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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 9.13-18
2nd Reading: Philemon 9b-10, 12-17
Gospel: Luke 14.25-33










Today’s readings make very clear the demands that will be made of those wanting to be called disciples of Christ.  We must be prepared to give our all to Him.  But in the end, the life of discipleship — the stewardship way of life — is the only life that can truly satisfy.
In the Gospel passage from Luke, Christ says, “If anyone comes to me without hating his father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, and even his own life, he cannot be my disciple.”  Our Lord is speaking here not of emotions but rather of priorities.  He must come first in all aspects of our lives. Period.
He goes on. “Whoever does not carry his own cross and come after me cannot be my disciple.”  In other words, it’s all or nothing.  Compromise is simply not possible. Christ wants us to give all of ourselves, all aspects of our individual lives, our family life, our parish over to Him and to the pursuit of His kingdom.
And just when we think our Lord might soften His message to make it a little more palatable, He goes further!  “Anyone of you who does not renounce all his possessions cannot be my disciple.”  Why is our Lord being so demanding?  Only because He knows us so well and loves us so much.
He knows that if we do not live by putting Him first before all else, we will easily be swallowed up by the earthly cares that weigh us down — our material things, our status, and our egos.  He knows these things cannot satisfy us.  He knows this because He is our Maker, and He made us for more. 
We are made to be His disciples, to seek after Him and His Kingdom.  Embracing stewardship as a way life allows us to count the cost, and then run after Him with all our might.













Tue, Sep 6 @ 9:00 am               Rod McCormick (RIP)
Tue, Sep 6 @ 6:30 pm               Bill Hermanson (RIP)
Wed, Sep 7 @ 9:00 am              Warren Leach (INT)
Wed, Sep 7 @ 6:30 pm              Aley Kanjirappala (RIP)
Thu, Sep 8 @ 9:00 am               Manny Ferrierinha (RIP)
Thu, Sep 8 @ 6:30 pm               Paul Laliberta (RIP)
Fri, Sep 9 @ 9:00 am                 Harry Jonker (INT)
Fri, Sep 9 @ 6:30 pm                 Alan Pope (RIP)
Sat, Sep 10 @ 9:00 am              Joshua Alex (RIP)
Sat, Sep 10 @ 5:00 pm              Bernard, Rojelio,Trevor Leacock (RIP)
Sun, Sep 11 @ 9:00 am              Mamerrta & Bernabela Joven (RIP)
Sun, Sep 11 @ 11:00 am            St. Albert the Great Community (INT)
Sun, Sep 11 @ 5:00 pm              Ron Pirart (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 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 ketchup and cookies.  Please drop your donations in the St. Vincent de Paul box in the Narthex.  Thank you for your support!


























Come hear from Bishop McGrattan about his vision for promoting and supporting religious and priestly vocations in the Diocese of Calgary. Those who are called to support the work of vocations are invited to join Serra Club of Calgary meeting this month on Saturday, Sep. 17 at 9 am (Mass), followed by breakfast and talk in the Parish Hall.  













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

  • NEW: Caretaker (FT) - St. Bonaventure, Calgary
  • Administrative Assistant/Bookeeper (FT) - St. Mary's, Brooks
  • Assistant Care Coordinator (FT) - Elizabeth House

Please visit for more information and application details. 












All are invited to a monthly reflection on ministry with Fr. Timothy Boyle at St. Martha's Parish in Lethbridge. Reflection will be inspired by the teachings of Pope Francis. When: Tuesdays at 10:30 am, starting Sep. 20. Online participation via livestream will be available from St. Martha's Youtube Live page 












Listen to speakers and panel discussions and engage in an honest conversation regarding death and end of life decisions. Be better prepared to have these discussions with family and friends when the need arises.

Keynote speakers:

  • Archbishop Gregory Kerr Wilson, Anglican Diocese of Calgary
  • Bishop William McGrattan, Roman Catholic Diocese of Calgary
  • Peter Stockland, Cardus Senior Fellow and Publisher of the Catholic Register

Additional information about the conference















The Religious and Moral Education Council (RMEC) is hosting Braiding Together: Dialogue Toward Truth and Reconciliation in Banff on October 14-15. We will be bringing together Indigenous speakers Chief Cadmus Delorme, Chief Wilton LIttlechild, and Phyllis Webstad, along with Archbishop Richard Smith, Archbishop Donald Bolen and Bishop William McGrattan. Pope Francis has called us to follow up his visit with concrete steps to bring about reconciliation and we hope this conference will be one of those steps. Everyone is welcome to attend. 
















Resources & Announcements

  1. Bulletin Shorts, free to use 
    • What Does It Take to Be a Disciple?  Jesus is relentlessly traveling to Jerusalem. He urges the following crowds to be relentless disciples. How?  Be loyal to me and my Father; Carry your own cross – every day; Don’t let possessions get in the way.
      • What does my loyalty to God expect of me?
      • What cross will I carry today, tomorrow, and each day this week?
      • What of my possessions will I share in merciful ways?
        (Source: Diocese of Springfield)
  1. Resources for children
    • Kid's challenge this week: Colour in this illustration of someone achieving something difficult and on the back to write or draw what you will do in the coming week to show that you are followers of Jesus.  (CAFOD)
  1. 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 anyone desiring to be better equipped in accompanying those dealing with grief and loss.  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 
  2. Angels on High Hike & Camping Weekend
    Angels on High is an exciting outdoor 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.  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.   Sign up for the journey to camp and /or hike or Make a donation | Download poster
  3. Feast of the Nativity of the Virgin Mary (Sep 8)
    The Church celebrates the feast of the Nativity of the Virgin Mary on Thursday, Sep. 8.  For ideas on celebrating the Nativity of Mary with children, visit these great resources from CatholicIcing and OSV
  4. Pope defends life rather than taking political positions
    In response to polemics that have arisen in recent days concerning the words of Pope Francis, a communiqué from the Holy See cites the Pope’s “numerous” interventions concerning the war, and recalls that he has always condemned the Russian aggression as “morally unjust, unacceptable, barbaric, senseless, repugnant, and sacrilegious.”  Read more
  5. Big Bob in the Florida death house: Leaving through death’s door
    Vatican Media presents a story by Dale Recinella, a former Wall Street finance lawyer who, along with his wife Susan, assists prisoners in Florida.  Read now
  6. Caritas Pakistan on the frontline of flood disaster
    As Pakistan continues to be hit by unprecedented flash floods which have washed away roads, crops, infrastructure, and bridges, Caritas Pakistan is one of the aid organizations on the frontline of a catastrophe the country’s climate change minister has called a "climate-induced humanitarian disaster of epic proportions.”   Over a thousand people have been killed, and more than 1500 injured by the historic floods.  It is estimated that more than 1 million homes have been damaged, leaving tens of thousands displaced.  Read more
  7. How to thrive while living with chronic pain and no diagnosis
    A woman who lives with pain and uncertainty shares her secrets for living life to the full in every circumstance.  Read now
  8. August/September 2022 Calendar Highlights















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