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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: Sirach 35.15-17, 20-22
2nd Reading: 2 Timothy 4.6-8, 16-18
Gospel: Luke 18.9-14










In last week’s readings we were encouraged to remain persistent and constant in our prayer life.  Today we focus on the proper attitude of a steward at prayer.
In the Gospel passage from Luke, Jesus illustrates the humble attitude we must have as we approach God in prayer through a parable of two praying men.  One is a Pharisee, a man with respected status, theological training and all the right credentials.  He marches right up to the front of the temple to speak a prayer “to himself,” thanking God for making him just a little bit superior to everyone else!
The other man is a tax collector, known by those of his day to be a cheater and a sell-out to his fellow Jews.  In contrast to the Pharisee, he stands near the back and cries out to God in a simple and honest way:  “Be merciful to me a sinner.”
Jesus tells us that it is the tax collector and not the Pharisee who leaves the temple justified.  Why?
The Pharisee was full of self as he approached God.  He felt no real need for God as he rattled off his resume of good works and spiritual practices.  He was simply going through the motions of prayer.  His lack of humility prevented him from entering into a real dialogue with the Father.  He was not transformed by his time of prayer because he was so full of himself that He left God no space to enter in.
The tax collector, by contrast, emptied himself as he approached God.  He recognized who he truly was (a sinner) and asked simply for mercy, leaving all the rest up to God.  This is the kind of attitude that God can work with!  This is how a good steward prays — with trust, with complete openness to God’s will, with a listening mind and heart, ready to serve as God leads.













Tue, Oct 25 @ 9:00 am                 Clayton Lobe (RIP)

Tue, Oct 25 @ 10:00 am               All Afflicted

Tue, Oct 25 @ 6:30 pm                 Wilhelmine Lawrence (RIP)
Wed, Oct 26 @ 9:00 am                Maria Kowalski (INT)
Wed, Oct 26 @ 6:30 pm                Gabrielle Johnston (INT)
Thu, Oct 27 @ 9:00 am                 Geri Anderson (RIP)
Thu, Oct 27 @ 6:30 pm                 Imoreshi Dania (INT)
Fri, Oct 28 @ 9:00 am                   Christopher Aylward (RIP)
Fri, Oct 28 @ 6:30 pm                   Bernardo Carmona (RIP)
Sat, Oct 29 @ 9:00 am                  Cathy Chan (INT)
Sat, Oct 29 @ 5:00 pm                  Edward & Hazel Adolphe (RIP)
Sun, Oct 30 @ 9:00 am                 Dorothy Anjitem & Family (INT)
Sun, Oct 30 @ 11:00 am               St. Albert the Great Community (INT)
Sun, Oct 30 @ 5:00 pm                 Alex Zimich (RIP)


























On World Mission Sunday (Oct. 23):
Be the Lord’s ‘Witnesses’ in Prayer and Support this World Mission Sunday.  Pope Francis reminds us that in Baptism we are all called by the Lord to be His missionaries: “You shall be my witnesses” (Acts 1:8).  Joining Catholics worldwide this Sunday, we offer our prayers and generous financial support, through the Society for the Propagation of the Faith, to the Pope’s missions.  Your prayers are most treasured, and they, along with financial help offered today, World Mission Sunday, answer Christ’s call to be His witnesses.  You can donate online at  Thank you!













All Souls Day - Wed, November 2, 2022 at 6:30pm.  


This special Mass will be said remembering all our loved ones and family members.


Everyone is invited to participate.


This Mass will be livestreamed for those who cannot attend in person.













Friday, October 28, 2022  -  6:30pm

Come downstairs to the St. Albert Room for a fun-filled evening of cards, snacks and socializing with fellow parishioners, friends and neighbours.

There is no need to know how to play - we can teach you the nuances of the game should you need any help. 


We plan to meet the last Friday of every month.



Mark your calendars NOW!














St. Albert the Great is extending registration for the sacraments (First Reconciliation, First Eucharist, and Confirmation) for 2022-2023 from now until Monday, October 24, 2022.
Please register through the following link before October 24:
Register online for the sacraments 


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 RCIA ministry needs volunteers who are willing to support adults wishing to join the Catholic Church and receive the sacraments of initiation.  We need sponsors to accompany them on their journey, and catechists to share the Teachings and Traditions of the Church.  The time commitment for volunteers is to attend Wednesday evening sessions with their sponsored seeker from 7:30 to 9:00 pm for a period of 12 to 18 months, summer months excepted.  For more information please contact us at rcia@stalbertthegreat.... 













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...  












St. Albert the Great St. Vincent de Paul needs mac and cheese dinner and juice.  Please drop your donations in the St. Vincent de Paul box in the Narthex.  Thank you for your support!















Seeds of the Word Community invites you on Saturday, Oct. 29 from 2 pm to 4 pm at Our Lady of Fatima Parish Hall from 2-4 pm for an afternoon of formation, Adoration, and pumpkin pie!  
















The Calgary Catholic Charismatic Renewal Society invites you to the 2022 Mighty River Conference which will be held at St. James Church in Okotoks on November 18th& 19th.  The main speaker is Rev. Fr. Alexander Braganza, Superior of Carmel Hill Monastery in BC. 


The price per individual ticket before Oct 31st is $35 and for Family is $70 (2 adults and 3 children under 18 years old).  Coffee and lunch included. 

After October, 31st Individual ticket is $40 and Family $80. 


Tickets are available at the back of the church after Mass.














Thursday, November 24th at 6:30 PM
A special mass of remembrance for all 

deceased babies / toddlers and stillborn children.





























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Resources & Announcements

  1. Bulletin Shorts, free to use 
    • Does God Have Favourites? The first reading asserts that while God indeed attends to everyone, there is special attention to the cries of the poor, the weak and the oppressed, the widow and the orphan.  (This is why the Church has a preferential option for the poor.  See Catechism of the Catholic Church, nos. 2443-2449.)  The gospel parable of Jesus contrasts the prayers of a self-righteous religious leader with a despised and shady business man.  The question: who is justified.  The point: be humble.
      • Why does God, who loves and cares for everyone, favor the poor, the week, the oppressed?
      • What does this tell me about my own prayer?
      • Since good prayer leads to good action, what mercy work will I do for those crying out in need?
        (Source: Diocese of Springfield)
  1. Resources for children
    • Kid's challenge this week: Humility is a virtue that is not always popular today.  What do you think it means to be humble?  Can you think of some examples of people who are truly humble?  Ask that God will grace each of you with the gift of humility.  Pray this Sunday's responsorial psalm, or pray together the Act of Contrition.  (LOYOLA PRESS)
  1. Reminder: St. John Paul II Celebration & Veneration
    Join a celebration of the Feast Day of St. John Paul II. Beginning with Holy Mass with the Bishop on Saturday, Oct 22 at 9 am at St. Mary's Cathedral, the celebration will continue with veneration of the first class relic of Pope St. John Paul II until 2 pm.  More info
  2. Red Wednesday is on Nov. 16 this year
    Red Wednesday is a day to remember persecuted Christians all over the world through our prayer and gestures of solidarity and remembrance.  What will you or your parish do this year to mark this day for persecuted Christians?  Please consider these activities.
  3. Special Topics in Evangelization and Catechesis Webinar
    The CCCB Office for Evangelization and Catechesis will offer a webinar series, Special Topics in Evangelization and Catechesis, from 11:00 am to – 12:30 pm MT on four Tuesdays starting Oct. 25.  Speakers: Dr. Donna Orsuto, Dr. Catherine Clifford, Archbishop Bollen, and Fr. John McCarthy.  Register here | Download Poster  (PDF) | PNG 
  4. Live-In Retreat in Coaldale, AB
    The Lethbridge People of Praise Live-In invites you to a weekend retreat to grow in faith with Jesus.  Take time away from ordinary activities to focus on your relationship with God.  If you have attended a Live-In retreat, please consider serving at the retreat. Next Live-In retreat date: Nov. 25-27, 2022 in Coaldale, AB.  To register, contact Katie at 403-382-1235 or email katie.lindsay51@gmail....Registration Form
  5. Travel study course to Rome
    Several spots are still available for people to join St. Mary's University travel study course to Rome (May 14-28, 2023) as a student taking this course for undergraduate credit (this course transfers to the University of Calgary, the University of Alberta, and across the province) OR as an auditor who fully participates in the course (but does NOT complete any academic assignments and does not receive any credit) - ideal for anyone who wants to make a guided pilgrimage to Rome.  More info
  6. Becoming a Church of closeness: The challenges and opportunities of Synodality | Catholics around the world want to respond to Pope Francis' vision of becoming a "Church of closeness."  But without a clear understanding of what it means, many are unsure how this might look like in a parish.  What does Pope Francis mean when calling the Church to become a Church of closeness?  What is synodality?  What are the challenges and opportunities it presents for a parish living out its evangelizing mission?  Join this live conversation with Sr. Nathalie Becquart, Fr. James Mallon, and Dr. Hannah Vaughan-Spruce.  When: Friday, Nov. 18, 2022 at 11 am MT.  Register now
  7. What We Can Learn from St. Anthony Claret (Feast day: Oct. 24) | On October 24, we celebrate the feast of St. Anthony Mary Claret, founder of the Missionary Sons of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, also known as the Claretians.  St. Anthony was a committed evangelist whose zeal for sharing the Gospel continues to inspire the faithful to this day.  Read more
  8. Sts. Simon and Jude (Feast day: Oct. 28), and how to disappear into the Church’s mission | That the Gospels, in general, pay little attention to the details of the lives of these Apostles might strike us as odd.  The details of their lives are mostly lost to the past.  In heaven we will know them better, but now, we know of them mostly through the legacy of their faith which is living in us.  What do we learn from this obscurity?  Read more
  9. October/November 2022 Calendar Highlights















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