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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: Jeremiah 38.4-6, 8-10
2nd Reading: Hebrews 12.1-4
Gospel: Luke 12.49-53










Today’s readings set a high bar for us Christian stewards, reminding us that a stewardship way of life is meant be a challenging way of life.
In the second reading, from the Letter to the Hebrews, we are told to live as Christ lived.  And how did Christ live?  “For the sake of the joy that lay before Him He endured the cross.”  If we are tempted to complain about the sufferings we must endure in living as Christ’s disciples, we are told, “In your struggle against sin you have not yet resisted to the point of shedding blood.”  In other words, “If you’re not bleeding, what are you complaining about?”  That is quite a high bar!

The Gospel reading from Luke continues this challenging theme.  Our Lord tells His disciples “I have come to set the earth on fire, and how I wish it were already blazing.”  A couple of verses later Jesus adds, “Do you think that I have come to establish peace on the earth?  No, I tell you, but rather division.”

Jesus’s life on this earth and the message He brought were not meant to simply make us feel good.  In fact, His words can make us downright uncomfortable at times.  That’s because His Good News (and it is indeed good news!) Is meant to change us, to make saints of us.

The stewardship way of life sets a high bar indeed.  But deeply embraced, this way of life focused on God and others will make us the saints we are called to be.














We will be celebtating the Mass for the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary on Monday August 15 at 9 AM only.












Mon, Aug 15 @ 9:00 am              Marcin Szysz (RIP)

Tue, Aug 16 @ 9:00 am               Wincenty Kloskowski (RIP)
Tue, Aug 16 @ 6:30 pm               Sophia, Peter & John (RIP)
Wed, Aug 17 @ 9:00 am              Jane Gatt (RIP)
Wed, Aug 17 @ 6:30 pm              Cutler family (RIP)
Thu, Aug 18 @ 9:00 am               Alfredo Piro (RIP)
Thu, Aug 18 @ 6:30 pm               Brian Smeredely (INT)
Fri, Aug 19 @ 9:00 am                 Mandy & Jason Reid Family (INT)
Fri, Aug 19 @ 6:30 pm                 Lynn Family (INT)
Sat, Aug 20 @ 9:00 am                Brian Smerdely (INT)
Sat, Aug 20 @ 5:00 pm                Lourdes Ducut (RIP)
Sun, Aug 21 @ 9:00 am               Sheila & Paul Schneider (INT)
Sun, Aug 21 @ 11:00 am             St. Albert the Great Community (INT)
Sun, Aug 21 @ 5:00 pm               Wieslawa Kloskowski (RIP)












If you are going into grade 8 - grade 12, Summer2Inspire by Access52 is here to motivate, challenge and inspire you!  Space is limited, so feel free to sign up for one or all of our upcoming events.  There is no cost to attend, however, donations are welcome.  Join all or any of the sessions below (Tuesdays, 6 to 9 pm)

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St. Albert the Great St. Vincent de Paul needs canned soup and canned brown beans. Please drop your donations in the St. Vincent de Paul box in the Narthex.  Thank you for your support!














The Diocese of Calgary is offering a training opportunity in providing bereavement support and care.  This workshop is offered to those who are involved in the Pastoral Care Ministry in their parishes, and/or for those desiring to be better equipped in accompanying those dealing with grief and loss. 

Topics to be explored include: What is grief and mourning and how it impacts our whole being; Grief as a spiritual journey; How the parish community can assist a grieving person; Practical ideas for a successful parish bereavement ministry.

  • When/where: Saturday, Oct. 1 from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm at St. Luke's (1566 Northmount Drive NW, Calgary). 
  • Register online here or by contacting Sr. Mariflor at 403-218-5521. Please register by Sep. 26.
  • For more information, visit:














Thank you for participation on the World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly last month. Let us keep stepping forward in co-creating compassionate communities and accompaniment with the elderly and grandparents as a normal part of our family and communal life.
 Sacred artist Debbie Thompson Wilson has created a beautiful print of Saints Anna and Joachim for this occasion, and 50 limited edition high quality prints will be available to give away.
 Get it free for your elderly loved one(s): 

  • Submit a photo from your visit with an elderly loved one (grandparent(s) or elderly in community/parish) taking place in July or August 2022.  Please submit photo by Aug 31 via email to (with caption, address, phone, and parish name), or submit online












There are a number of employment opportunities that are currently available in the Diocese of Calgary and beyond. 

  • Assistant Care Coordinator (FT) - Elizabeth House
  • Sacrament Preparation Coordinator (PT) - St. Luke's, Calgary
  • Administrative Assistant/Bookeeper (FT) - St. Mary's, Brooks
  • Executive Director - St. Therese Institute, Bruno, SK

Please visit for more information and application details.















Resources & Announcements

  1. 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time 
    Why Does Jesus Jar the Crowds?  He startles us today by announcing his baptism by fire (his coming Passion and Death).  And he further reminds us that our own Baptism empowers us to undertake something new.  Discipleship.  It is constantly learning anew how to live in this world as preparation for living forever in the next.  But we do this not alone.  The writer of Hebrews reminds us we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses. 
    • What surprise does Jesus present?
    • Whom will I want to surround me?  Why?
    • What discipleship work does Baptism empower me to do today?
      (Source: Diocese of Springfield)
  1. Resources for children
    • 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time
      Kid's challenge this week: Imagine your friend Alex tells you, “I don't want Sam to play with us. If you ask Sam to play, I won’t be your friend anymore.”  You have a hard choice to make.  Think about what Jesus teaches us about right and wrong and good choices. Is it right to leave out Sam?  This week, think of examples of something you wouldn’t do or say just because a friend wanted you to, and pray that you will make good choices even when it is hard. (Source: Sunday Connection)
  1. August 2022 Calendar Highlights
  1. Pope at Audience: Canada, a penitential visit 'like no other'
    Pope Francis resumes his weekly Wednesday General Audience after a July break, and dedicates his catechesis to his recent Apostolic Journey to Canada, a penitential pilgrimage dedicated to embracing indigenous peoples who suffered injustices over the centuries.  Read more
  2. Pope Francis in Canada: The gift of tears
    Many images captured Pope Francis' Penitential Pilgrimage to the land of the indigenous people, and offered a window onto the moments that put the focus on the path of healing and reconciliation of peoples who have greatly suffered and who today encounter a new face of the Church.  Read more
  3. Vatican releases Pope's programme for Kazakhstan
    Pope Francis will make his 38th Apostolic Journey abroad to Kazakhstan in mid-September, visiting the city of Nur-Sultan on the occasion of the VII Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions.  Read more
  4. St. Dominic: Armed with a Prayer, not a Sword" (Feast day Aug. 8) 
    Dominic believed that education was imperative to properly equipping preachers, and that it was necessary to persuade others of truth with reasoned, scholarly argument.  Christians should be respectful of and ready to respond to questions from reason, never resorting to force.  Read more
  5. Spend your summer grilling … and imitating St. Lawrence (Feast day Aug. 10) | The season of cookouts and barbecues is the perfect time to bring God's love and mercy to people around us.  And while we are doing them, we should seek the intercession of St. Lawrence.  Read more
  6. St. Clare of Assisi's Inspiration (Feast day Aug. 11)
    During a general audience, Pope Benedict XVI continued his series of teachings on Christian culture in the Middle Ages.  He devoted his catechesis to another great woman of that period — St. Clare of Assisi, friend of St. Francis and founder of the Poor Clare nuns.  Read more
  7. Solemnity of the Assumption of Mary (Aug 15)
    The Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary was already being celebrated on 15 August in the 5th century. It bore the sense of Our Lady’s “Birth into heaven”, or in the Byzantine tradition, her “Dormition”.  Mary already experiences God’s glory.  She has reached the goal where we will one day all find ourselves.  Read more
  8. 10 ways to celebrate the Immaculate Heart of Mary this August
    August is the beautiful month of the Immaculate Heart of Mary.  Continuing our series on ways to showcase each month’s Catholic theme in your life, here are 10 ways you can more closely align your life to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.  Read more















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