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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 18.20-32
2nd Reading: Colossians 2.12-14
Gospel: Luke 11.1-13










In our Gospel reading from Luke, some disciples of Jesus ask our Lord to teach them how to pray.  Jesus instantly offers them the beautiful prayer which we, of course, call the Our Father.
The Our Father is truly a steward’s prayer.  In it, we call upon God in an intimate way, as Father.  We ask that His will be done (not ours!) and that His kingdom come (not ours!).  In other words, we remember that He is our Creator, everything is His, and our focus in life should be on His priorities, not our own.  Then we ask Him to supply our needs (to give our daily bread), forgive our sins, and protect us from evil.  That is, we proclaim our complete trust in His provision for us and mercy towards us. We, too, commit to extending mercy ourselves (as we forgive those who sin against us).
As we pray the words of the Our Father, we recognize this basic truth about ourselves and God: God is our Father, and we are beloved and infinitely blessed to be His children.  This is the basis of a stewardship way of life.
At the end of the Gospel passage, Jesus encourages us to pursue a relationship with the Father:  Ask Him, seek Him, knock on His door!
He can hardly wait to bless us, HIs children.  Remember that this week, then go, be a blessing to others! Stewardship is just that simple.













Tue, Jul 26 @ 9:00 am               Honish Family (INT)
Tue, Jul 26 @ 6:30 pm               Brian Smerdly (INT)
Wed, Jul 27 @ 9:00 am              Fr. Nathan Siray (INT)
Wed, Jul 27 @ 6:30 pm              Wincenty Kloskowsk (RIP)
Thu, Jul 28 @ 9:00 am               Caleb Honish (RIP)
Thu, Jul 28 @ 6:30 pm               Caleb Honish (RIP)
Fri, Jul 29 @ 9:00 am                 Landon Miller (INT)
Fri, Jul 29 @ 6:30 pm                 Ross & Lil Szentmiklossy (INT)
Sat, Jul 30 @ 9:00 am                Ed & Jeanette Obligation (INT)
Sat, Jul 30 @ 5:00 pm                Wolston & Mary Ayooung (RIP)
Sun, Jul 31 @ 9:00 am               Liisa & Kyle Honish (INT)
Sun, Jul 31 @ 11:00 am             St. Albert the Great Community (INT)
Sun, Jul 31 @ 5:00 pm               Marlene Monk (RIP)












St. Albert The Great Parish celebrated its 16th Coming Alive Camp this past week. 90 children enjoyed a week filled with music, prayer, games, crafts and lessons. 32 teens from our parish led groups of campers while 31 adult volunteers coordinated the many camp activities. 


Please visit this link from our parish website to read a summary of the week's events and a statement of sincere thanks to all our hardworking volunteers and generous sponsors.












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! 






















The release of final public block of tickets for Commonwealth Stadium is delayed from Monday, July 18 until Friday, July 22, 2022 at 10:30 am MT.  The delay in releasing the final block of tickets will provide an additional window for Indigenous participation while also ensuring that all available inventory, including any seats not reserved by Indigenous or group partners.  To get tickets on July 22 at 10:30 am, click here

  • Because of exceptionally large crowds and heavy expected traffic, Ticketmaster is advising all to arrive by 9:15 a.m. at the latest - to be early enough to get inside for the 10:15 a.m. Mass.  The Papal Visit team asked that people make all effort to arrive by 8:30 am.  Mass will start promptly at 10:15 am. 
  • Please remind your parishioners that tickets to the Papal Mass are free, please avoid getting tickets from resellers as these tickets will be made invalid. 
  • For those with tickets, don't miss the latest Press Conference on the Papal Visit - as they have great information and details on the Papal Mass. 
  • Information about Park and Ride to Commonwealth Stadium for Papal Mass

Papal Visit Livestream

As we prepare to welcome Pope Francis to Canada, we invite Catholics from across the country to participate in this historic journey in a number of different ways. 

  • In addition to television coverage of papal events, visit to access more than 10 livestream links of coverage featuring interpretation in many languages (including Indigenous languages), as well as livestream links from Vatican TV including commentary.
  • Salt & Light Catholic Media has a dedicated site for information and broadcast details for the papal visit - 
  • Novalis will provide digital worship aid at for all liturgies with Pope Francis.















Everyone is welcome to visit with your families and friends, neighbours, or coworkers, to honour Our Lady and ask for her intercession.  Sponsored by the Marian Devotional Movement.

The Pilgrim Statue(s) will visit the following parishes:

  • July 27 - 29 - at St. Gerard's Church, Calgary (Part of the Western Tour). Details & Schedule Poster
  • July 27 - 31 - at Shrine Church of Our Lady of the Rockies, Canmore (Our Lady Pilgrim Statue visiting major Shrines in Canada as part of the Papal Visit Pilgrimage Tour).  Details & Schedule 
  • August 2 - 3 -  at Holy Spirit Parish, Calgary (Part of the Western Tour) |  Details & Schedule

Take advantage of this opportunity and be blessed!












St. Albert the Great St. Vincent de Paul needs dish detergent and dry pasta.  Please drop your donations in the St. Vincent de Paul box in the Narthex.  Thank you for your support!













Highlights from the latest Faithfully, July 18, 2022 









Resources & Announcements

  1. 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Bulletin Shorts, free to use 
    About Praying.   Abraham is persistent in his pleading with the Lord. And the Lord listens and relents.  A disciple asks Jesus, after seeing him pray, how to pray. Jesus gives a form that we use at every Mass and that we hand on to the elect each Lent.  He then goes on about persistence in our praying.
    • How does my prayer plead for the Kingdom of God to come?
    • How does my prayer ask for what I need to do God’s mercy work?
    • How does my prayer seek and offer forgiveness?
      (Source: Diocese of Springfield) 
  1. Resources for children
    • Kid's challenge this week: Colour this page and write or draw on the back how you will do what God asks of you, and how you can help make sure that all people have fair share of the food that God gives us.  This week, try to think carefully each time you pray the Lord's Prayer, and what the words really mean. (CAFOD) 
  1. Pope Francis: Digital media raises serious ethical issues
    Although modern means of communication can be “a powerful means of fostering communion and dialogue within our human family,” they can also become “places of toxicity, hate speech, and fake news,” warns Pope Francis, in a message to the lay communications network SIGNIS.  Read more
  2. Hundreds of migrants rescued off Tunisian coast
    More than 450 persons were rescued by the Tunisian coast guard in several operations off the country’s coasts, as migrants continue to brave the Mediterranean waters in their bid to reach European shores.  Read more
  3. Nearly 70 Christians killed in span of two months
    At least 68 Christians have been killed, and many more abducted or displaced, over the past two months in only one state in the central region of Nigeria.  “Having to live with such a situation has been very terrible for me and my people, to say the least”, says Bishop Wilfred Chikpa Anagbe.  Read more
  4. Take these 11 thoughts and visit your grandparent (or neighbour)
    Pope Francis has dedicated his recent Wednesday audience catecheses to the theme of the elderly.  And he’s also been speaking from the heart about his own experience of age, given his knee injury that has forced him to use a wheelchair or a cane.  Read some simple advice and profound reflections from the Holy Father.  We can all learn from his advice, young and old.  Read more
  5. How to help children cope with difficult news
    Children's dependence on adults and limited experience with danger can make news of violence especially terrifying for them.  How can we reassure them in times of increased anxiety?  Here are some tips for helping children cope.
  6. A bride and groom and God the Father
    A religious sister describes how attending a wedding revealed to her the loving gaze of God.  "Several years back, at a relatively ordinary wedding in a cathedral in Vermont, I witnessed a groom captivated by his bride."  Read more
  7. July-August 2022 Calendar Highlights
    • July 24 | World Day of Grandparents and the Elderly
    • July 24-29 | Papal Visit in Canada 
    • NEW! July 27-29 - Our Lady of the Cape (Western Tour statue) visits St. Gerard, Calgary 
    • NEW! July 27-31 - Our Lady of the Cape (Papal Pilgrimage Tour statue) visits Our Lady of the Rockies, Canmore
    • July 29 | Triumph Retreat - Live-in program of inner healing & transformation
    • Aug 1-13 | Archateos - Adventure camp for boys ages 7-17
    • NEW! Aug 2-3 - Our Lady of the Cape visits Holy Spirit, Calgary
    • 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
    • Aug 25 | St. Mary's Golf Tournament at Silvertip Resort, Canmore 
    • NEW! Aug 27 - Paint St. Paul's Church in Brocket, AB
  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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