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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: Acts 10.34a, 37-43
2nd Reading: Colossians 3.1-4 or 1 Corinthians 5.6b-8
Gospel: John 20.1-18++ (or shorter)









He is risen! He is truly risen! This is what the celebration of Easter is all about — the truth that Jesus was crucified for our sins and three days later rose from the dead, conquering death once and for all.
We know it’s true, but this Easter Sunday, let’s ask ourselves if we live as if it’s true. Do we live as witnesses to the glorious reality of the Resurrection?  A witness, of course, is one with first-hand knowledge.  Our readings today focus not only on the Resurrection itself, but also on those who were witnesses to it.

In the Gospel, St.John describes the very first witnesses to the empty tomb, Mary Magdalene, John (“the disciple whom Jesus loved”), and Peter. Each had an individual “experience” of the empty tomb.  Each went up close to see for themselves what Jesus’ love had accomplished.
How can we as Christian stewards all these years later see for ourselves and so become His witnesses?  We “see for ourselves” when we prayerfully read the Scriptures knowing they are a living love letter from God with a message to each one of us.  We “see for ourselves” each time we receive the precious Body and Blood of our Lord in the Eucharist.  We “see for ourselves” when we experience His personal and healing power in our hearts during Reconciliation.  We “see for ourselves” when we pour out our lives in loving service to those around us and experience the deep satisfaction that only comes when we are imitating our Savior.
This Easter, resolve to live as if the saving power of the Resurrection is true.  Experience Jesus for yourself every day from now on.  You will be a powerful witness to the truth that He is risen!  He is truly risen!













Tue, Apr 19 @ 9:00 am          Brittany Diment (INT)
Tue, Apr 19 @ 6:30 pm          Feliza Ocampo (RIP)
Wed, Apr 20 @ 9:00 am         Mary Abraham (RIP)
Wed, Apr 20 @ 6:30 pm         Ismael Picazo (RIP)
Thu, Apr 21 @ 9:00 am          Rick Diment (INT)
Thu, Apr 21 @ 6:30 pm          Epifania Vivas (RIP)
Fri, Apr 22 @ 9:00 am            Robert McCracken (RIP)
Fri, Apr 22 @ 6:30 pm            Bill Diment (INT)
Sat, Apr 23 @ 9:00 am           Come As You Are (INT)
Sat, Apr 23 @ 5:00 pm           Maria Piro (RIP)
Sun, Apr 24 @ 9:00 am          Olive Songui (RIP)
Sun, Apr 24 @ 11:00 am        St. Albert the Great Community (INT)
Sun, Apr 24 @ 5:00 pm          Alfredo Piro (RIP)













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...













St. Albert the Great Parish has committed to sponsoring a Catholic family who have been persecuted for their faith.  This is a family from Iran of four adults - Mozhgan, her two daughters Mahsa & Mahshid, and Mahsa’s husband Kamran.


Their expected date of arrival to Canada is in 12-18 months.  We will welcome them to our community and will take responsibility to support them for one year upon their arrival.  You can find more information about this initiative on Refugee Family - St Albert The Great.


Would you like to be a part of a small committee to welcome this refugee family, and help them transition into the Canadian Culture when they arrive?  Please email for more information or to indicate your interest.













Is God calling you to become an Extraordinary Eucharistic Minister?  Perhaps it’s been a while since you last served.

We will be holding a training session for both for those who would like a refresher and those who are new to this ministry.

The training session will be held on April 29 at 7:00pm after the evening Mass.  Please direct any questions to  volunteers@stalbertthe...

Eucharistic Ministers must be fully initiated in the Catholic faith.


























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 cookies and canned soup.  Please drop your donations in the St. Vincent de Paul box in the Narthex. Thank you for your support!













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.













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









Resources & Announcements

  1. Easter Sunday - Bulletin Shorts, free to use 
    Risen Lord. After his death and burial, the apostles saw the risen Jesus.  They talked with him.  They touched him.  They ate with him.  These things are not done with the dead.  They knew he was alive. We believe this still today because we experience his presence in many ways.
    1. How do I see the risen Lord’s activity still happening today?
    2. How can I foster belief in the risen Lord by what I say and do?
    3. How does this belief change my life, my attitudes, my priorities?
      (Source: Diocese of Springfield) 
  1. Resources for children:
    • Kid's challenge this week: Go for a walk together and see how many signs of new life you can see.  Give thanks to God!.  Pray: Risen Jesus, We rejoice that you are alive and with us.  Make us messengers of Easter joy and hope for all the world.  Amen.  (CAFOD)
  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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