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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 66.18-21
2nd Reading: Hebrews 12.5-7, 11-13
Gospel: Luke 13.22-30










Today’s readings show us that it is not enough to be Christ’s disciples in name only.  To be a real disciple, we must live for Christ every day and in every aspect of life. This kind of life takes strength and discipline.

Intentionally and consistently offering the Lord the best of our Time, Talent, and Treasure through a stewardship way of life is a form of spiritual discipline.  These spiritual disciplines teach us to become ever more aware of God’s constant provision for us and they keep us on the narrow path towards the Kingdom of Heaven.  The more we embrace this way of life, the more we can be “trained” by the Lord in the ways of true discipleship.  Though difficult, these disciplines become a source of spiritual strength.

Our Lord Himself speaks of the difficult path to the Kingdom of Heaven in today’s Gospel passage from Luke.  He is asked, “Lord, will only a few be saved?”  Jesus responds, “Strive to enter through the narrow gate, for many, I tell you, will attempt to enter but will not be strong enough.”  Showing up for Mass on Sunday while living as if Christ is an afterthought the rest of the week does not make us disciples.  What’s more, this approach to our faith is an unjust and unloving response to our good God who has given us all that we have and are.

Jesus does not want us to merely go through the motions of faith.  He wants much more from us and for us.  He wants to know us deeply and for us to get to know Him so that we become His holy disciples.  This is not a burden; it is a privilege.  But it does take discipline, the discipline of a stewardship way of life.













Tue, Aug 23 @ 9:00 am               Van Kampen family (INT)
Tue, Aug 23 @ 6:30 pm               Erin Castro (INT)
Wed, Aug 24 @ 9:00 am              Heather Lamontagne (INT)
Wed, Aug 24 @ 6:30 pm              Anna Thomas (RIP)
Thu, Aug 25 @ 9:00 am               Trineo Obispo  (RIP)
Thu, Aug 25 @ 6:30 pm               Dorothy Andrew  (RIP)
Fri, Aug 26 @ 9:00 am                 Adolf Smerdely (RIP)
Fri, Aug 26 @ 6:30 pm                 Maurice Padilla (RIP)
Sat, Aug 27 @ 9:00 am                Judith Dalgleish (RIP)
Sat, Aug 27 @ 5:00 pm                Ursula Geofrey (RIP)
Sun, Aug 28 @ 9:00 am               Barthalomew Smith (INT)
Sun, Aug 28 @ 11:00 am             St. Albert the Great Community (INT)
Sun, Aug 28 @ 5:00 pm               Ide & Flordelina Lopez (RIP)

























We are pleased to announce Children's Liturgy will be coming back starting September 17, 2022.  We will begin registering children after all Masses next weekend.  We are also looking for more volunteers as we continue to rebuild from pandemic.  Volunteers for children's ministries are required to be registered with the parish for at least 1 year, provide 3 reference checks and be willing to submit a police background check.  If you feel called to this ministry please contact Carly at for more information.












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!














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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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:














Sacred artist Debbie Thompson Wilson has created a beautiful print of Saints Anna and Joachim for World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly, 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
  • NEW - Administrative Assistant (PT) - St. Thomas Moore, Calgary
  • 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. 














After two years of providing care packages to our guests during the time of the pandemic, Feed the Hungry is ready to resume hosting sit-down dinners for its guests with a Thanksgiving Dinner on Sunday, October 9, 2022.  













The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS) is a unique program for bringing Christ to the 3-6 year old child. This Catechist weeklong program will be held at St. Peter's Parish in Calgary. The CGS catechist training is a wonderful way to learn your own Catholic faith in order to proclaim it to the youngest members of our parish and community. The catechist course runs from Sept. 9-15, 2022. 

  • For more information or to register for the Catechist training workshop, contact Paula Sabatini at 






















The Retrovaille program is for married couples facing difficult challenges in their relationship. A Christian marriage program, Catholic in origin, where couples of all faiths or no faith background are encouraged to attend. A weekend away, designed to give your marriage a chance. This program have helped tens of thousands married couples as it offers tools needed to rediscover a loving marriage. Follow-up sessions will be provided after the weekend.


























Angels on High is an exciting outdoors adventure consisting of priests and community members with a goal to raise funds used to help build St. Gabriel the Archangel Catholic Church building in Chestermere.

This year Angels on High will be hiking and camping in Kananaskis Country from Sep. 16 to 18 (hike on Sep. 17). Outdoor Mass will be offered on Sunday, Sep. 18 at 8 am at the campground. 
















Resources & Announcements

  1. Bulletin Shorts, free to use 
    • 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time 
      Are Only a Few to Be Saved?  It is not uncommon for someone to ask us:  “Have you been saved?”  Often, they are looking for one fixed date, one specific event.  But we know these truths.  (1) We are saved everyday – because of God’s grace.  (2) God chooses to save everyone – me and them.  (3) Salvation is strengthened by working for justice, by living merciful lives.
      • How will I acknowledge that I am being saved by Christ every day.
      • How will I cherish that everyone is saved – even those people I do not like but need to still love?
      • What mercy work does this summon me to do this week?
        (Source: Diocese of Springfield)
  1. Resources for children
    • 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time
      Kid's challenge this week: 
      What happens if you are late arriving at school or team practice?  This Sunday's Gospel tells a story about some people who miss a deadline.  Why do you think the master in the story did not allow the people to enter?  When praying the Lord's Prayer this week, ask that we pray to be delivered from temptation—those things that distract us from keeping focused on opportunities to grow closer to God.  (Source: Sunday Connection)
  1. August/September 2022 Calendar Highlights
  1. Pope Francis calls for attention to the "mortal danger" facing Somalia | At the end of the recitation of the Angelus, the Pope’s thoughts turn to the population of Somalia and neighbouring countries, grappling with a serious humanitarian crisis also linked to an unprecedented drought.  “Starvation is now haunting the entire country.  We are seeing more and more families forced to leave everything behind because there is literally no water or food left in their villages."  Read more
  2. The Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Aug. 22) 
    As Saint Paul suggests in Romans 8:28–30, God has predestined human beings from all eternity to share the image of his Son.  All the more was Mary predestined to be the mother of Jesus.  As Jesus was to be king of all creation, Mary, in dependence on Jesus, was to be queen.  Read more
  3. How a temple in India was purified by St. Bartholomew the Apostle (Feast day Aug. 24) | While St. Thomas the Apostle is most well-known for his travels in India, there is another disciple of Jesus who had a similar missionary journey.  According to traditions that date to the 4th century, St. Bartholomew also went to India.  The medieval collection of stories known as The Golden Legend narrates one particular legend where St. Bartholomew purified a temple.  Read more
  4. 5 facts about St. Monica that will inspire you to never give up hope (Feast day Aug. 27) | The Church celebrates the feast of St. Monica, the mother of St. Augustine of Hippo, on August 27.  She is particularly known for her perseverance in prayer.  Here are some amazing facts about this incredible saint that are sure to inspire your faith in God’s omnipotent power.  Read more
  5. The Passion of John the Baptist (Aug 29)
    Local legends claim that St. John was put to death at about the time of the Pasch, a year before Christ’s Passion, but the feast of his death is kept today, the anniversary of the finding of his head at Emesa in Syria in 452.  Read more
  6. St. Gregory (Feast day Sep. 3) and God's decision
    Perhaps the greatest spiritual lesson for us in the witness of St. Gregory is discerned in his vocation.  Gregory correctly discerned that the Lord had chosen him for monastic life, but God would beckon Gregory beyond his own expectations in regards to how his vocation would serve the Lord’s will and purposes.  Read more
  7. Smudging and Catholic Liturgy with Fr. Cristino Bouvette
    A debrief with Fr. Cristino Bouvette on the Papal Visit liturgies.  Learn about the elements of indigenous inculturation seen, like smudging and praying in the four directions.  Listen to podcast















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