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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: Genesis 14.18-20
2nd Reading: 1 Corinthians 11.23-26
Gospel: Luke 9.11b-17










Today we observe the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ.  This beautiful feast celebrates the gift of the Eucharist, which the Catechism of the Catholic Church teaches is the source and summit of our Christian faith.  “For in the blessed Eucharist is contained the whole spiritual good of the Church, namely Christ Himself” (CCC paragraph 1324).
The very word, Eucharist, means “thanksgiving” or “gratitude” and so this feast is especially meaningful to all of us who are striving to live as grateful stewards of all God’s blessings to us.  Surely the Eucharist is the greatest of all blessings because it is not only from God, it is God —   the Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity of our Lord, Jesus Christ.
Today’s second reading from St. Paul’s letter to the Corinthians reminds us of the depths of love our Lord has shown us in the gift of the Eucharist, recalling Christ’s words at the very first Eucharistic celebration.  “The Lord Jesus… took bread, and, after he had given thanks, broke it and said, ‘This is my body that is for you.’”  In that moment, and at every celebration of the Mass thereafter, Jesus gives us His very self in an act of complete humility and perfect love.  How can we possibly show our gratitude for such a sublime gift?
We can receive the gift of the Eucharist with the greatest possible reverence and love.  And, following our Lord’s example, we can give ourselves generously to others in the week ahead.













Tue, Jun 21 @ 9:00 am          Samantha Copeland (INT)
Tue, Jun 21 @ 6:30 pm          Kyle Honsih (INT)
Wed, Jun 22 @ 9:00 am         Hector MacMullen (RIP)
Wed, Jun 22 @ 6:30 pm         Fr. Cristino Bouvette (INT)
Thu, Jun 23 @ 9:00 am          Jose Marino (RIP)
Thu, Jun 23 @ 6:30 pm          Abraham & Cosmelita Romero (RIP)
Fri, Jun 24 @ 9:00 am            Michael Hill (RIP)
Fri, Jun 24 @ 6:30 pm            Georgeline Heit (RIP)
Sat, Jun 25 @ 9:00 am           Mark Hornby (RIP)
Sat, Jun 25 @ 5:00 pm           Alberto Rosales (RIP)
Sun, Jun 26 @ 9:00 am          Beatriz Capule (RIP)
Sun, Jun 26 @ 11:00 am        St. Albert the Great Community (INT)
Sun, Jun 26 @ 5:00 pm          Alfredo Piro (RIP)














This Father's Day we remember and give thanks for the many sacrifices fathers make for their children and families.  Let us give thanks for our fathers, by birth or adoption, who love us and support us through life; our Church leaders, who take on the paternal role of guiding us through life, and God our Father, who will always teach justly and grant us boundless mercy.  St. Joseph, pray for us.














Our parish relies on our regular offertory giving for maintenance and growth.  By making your pre-authorized offertory gift, you are providing crucial support to care for your parish during this time. Please click the link the appropriate link to donate using the following methods:

Please include your envelope number or address in the memo section of your EFT for tax receipt purposes.


We thank you for your support through your donations to the parish, which will have a lasting impact on the lives of the people we serve.














National Indigenous Peoples Day is a special occasion to learn more about the rich and diverse cultures, voices, experiences, and histories of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples. 

  • For list of events in Alberta, click here (Search by province and you will see events being held at towns and cities in Alberta)

Consider joining the following events;

  • U of C Webinar: Campfire Chats: Buffalo Treaty
    This is an event created to celebrate Indigenous culture. Join online and learn from a panel of Indigenous leaders and allies discussing the Buffalo Treaty.  The event will feature a panel of Traditional Knowledge Keepers and allies: Leroy Little Bear, Dr. Tasha Hubbard, PhD’16 and Marie-Eve Marchand. When: Tuesday, June 21 from 3 pm to 4:30 pm.  Information & registration 
  • ReconciliACTION: Continuing the Conversation
    Join St. Mary's University and continue the conversation building on the first day of Truth and Reconciliation in Canada as we gather in circle with Kainai Elder, Casey Eagle Speaker and imagine our way forward together. When: June 29 at 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Information & registration













Our clergy could use some assistance with baptisms that take place on Saturday mornings at 10:00am at St. Albert the Great.  We've increased our number of families booked for each celebration (up to 8 families per baptism), and as a result, it would be helpful to have volunteers that would be willing to help setup for the baptism, check families in when they arrive, and assist the priest or deacon as required.


We typically host 3 baptisms per month and we are looking into having a small, rotating team of volunteers.


No experience required!  Whether it is a ministry in which you were involved before or it's something new you would like to check out, contact Dan D'Agostino for more information:













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 peanut butter and coffee.  Please drop your donations in the St. Vincent de Paul box in the Narthex. Thank you for your support!























Resources & Announcements

  1. Corpus Christi Sunday - Bulletin Shorts, free to use  
    About Dining in the Kingdom of God.  Luke’s gospel is filled with meal stories. Most of them point to the Eucharistic Meal, as does the one today.  Four verbs stand out: take, bless, break, give.  This is eucharistic language repeated at every Mass.  It is Jesus who truly took and blessed his Body and Blood – broke it and poured it out for each and for all of us – and gives to us to eat and drink – so that we may be like him and act like him.
    • Because of my sharing in the Eucharistic Feast, how will I be a blessing to family, colleagues, neighbors?
    • Because of my sharing in the Eucharistic Feast, how will I break open my life for the benefit of another?
    • Because of my sharing in the Eucharistic Feast, what will I give away?  If stumped, think of the mercy works.
      (Source: Diocese of Springfield) 
  1. Resources for children
    • Kid's challenge this week: Colour this illustrations of bread and fish and put them in the baskets to be offered up during Sunday Mass next week.  On the back of the paper, write or draw what you will do to help make sure that all people in your city/town and around the world have enough food to eat.  (CAFOD) 
  1. The importance of performing arts in our Catholic Schools 
    One art medium that is often underserved is the performing arts.  There are always plenty of students interested in theatre, dance, and improv but the necessary stage equipment isn't always available or very outdated.  Watch how your donation brought Father Lacombe's High School Theatre into the 21st century.
  2. Volunteer for the Papal Visit in July 
    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 
  3. Reminder: 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 the 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.  Program details here.
  4. CCEF Distilled | June 23
    Calgary Catholic Education Foundation (CCEF) invites you to enjoy a private event at Bridgeland Distillery that includes a private tour, curated cocktails with a bountiful of delicious appetizers from Villa Firenze.  This exclusive event on Thursday, June 23, 2022 starts at 6 pm.  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.  Tickets are limited and can be purchased online.
  5. St. Aloysius Gonzaga: How our imperfections should lead us to a spirit of thankfulness (Feast Day June 21) | Surrounded by everything we could ever possibly need or want, we are tempted to think that we are the source of every blessing.  St. Aloysius Gonzaga believed that gratitude can only be unlocked through a recognition of our weaknesses.
  6. The Nativity of St. John the Baptist (June 23)
    This special feast is a reminder that Christmas is only six months away.  Much like John the Baptist, The Nativity of St. John the Baptist is a proclamation to prepare the way for Christ and all that His coming promises.  But why do we celebrate this prophet’s nativity?  What allows him to be one of three nativities on the calendar?















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