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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 14.21b-27
2nd Reading: Revelation 21.1-5a
Gospel: John 13.1, 31-33a, 34-35++










Today’s readings on this fifth Sunday of Easter contain inspiring but challenging messages for us Christian stewards.
The Gospel from John includes this well-known verse: “My children…I give you a new commandment: love one another.   As I have loved you, so you also should love one another.”
What a succinct description of a stewardship way of life.  It sounds so simples.  But simple does not necessarily mean easy.
How exactly is Jesus Calling us to love?   As He, Himself loved. Jesus loved (and loves) by serving us and by making a sacrifice of His very life for us.  That is a tall order.
Living a life of service and self-sacrifice is not easy because it requires us to continuously fight against our selfish inclinations.  But the more we empty ourselves of “self” by serving others, the more room we make in our hearts for God to pour His grace into us.  Amazingly, the more we give our lives away to others, the more He fills us up with Himself who is love itself.
And amid the inevitable challenging moments this way of life entails we can be assured that the Lord who loves us so much that He died for us and established the Eucharist to be our strength and nourishment, is right here with us every step of the way.  As we face the hardships that come with living as Christian stewards, we can continue to rejoice in the wonder of the Resurrection this Easter season, finding great joy in following in our Lord’s footsteps and in loving as He loves.














Tue, May 17 @ 9:00 am          Len Weller (RIP)
Tue, May 17 @ 6:30 pm          John Tiberio sr. (RIP)

Wed, May 18 @ 9:00 am         Jacub & Alves family (INT)
Wed, May 18 @ 6:30 pm         Christine Away (INT)
Thu, May 19 @ 9:00 am          Alves & Jacub family (INT)
Thu, May 19 @ 6:30 pm          Matthew & Mary Johnson (INT)
Fri, May 20 @ 9:00 am            Jacub & Diaz family (INT)
Fri, May 20 @ 6:30 pm            Simbilia Alimanski (RIP)
Sat, May 21 @ 9:00 am           Sally Casauamd (RIP)
Sat, May 21 @ 5:00 pm           Chacko Stephen (RIP)
Sun, May 22 @ 9:00 am          Fr. Kevin Tumback (INT)
Sun, May 22 @ 11:00 am        St. Albert the Great Community (INT)
Sun, May 22 @ 5:00 pm          Bronislava Stawicki (RIP)

























Coming Alive Camp is now accepting registrations for children who will be entering grades 1-6 in the fall.  Only 75 campers will be accepted for this fun, faith-filled camp, on a first come first serve basis.  Camp includes morning song and prayer, faith-based lesson, craft, recreation, snack and mass. Camp runs from July 18-22, 9am-1pm.  We are still in need of teenaged and adult volunteers.

Register through the following link:



Please email Liisa at comingalivecamp@gmail.... for more information or to volunteer. 












Beginning May 1, the pilgrim statue of Our Lady of the Cape, Queen of Canada, Queen of the Holy Rosary will be traveling from Canada’s Shrine of Notre Dame Du Cape, Trois-Rivières, Quebec across Canada to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Consecration of Canada to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

To mark the second anniversary of the Dedication of the Shrine Church of Our Lady of the Rockies, the pilgrim statue tour will visit the Diocese of Calgary from May 22 to June 2, 2022.  We hope to honour Our Blessed Mother by providing the faithful the opportunities to venerate Canada's National Madonna; to promote consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary; and to encourage enrolment in the Confraternity of the Most Holy Rosary.  




Bridge of Roses: The Story of Our Lady of the Cape is a faith-affirming documentary that recounts the remarkable story of Cap-de-la-Madeleine near Trois Rivieres, Quebec – it’s missionaries, miracles and 400 year relationship with the Mother of God. We invite you to gather your friends and family and watch the viewing of "Bridge of Roses" at the following parishes (or online at this link):

  • May 20 | 7 pm at Canadian Martyrs
  • May 20 | 7 pm at Holy Spirit
  • May 21 | 1 pm at Holy Spirit 



Our parish is preparing for the visit of the Pilgrim statue, by praying a parish-wide novena, that will begin May 18th.   Print the Novena here.

On Wednesday, May 25th, the Pilgrim Statue of Our Lady of the Cape arrives at St Albert the Great!  There will be events during the day and evening including adoration, a crowning of the statue with roses (children welcome), Offering of flowers by pilgrims, Marian speakers and testimonies from parishioners about how they grew in relationship with Mary.

The final special event will be held Friday, May 27th.  At the evening Mass Fr. Andrew will Consecrate our parish to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.   We will then have an outdoor Eucharistic Procession around our church property with Our Lady of the Cape, while praying of the Rosary. 


May 25, 2022
     ● 9:00 am - Installation of Our Lady of the Cape Pilgrim Statue and Mass
     ● 9:30 am to Noon - Adoration and Veneration, Rosary
     ● Noon - Angelus & Benediction
           ○ Marian Speaker & Testimony
           ○ Crowning with Roses of Our Lady of the Cape Pilgrim Statue
           ○ Songs for Mary
           ○ Offering of Flowers - by pilgrims
     ● 6:30 pm - Mass
     ● 7:00 – 9:00 pm
           ○ Marian Speaker & Testimonies
           ○ Adoration with music
           ○ Confessions
May 27, 2022
     ● 6:30 pm - Mass & Parish Consecration to Immacul
ate Heart of Mary
     ● 7:00 pm - Eucharistic Procession with Our Lady of the Cape & Rosary












Learn to pray the Rosary if you’ve never really done it before. Tailored for Beginners! And it comes with a free Rosary. Men’s and Women’s classes starting end of May.  

Mary promised her special protection and the greatest graces to all those who recite the rosary.  

Sign-up  in the Narthex at the back of the Church or call or email Carmen for more information: 403-619-6068, 













Join us for an evening of celebrating Catholic education at our inaugural CCEF Gala.  This signature event is co-chaired by Dr. Lucy Miller and Mrs. Linda Woitas.

Our evening will be hosted by award-winning interviewer and writer, Dave Kelly who will feature inspiring conversations with Father Raymond DeSouza, live performance by Sofia Durante and so much more!

Your support of Catholic education will make a difference in the lives of students right here in our city and surrounding areas. Purchase your tickets today at

Limited sponsorship opportunities are available to promote your business to our Catholic supporters.  For more information, please contact Janet Lymer, Executive director at or 403.200.7192















The CWL would sincerely like to thank all of the parishioners for supporting us through our Lenten fundraiser.  The response from all of you was incredible and to see so many families having fun together and little competitions with the baby bottles truly warmed our hearts. 


The results were incredible.  We spent countless hours rolling your change and sorting thru the donations and were able to share stories that were told to us by you and your families. It was certainly a time of gratefulness.  The end results were that we raised $3000.00 for the Elizabeth house and were able to have those funds matched totalling $6000.00.  We also had boxes of gifts to give to Basically babies as well as $1000 in donations. 


This was truly a cause that we all worked very hard for and again we are honoured to have you as fellow parishioners. 



Laurie Cotter

CWL President 












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














2022 is a year of celebration for Mary’s Meals!  In 2002, Mary’s Meals made a promise to the world’s most vulnerable children to provide nutritious daily meals in their places of education.

Today, 20 years on, Mary’s Meals is fulfilling that promise to 2,279,941 children every school day in 20 countries whose guaranteed daily meal gives them the energy levels needed to concentrate and learn in class.  We call these children ‘Generation Hope’ as we believe they can grow up well-nourished and educated, equipped with the skills to lift themselves and their communities out of poverty.

As Mary’s Meals marks its 20th anniversary year, the need to keep our promise to the children enrolled in our school feeding programs and reach the next hungry child living in poverty grows ever stronger.

Sharing with you the below heartfelt note and encouragement from Magnus, our Founder and CEO:



Deep gratitude from all of us at Mary’s Meals.  We could not do this work without your incredible support.  Would you kindly invite a family member or friend with you into this support of our mission?  Reaching 3 million children every day in a place of learning is not that far off today!

With Hope,



Sheri McConnell
Executive Director



Food is LOVE | Food is LIFE

Help us reach our 2022 goal of raising enough funds to feed 56,817 children every school day and become a part of our global movement as we aspire to be capable of serving three million children by the end of 2023.

It costs only $26.40 to feed a child for an entire school year.  That is only 13 cents to provide one meaningful meal every day in a place of learning.


Donate now:















Resources & Announcements

  1. Fifth Sunday of Easter - Bulletin Shorts, free to use 
     Loving One Another.  The gospel today is short and sweet.  Glorify God – Jesus does it first and implies we should, too.  Love one another – a direct command to each one of us.  These are disciple activities.  These are essentials for our way of life. 
    • How will my words and actions glorify God today?
    • Whom will I love – even someone who makes it hard for me to do so?
    • How will this glorifying God and loving others change me for the better?
       (Source: Diocese of Springfield) 
  1. Resources for children 
    • Kid's challenge this week: Write your name and the names of some of your friends and family members and colour this page.  On the back, write or draw either how you will show that they are listening to Jesus this week, or how you will care for their brothers and sisters around the world. (CAFOD)  
  1. Supporting Ukrainians in our Diocese
     Now more than ever we are called to recognize the responsibilities we have for each other as St. Paul’s letter to the Ephesians reminds us, “So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are citizens with the saints and also members of the household of God.” (Ephesians 2:19).  Learn 4 ways to help our brothers and sisters from Ukraine in our Diocese - visit:
  2. Final reminder:  Webinar: Catholic Moms Group to your parish
     Catholic Moms Group is a ministry that allows women to connect with other moms, providing opportunities for prayer, fellowship, and discussion about topics pertaining to marriage, family and faith in a supportive and encouraging environment. We are inviting you to attend an introductory online session on Thursday, May 26 at 7 to 9 pm, on how to bring Catholic Moms Group to your parish.  Dorothy Pilarski, who spearheaded the group in the Archdiocese of Toronto, will share the importance of this ministry, best practices, effective tools, resources, and practical tips that will make all the difference.  
  1. Final reminder: Breathe Marriage Conference
     2-Day Catholic Marriage Getaway in the Rockies.  Experience the "Breathe Marriage Conference" on May 27-28, 2022 in Canmore, at The Shrine Church of Our Lady of the Rockies.  This exciting Catholic Marriage conference is creatively designed to enrich your relationship.  Speakers: Gerald & Denise Montpetit; John & Tracy Connelly and Fr. Kenneth Leblanc.  Register now or contact Denise at 306-369-2220 | Download Poster (portrait) or Poster (landscape)
  2. GrACE Summit 2022 on May 30
     This is a day event providing a real opportunity for us to rebuild, restore and renew together the most valuable resource of Catholic Education for the evangelization of our culture.  Please read the letter of invitationfrom the Bishop for Clergy, Religious, Council Chairs, and Parish Staff - More information about GrACE Summit 2022
  3. Laudato Si' Week 2022
     May 22-29, 2022 will mark the seventh anniversary of Pope Francis’ landmark encyclical on creation care and unite the world’s 1.3 billion Catholics to listen and respond to the cry of God’s creation.  Laudato Si’ Week 2022 is sponsored by the Vatican Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development and facilitated by Laudato Si’ Movement
  4. St. John I (Feast day: May 18)
     On May 18, the Catholic Church honours the first “Pope John” in its history. Saint John I was a martyr for the faith, imprisoned and starved to death by a heretical Germanic king during the sixth century.
  5. St. Bernardine of Siena (Feast day: May 20)
     One of the greatest promoters of devotion to the Holy Name of Jesus was Franciscan priest, St. Bernardine of Siena.  He went so far as to create a sign with the monogram IHS on it and carry it wherever he went.  
  6. Elizabeth House: An Inside Scoop on Resilience
     Michelle Haywood shares with Faithfully about the new grotto at Elizabeth House, and surviving pandemic.  “We had one woman finish her post-secondary degree at home with a brand new baby during COVID.  This is what can happen.  This is what I’m speaking to, just the resilience, the strength, the courage, the sheer determination of the women here.”  Read more















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