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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: Ecclesiastes 1.2; 2.21-23
2nd Reading: Colossians 3.1-5, 9-11
Gospel: Luke 12.13-21










Today’s Gospel passage comes as a pat on the back from Heaven for all of us striving to live a stewardship way of life.  It reminds us why we live the way we do and why we make the choices we make.  Let’s face it, if we truly embrace this way of life, there will be people who find our choices — based on serving God and others — downright foolish. But let’s see what God thinks.  Spoiler alert: turns out Christian stewards are not the fools!

In this passage, Jesus makes it clear that life is not about “stuff” as he tells the parable of the wealthy businessman who thought he had everything figured out.  The man had such an abundance of stuff that he didn’t have room to store it all.  So, thinking of earthly things and not on what is above, he decided to build a bigger place to store all that stuff.  Patting himself on the back, he thought about what good times he would have in the years ahead. But Jesus tells us that day would turn out to be the man’s last day on the earth.  And he had spent it thinking only of himself. How foolish!

Don’t be ashamed of living differently from the people around you.  Be confident as you set priorities based on what is above.  You are wise in God’s eyes, Christian steward. And you will be rich in what matters most.













Tue, Aug 2 @ 9:00 am               Sebastiano & Audrey Tiberio (RIP)
Tue, Aug 2 @ 6:30 pm               Belile Family (INT)
Wed, Aug 3 @ 9:00 am              Fr. Jerome Lavigne (INT)
Wed, Aug 3 @ 6:30 pm              Nicholas Nguyen (RIP)
Thu, Aug 4 @ 9:00 am               Bishop McGrattan (INT)
Thu, Aug 4 @ 6:30 pm               Wincenty Kloskowski (RIP)
Fri, Aug 5 @ 9:00 am                 Magdalena Smerdely (INT)
Fri, Aug 5 @ 6:30 pm                 Maria Nguyen (RIP)
Sat, Aug 6 @ 9:00 am                Melvin Kall (RIP)
Sat, Aug 6 @ 5:00 pm                Alice Rosario (RIP)
Sun, Aug 7 @ 9:00 am               Samuel Rowen (RIP)
Sun, Aug 7 @ 11:00 am             St. Albert the Great Community (INT)
Sun, Aug 7 @ 5:00 pm               Jose Perez Guterrez (RIP)












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! 













St. Albert the Great St. Vincent de Paul needs jam and pancake syrup.  Please drop your donations in the St. Vincent de Paul box in the Narthex.  Thank you for your support!
















Resources & Announcements

  1. 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Bulletin Shorts, free to use 
    About Greed. Family quarrels, regrettably, are often about inheritance, about possessions.  That should be mine, we may say. I do not have enough, we may say. Jesus tells a story about how we are stewards only, and not owners of what we use; about how possessions can possess.
    • How much is enough?
    • What do I have that I can give away?
    • With mercy works in mind, what will I do?
      (Source: Diocese of Springfield) 
  1. Resources for children
    • Kid's challenge this week: Imagine that you have been granted a $1,000 shopping spree. Brainstorm how you would spend your money, and write it down.  Now circle things that you 'need' versus 'want' in your list. Read Luke 12:13-21.  When we fail to think about the needs of others, what should we ask from the Lord? [forgiveness] End your reflection by praying "Confiteor" (Sunday Connection)
  1. Need to forgive or heal? Take these 4 reflections from the Pope in Canada
    Reconciliation is not merely the result of our own efforts; it is a gift that flows from the crucified Lord.  The Holy Father offered an insightful reflection on reconciliation, the role of the Church, and how the faith must be shared.  While his address was given in the context of his “penitential pilgrimage” to help heal the wounds caused by residential schools, the ideas apply for any situation that needs reconciliation.  Read more
  2. July - August 2022 Calendar Highlights
    • NEW! Aug 2: Access52 - Youth event: Can you hear me now?  (learn to give a great talk and speak clearly)
    • 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
    • NEW! Aug 16: Access52 - Youth event: Rhythm & Beats (listen and discover the gift of music)
    • 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
    • NEW! Aug 23: Access52 - Youh event: Capture, Create, and Share (photography and videography)
    • NEW! Aug 23Leading a Choir Workshop with SAGA & SJCS
    • Aug 25 | St. Mary's Golf Tournament at Silvertip Resort, Canmore 
    • Aug 27 - Paint St. Paul's Church in Brocket, AB
    • NEW! Aug 30: Access52 - Youh event: The Game (options, decisions, outcomes - what will your next move be?)
  1. The life of St. Alphonsus Liguori (Feast day Aug. 1) 
    Saint Alphonsus Liguori C.Ss.R. (1696–1787) was an Italian Catholic Bishop, spiritual writer, c omposer, musician, artist, poet, lawyer, scholastic philosopher, and theologian.  Today, his latest successor Fr Michael Brehl C.Ss.R., worldwide Superior General, tells the story of the man who founded the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer and gave hope to the Redemptorists and to million of people across the world.  Watch now
  2. This is what prayer should be like, according to St. John Vianney (Feast day Aug. 4) | Prayer can be confusing at times, especially when prayer is described in any number of ways.  We may have been told that prayer consists of “saying your prayers,” reciting such beautiful formulas as the Our Father or Hail Mary.  Let's examine our own prayer life based on these experiences of the Cure of Ars.  Read more
  3. Pope: Jesus didn’t choose the best 3 apostles for the Transfiguration
    Pope Francis explains that God didn't choose Peter, James and John because of their qualifications, but simply because of love.  Read more
  4. The youngest new cardinal of the Church has been an exorcist for more than 20 years | Bishop Giorgio Marengo, a 47-year-old Italian who works as a missionary bishop in faraway Mongolia, will officially become the “youngest cardinal” as of August 27.  Besides setting a record for his age, the young bishop has been an exorcist for more than 20 years!  Read more 
  5. Holy See: Germany's synodal path cannot make doctrinal decisions
    A Vatican statement clarifies that the initiative underway in Germany "does not have the power to oblige bishops and the faithful" to "new ways of governance and new approaches to doctrine and morality."  The invitation is to converge into the synodal path of the universal Church.  Read more 
  6. Pope John Paul I beatification set for Sep. 4
    Pope Francis is set to beatify his predecessor, John Paul I, on Sunday, Sept. 4, at Mass in St. Peter’s Square. Pope John Paul I’s was the shortest papacy in modern history, reigning over the See of Peter for on 33 days.  He was first Pope to choose a double name, saying he did so in honor of his two predecessors: John XXIII and Paul VI.  Read more















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