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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: 1 Kings 19.16b, 19-21
2nd Reading: Galatians 5.1, 13-18
Gospel: Luke 9.51-62










Today’s readings take us back to the basics, inviting us to reflect honestly on our deepest priorities in life.
In today’s Gospel, from Luke, Christ refers to the struggle to put Him above all else as He encounters two “would be” disciples on His way to Jerusalem.  “‘Follow me,’” Jesus says to the first man.  “But he replied, ‘Lord let me go first and bury my father.’ The other said, “I will follow you, Lord, but first let me say farewell to my family at home.”  These two want to follow Christ but only on their own terms, only after taking care of some other, more pressing matters (at least in their own minds).
To this, Christ says thanks but no thanks! Following Him requires an unqualified “yes” not a “yes but…”  We are called to put Christ and His kingdom ahead of our own plans if we truly wish to be his disciples and to find victory in the battle of selfishness.
Living stewardship as a way of life can go a long way in arming us for victory. Stewardship living provides us with a custom-made “training plan” — the commitment to a specific offering of our time, talent, and treasure to the Kingdom of God. It is a plan discerned through prayer and by looking at the realities of our unique circumstances, strengths, and limitations.  The daily discipline of committing to the plan strengthens us and helps us gradually move away from the “yes, but” attitude and towards an unqualified “yes!” to Christ and His will.
Do not be afraid to give the best of yourself and your gifts to Christ.  He deserves nothing less.  And this way of life, while challenging, will be characterized by a joy and peace that only comes from living for Him.













Tue, Jun 28 @ 9:00 am          Annie Pereira (RIP)
Tue, Jun 28 @ 6:30 pm          Fr. Kryz (INT)
Wed, Jun 29 @ 9:00 am         Eva Gross (RIP)
Wed, Jun 29 @ 6:30 pm         Dan & Maria Biano (INT)
Thu, Jun 30 @ 9:00 am          Fr. Bernie Black (RIP)
Thu, Jun 30 @ 6:30 pm          Samantha Copeland (INT)
Fri, Jul 1 @ 9:00 am               Irene Ohly (RIP)
Fri, Jul 1 @ 6:30 pm               Rennie family (RIP)
Sat, Jul 2 @ 9:00 am              Terry Ruggles (RIP)
Sat, Jul 2 @ 5:00 pm              Fred Dias (RIP)
Sun, Jul 3 @ 9:00 am             Edward Nowicki (RIP)
Sun, Jul 3 @ 11:00 am           St. Albert the Great Community (INT)
Sun, Jul 3 @ 5:00 pm             Rey Away (INT)













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!













Our weekly Monday afternoon rosary will be taking a break for the summer.  The last CWL rosary will be held on June 27.  You are invited to join us again in September when we resume our weekly prayer time.














At this special celebration of Canada Day, let us open our hearts with gratitude for God's blessings, and pray that we are filled with steadfast hope as we strive to build a future that glorifies Him in all thing.













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:












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














Employment opportunities are available on our Careers page:

  • NEW!  Administrative Assistant (part-time) - Ste. Famille, Calgary
  • Sacrament Preparation Coordinator (part-time) - St. Luke's Church, Calgary 
  • Resilience Specialist - Elizabeth House, Calgary
  • Volunteer & Operations Coordinator - Elizabeth House, Calgary
  • Executive Director - FCJ Christian Life Centre, Calgary

Please visit for more information and application details. 





















The Canadian delegation for the tenth World Meeting of Families (WMF) are on their way to Rome today. The purpose of the WMF is to place families at the center of pastoral attention, which is reflected in this year’s theme, “Family Love: Vocation and Path to Holiness.”


The Diocese of Rome created a series of catechesis to accompany this event, including teaching on "Vocation and Family", "Called to Holiness", "Nazareth: Making Love Normal", "Excuse Me, Thank You, Sorry", and many more.  Visit: Catecheses - #WMOF22 (


Join the World Meeting of Families events here:  

























Highlights from the latest Faithfully, June 21, 2022 









Resources & Announcements

  1. 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Bulletin Shorts, free to use  
    About Our Journey.  After his ministry in Galilee, Jesus sets his face for Jerusalem.  Many disciples follow him to this destination, his destiny – as should we.  For following Jesus is our call. It is our central task. It is our salvation. We do this not alone but with others. 
    • In following Jesus, what am I called to leave behind?
    • In following Jesus, what must I pick up and take with me? 
    • In following Jesus, what salvation will this bring about?
      (Source: Diocese of Springfield) 
  1. Resources for children
    • Kid's challenge this week: Jesus talks about the importance of making him the number-one priority in our lives.  While colouring this page, think of important ways you can do this week to make sure that your family make Jesus a priority. (LOYOLA PRESS) 
  1. CNEWA surpasses Campaign Goal 
    The Canadian office of the Catholic Near East Welfare Association (CNEWA) has surpassed its matching campaign of $500,000 CAD, reaching a historic $4 million within the course of 100 days.  CNEWA Canada reports its national office continues to be overwhelmed by the generosity of Canadians from coast to coast.  Thank you for your support!  Click here to read the full press release.
  2. Reminder: Mass of the Dead for Fr. Stan Henke (June 28)
    The Funeral Mass for Fr. Stan Henke was only able to accommodate no more than 15 attendees two years ago due to the provincial restrictions of the time. Therefore, you are invited to the Mass for Fr. Stan on Tuesday, June 28 at 10:30 am at St. Mary’s Cathedral, followed by a reception.  All are welcome!
  3. Rummage Sale at the Cathedral  (June 25)
    St. Mary Cathedral's CWL and the parish office are holding a rummage sale on Saturday, June 25 from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm (rain or shine).  Come by the parking lot & Parish Hall after the 9 am Mass to find a new treasure! Download Poster for more info.
  4. Seeds of the Word Community: Family Festival 2022 (online or in-person)
    From the July 6-10, you are invited to Family Festival to live moments of praise, prayer, presentations, formation and much more!  It will be five days of a deep family and spiritual experience, with programming for all ages: children, teens, youth, adults and seniors.  Register at festivaldasfamilias.or... -  Download Poster 
  5. How Long Lord? A creative writing retreat (July 8-10)
    FCJ Centre invites you to a weekend retreat where you will explore the prayer of lament, a Hebrew prayer of worship and how it demonstrates a wholesome way to grieve and find solace in God’s presence.  Life on earth is not always happy and the practice of lament is an often-neglected tool for practicing our faith.  This retreat is especially helpful for all those who are grieving. More info.
  6. Brother Sun – Sister Moon Pilgrimage Retreat (July 16)
    A full-day outdoor retreat beginning at 9 am at Mount St. Francis, Cochrane. Featuring: pilgrimage walk, Mass, Laudato Si’ reflections, personal prayer time, picnic lunch, BBQ dinner (Vegan), and bonfire.  Please dress and prepare for the weather and terrain.  Bring a water bottle and a small day pack to hold the lunch.  More info 
  7. Save the date: Holy Spirit Used Books Sale (Sep 17)
    Holy Spirit CWL is delighted to once again hold the popular Used Book Sale on Saturday, Sep. 17 from 9 am to 3 pm.  Funds raised support scholarships and educational opportunities. All books are 50¢ each.  You are invited to drop off your gently used books at Holy Spirit Catholic Church beginning August 15.  Note: NO textbooks, encyclopedias or magazines.
  8. Family is Beautiful Conference (June 25)
    Pope Francis has invited the Catholic faithful in 2021 to celebrate a year dedicated to the family and deepen our understanding of his Apostolic Exhortation Amoris Laetitia, “The Joy of Love”.  The culmination of The Year of the Family, Couples for Canada is hosting a Free Online “Family is Beautiful Conference,” and is open to all June 25, 2022.  The Conference will begin at 2 pm (our time) with a plenary session followed by a simultaneous 6 breakout sessions.  Click here to register. 
  9. St. Irenaeus, Bishop & Martyr (Feast Day June 28)
    St. Irenaeus of Lyon was a big defender of the Catholic Church’s teachings in the 2nd century, pointing out to others the error of their ways.  He was known for desiring unity among Christians and showing others the beauty of the truth.
  10. Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul, Apostles (June 29)
    Scrawled across the walls in St. Sebastian's in Rome, dating back to the third century, are many writings from those who came to participate in Mass and prayer with their brothers and sisters.  One reads, “Paul and Peter, make intercession for Victor”, while another pleads, “Peter and Paul, do not forget Antonius Bassus”.  How is it that after nearly two thousand years, two mere men still continue to be venerated in such a way















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