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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 18.1-10a
2nd Reading: Colossians 1.24-28
Gospel: Luke 10.38-42










In today’s Gospel reading from St. Luke, we receive a reminder about the proper use of the gift of time, a fundamental aspect of a stewardship way of life.  Our passage highlights one of the most famous dinner parties ever thrown, recalling the day that Martha and Mary hosted our Lord in their home.  We are told that Martha, as a good steward, welcomes Christ in but then becomes “burdened with much serving” while her sister and fellow hostess chooses to simply sit with Jesus, listening to Him speak.
Martha becomes indignant at Mary’s behavior and complains to Jesus, “Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me by myself to do the serving? Tell her to help me.”  But Jesus, in His infinite wisdom, refuses to get pulled into this sisterly spat. Instead, He offers Martha a fresh way to look at the situation. “Martha, Martha, you are anxious and worried about many things.  There is need of only one thing.”
What is that one thing?  It is to put Jesus first in our lives and above all other things; to “sit at his feet” and listen as Mary did, giving Him the priority of our time no matter how busy we think we are.  When we truly commit to putting Christ first in our daily lives through a regular time of prayer and frequent participation in the sacraments, we will find that all our other concerns become less pressing, less overwhelming.
Why is this so?  Because the time we invest in our relationship with God saturates all aspects of our lives with His grace.  And because God cannot be outdone in generosity. He will abundantly reward any sacrifice we make to spend time with Him.













Tue, Jul 19 @ 9:00 am               Office Staff & Volunteers (INT)
Tue, Jul 19 @ 6:30 pm               Maria & Autin Wing (INT)
Wed, Jul 20 @ 9:00 am              Peter Pedro Heide (RIP)
Wed, Jul 20 @ 6:30 pm              Aaron (INT)
Thu, Jul 21 @ 9:00 am               Fr. Andrew (INT)
Thu, Jul 21 @ 6:30 pm               Wieslawa Dziua (RIP)
Fri, Jul 22 @ 9:00 am                 Fr. Krys (INT)
Fri, Jul 22 @ 6:30 pm                 Cheka Family (RIP)
Sat, Jul 23 @ 9:00 am                Obligation Family (INT)
Sat, Jul 23 @ 5:00 pm                Jacinta Lobo (RIP)
Sun, Jul 24 @ 9:00 am               Chloe & Dawson Diment (INT)
Sun, Jul 24 @ 11:00 am             St. Albert the Great Community (INT)
Sun, Jul 24 @ 5:00 pm               Krystyna Kloskowska (INT)











Let us minister together to ensure no one lives in isolation and loneliness.  On Sunday, July 24, we invite you to take a step forward in co-creating compassionate communities that see relationship and accompaniment with the elderly and grandparents as a normal part of family, neighbourhood, parish, and communal life. 

  • Make plans to visit grandparent(s) and/or elderly individual(s)
  • Share a picture from your visit with the Diocese and receive a gift! 













St. Albert the Great St. Vincent de Paul needs mayonnaise and pasta sauce.  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. 

  • Find detailed schedule
  • The public can access the last block of tickets (free) through for the Papal Mass on Tuesday, July 26 at 10:15 am at the Commonwealth Stadium, Edmonton.
    • The last block of tickets will be offered on Monday, July 18 at 10:30 am

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:

  • Assistant Care Coordinator (full-time) - Elizabeth House 
  • Administrative Assistant (part-time) - St. Michael's, Calgary 
  • Sacrament Preparation Coordinator (part-time)- St. Luke's Church, Calgary

Please visit for more information and application details. 












Highlights from the latest Faithfully, July 11, 2022 









Resources & Announcements

  1. 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Bulletin Shorts, free to use 
    About Worry and Anxiety.  Jesus is invited to a home.  Martha bustles about. Mary sits and listens.  We do not know that Lazarus does.
    • What worries me, make me anxious?
    • How does this rate in the scheme of Kingdom of God values?
    • If I sit and listen to Jesus, what is he telling me?
      (Source: Diocese of Springfield) 
  1. Resources for children
    • Kid's challenge this week: Write or draw a “to do list” of all the things you usually do during a day or a week.  Count how many tasks are on there.  Have you remembered to include quiet time for listening to Jesus? If not, add this to your list and try your best to make time for it in the coming week. (CAFOD) 
  1. Pope is committed to going to Ukraine
    Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher says Pope Francis plans to go to Kyiv, Ukraine, but when and how this could happen remain unknown. Archbishop Gallagher reaffirmed the Pope's interest in visiting the nation under attack, reflected on his own trip to the war-devastated nation recently, and on what he called 'diplomatic failures' that did not work hard enough to prevent the war, despite warning signs.  Read more
  2. Pope to Ukrainian Bishops: 'Stay close to your flock'
    Pope Francis addresses a letter to the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Bishops as they hold their Synod on the theme of synodality in Poland, and reiterates his closeness to the people of Ukraine at this difficult time.  Read more
  3. A Syrian sister’s journey of light amid the darkness of war
    Sister Deema Fayyad offers the witness of her community throughout Syria’s painful civil war, as they pray, carry out daily tasks, and weave a relationship of dialogue and fraternity with the Muslims in their area.  "In times of war, our vocation to dialogue could seem like madness, but day after day, we experience that it could be the way — I want to say the only way out — towards a world of peace."  Read more
  4. Mom tries 12 Hugs A Day challenge with her kids … and reports back
    “We need 4 hugs a day for survival.  We need 8 hugs a day for maintenance. We need 12 hugs a day for growth.” ~ Virginia Satir.  That might seem excessive — especially if you don’t tend to be very affectionate by nature. Erin, the mom in this video, explains how she made it work (or didn’t!) with her five children, and what she learned from it as a parent.
  5. Aleteia's guide to having the best summer ever
    As the temperatures rise, here’s a little help to make this summer as bright and rewarding as can be, courtesy of Aleteia.  Read more 
  6. July-August 2022 Calendar Highlights
    • Throughout month of July | Catechesis of the Good Shepherd summer camps 
    • NEW! July 19 Grandparents' Faith Cafe 
      The Catholic Grandparents Association is hosting a free online webinar with guest speaker and patron of CGA, Archbishop Francis Duffy.  The theme of his talk is World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly 2022. Register here
    • 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 16-18 | Soul Care - Women's Retreat at Mount St. Francis, Cochrane
    • Aug 22 | Mary: A Bibilical Walk - Zoom bible study with Fr. Julian Studden
    • NEW! Aug 25 St. Mary's Golf Tournament at Silvertip Resort, Canmore | The St. Mary’s University Golf Tournament is back and we hope you can join them this year for a day of great golf, and community. All proceeds from the event will directly benefit St. Mary's University scholarships and bursary programs.
  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. 















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