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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: Isaiah 66.10-14
2nd Reading: Galatians 6.14-18
Gospel: Luke 10.1-12, 17-20 (or shorter)










In today’s Gospel passage, from Luke, we find our Lord appointing disciples to go out and prepare others to receive His invitation into the Kingdom of God.  Every verse has something to say about the way a Christian steward should approach others.  Let’s consider at least one of the coaching tips Christ gives.
“The Lord appointed seventy-two others whom He sent out ahead of Him in pairs to every town and place He intended to visit.”  In His wisdom, Christ sent His disciples out not as individuals but in pairs, as teams.  This approach to evangelization certainly provided practical advantages.  The disciples could lean on each other for mutual support and encouragement, helping each other to stay on task and to put their heads together to pray and problem-solve.  This teamwork approach is just as relevant to us modern-day Christian stewards.  It takes courage and commitment to go out and invite others into the Christian life.  We need to work together to do it well.
But there is also symbolic importance to working in teams.  It points to the reality that when we invite others to embrace the Good News of the Gospel, we are not merely inviting them into a belief system, but into a relationship with Christ and through that relationship, into Christ’s family — our fellow Christian disciples near and far.
Our parish is our immediate spiritual family in this extended worldwide fold.  We are not meant to live as isolated individuals within the parish any more than we are meant to live in isolation within our families.  We are meant to be a community. That is why it is so important for us to foster a vibrant, supportive, welcoming parish life. This is why we emphasize hospitality as one of the pillars of stewardship.  It is not enough just to point others to Christ; we must invite them to join us in community with Him; we must offer a place and mission for them in the Church and within our parish family.













Tue, Jul 5 @ 9:00 am               Amanda Obispo (RIP)
Tue, Jul 5 @ 6:30 pm               Oshiorame Dania (INT)
Wed, Jul 6 @ 9:00 am              Ian Obligation (INT)
Wed, Jul 6 @ 6:30 pm              Donna Ameerali (INT)
Thu, Jul 7 @ 9:00 am               Fr. Andrew/Fr. Chris (INT)
Thu, Jul 7 @ 6:30 pm               Devey Page (INT)
Fri, Jul 8 @ 9:00 am                 SATG Community (INT)
Fri, Jul 8 @ 6:30 pm                 Fr Chris (INT)
Sat, Jul 9 @ 9:00 am                Maria Piro (RIP)
Sat, Jul 9 @ 5:00 pm                Afra Cordeiro RIP
Sun, Jul 10 @ 9:00 am             Jovencia Sales (RIP)
Sun, Jul 10 @ 11:00 am           St. Albert the Great Community (INT)
Sun, Jul 10 @ 5:00 pm             Harvey Ruff (RIP)













We are so grateful for the tremendous support that you gave last weekend during our coffee seeking event to support illicit trafficking and prevention of drug abuse and suicide in our youth. 

We still have approximately 60 bags of coffee that we have exchanged for ground that we need to sell.  You can email to order this week at  and we will also have coffee available at all masses on Sunday.  Thank you again for your tremendous support and positive feedback. 













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













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 canned beans and canned vegetables.  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. 

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

Action item for Pastoral Staff 
 Please share with your parishioners  














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. 
























Highlights from the latest Faithfully, June 21, 2022 









Resources & Announcements

  1. 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Bulletin Shorts, free to use 
     About Being Disciples.  Jesus tells the chosen 72 where to go (ahead of him), what not to take (extra baggage), and how to behave (stay and accompany).  Saint Paul carries this forward by stressing what is important for those who follow Jesus (boasting in the Cross of Christ). 
    • What does Jesus empower me to do and say today?
    • How will I embrace the Cross of Christ this week?
    • How will this discipleship enrich the Kingdom of God?
       (Source: Diocese of Springfield) 
  1. Resources for children 
    • Kid's challenge this week: Come up with a list of 10 things to bring to a weeklong camping trip.  Then narrow it down to five or less.  This Sunday Jesus challenges us to recognize the difference between what we want and what we need in this life.  Conclude your activity with praying the "Our Father" and realize that when we pray for "our daily bread" we ask God to give us only what is necessary for our journey through life. (LOYOLA PRESS)  
  1. Pope laments deaths of migrants in Texas and on Spain's border
     Pope Francis expresses his condolences to victims of a tragedy in San Antonio, Texas, in which 46 migrants were found dead in an abandoned lorry in what appears to be a human smuggling attempt along the United States-Mexico border.  According to the San Antonio Fire Chief, Charles Hood, another 16 people - including 4 children - found in the trailer were transported to hospital in critical condition.  Read more
  2. 2025 Jubilee Year & Official Logo
    The Vatican reveals the official Logo of the upcoming Jubilee Year due to be held in 2025 on the theme 'Pilgrims of Hope' and reflects on some of the Holy Year's early initiatives and plans.  The image shows how the pilgrim's journey is not individual, but rather communal, with the signs of a growing dynamism that moves more and more toward the Cross.
  3. St. Elizabeth of Portugal (Feast Day July 4)
    Elizabeth was born in 1271 into the royal house of Aragon. St. Elizabeth of Hungary was her great-aunt, and baby Elizabeth was named after her.  Her father was King Pedro III of Aragon, and his wife’s name was Constantia. Queen Elizabeth's patient efforts to bring peace to her home and her kingdom make her a beautiful intercessor for our day.
  4. 8 Things You Need To Know About Saint Anthony Zaccaria (Feast Day July 5) | Inspired by Saint Paul, St. Anthony encouraged devotion in the lives of many Catholics.  If today is the first time you’re hearing about Anthony, here are eight incredible facts about his life.
  5. St. Maria Goretti (Feast Day July 6)
    July 6 marks the feast day of St. Maria Goretti, a young virgin and martyr whose life is an example of purity and mercy for all Christians.  "What does this fragile but christianly mature girl say to today's young people, through her life and above all through her heroic death?" asked the Pope St. John Paul II.
  6. St. Augustine Zhao Rong (Feast Day July 9) 
    On July 9 the Church celebrates the feast of the 120 Martyrs of China.  Religious persecution has a long history in China, especially persecution of Christians, thousands of whom have died for their faith in the last millennium. Augustine Zhao Rong was the first native Chinese priest to become a martyr.  Watch: St. Augustine Zhao Rong and the Church in China (2 mnts)
  7. July 2022 Calendar Highlights 
    • Throughout month of July | Catechesis of the Good Shepherd summer camps 
    • July 6 | International Family Festival (online) with Seeds of the Words 
    • July 8-10 | How Long Lord?  A Creative Writing Retreat in FCJ Centre
    • 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















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