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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 5.12-16
2nd Reading: Revelation 1.9-11a, 12-13, 17-19
Gospel: John 20.19-31









Today, the Second Sunday of Easter, is Divine Mercy Sunday.  Our Gospel reading from St. John is often called the story of “Doubting Thomas” but the passage involves so much more than the encounter with the skeptical apostle.  It is rich with lessons of Christ’s mercy to all, including an encouraging word from our Lord especially for us, His modern-day disciples.
While Thomas traditionally takes all the bad rap for his doubts, we see that none of the Apostles were at their best when Christ first appeared to them after His resurrection.  They were actually in hiding, cowering behind a locked door, paralyzed by fear and doubt.
But Jesus appeared right in their midst in spite of the lock on the door.  Was it to rebuke them for their lack of faith?  Quite the contrary.
He comes on a mission of mercy.  He comes to offer them peace and the restoration of their relationship with Him.  And even more, He commissions them to become ministers of His mercy, by giving them authority to forgive sins.  At that moment Christ gives to all of us the supreme gift of mercy — the sacrament of Reconciliation. What a precious and powerful gift!
This Sunday is a perfect time to reflect on how well we make use of this gift.  Do we really appreciate its healing power?  Could we become better stewards of this gift by going to Confession more often?  We must also reflect on how well we extend mercy to others as Jesus did to Thomas that day.
Let’s commit ourselves to becoming faithful disciples and stewards of Christ’s mercy. We will be those very ones to whom Jesus gave a “shout out” during His encounter with Thomas: “Blessed are those who have not seen and have believed” — in His merciful love.














Our Priests will be attending a retreat this week so there will be some changes to the scheduling of Masses and Reconciliation for the Week of April 26 to 30


The Mass Schedule is as follow:

Tuesday April 26 - 9 AM and 6:30 PM

Wednesday April 27 - No Masses that day

Thrusday April 28 - 9 AM and 6:30 PM

Friday April 29 - 9 AM and 6:30 PM

Saturday April 30 - 9 AM and Sunday Vigil at 5 PM


The Reconciliation Schedule is as follows:

Tuesday April 26 - None this day

Wednesday April 27 - None this day

Thrusday April 28 - None this day

Friday April 29 - 9:30 to 10:30 AM and 7 to 8 PM

Saturday April 30 - 3:30 to 4:30 PM


Adoration will be celebrated after the Mass on Friday April 29 from 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM












Tue, Apr 26 @ 9:00 am          Moses Nfua (RIP)
Tue, Apr 26 @ 6:30 pm          Olive Songui (RIP)
Wed, Apr 27 @ 9:00 am         Francis Seneviratne (INT)
Wed, Apr 27 @ 6:30 pm         Joanne Dutton (RIP)
Thu, Apr 28 @ 9:00 am          Henry Joh Dam (INT)
Thu, Apr 28 @ 6:30 pm          Wincenty Kloskowski (RIP)
Fri, Apr 29 @ 9:00 am            Norm & Florence Bieker (INT)
Fri, Apr 29 @ 6:30 pm            Robert McCracken (RIP)
Sat, Apr 30 @ 9:00 am           Carly Zelantini (INT)
Sat, Apr 30 @ 5:00 pm            Adolf Smerdely (RIP)
Sun, May 1 @ 9:00 am           Enrique Capule (RIP)
Sun, May 1 @ 11:00 am         Yegha’s family (INT)
Sun, May 1 @ 5:00 pm           St. Albert the Great Community (INT)












This day reminds us of the merciful love of God, through the mystery of His death and resurrection.


"On that day the very depths of My tender mercy are open.  I pour out a whole ocean of graces upon those souls who approach the fount of My mercy."

Diary of St. Faustina, 699













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.



















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.





































We would like to start Children's Liturgy at our parish in May 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 sign up using this link or email stalbertschildrenslitu....


Thank you and God bless!












St. Albert the Great St. Vincent de Paul needs canned vegetables and pasta sauce.  Please drop your donations in the St. Vincent de Paul box in the Narthex.  Thank you for your support!













In last week's bulletin, the Mass intentions were listed incorrectly, so we wanted to clarify the intentions that were prayed this past week. We apologize for the confusion. 


Tue, Apr 19 @ 9:00 am          Jean (John) Chamberland (RIP)

Tue, Apr 19 @ 6:30 pm          Robert McCracken (RIP)

Wed, Apr 20 @ 9:00 am         Dong Njumbo Beatrice (RIP)

Wed, Apr 20 @ 6:30 pm         Dorothy Fraser (RIP)

Thu, Apr 21 @ 9:00 am          Samantha & Gordon family (INT)

Thu, Apr 21 @ 6:30 pm          Wincenty Kloskowski (RIP)

Fri, Apr 22 @ 9:00 am            Godfred Duma (RIP)

Fri, Apr 22 @ 6:30 pm            Olive Songui (RIP)

Sat, Apr 23 @ 9:00 am           Mary Nto (RIP)

Sat, Apr 23 @ 5:00 pm           Adolf Smerdely (RIP)

Sun, Apr 24 @ 9:00 am          Lobo family (RIP)

Sun, Apr 24 @ 11:00 am        St. Albert the Great Community (INT)

Sun, Apr 24 @ 5:00 pm          Paul Tremblay (RIP)













Last call for Synod online participation

Bishop McGrattan wants to hear from you!  If you missed the parish listening sessions, share your thoughts online by visiting  - available until April 30. 


Ordination to the Transitional Diaconate










Resources & Announcements

  1. Divine Mercy Sunday - Bulletin Shorts, free to use 
    Standing in Our Midst.  Sometimes we just want proof.  The words and witness of others is not always enough.  Even when we do not ask for Jesus to come, he comes to us, just as he did to the disciples in the upper room.  He is with us still, with us now, extending mercy and peace.
    • What signs do I see of Christ being present, being with us being with me?
    • How can I extend Christ’s Easter greeting of peace to others?
    • How will I be an ambassador of mercy?  What work will I do this week?
      (Source: Diocese of Springfield) 
  1. Resources for children
    • Kid's challenge this week: The gift of peace and the gift of the Holy Spirit help us be Jesus’ loving and forgiving disciples.  Write or draw what peace means to you in this banner, and say a prayer for peace in Ukraine. (Loyola Press & CAFOD)
  1. Spiritual Direction Training Program | FCJ CentreThe FCJ Christian Life Centre will again be offering a part-time, two-year Ecumenical training program starting September 2022.  Program will run until June 2024.  If you are currently receiving Spiritual Direction and are interested in training to help others to explore their personal and spiritual experience as they grow closer to God, this program might be for you.  Application deadline is July 31, 2022 and space is limited.  Please contact Sr. Ann Marie Walsh, FCJ, at 403-228-4215 for more information about the program or visit poster
  2. Marriage Preparation Course with Catholic Engaged Encounter
    Catholic Engaged Encounter is holding a marriage preparation weekend at the FCJ Centre.  When: April 29 and May 1.  The weekend is open to any engaged couple wanting to prepare for a deeper, more meaningful life together and who are considered “free to marry” according to the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church.  To register, visit
  3. Diocesan Pastoral Care Ministry Training
    The Diocese of Calgary is offering a Pastoral Care Ministry Training for those who feel called to assist their parish in a healing ministry to the sick, elderly, dying, homebound and bereaved members.  There is no cost to attend this workshop for new or those previously trained in Pastoral Care Ministry.Training begins: May 6/7.  For more information, visit | Download poster.
  4. Building Stronger Families | St. Michael's, Calgary
    Monsignor Frederick Dolan of the Opus Dei will facilitate “Building Stronger Families: Revisiting Patris Corde, the Letter of Pope Francis for the Year of the Family” on Friday, April 29 at 6 pm at St. Michael’s Church.  All families are welcome!
  5. CCEF Distilled
    Enjoy an exclusive event in support of the Calgary Catholic Education Foundation at an evening of curated cocktails paired with delicacies from Villa Firenze at Bridgeland Distillery located in Bridgeland.  Funds raised at this event will be matched by up to 50% by Shaw Birdies for Kids presented by AltaLink.  This is an adults only event.  Tickets: $85 include a $20 donation to the CCEF.  When: May 4 at 6 pm at Bridgeland Distillery.  Tickets are limited and can be purchased onlinePromo graphic 
  6. Billings Ovulation Method® Online Introduction
    This is an invitation to learn about Billings Ovulation Method®, a natural fertiltiy regulation system.  78% pregnancy achievement rate, 99% effective for avoiding pregnancy.  Women: regular cycles not required, Bilings can accomodate irregular cycles and times of transition too (post partum, peri-menopause, coming off hormonal birth control, PCOS, etc).  Register for this online introduction class at
  7. Encounters of Hope: The Process of Evangelization in our Daily Lives
    The CCCB Office for Evangelization and Catechesis invites you to a webinar: Encountering Hope: The Process of Evangelization In Our Daily Lives, exploring the catechist's role as an evangelizing catechist.  When: Tuesday, Apr 26 at 11 AM.  Register here.
  8. The New Evangelization and New Media | Featuring Leah Darrow
    Ready to see how today’s most compelling Catholic influencers share their experiences, faith and authenticity on social media?  Check out Max Studios & Word on Fire free master class from successful Catholic social media influencers.  Episode 1 with Leah Darrow (Catholic speaker, former professional model, author and mother of six) is out: "Leah Darrow Explores Facebook".
  9. Faithful Living: The joy of Easter
    What would happen if we lived the Easter season with as much fervour as we live Lent?  God has graces in store for us this season, just as he did during Lent.  We only need to keep our eyes peeled so that we don’t miss them.  Learn 3 things we can do to colour our spiritual lives with Easter joy during this liturgical season.
  10. Via Lucis - Stations of the Resurrection
    The Stations of the Light is a spiritual journey with Christ that takes one through fourteen of the most inspiriting events of His post-Resurrection life on earth.  In the early Church this practice was known as the Via Lucis, or Way of the Resurrection.  It invites participants to walk along a path of transforming joy by following in the footsteps of the Risen Christ and his friends.  Find resources for praying Via Lucis here.  
  11. St. Mark's (Feast day: April 25): Father of Coptic Christianity
    St. Mark, the Evangelist, is the author of the second Gospel and the patron saint of notaries.  On April 25 we celebrate the man responsible for the oldest Gospel, who also founded an ancient church in Egypt.
  12. 3 Lessons from St. Catherine of Siena (Feast day: April 29) for the modern Christian
    St. Catherine of Sienna stood up for truth in times of conflict, persevered in God's will for her against all odds, and worked for God's Kingdom here on earth.  Her story leaves us with several lessons that can apply to Christians today.
  13. Learn about St. Marie De L'Incarnation (Feast day: April 30)
    Do you know that the remains of Saint Mary of the Incarnation rest in Canada, at the Monastery in Old-Quebec?  St. Marie was born In Tours, France, on Oct. 28, 1599.  Time would disclose her generous heart, keen intelligence and unusually strong character.  Her spiritual and mystical life was rooted in her family and in the poor around her.  Read more
  14. To support Ukraine beyond prayers















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