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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: Exodus 32.7-11, 13-14
2nd Reading: 1 Timothy 1.12-17
Gospel: Luke 15.1-32 (or shorter)










Today’s readings focus on the personal, passionate, and merciful love of God which should fill us with unending gratitude to Him.  This gratitude is the fuel, if you will, that keeps the stewardship way of life rolling along.
In our Second Reading, from St. Paul’s letter to Timothy, we find a grateful Paul who says of himself, “I was once a blasphemer and a persecutor and arrogant, but I have been mercifully treated.”  St. Paul is well aware of the sins he has committed.  But this does not hold him back from ministry.  Rather, it makes him all the more grateful to be God’s steward.  How encouraging to know that this is true for us as well.  Our past sins, and even our present struggles, do not disqualify us from becoming God’s grateful stewards.
Jesus gives us several poignant illustrations of His merciful love in today’s Gospel reading from Luke.  Let us focus on one, in particular — the story of the lost sheep.  He asks, “What man among you, having a hundred sheep and losing one of them would not leave the ninety-nine… and go after the lost one until he finds it?”
The logical response is no one!   It simply does not make sense to spend time and energy searching for one lost sheep when there are so many others to tend to.  But God’s logic, God’s mercy, defies human logic.  And who is the lost one?   It is every one of us when we stray away from God through sin, great or small.
What gratitude we owe to such a personal, passionate, loving God!  Just think, even our sins, once forgiven, become a source of fuel for our stewardship way of life as we reflect with deep gratitude on the powerful mercy of our Savior.













Tue, Sep 13 @ 9:00 am               Regina Hauk (RIP)

Tue, Sep 13 @ 11:00 am              Audrey Tiberio (RIP)
Tue, Sep 13 @ 6:30 pm               Jim Walters (RIP)
Wed, Sep 14 @ 9:00 am              Amanda Obispo (RIP)
Wed, Sep 14 @ 6:30 pm              Evelyn Leduc (RIP)
Thu, Sep 15 @ 9:00 am               Harry Sampson  (RIP)
Thu, Sep 15 @ 6:30 pm               Jason Kenny (INT)
Fri, Sep 16 @ 9:00 am                 Kurt Eby (RIP)
Fri, Sep 16 @ 6:30 pm                 Miguel Altura (INT)
Sat, Sep 17 @ 9:00 am                Estelita T. Sanchez (RIP)
Sat, Sep 17 @ 5:00 pm                Elizabeth Nandee (INT)
Sun, Sep 18 @ 9:00 am               Rufino & Gregoria Florendo (RIP)
Sun, Sep 18 @ 11:00 am             St. Albert the Great Community (INT)
Sun, Sep 18 @ 5:00 pm               Lorraine Hanishewski (INT)














Registration for the sacraments (First Reconciliation, First Eucharist, and Confirmation) is now open at St. Albert the Great Church for 2022-2023!
Please click the following link to register:
Register online for the sacraments 


Please register by the end of September.


For an outline of dates for the sacraments, please visit the following link:
Sacrament Dates 2022-2023 


Contact Dan D'Agostino with any questions:













The parish office of St. Albert the Great Church will be expanding office hours to inlude afternoons on Wednesdays & Thursdays, beginning September 7.

The office will be closed a half-hour for lunch (12:30-1:00pm) on those days.


Here are the new office hours:

  • Sunday: Closed
  • Monday: 9:30am - 12:30pm
  • Tuesday: 9:30am - 12:30pm
  • Wednesday: 9:30am - 12:30pm, 1:00pm - 4:30pm
  • Thursday: 9:30am - 12:30pm, 1:00pm - 4:30pm
  • Friday: 9:30am - 12:30pm
  • Saturday: Closed













We are pleased to announce Children's Liturgy will be coming back starting September 17, 2022.  We will begin registering children after all Masses this 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.













Altar Serving is a wonderful way for children and youth to learn about the holy Mass, be involved in the parish, and serve God while having fun and making friends.  Our current altar servers are ages 11-17.  We would like to invite children and youth ages 8-17 to sign up at the back of the church for more information.  Altar servers must have received their first communion and are expected to be attending Mass regularly, especially during training.  The training dates are Sept 17 and 24 from 3:30-6pm; Oct 22  and Nov 5 from 4-6 pm.  Limited space is available and parents must stay for the session.  New servers must attend all sessions and attend Masses between sessions to shadow experienced servers.  There will also be reading to do between sessions.  If you are not able to attend these dates, please sign up for information on the next session.  If you have any questions, please contact Kelsey Gay, at  contact information is available at the sign up sheet.












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














Come As You Are (CAYA) invites you to join our monthly CONNECT nights.  Our goal is to provide practical and meaningful ways to grow your relationship with God, and be part of a community of intentional disciples.  We seek to answer the question: "How do I grow as a follower of Jesus Christ from wherever I am at?"  Come exactly as you are, all are welcome.  We meet the 4th Thursday of every month after evening Mass, in the parish basement.  Kick-off event on Thursday, Sept 22nd @ 7 - 9:30pm.  Presentation and discussion; social and tooney bar.  All proceeds donated to the refugee family fund. RSVP to comeasyouare.yyc@gmail....













Catechesis of the Good Shepherd for 3 - 9 year olds is being offered at St James Catholic Parish in Okotoks (just a very short drive south):


3-6 year old Tues 9:30 - 11:30 am
3-6 year old Wed 10 am - noon
5-6 year old Tues 4 - 6 pm
7-9 year old Fri 1:30 - 3:30 pm

For more info contact Dorothy or Sheila Schneider  403-617-9530
























Let us pray for our 2022/23 Seminarians for the Diocese of Calgary. May God grant them the grace to grow closer to Him through their daily prayers and studies. 

  • Come and listen to Bishop McGrattan speak about his vision for promoting and supporting religious and priestly vocations in the diocese on Saturday, Sep. 17. Mass at 9 am followed by breakfast & talk in St. Mary's Cathedral Parish Hall. Zoom available. More info












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

  • NEW: Volunteer Screening Coordinator/Office Assistant (PT) - St. James, Calgary
  • Caretaker (FT) - St. Bonaventure, Calgary
  • Administrative Assistant/Bookeeper (FT) - St. Mary's, Brooks
  • NEW: Research & Resource Development Assistant - CCCB, Office of Family & Life

Please visit for more information and application details. 













The Divine Mercy Centre invites you to an outdoor event (free) with Bishop Emeritus Henry starting at 11 am on Saturday, Sep 17 at Divine Mercy Centre. There will be Adoration, Confession, Holy Mass (at noon), talks, and Q&A. 














The FCJ Centre invites you to an evening with Fr. Cristino as he shares his story of reconciliation, openness, vulnerability, suffering and reconciling his identities as an indigenous and a priest. When: Thursday, Sep. 22 at 7 pm

















Bishop McGrattan marks the anniversary of the death of Mother Teresa, canonized Saint Teresa of Calcutta in 2016 by Pope Francis during the Holy Year of Mercy. In his message, the Bishop invites the faithful to follow in St. Teresa's footstep, to be witness to the Gospel through the diocesan initiative of Feed the Hungry. 
















Resources & Announcements

  1. Bulletin Shorts, free to use 
    • Why Hang Around with the Lost Ones?  We can read Luke chapter 15 as parables of lost sheep, lost coin, and lost child.  But basically, they are stories of joy resulting in lavish parties for what is found: a full flock, a complete dowry, a returned relationship of parent and child.  Ultimately, they show God’s desire to be reunited with anyone who becomes lost in little or big ways. It needs to be our desire, too. 
      • For whom will I go looking who needs to be found? 
      • Who am I called to hang around (I may be surprised)? 
      • How will I be like the generous father standing on the porch awaiting the return of _____
        (Source: Diocese of Springfield)
  1. Resources for children
    • Kid's challenge this week: Colour this illustration of a shepherd finding a lost sheep and on the back to write or draw what they will do in the coming week to share God’s love with other people at school or at home. (CAFOD)
  1. Pastoral Care: The Art of Accompaniment
    Join Fr. Timothy Boyle in a monthly reflection on ministry, pastoral care, and the art of accompaniment, inspired by the teachings of Pope Francis. Starts: Tuesday, Sep. 20 at 10:30 am at St. Martha's Church in Lethbridge, or join via livestream.  Download Poster
  2. Bereavement: Support & Care Training  The Diocese of Calgary is offering a training opportunity in providing bereavement support and care. 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: poster 
  3. Angels on High Hike & Camping Weekend
    Angels on High is an exciting outdoor adventure (in Kananaskis) 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.  When: Sep. 16 to 18 (hike on Sep. 17).  Sign up for the journey to camp and /or hike or Make a donation 
  4. 8 Prayers from John Chrysostom (Feast Day: Sep. 13) that get right to God’s heart These short prayers attributed to St. John Chrysostom are known as "arrow" prayers: little reminders during the day that we are always in the presence of the Father.  Read more
  5. Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross (Sep. 14)
    The Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross may appear at first glance to be a strange celebration on September 14. It is entirely removed from the season of Lent and located near the end of Ordinary Time.  Why is that?  Read more
  6. Memorial of Our Lady of Sorrows (Sep. 15)
    We make a mistake if we think that because Mary is the Mother of God that this somehow meant that she escaped the more painful experiences of life. The presentation of the Mother of God as Our Lady of Sorrows is a dramatic display to us of the full implications of the Incarnation for the woman who loved him most in all the world.  Read more   
  7. St. Cornelius & St. Cyprian (Feast Day: Sep. 16)
    Sts. Cornelius and Cyprian were contemporaries and friends who supported one another in a time of ecclesial divisions and imperial persecution.  Read more
  8. August/September 2022 Calendar Highlights















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