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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 15.1-2, 22-29
2nd Reading: Revelation 21.10-14, 22-23
Gospel: John 14.23-29










The concept of hospitality is fundamental to a stewardship way of life.  When we envision hospitality, we naturally think of offering a sincere and warm welcome — to those new to our parish, for instance.  We picture inviting them in and making them feel at home and at ease in our presence, communicating to them that they are highly valued.
Today’s Gospel reading from John invites us to think of hospitality in a slightly different way.  In it, we hear Jesus speaking this to his disciples: “Whoever loves me will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our dwelling with him.”  
Jesus is asking that we permit the Blessed Trinity to come and dwell within us.  This is a stunning request.  It tells us that our first and most privileged form of hospitality should be directed towards God Himself.
How does one show hospitality to God?  How do we make God “at home and at ease” within us?  How can we communicate to God that He is “highly valued” by us? Jesus tells us how: we are to keep His word, to follow HIs teachings.
To keep His word, we must know His word.  This takes discipline and effort on our part.   We must make the study of Scripture and Church teaching a priority in our daily lives.
If we want our parish to be a place of genuine Christian hospitality, we must be sure that our own hearts are hospitable dwelling places for the Blessed Trinity.  Then our smiles and words, our greetings and ministries will radiate with the warmth of God’s love.  And our parish family will become at least a little bit like Heaven on earth.  This is the simplicity and glory of a stewardship way of life.













Tue, May 24 @ 9:00 am          Carla Jane Romeo (INT)
Tue, May 24 @ 6:30 pm          Lizy Porathur (INT)
Wed, May 25 @ 9:00 am         Patricia Golec (RIP)
Wed, May 25 @ 6:30 pm         John Tiberio sr. (RIP)
Thu, May 26 @ 9:00 am          Edward Furman (RIP)
Thu, May 26 @ 6:30 pm          Denis Lobo (RIP)
Fri, May 27 @ 9:00 am            Ed Antonishyn (RIP)
Fri, May 27 @ 6:30 pm            Eriata D. (INT)
Sat, May 28 @ 9:00 am           Elaine Leclerc (RIP)
Sat, May 28 @ 5:00 pm           Santiago Solano (RIP)
Sun, May 29 @ 9:00 am          Helen Suhan (RIP)
Sun, May 29 @ 11:00 am        St. Albert the Great Community
Sun, May 29 @ 5:00 pm          Fidel & Daniel Monte (RIP)












Our Lady of the Cape Pilgrim Statue Arrives at St. Albert the Great on Wednesday.

Parish Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary Friday evening!


These are not everyday events, so we really encourage you to come!


Wednesday, May 25, 2022: Our Lady of the Cape Arrives
     ● 9:00 am - Installation of Our Lady of the Cape Pilgrim Statue and Mass
     ● 9:30 am to Noon - Adoration and Veneration, Rosary
Noon Hour Program (Children welcome)
           ○ 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

           ○ Mary's Nook

Friday, May 27, 2022: Special Event!
     ● 6:30 pm - Mass & Parish Consecration to Immaculate Heart of Mary
     ● 7:00 pm - Eucharistic Procession with Our Lady of the Cape 













The Bishops of Alberta and NWT have decided to issue in each of their own dioceses the decree restoring the Sunday Obligation which will take effect at the Vigil of Pentecost, June 4, 2022.













What do you call a man or woman who stands up in a Catholic church and lends his or her voice to God?  A LECTOR.  If you are being called to proclaim God’s word, then please consider joining the Lector Ministry and fulfill that calling.

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

The training session will be held on June 8, 2022 at 7:00 pm after the evening Mass.  
Please direct any questions to volunteers@stalbertthe...


























As many of you heard last Friday, Pope Francis will make a pastoral visit to Canada from July 24 to 29, 2022.  The Pope’s visit will provide an opportunity for him to listen and dialogue with Indigenous Peoples, to express his heartfelt closeness and to address the impact of residential schools in Canada.  The papal visit will also provide an opportunity for the shepherd of the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics to connect with the Catholic community in Canada.  Pope Francis will adopt three communities as a base for his Canadian visit: Edmonton, Quebec City, and Iqaluit


Specific programming and events will be confirmed approximately six weeks prior to the Holy Father’s arrival.  Visit or for more information and to stay updated on the latest developments.  












St. Albert the Great St. Vincent de Paul needs pancake syrup and mayonnaise.  Please drop your donations in the St. Vincent de Paul box in the Narthex.  Thank you for your support!













New employment opportunities on our Careers page:

  • Sacrament Preparation Coordinator - St. Peter's Church, Calgary
  • Resilience Specialist - Elizabeth House, Calgary
  • Volunteer & Operations Coordinator - Elizabeth House, Calgary
  • Director of Administration & Finance - Diocese of Saskatoon

Please visit for more information and application details.












Catholic Education Week (May 23-27)

On Friday, May 27, at 10 am, Bishop McGrattan of the Diocese of Calgary will celebrate Mass to close the Catholic Education Week.  To join the Mass online, click here.









Resources & Announcements

  1. Sixth Sunday of Easter - Bulletin Shorts, free to use 
    Keeping the Lord’s Word.  Love me.  Keep my words.  Will teach you everything.  Be not afraid.  What an Easter message!  From the other side of death, the living Jesus still embraces us, still teaches us, still wants the best of everything for us.
    • How will I love God today?  What impact will that have on someone else?
    • How can I be at peace and trust in the Lord’s care for me?
    • How will I shed fear and not let my heart be troubled?
      (Source: Diocese of Springfield) 
  1. Resources for children
    • Kid's challenge this week: Pray the rosary this week, on your own or with your family, and pray for world leaders; that they may do all they can to make the world a peaceful place for everyone to live in. (CAFOD) 
  1. World Day of Prayer for the Church in China (May 24)
    May 24 is the feast day of Our Lady Help of Christians, and it was proclaimed a World Day of Prayer for the Church in China as an act of solidarity with the faithful in China, and in all Asia.  Pray the prayer of Pope Benedict XVI to Our Lady of Sheshan.
  2. Vigil of Pentecost with CCCRS and Bishop McGrattan
    The Calgary Catholic Charismatic Renewal Society (CCCRS) invites you to the Vigil of Pentecost Mass with Bishop McGrattan on Saturday, June 4 at 6:30 pm at Ascension Catholic Parish, followed by Adoration, talk and praise & worship.  Theme: "Walking together in challenging times."  Read more
  3. St. Francis Xavier Chaplaincy lineups in May 2022
    Young adults: Check out St. Francis Xavier Chaplaincy's lineups of exciting activities in May 2022.
  4. CCEF Inaugural Gala
    Join CCEF for an evening of celebrating Catholic education at our inaugural CCEF Gala on Friday, May 27 at 6 pm at Hotel Arts.  The evening will be hosted by award-winning interviewer and writer, Dave Kelly who will feature inspiring conversations with Fr. 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 Calgary and surrounding areas. Purchase tickets here 
  5. Reminder: 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
  6. Billings Ovulation Method - Online introduction
    Online introduction to the Billings Ovulation Method®, a natural fertiltiy regulation system will be held on Thursday, May 26 at 7 pm.  78% pregnancy achievement rate, 99% effective for avoiding pregnancy. Bilings can accomodate irregular cycles and times of transition too (post partum, peri-menopause, coming off hormonal birth control, PCOS, etc).  Read more
  7. St. Bede the Venerable (Feast day May 25)
    Renowned for his love of teaching and learning, St. Bede was known for his modesty and for the joy with which he lived out his monastic vocation.  Bede is especially remembered for his Ecclesiastical History of the English People, and his other writings include commentaries on Sacred Scripture, history and lives of the Saints.  Read more
  8. 5 Tips for finding a good mood, from St. Philip Neri (Feast day May 26)
    St. Philip Neri is known as the patron saint of joy, because he was convinced that cheerfulness should be a mark of those who follow Christ.  Here are five quotes from the fun-loving saint to help us live in better spirits.  Read more
  9. St. Augustine of Canterbury (Feast day May 27)
    Augustine of Canterbury comes across today as a very human saint, one who could suffer like many of us from a failure of nerve.  Augustine’s perseverance amidst obstacles and only partial success teaches today’s apostles and pioneers to struggle on despite frustrations and be satisfied with gradual advances.  Read more 
  10. An interview with Santiago Torres
    Chris Moraes (President of the Serra Club of Calgary for Vocations) sat down with Santiago at his home parish of St. Bonaventure to ask him about his vocation journey and his upcoming Ordination to the Transitional Diaconate.  Get to know our newest Transitional Deacon. 















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