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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 13.14, 43-52
2nd Reading: Revelation 7.9, 14b-17
Gospel: John 10.27-30









Throughout the Easter season, our readings have given us glimpses into the life of the newborn Church and the bold witness of the early disciples in spreading the Good News of Jesus Christ to all who would listen.
The disciples were the first to live a stewardship way of life, and their example is as relevant today as it was 2,000 years ago.
In the First Reading, from the Acts of the Apostles, we catch up with Paul and Barnabas in Antioch.  While they certainly have some success in reaching many people there with the message of salvation, others are downright infuriated by their words and send them packing.  Yet, we read that “the disciples were filled with joy and the Holy Spirit.”  Overall, it seems as if Paul and Barnabas had failed in Antioch. But seeing failure has not robbed them of their joy.  What’s more, they are filled to the brim with the abundant gifts of the Holy Spirit.  How is this possible?
It is only possible because Paul and Barnabas saw themselves as nothing more and nothing less than stewards of Christ and His Good News. This realization brought them freedom — to offer themselves and their lives to others for the sake of the Gospel. The “results” of their efforts were up to God.
This Spirit-filled, joy-filled life is available to us all today.  It can be achieved when we recognize, as did Paul and Barnabas, that all we have and all we are is a gift from God, meant to be shared with others for His glory.  Of course, living as God’s stewards does not guarantee a life of ease or a life free of sacrifice.  Sometimes the steward’s life involves challenges, requiring all the strength and love one has to give. In the end, there is simply no more satisfying way to live.













Tue, May 10 @ 9:00 am          Laura Dolph (RIP)
Tue, May 10 @ 6:30 pm          Dorothy Fraser (RIP)
Wed, May 11 @ 9:00 am         Maria Piro (RIP)
Wed, May 11 @ 6:30 pm         Harvey Ruff (RIP)
Thu, May 12 @ 9:00 am          Acelita Rosales (RIP)
Thu, May 12 @ 6:30 pm          Criselda Tolete (RIP)
Fri, May 13 @ 9:00 am            Antonio & Norma Fulgar (INT)
Fri, May 13 @ 6:30 pm            Mark Hornby (RIP)
Sat, May 14 @ 9:00 am           Alfredo Piro (RIP)
Sat, May 14 @ 5:00 pm           Hazel Fernandez (RIP)
Sun, May 15 @ 9:00 am          Darryn & Izack Lorenson (INT)
Sun, May 15 @ 11:00 am        St. Albert the Great Community (INT)
Sun, May 15 @ 5:00 pm          Frank Bieker (INT)












Our Lady of the Cape is Coming to Calgary. Who is She? Be the First to find out!
All are welcome to join us at St. Albert the Great Parish for an evening of holy entertainment.
Learn one of the greatest stories never told about Our Lady of the Cape, Queen of Canada, Queen of the Holy Rosary. She is waiting to meet you!

There will be a screening of the Documentary Bridge of Roses on May 12th @ 7:00 PM, May 13 @ 7:00 PM and May 14th @ 1:00 PM in the main hall in preparation for the Statue of Our Lady of the Cape coming to St. Albert the Great on Wed May 25th 9 AM to 9 PM and Fri May 27th 6 PM to 9 PM.
All are welcome to attend on any of the above dates.

Discover how a miraculous bridge of ice over the St. Lawrence River in 1879 would help reignite the faith of a country - and inspire the birth of a National Shrine.  From the arrival North America's first missionaries — to the Virgin Mary’s first official crowning in 1904 and beyond, the place is known as Tròis Rivières has become a bastion of faith, favors, and Marian Devotion.  

Bridge of Roses: The Story of Our Lady of the Cape, is a documentary film from the Marian Devotional Movement in association with DunnMedia & Entertainment. The film was released on October 7, 2021, the 450th Anniversary of Our Lady of the Rosary.















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.





































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.













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!
















Resources & Announcements

  1. Fourth Sunday of Easter - Bulletin Shorts, free to use 
     Hearing the Voice of the Shepherd. Oh, to hear the voice of the One who keeps us safe. The One who protects us all. The One who leads us to the Father. We do know and believe that this shepherd still speaks today – often very softly. 
    1. How will I listen for the voice of the Shepherd every day?
    2. How will I choose to follow the voice of this Shepherd and not other voices?
    3. How can I help others to listen to this voice? And follow?
       (Source: Diocese of Springfield) 
  1. Resources for children 
    • Kid's challenge this week: Not only can we recognize family members' voices, we can also read the tone of their voices and know something about how they are feeling. Do you recognize Jesus' voice? Ask your family to share some ways that Jesus brings them closer to God and one another. Pray together the Acts of Faith, Hope, and Love. (Loyola Press)  
  1. 2021 Impact Report
     The pandemic in 2021 was challenging and we are grateful for your dedication, commitment and courage in serving the Church especially during the uncertain time. Thank you for answering God's call to love and serve Christ in one another. Please share our gratitude with all parishioners on behalf of those who benefit from the ministries, services, programs, and outreach of the parishes and the Diocese. Kindly share the 2021 Impact Report link & information with all parishioners via parish digital communications, bulletin, and on the parish website. Download image
  2. 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. The conference will provide an opportunity for you to invest in your relationship by stepping away from the busyness of life in order to recharge, refresh and journey deeper into the sacrament. Only 20 more spots available! 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)
  3. 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
  4. St. Matthias (Feast day: May 14)
     St. Athanasius was not afraid to defend the truth at all costs, which got him into difficulties with four different emperors, and many of his brother bishops. To help us appreciate the life of St. Athanasius and the masterful work of De Incarnatione, here are 10 inspiring quotes from a Church Father whose example of standing up for the truth still has relevance today.
  5. Fr. Tim & Fr. Wilbert's Pilgrimage to the North
     Read the latest Faithfully and learn about Fr. Tim and Fr. Wilbert's experience in the Diocese of McKenzie-Fort Smith.
  6. To support Ukraine beyond prayers















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