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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: Deuteronomy 30.10-14
2nd Reading: Colossians 1.15-20
Gospel: Luke 10.25-37










In today’s Gospel passage, from Luke, we read the well-known parable of the Good Samaritan.  Here, Jesus teaches us in rich detail what stewardship in action looks like. In fact, this parable could just as accurately be called the parable of the Good Steward.
The first thing we note about the Good Samaritan is that he is aware of the needs of those around him and responds generously.  While the priest and Levi brush right past the man on the side of the road, the Samaritan is watching for those who might be in need.  He has a hospitable way of looking at the world around him and so he is able to “see” in a way that the others did not, and he was “moved with compassion at the sight” of the man.
Next, we see the Good Samaritan spring into action to serve this man, setting aside his own schedule and plans to meet his needs.  He does not just give the man a few dollars or offer quick words of encouragement from across the road.  He goes right up to the man.  He cleans and bandages his wounds.  He puts the man on his own animal and brings him to an inn where he can heal.  He ensures the innkeeper would continue to look after him, and he commits to returning to the man on his way back.
That is how we live out God’s commandments.  That is true hospitality and service. That is how a good steward springs into action when he comes upon a neighbor in need.  And Jesus says to each of us personally, just as He did in today’s Gospel, “Go and do likewise.”













Tue, Jul 12 @ 9:00 am               Eduard Garcia (INT)
Tue, Jul 12 @ 6:30 pm               Edelyn Leong (INT)
Wed, Jul 13 @ 9:00 am              Michael & Tanya Schmidt (INT)
Wed, Jul 13 @ 6:30 pm              Elise Gill (RIP)
Thu, Jul 14 @ 9:00 am               Alfredo Piro (RIP)
Thu, Jul 14 @ 6:30 pm               Jamie Joseph (RIP)
Fri, Jul 15 @ 9:00 am                 Fr. Christino Bouvette (INT)
Fri, Jul 15 @ 6:30 pm                 Kurian Kanjirappala (RIP)
Sat, Jul 16 @ 9:00 am                Rudy Obligation (RIP)
Sat, Jul 16 @ 5:00 pm                Apalonia Pereria (RIP)
Sun, Jul 17 @ 9:00 am               Madeleine Dyrocher (RIP)
Sun, Jul 17 @ 11:00 am             St. Albert the Great Community (INT)
Sun, Jul 17 @ 5:00 pm               Aniceta Miranda (RIP)













Thank you to all the parishioners that donated to the initial fundraising efforts for a parish refugee family.  We received some new monthly donors as well as many individual donations. 


You might enjoy reading this article from one of the previously parish sponsored Iranian refugee families as they are now settling into life in Lethbridge and took a recent trip to Writing on Stone Provincial Park.  In the article, one of the volunteers from All Saints Parish who organized the trip reflected and said "Our Syrian families do cause us to pause and reflect on how fortunate we are to be living in Canada.  It is also wonderful to be welcomed to their family just as we have welcomed them. We are the surrogate family for them in Canada, and it is a lifetime journey of sharing, learning from each other, and supporting them in their everyday life in Canada.  For us, it has been an expansion of our family."

Donations are still needed and can still be made through our parish, completing the refugee family donation form or by submitting an etransfer to  Please clearly indicate the donation is for the "Refugee Family" in the memo line to ensure the funds are directed to this cause. Thank you for your support of this work of charity.


More information about this parish ministry can be found here Refugee Family - St Albert The Great or by emailing














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 juice and cookies.  Please drop your donations in the St. Vincent de Paul box in the Narthex.  Thank you for your support!






















The Holy Father will travel within Alberta (based in Edmonton) from July 24-27, followed by a visit to Quebec City and Ste. Anne-de-Beaupré, July 27-29. Pope Francis will visit Iqaluit, Nunavut the afternoon of July 29 before returning to Rome. 

    • For those who were unable to secure tickets this morning, note that a second block of tickets will be offered on Monday, July 11 at 10:30 am MT, and final block of ticket will be released on Monday, July 18 at 10:30 am MT

Please continue to pray for the health of Pope Francis and for all those engaged in the ongoing healing and reconciliation journey.   














Employment opportunities are available on our Careers page:

  • NEW! Assistant Care Coordinator (full-time) - Elizabeth House 
  • Administrative Assistant (part-time) - Ste. Famille, Calgary 
  • Sacrament Preparation Coordinator (part-time)- St. Luke's Church, Calgary
  • Resilience Specialist (part-time) - Elizabeth House, Calgary
  • Volunteer & Operations Coordinator (part-time) - Elizabeth House, Calgary

Please visit for more information and application details.
























Highlights from the latest Faithfully, July 4, 2022 









Resources & Announcements

  1. 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Bulletin Shorts, free to use 
    About Doing Likewise.  Question: What must I do to inherit eternal life?  What is written in the law?  Answer: Love God, love neighbour, love self.  Question: Who is the neighbour? Answer:  The one who shows mercy. Point: Go and do the same! 
    1. Who is a “neighbour” beyond my acquaintances, my tribe? 
    2. What mercy work do I see being done? 
    3. What will I likewise go and do?
      (Source: Diocese of Springfield) 
  1. Resources for children
    • Kid's challenge this week: This week, think about who might be ignored or neglected in your parish, school, family, neighbourhood, and what you could do about this.  Colour this page, and try to do at least one thing in the coming week to show that you are good neighbours to others. (CAFOD) 
  1. Pope Francis saddened by Fourth of July shooting in Chicago
    On Monday, a gunman on a rooftop opened fire on an Independence Day parade in the affluent northern Chicago suburb killing at least six people and wounding at least 30 others.  Pope Francis decries the shooting on July 4 where a gunman on a rooftop opened fire on an Independence Day parade in the affluent northern Chicago suburb killing at least six people and wounding at least 30 others.  
  1. The Holy Father reflects on his personal life in a podcast  Pope Francis met with Argentine priest Guillermo Marcó, who was in charge of the Press Office of the Archbishopric of Buenos Aires for 10 years, while Archbishop Bergoglio was the head of the see.  A part of the conversation was broadcast on the priest’s podcast.  Read now
  2. Calgary Catholic Education Foundation Annual Report
    A message from CCEF: 2021 was a challenging year on many fronts but thanks to you, our donors, CCEF supported Calgary students and schools with grants that made a meaningful impact to their academic success.  Please read about your impact in CCEF 2021 annual report.  
    • CCEF is  back with our 37th Annual District Golf Tournament hosted at Blue Devil Golf Course.  Book yourself, a partner, or foursome this summer. Registration closes by July 31, 2022. Register now
  1. Grateful Advocates for Catholic Education (GrACE) Newsletter
    Here is the final GrACE newsletter before the new school year.  Please share our JOY of Catholic education and continue to spread the good news.  Read now
  2. July-August 2022 Calendar Highlights
    • Throughout month of July | Catechesis of the Good Shepherd summer camps 
    • NEW - July 11, 12 & 13 from 6:30 pm to 9 pm | Inner Healing Retreat with Fr. (Dr.) Antony Parankimalil, VC from Divine UK ministries, at Mary, Mother of the Redeemer Parish, Calgary
    • July 12-15 | Ignite Alberta summer camp for teens at St. Luke, Calgary
    • July 16 | Brother Sun - Sister Moon Pilgrimage at Mount St. Francis, Cochrane
    • July 20-30 | Captivenia - Medieval adventure camp for girls ages 9-17
    • July 24 | World Day of Grandparents and the Elderly
    • July 24-29 | Papal Visit in Canada 
    • July 29 | Triumph Retreat - Live-in program of inner healing & transformation
    • Aug 1-13 | Archateos - Adventure camp for boys ages 7-17
    • Aug 12-14 | Holy Ground - Women's Retreat at Mount St. Francis, Cochrane
    • Aug 22 | Mary: A Bibilical Walk - Zoom bible study with Fr. Julian Studden
  1. July Saints
    There are many well known saints whose feast days are celebrated in July. Below is just a few of them and if you click on the names you can find out more about these saints. 















Sent by Gerry Selinger










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