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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: Proverbs 8.22-31
2nd Reading: Romans 5.1-5
Gospel: John 16.12-15










Today we celebrate the feast of the Most Holy Trinity.  What we are commemorating is a central reality of our Christian faith, that God is Trinitarian in nature — three distinct persons in one God.
The Church calls this truth a mystery, as indeed it is.  Some have said that “mystery” in this context is “not a wall to run up against but an ocean in which to swim.”  Contemplating the “ocean depths” of this mystery can make us humans feel so small, and almighty God so far from us.  Yet nothing could be further from the truth as today’s readings demonstrate.
In the second reading, St. Paul reminds us that God is intimately connected to us.  “The love of God has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit that has been given to us.”  God wants live in the very depths of our being and in all the intimate details of our lives if we will let Him.
And in the Gospel from St. John, we learn that God holds back nothing of Himself from us.  Jesus tells His disciples (this includes us!) that the Holy Spirit “will take from what is mine and declare it to you.  Everything the Father has is mine.”  Thus, we find ourselves drawn right into the midst of this Trinitarian love.  In fact, if the mystery of Holy Trinity is an ocean which to swim, the “water” that makes up that ocean is love.  
What then should be the response of the Christian steward to this sublime mystery?  All we can do is worship.  And offer our lives back to God in total gratitude for calling us to live in the richness of such unfathomable love.













Tue, Jun 14 @ 9:00 am          Georgeline Heit (RIP)
Tue, Jun 14 @ 6:30 pm          Ed Antonishyn (RIP)
Wed, Jun 15 @ 9:00 am         Juan Marino (RIP)
Wed, Jun 15 @ 6:30 pm         Father Andrew (INT)
Thu, Jun 16 @ 9:00 am          Anton Gross (RIP)
Thu, Jun 16 @ 6:30 pm          Geri Anderson (RIP)
Fri, Jun 17 @ 9:00 am            Espeve Garcia (INT)
Fri, Jun 17 @ 6:30 pm            Yvonne Leduc (RIP)
Sat, Jun 18 @ 9:00 am           Evelyn Metcalf (INT)
Sat, Jun 18 @ 5:00 pm           Romualdo Vivas (RIP)
Sun, Jun 19 @ 9:00 am          Fredrick Cecil Burgoyne (RIP)
Sun, Jun 19 @ 11:00 am        St. Albert the Great Community (INT)
Sun, Jun 19 @ 5:00 pm          Maria Piro (RIP)














Several children at St. Albert the Great Parish will be receiving their First Communion at First Eucharist Masses this Sunday afternoon (June 12). 

Please keep these children and their families in your prayers!












Join us in supporting our refugee family from Iran as we launch our new ministry next weekend.  In about 12-18 months, our parish will welcome Mozhgan, her two daughters Mahsa & Mahshid, and Mahsa’s husband Kamran to our community and will take responsibility to support them for one year upon their arrival.  More information about this family can be found on our ministry webpage.


You can help in several ways:

  • Donating to this cause: All donations clearly marked “Refugee Family” will receive a tax receipt, whether it is by cash, cheque, or any electronic means.
  • Praying for the family that God may keep watch over them and bless them abundantly
  • Volunteering with our ministry: If you have the desire to be part of this family’s process, please contact

We appreciate all volunteers and the prayers and generosity of our parishioners.


Here is a message we have received from this family to our parishioners:














The Knights of Columbus will be holding a bottle drive on the weekend of June 11/12.  Please bring all your bottles, aluminum cans, and milk and juice cartons to the church parking lot after all Saturday and Sunday Masses or anytime during the day that weekend.  Proceeds will be used to support our Iranian Refugee family (50%) seminarian, scholarships and Coats for Kids.













The St. Albert the Great CWL is hosting a Coffee fundraiser during the weekend of June 25th and 26th honoring International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit trafficking.

This important event will be raising money for Iwin, Access 52, and For the Sparrows.  There will be representatives and literature from the charities in the Narthex of the Church where we will be selling the coffee.

We are excited for this event as the coffee has been hand roasted and labelled by an extraordinary group of women who have been trafficked and found their way to change their lives and in doing so are helping others to do the same.

Please support us by buying the coffee of your choice and share our campaign with your relatives and friends.  The coffee is absolutely delicious and will be sold for $20.00 a bag.  Please bring enough money to buy a bag or two during this weekend, or you can email transfer   Please write "coffee fundraiser "in the comments section.  You will enjoy wonderful coffee, be able to provide someone with a beautiful gift as the packaging is beautiful and know that you have helped an amazing cause.  See you on the 25th and 26th!












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














St Mary's Cathedral Catholic Women's League is hosting an online bible study series on Mary: A Bibilical Walk with the Blessed Mother, with leader Father Julian Studden. Starts on August 22.















If you are 18 or older and willing to share your time and talents, organizers are seeking many volunteers for innumerable tasks during the papal visit, from greeting and directing pilgrims, to providing translation services, aiding guests with special needs and performing a variety of other roles, including posting images and messages on social media.  If you are under 18, you are welcome to apply to volunteer if accompanied by a parent or guardian.  To register, visit











NORTH OF 60 PROJECT – Calgary 2022 SSVP

This year, SSVP Calgary needs your help with a project that will support the needs of people living in Yellowknife NWT.  Lance Berrington, from St. Pius SSVP conference is the coordinator for North of 60 and is requesting new and GENTLY USED articles to fill the sea can sitting in SATG parking lot.  All conferences in Calgary are being asked to help.  The container will be shipped to Yellowknife and the items will be sold in their SSVP Vinnie`s store there.  Proceeds from the sale of clothing and other items at the store go primarily to keeping the doors open for those in need at this charity store.


The Vinnie`s store needs.

  • Ladies/men’s/teens/children’s clothing and footwear
  • All kitchenware, brooms, mops, small appliances (no large appliances or TV`s)
  • Pictures and wall hangings
  • Handbags
  • Towels, bedding (no beds - not enough room)
  • NO furniture

The container, once filled, will be shipped to SSVP at St. Patrick`s parish Yellowknife in July or August where it will be unloaded by SSVP volunteers, and the store stocked.  The container will stay in Yellowknife where it will be painted by the local school children and used for future storage for the store.


Please put clothing and bedding items in garbage bags clearly marked.

Please bring the bags to SATG parking lot Sat June 18, 10-2 pm.

Please email the following with questions or for more information:

Thank you













Eucharistic Miracles Exhibit

St. John the Evangelist (1423 8 Ave SE, Calgary) invites everyone to come to the Eucharistic Miracles Exhibit.  This exhibit features 159 panels with photographs and historical descriptions that provide a virtual visit to the places where the miracles occurred, and prove that Jesus is really and truly present, Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity in the Blessed Sacrament.  Full schedule of the Exhibit:

  • June 18 from noon to 6 pm
  • June 19 from 9 am to 4 pm
  • June 20, 21 & 22 from 10 am to 5 pm 

If you have any questions, please contact Pearly at (778) 681-9134.  









Resources & Announcements

  1. The Most Holy Trinity Sunday - Bulletin Shorts, free to use  
    About the News Story. Here is the gospel declaration, the Good News for today.  Who?  Father, Son, and Spirit – aka (1) the Trinity and (2) God.  What? The love of God has already been poured into us.  When?  Before creation and throughout our salvation down to today.  Why?  Because we stand in God’s good grace by God’s loving design.  How?   Ah, that is a mystery!
    1. What peace does the Father bring this day?
    2. What does Jesus have to tell me about affliction, endurance, character, hope, and love (see the Romans reading)? 
    3. How will I let the Spirit guide me?
      (Source: Diocese of Springfield)
  1. Resources for children
    • Kid's challenge this week: In this Sunday's Gospel, Jesus makes a promise to his disciples: that the Holy Spirit will guide us.  This week, remember to pray the Sign of the Cross slowly and prayerfully, reminding yourself that Jesus fulfilled this promise, with his Father, sent the Holy Spirit to guide us.  (Sunday Connection) 
  1. World Meeting of Families (June 22-26)
    The Church desires that the family be at the heart of pastoral care and attention.  To highlight the vital role of the Family in the Church and World, the World Meeting of Families will take place in Rome, June 22 – 26 with theme “Family Love: Vocation and Path to Holiness.”  We invite parishes and families to participate in the various events and celebrations virtually via live streaming.  The detailed program for the 10th World Meeting of Families can be found here:
  1. From Heart to Earth: CIDSE Sustainable Youth Camp
    Come share in the experiences of Laura Munevar Ortiz (Alberta/NWT Youth Representative for Development and Peace-Caritas Canada) at the CIDSE Sustainable Youth Camp in Portugal this past April.  Learn about how Catholic youth around the world are creating strategies for change in the face of the global climate crisis.  Laura was one of two D&P youth who represented Canada at this international camp sponsored by CIDSE (short for "Coopération Internationale pour le Développement et la Solidarité") an umbrella organization for Catholic development agencies from Europe and North America.  When: July 6 at 7 pm MT.  Register here
  2. Pope prays for victims of Catholic church attack in Owo, Ondo State, Nigeria | On Sunday, dozens of Catholic faithful gathered for Pentecost Sunday Mass at St. Francis Xavier parish in Owo were shot and killed by unknown gunmen who also employed the use of explosives in the attack.  Reports put the death toll at about 50, but the number is expected to rise.  Pope Francis has sent a message conveying his sorrow at the horrific attack that took place in a Catholic Church in Owo, Ondo State, Nigeria.
  3. Ukraine's Bishop of Kaharkiv: War is evil, but faith comforts us
    Bishop Pavlo Honcharuk, who has served as a military chaplain and is familiar with the suffering caused by war, leads Ukraine's Diocese of Kharkiv, and describes how Ukrainians are dealing with the Russian invasion and the resulting material needs and the need for comfort: "Sometimes all it takes is a hug and a reminder that the Lord is near."  Read more
  4. Grandparents' Faith Cafe with Cardinal Wilfred Napier
    The Grandparents’ Faith Café will open again online on Tuesday, June 14 at 12:30 pm with Cardinal Wilfred Napier as guest speaker.  He will speak on the theme of "Strengthening the bridge of faith between the generations".  Cardinal Napier is an warm, compassionate and down-to-earth man with a ready sense of humour.  Click here to register | or email info@catholicgrandpare...
  5. Reminder: Love in the Kitchen: A Recipe for Holiness
    In celebration of 30 years of international child sponsorship, Chalice is inviting everyone - from aspiring chefs to those who just like to eat (or enjoy a drink!) - to their free online event: Love in the Kitchen: A Recipe for Holiness.  This Corpus Christi weekend, June 18-19, cook a meal live alongside celebrity chef Fr. Leo Patalinghug and ask author Rita Heikenfeld a question about biblical foods.  Through the insights of 20+ renowned Catholic speakers, you’ll discover why our Catholic faith should have a place at every meal.  Register today at
  6. Why is St. Anthony of Padua (Feast day: June 13) depicted holding the Child Jesus?  Next to St. Joseph and the Blessed Virgin Mary, St. Anthony of Padua is the saint who is most often depicted in statues or images holding the Child Jesus.  This popular depiction highlights a unique mystical experience Anthony had during his life















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