our parish before the summer holidays and we need your help to resume this wonderful ministry for our little children.


The Children’s Liturgy Ministry is looking for adult parishioners to help as Teachers and Assistant Teachers with leading the lessons each week.  You do not have to commit to every week, but can choose masses based on your schedule.  Many hands make work light!


This is a high-risk ministry with specific volunteer clearance requirements.  However, no prior teaching  is experience required. If you love spreading the Good News to little children and are interested in giving back to your parish community, please email stalbertschildrenslitu....  Thank you and God bless!












St. Albert the Great St. Vincent de Paul needs canola oil and juice.  Please drop your donations in the St. Vincent de Paul box in the Narthex. Thank you for your support!













An apology from the Holy Father
Read the full address from Pope Francis to the Indigenous Delegation.

Outdoor Way of the Cross
There is no Diocesan Outdoor Way of the Cross on Good Friday this year and we invite you to pray the Stations of the Cross individually or with your parish community for peace in Ukraine. We plan to resume the event next year.

Bishop's Livestream | Triduum & Easter Liturgies
Bishop McGrattan will celebrate the Holy Week & Easter liturgies at St. Mary's Cathedral with the following schedule.  All liturgies will be livestreamed on the Diocesan website, Facebook Live & TELUS Optik TV ch 877.












Resources & Announcements

  1. Palm Sunday - Bulletin Shorts, free to use 
    Procession.  We read and hear the Passion Gospel today.  But first, at the procession, when we bless palms, we hear what precedes it.  There is a colt, there are cloaks spread on the road, there are shouts:  “Blessed is the king”…”Peace in heaven.” 
    1. What cloak will I spread before Jesus to make it easy for him to come to me? 
    2. So that stones do not cry out, what will I proclaim about Jesus Christ? 
    3. How will I clear my calendar so I can come to my parish church for all the celebrations of the Easter Triduum?
      (Source: Diocese of Springfield) 
  1. Resources for children:
    • Kid's challenge this week: Each day during Holy Week, the family can gather in a prayerful space with a crucifix as its focal point. The passion as found in Luke's Gospel might be read as follows (click "Family" tab") throughout the week (LOYOLA PRESS)
  1. To support Ukraine beyond prayers
  1. Highlights of Pope's Apostolic Journey to Malta
    Watch video highlights of Pope Francis' 2-day Apostolic Journey to Malta on April 2-3, during which he spoke against all forms of war, urged nations to welcome migrants, and blessed the Maltese people by recalling that Jesus can work wonders in us.
  2. Holy See urges protection of victims of human trafficking
    The Holy See reaffirms the urgent need for more effective protection systems for victims of human trafficking, amid growing concerns for women and children fleeing the war in Ukraine.  Most Ukrainian refugees are, in fact, women and children, who are particularly exposed to traffickers.
  3. 2022 Virtual Catholic Men's Conference
    Drawing from athletic coaches, Command Generals, and Navy SEALs, to every day Catholic fathers, come learn practical ways of intentionally growing in virtue and becoming a Catholic man of impact.  When: April 29 - May, 2022. More info/Registration 
  4. 2022 Virtual Catholic Women's Conference
    It's time to enter the excitement of discovering, activating, and living in your Spiritual Gifts.  This weekend is about learning what your dominant spiritual gifts are and how to bring them to life! When: May 5-7, 2022.  More info/Registration
  5. Praying away anxiety
    Any of our daily concerns can become a source of great anxiety if we do not manage them.  In general, the antidote to anxiety is trust in the Lord.  Learn how anxiety feels and simple tools which we can use in daily conversation with God.














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