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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: Amos 6.1a, 4-7
2nd Reading: 1 Timothy 6.11-16
Gospel: Luke 16.19-31










We have all been given great power by God in the form of Time, Talents, and Treasure.  Today’s readings remind us that this power is meant to be used for great good.  And, that failure to do so has eternal consequences.
We see the urgency for us to put our powers to good use in today’s Gospel passage from Luke.  Our Lord tells the rather chilling parable of the rich man who ignored poor Lazarus during their lifetimes.  At the moment of the rich man’s death, he goes down to the netherworld while Lazarus is taken to theeternal joy and comfort in the bosom of Abraham.  The rich man keenly regrets his indifference towards the needs of Lazarus, but it is too late for regret.  His choices have played out and now the rich man will face the consequences of his failure to use the gifts God gave him.
Pursuit of God’s kingdom and care for the poor are not trifling matters.  Our Lord makes this clear to us over and over in the Scriptures and the constant teachings of our 2,000-year-old Church.  We are free to ignore these teachings and live instead for ourselves. But there will be tragic results for us in the end.  And, because we are made for eternity, living selfishly on this earth doesn’t really bring us true happiness anyway.
So how can we use our great powers for great good? By embracing a stewardship way of life. By putting God first in all areas of our lives — in the way we spend our time, the ways we share our talents, the ways we give of our financial resources.  Stewardship living calls us out of our comfort zone and into commitment to the Lord and the things that matter to Him.













Tue, Sep 27 @ 9:00 am               Josephine Ralph (RIP)

Tue, Sep 27 @ 11:00 am             Cosmelita Romero (RIP)

Tue, Sep 27 @ 6:30 pm               Donovan Tailfeathers (RIP)
Wed, Sep 28 @ 9:00 am              Felix McCarthy (RIP)
Wed, Sep 28 @ 6:30 pm              Joni Winter (INT)
Thu, Sep 29 @ 9:00 am               George Rocks (RIP)
Thu, Sep 29 @ 6:30 pm               Regina Crowchild (INT)
Fri, Sep 30 @ 9:00 am                 Rose McCarthy (RIP)
Fri, Sep 30 @ 6:30 pm                 Vera Grady (RIP)
Sat, Oct 1 @ 9:00 am                   Peter & Pauline Chimko (RIP)
Sat, Oct 1 @ 5:00 pm                   Basdeo Nandee (RIP)
Sun, Oct 2 @ 9:00 am                  Harry Sampson (RIP)
Sun, Oct 2 @ 11:00 am                St. Albert the Great Community (INT)
Sun, Oct 2 @ 5:00 pm                  Mariam Kanjirappala (RIP)














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 Knights of Columbus will be holding a bottle drive on the weekend of October 1st and 2nd . Please bring all your bottles, aluminum cans, and milk and juice cartons to the church parking lot after all Saturday and Sunday Masses or anytime during the day that weekend. Proceeds will be used to support our Coats for Kids initiative. 













It is time to bring back Sunday Social following the 9:00am and 11:00am masses!  A group has been formed to re-start this important ministry and they need your help.  Volunteers will be required to assist weekly with set-up, hosting, food and beverage preparation and clean-up afterwards.  If you, or you and your family, can assist with Sunday Social, there is a sign-up sheet in the Narthex.  You can also send an email to volunteers@stalbertthe... for more information. 














Ever wanted to share in the ministry of the Eucharist?  Perhaps it’s been a while since you last served. We will be holding a training session for both for those who would like a refresher and those who are new to this ministry.  


The training sessions will be held on:

  • September 30, 2022 at 7:00pm after the evening Mass.   
  • October 21, 2022 at 7:00pm after the evening Mass.   

You only need to attend one of the training sessions. 


Please direct any questions to volunteers@sta...  


Eucharistic Ministers must be fully initiated in the Catholic faith.














What do you call a man or woman who stands up in a Catholic church and lends his or her voice to God?  A LECTOR.  If you are being called to proclaim God’s word, then please consider joining the Lector Ministry and fulfill that calling. 


We will be holding training sessions for those who are new to this ministry and those who would like to have a little refresher training.  


The training sessions will be held on October 27, 2022 at 7:00pm after the evening Mass. Please direct any questions to volunteers@sta...  













This past week the Parish Mass Ministry Coordinating Team sent by email a letter to all active volunteers for the mass ministries of:


· Lectors

· Extraordinary Eucharistic Ministers

· Welcome Ministry (greeters and ushers)

· Cleaning/Sanitizing


The purpose of the letter was to confirm your ministry preferences as we move to a scheduling system.


If you did not receive a letter (or if you would like to join us), please let us know by sending an email to: volunteers@stalbertthe..., or speak to one of our volunteers after mass.














Pope Francis invited Catholics to reflect in this question: "How do you think we can better involve migrants and refugees in our communities?"  Watch this video, highlighting the experience of the faithful at the Saint Mary of the Lake Parish and Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in the Chicago, USA. 


St. Albert the Great Parish is sponsoring an Iranian Catholic refugee family, who are suffering under persecution for their Catholic faith. More information about this family and our parish ministry can be found here Refugee Family - St Albert The Great or by emailing


We appreciate your generosity - donations are still needed and can be made through our parish, by completing the refugee family donation form or by submitting an etransfer to  Please clearly indicate the donation is for the "Refugee Family" in the memo line to ensure the funds are directed to this cause. Thank you for your support of this work of charity.














Food Loss & Waste Tip: True expiration dates apply to only a handful of items, like baby formula and nutritional drinks.  Know the difference between an expiration date and a best before day.  Approximately 95% of dates on all packaging including are best before dates used for rotation purposes.  Check with your local grocery store and ask the Manager if you are uncertain.














Parish offices and the Catholic Pastoral Center will be closed on Friday, Sep. 30 to mark the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. 


We invite everyone to participate in the various events happening (in-person or virtually) on that day, or to watch the following resources. 













All the mothers are invited to share as friends, to support each other in parenthood and to grow in holiness.  😇


Mothers Group will take place every Tuesday 9:45-11-30 am starting on September 20th at St. Albert the Great Church.

Babysitting is provided.  🌺


If you are interested in volunteering as a childcare provider or have any questions please contact the parish office or email at satgmothersgroup@gmail...   












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















The Government of Canada is matching donations dollar for dollar (up to $3 million) until September 28, 2022 to help the people of Pakistan cope with the worst flooding in the country's history.  Caritas Pakistan is counting on our support. Please give online to Caritas Pakistan through Development and Peace - Caritas Canada at 













Last fall a group was formed at St. Bonaventure Parish to do just that.  As we had a very successful experience we would like to extend an invitation to any interested parishioners from our neighboring parishes to join us.  The ultimate goal is for participants to become, if not proficient, as least confident  in reading and singing  Gregorian Chant.  Knowing how to read music would be helpful but not essential.  We meet each Thursday morning at 9:45 following the morning Mass in the St. Francis Room at St. Bonaventure. We will commence on Thursday October 6.  If you are interested or would like further information contact Ken Murdoch at












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

  • Support Staff (PT) - Elizabeth House, Calgary
  • Administrative Assistant (PT) - St. Mary's, Brooks
  • Bookkeeper (Casual) - St. Mary's, Brooks

Please visit for more information and application details. 















Resources & Announcements

  1. Bulletin Shorts, free to use 
    • Are the Rich in Trouble? Here, today, is the story of a rich man and a poor man, Lazarus (means, “My God helps”).  The impoverished life of the latter and the sumptuous life of the former gets reversed in death and the life that follows.  Are the rich in trouble?  It depends. 
      • How will I keep one eye on heaven, my final home? 
      • How will I be generous today? 
      • How can I feed those who are hungry?
         (Source: Diocese of Springfield)
  1. Resources for children
    • Kid's challenge this week: What do you think it was like for Lazarus to have nothing and see someone who had so much?  This week, make a commitment as a family to do something in which you will choose to share your possessions with someone in need.  (LOYOLA PRESS)
  1. LAST CALL: Bereavement: Support & Care TrainingThe 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 Monday, Sep. 26.   For more information, visit:
  2. The Role of the Catholic University in the 21st Century | Listen to a panel discussion on the purpose of a Catholic university and how it is distinct from secular/non-Catholic institutions.  In this riveting discussion, we will explore how Catholic Intellectual Tradition (characterized by rigorous intellectual inquiry and with rich roots in the past) can serve as a creative guide for transforming Catholic higher education in the 21st century.  When: Monday, Sep. 26, 7 pm to 9 pm.  More infoPoster
  3. St. Jean de Brébeuf, St. Isaac Jogues and Companion (Feast day: Sep. 26) | Nearly four hundred years has passed since St. Jean de Brébeuf and his companions laid down their lives for the Indigenous people and the faith.  Learn about the origins of these Jesuit missionaries.  Read more
  4. St. Vincent de Paul (Feast day: Sep. 27)
    St. Vincent de Paul was born on April 24, 1581 in the Kingdom of France.  At the young age of 15, his father sent him to the seminary, where St. Vincent hoped to establish a successful career as a priest, so that he could retire early and comfortably.  But God had other plans in mind for St. Vincent. Read more
  5. St. Raphael, a powerful healer for anyone suffering right now (Feast day: Sep. 29) | Among the three archangels named in the Bible, St. Raphael is probably the least known.  This is likely due to the fact that St. Raphael is only found in the Old Testament.  In the Book of Tobit, he reveals himself as a healer of mind, body and spirit.  His angelic mission on earth is to heal, which is very important for those suffering in any way.  Read more
  6. St. Jerome (Feast Day: Sep. 30)
    St. Jerome was a Scripture scholar, translating most of the Old Testament from Hebrew.  He also wrote commentaries which are a great source of scriptural inspiration for us today.  Though frequently remembered for his bad temper, St. Jerome's love for God and his son Jesus Christ was extraordinarily intense; anyone who taught error was an enemy of God and truth, and Saint Jerome went after him or her with his mighty pen.  Read more
  7. Remembering St. Thérèse of the Child Jesus (Feast Day: Oct. 1)
    How is it that those of us living today know anything at all about this young obscure nun, Sister Therese of the Child Jesus and the Holy Face, who lived for nine years within a nondescript French convent more than a hundred years ago?  The answer lies in her relationship with God and how God permitted that her writings about that relationship were spread throughout the entire world after her death.  Read more 
  8. September/October 2022 Calendar Highlights















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