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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 2.1-11
2nd Reading: 1 Corinthians 12.3b-7, 12-13 or Romans 8.8-17
Gospel: John 20.19-23 or John 14.15-16, 23b-26










Today we reach the finale of the Easter season with the celebration of the great Feast of Pentecost.  Reflecting on today’s readings inspires a sense of awe as we consider the mighty power of the Holy Spirit at work giving birth to and sustaining our Church.  Just as awesome — the same Spirit is calling to us this day to take up our part in the Church’s saving work.
In the first reading, from Acts, we see the creative genius of the Holy Spirit moving through the newly confirmed Apostles “who began to speak in different tongues as the Spirit enabled them to proclaim.”  The large crowd, gathered from all over the world were “amazed” and “astounded” that each one could understand the Apostles speaking in their own language.
Each one of us, young and old alike, is personally called today by the Holy Spirit into the same mission as that of the first Apostles — to advance the Kingdom of God in our corner of the world.  Just as He did on that Pentecost day, the Holy Spirit speaks to us in our “own language” to give us the Good News of the Gospel and urge us to share it.  We can think of our own language as the particular gifts, talents, and passions we possess.  We experience the presence of the Holy Spirit through them and we are meant put them to the work in grateful service of the Kingdom of God.
When we consider the stewardship way of life we are called to live, we often focus on the challenges it poses.  Surrendering ourselves to God is indeed a challenging way to live.  But it leads to a life that is exciting, creative, and deeply rewarding. Stewardship allows us to experience life as a great adventure because it is a life guided and directed by the very source of power and creativity — the Holy Spirit!













Tue, Jun 7 @ 9:00 am            Roberto Polete (RIP)
Tue, Jun 7 @ 6:30 pm            Paul Labire (RIP)
Wed, Jun 8 @ 9:00 am           Georgeline Heit (RIP)
Wed, Jun 8 @ 6:30 pm           John Tiberio Sr. (RIP)
Thu, Jun 9 @ 9:00 am            Glenn Russell (INT)
Thu, Jun 9 @ 6:30 pm            Fr. Cristino Bouvette (INT)
Fri, Jun 10 @ 9:00 am            Bernie & Jay Seneviratne (INT)
Fri, Jun 10 @ 6:30 pm            Sharon Vandersloot (INT)
Sat, Jun 11 @ 9:00 am           Brittany Diment (INT)
Sat, Jun 11 @ 5:00 pm           Elise Gill (RIP)
Sun, Jun 12 @ 9:00 am          Roger Durocher (RIP)
Sun, Jun 12 @ 11:00 am        St. Albert the Great Community (INT)
Sun, Jun 12 @ 5:00 pm          Miguel Angel Ordonez (RIP)


























Several children at St. Albert the Great Parish will be receiving their First Communion at First Eucharist Masses this Sunday afternoon and next (June 5 and June 12). 

Please keep these children and their families in your prayers!













Volunteers are needed to porter residents at the McKenzie Care Centre for the Tuesday morning Mass/Communion Services.  We ask for maximum 2 hours of your time.  The Mass and Communion Services mean a lot and are essential for the residents who are no longer independent but want to receive the Sacrament of Eucharist. 


For more information you may phone Rachel at 403-236-9661.  













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...













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.













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 family (50%) seminarian, scholarships and Coats for Kids.












St. Albert the Great St. Vincent de Paul needs cooking oil and canned vegetables.  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:

  • NEW!  Sacrament Preparation Coordinator (part-time) - St. Luke's Church, Calgary 
  • Sacrament Preparation Coordinator - St. Peter's Church, Calgary (application deadline is extended to June 10)
  • Resilience Specialist - Elizabeth House, Calgary
  • Volunteer & Operations Coordinator - Elizabeth House, Calgary

Please visit for more information and application details. 














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.  











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 19, 10-2 pm.

Please email the following with questions or for more information:

Thank you




















Resources & Announcements

  1. Pentecost Sunday - Bulletin Shorts, free to use  
    Being Filled with the Spirit.  Even locked doors cannot keep Jesus away.  Even locked doors do not prevent Jesus from breathing the Holy Spirit into us.  We do not need to lock ourselves away when the risen Jesus is near.  We do not need to lock ourselves away when filled with the Spirit.
    1. Filled with the Holy Spirit, whom need I forgive? 
    2. Filled with the Holy Spirit, how will I behave today as a child of God? 
    3. Filled with the Holy Spirit, what will I say that needs saying?
      (Source: Diocese of Springfield)
  1. Resources for children
    • Kid's challenge this week: Pray to the Holy Spirit every day to help you to do everything for God. Then see how your life changes. (Kid's Bulletin) 
      • Colouring page this Sunday 
        Invite the children to colour and draw all the things they want to put in each room (objects, people, pets etc.). Invite them to put themselves in the house doing something that shows their love for God and/or for other people.  And finally, to add a symbol of the Holy Spirit or God’s love for us in the house as a reminder that God is always with us. (CAFOD)
      • Kid's Bulletin for this Sunday
      • Sunday Connection - Pentecost Sunday (Gr. 1-8 & family) 
      • Children's Liturgy of the Word this Sunday 
  1. Free Piano & Organ
    1. A Mason Risch (1888) upright piano is looking for a new home.  The piano has been with the owner's family for more than 80 years. "Crafted from solid walnut.  There is no damage and it plays very nicely – could use tuning, but not really necessary."  If your parish needs a piano, or know someone who does, please contact Karen at 403-860-9656 or email | Photos of the piano: Image 1 & Image 2 
    2. A Wurlitzer electrical organ with bench is also available for parishes or anyone who wants/needs it.  The organ is in working order, and currently located in Sandstone, NW Calgary.  If you are interested, please contact Brenda at | Image
  1. 21 new Cardinals from around the world
    Pope Francis announces that he will create 21 new Cardinals at a Consistory on Saturday, August 27.  They represent the Church worldwide, and reflect a wide variety of cultures, contexts and pastoral ministries.  Read more
  2. Hike for Life
    Calgary Pro-Life Association is grateful for the support they received during last year's Virtual Hike for Life celebrating more than 40 years serving Calgary schools offering educational, respect-life presentations.  Your help with our Hike for Life is valuable to the success of bringing our two educational, Respect Life programs to thousands of students in school classrooms in two school districts.  Currently the Calgary Pro-Life Association is hosting the 42nd Annual Hike For Life. Campaign runs until June 12.  Register as a team, or as an individual at our on-line Hike for Life page or fill in a Pledge Form | See Poster 
  3. Serra Club of Calgary June meeting with Fr. Kenneth LeBlanc, LC
    Serra Club of Calgary invites you to join their final meeting before the summer break.  Fr. Kenneth LeBlanc, LC will celebrate Mass and give a vocation talk in the beautiful new St. Thomas More Chapel at Clear Water Academy followed by the meeting.  When: Saturday, June 11 at Noon at 3910 Quesnay Wood Drive SW in the historic Currie Barracks.  To join via Zoom, use meeting ID: 914 5533 1409 and passcode: rd6ZKx. 
  4. 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
  5. Reminder: Polish-Canadian Picnic with Our Lady Queen of Peace
    Our Lady of Queen of Peace invites you to their parish picnic celebrating the Polish-Canadian Heritage Day (see AB Bill 217).  When: June 11 (noon to 10 pm) & June 12 (10 am to 7 pm) on the grounds of Our Lady Queen of Peace Parish (2111 Uxbridge Dr. NW, Calgary).  Featuring: Polish cuisine, music and folk dance, children activities and many other vendors.  More info
  6. Memorial of Mary, Mother of the Church (June 6)
    Tradition holds that Mary prayed with the apostles in the upper room awaiting the coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost that gave birth to the Church.  The members of this Church are the Body of Christ and united with Christ their Head they share the same mother, Mary.  It is fitting that Pope Francis has chosen the following day to commemorate Mary’s motherly care of the pilgrim Church on earth.  This year, on June 6, the Church will celebrate Mary as the Mother of the Church.  Read more 
  7. St. Ephrem (Feast day: June 9)
    St. Ephrem had a prolific pen, and his writings best illumine his holiness.  As a poet, teacher, orator, and defender of the faith, Ephrem is the only Syriac Christian recognized as a doctor of the Church.  In writing about the mysteries of humanity’s redemption, Ephrem reveals a realistic and humanly sympathetic spirit and a great devotion to the humanity of Jesus. Read more
  8. What can we learn from St. Barnabas? (Feast day: June 11) 
    Fr. Jay Kythe writes about St. Barnabas, "In St. Barnabas, we have a saint who, with St. Paul, was called an apostle, although not part of the original Twelve.  He was chosen by God to work with St. Paul for a time, in success and in failure, and to suffer persecution."  Learn what it means for us to be God-reliant, and to labour for the Kingdom.  Read more















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