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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: Wisdom 18.6-9
2nd Reading: Hebrews 11.1-2, 8-19
Gospel: Luke 12.32-48 (or shorter)










Whether you are just beginning your stewardship journey or have been living a stewardship way of life for years, today’s readings invite us to ask ourselves an important question to ponder.
The question is this: “What do you treasure?”  Of course, we all know the “right” answer: we treasure our faith, our family, and our friendships.  But Jesus tells us in the Gospel passage from Luke how we can discover the real answer to this question.  He says, “For where your treasure is, there also will your heart be.” 

To discern what we really treasure, we need to do a check on our hearts.  We can each ask ourselves, “Where do I spend the majority of my energy?  Where do I find my thoughts dwelling?  How do I choose to spend my time when I find myself with a few spare moments?  What do my spending habits reveal about my what is important to me?

As Christian stewards, we are called to live our lives in grateful response to all that God has given us.  Do I recognize and treasure these gifts?













Tue, Aug 9 @ 9:00 am                 Patrick Honish (INT)
Tue, Aug 9 @ 6:30 pm                 Brian Smerdely (INT)
Wed, Aug 10 @ 9:00 am              Maria Piro (RIP)
Wed, Aug 10 @ 6:30 pm              All Souls in Purgatory
Thu, Aug 11 @ 9:00 am               In Thanksgiving (INT)
Thu, Aug 11 @ 6:30 pm               Wincenty Kloskowski (RIP)
Fri, Aug 12 @ 9:00 am                 Tibor Liska (RIP)
Fri, Aug 12 @ 6:30 pm                 Brittany Diment (INT)
Sat, Aug 13 @ 9:00 am                Brian Smerdely (INT)
Sat, Aug 13 @ 5:00 pm                Frank & Jessie Attard (RIP)
Sun, Aug 14 @ 9:00 am               Adelard Durocher (RIP)
Sun, Aug 14 @ 11:00 am             St. Albert the Great Community (INT)
Sun, Aug 14 @ 5:00 pm               Reynaldo Miranda (RIP)











Summer2Inspire with Access52

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 diapers size 4 or 5 and feminine hygiene items.  Please drop your donations in the St. Vincent de Paul box in the Narthex.  Thank you for your support!












Bereavement: Support & Care Training


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:











Special gift for your elderly loved ones



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
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Employment Opportunity

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.












Highlights from the latest Faithfully, July 18, 2022 









Resources & Announcements

  1. Bulletin Shorts, free to use  
    • 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time 
       What Shall We Do?  Jesus tells us today:  “Do not be afraid any longer.”  He also tells us what to do next.  Here is the list.  Give alms.  Gird your loins, that is, put on comfortable clothes so you can work.  Wait at the ready for the coming of the Lord.  Be prepared all the time.  Know what God wants.  As followers of Jesus Christ, we are to be about his business and his Father’s business – not our own.  Our business is also God’s business. 
      • What fear will I let go; what fear will I give up?
      • What does God want me to do this week?
      • How will I be full of mercy by _________?
         (Source: Diocese of Springfield)
    • 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 
    • 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time
       Kid's challenge this week: 
      Play a few rounds of Simon Says with your family, and tell them to be alert, or pay attention, as you give instructions.  After the game, ask yourself why do you need to be alert when you play this game?  In this Sunday’s Gospel, Jesus tells us that we need to be alert disciples.  This week, plan to pay special attention to how we can help our family and friends today. (Source: Sunday Connection) 
    • 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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