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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 11.22 – 12.2
2nd Reading: 2 Thessalonians 1.11 – 2.2
Gospel: Luke 19.1-10










It is easy to view each other with suspicion or at least a certain guardedness in the modern world.  Of course, it’s wise to be prudent in our dealings with people.  But stewardship calls us to a different outlook towards others.  It calls us to approach everyone with an open heart — not through a lens of suspicion, but through the lens of loving hospitality.

This is the attitude of our heavenly Father when He looks upon creation, as we see in our first reading from the Book of Wisdom: "For you love all things that are and loathe nothing that you have made; for you would not fashion what you hate."  God’s imperishable spirit is in every person because every person is made in God’s own image and likeness.

Far deeper than good manners or a superficial exchange of pleasantries, the virtue of hospitality is the outward expression of this way of seeing people as God sees them.

Our Gospel reading from Luke tells the story of how Jesus models this transforming hospitality in His encounter with the tax collector, Zacchaeus.  He was not content exchanging a friendly hello with Zaccheus, so Jesus sought him out of the crowd and insisted on having dinner in his home.  This gesture of intimacy and true fellowship was commonplace in that day and culture.  Jesus saw the goodness within the man.  Our Lord’s open and welcoming attitude (His hospitality) called forth this goodness, and as a result, Zaccheus transformed.

If we are willing to practice Christian hospitality in our daily lives, our families, workplaces, and parish also can be transformed.













Tue, Nov 1 @ 9:00 am                 Rufino & Gregoria Florendo RIP

Tue, Nov 1 @ 10:00 am               All Children 

Tue, Nov 1 @ 6:30 pm                 Gordon and Cecilia Ryberg (RIP)
Wed, Nov 2 @ 9:00 am                Irineo Obispo (RIP)

Wed, Nov 2 @ 10:30 am              All Souls in Purgatory
Wed, Nov 2 @ 6:30 pm                Patrick Honish (INT)
Thu, Nov 3 @ 9:00 am                 Clayton Lobe (RIP)

Thu, Nov 3 @ 1:30 pm                 Patrick Owens (INT)
Thu, Nov 3 @ 6:30 pm                 Brian Churchill (RIP)
Fri, Nov 4 @ 9:00 am                   Sprian & Marthan Anthony (RIP)
Fri, Nov 4 @ 6:30 pm                   Abraham Romero (RIP)
Sat, Nov 5 @ 9:00 am                  Alejandro Guillermo (RIP)
Sat, Nov 5 @ 5:00 pm                  Edgardo Estoque (RIP)
Sun, Nov 6 @ 9:00 am                 Anne Mcauley Rowan (RIP)
Sun, Nov 6 @ 11:00 am               St. Albert the Great Community (INT)
Sun, Nov 6 @ 5:00 pm                 Maria Piro (RIP)













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.












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.... 













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 St. Vincent de Paul needs white sugar and canned fruit.  Please drop your donations in the St. Vincent de Paul box in the Narthex.  Thank you for your support!















This Sunday is the Catholic Education Sunday! Let us unite with our community to support and give thanks for Catholic education in Alberta. 

  • Online collection for Catholic Education Sunday is available at: 
  • Our parishioners can donate using envelopes marked to "Catholic Education Sunday" or online at
  • Alberta Bishops' Letter regarding Catholic Education Sunday (English | French)














Sacred Heart Parish in Canmore invites you to their annual Dinner & Auction Fundraiser for the building of their parish church.  When: Saturday, Nov. 5.  The evening's festivities will include a silent auction (5 pm), followed by dinner (6 pm) and live auction (7:30 pm). 

  • To support the event, please consider donating an item or service, donating a holiday destination or buying a ticket. 
  • If you have any questions, please reach out to Gorete or Harry Salm at 403-934-4817.













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

deceased babies / toddlers and stillborn children.




















Franciscan & Friends Mission invites you to the 13th annual "Breakfast with the Bishop's on Saturday, Nov. 26 at 8:30 am, at St. Peter's Church (541 SIlbergrove Dr. NW).  Music will be provided by Dolly Provost/Morris Running Rabbit.  Special guests: Regena Crowchild, Tsuut'ina Nation, Councillor Richard Red Crow, Kainai Nation, Councillor Carlin Black Rabbit, Siksika Nation, Kirby Smith, Blackfoot Confederacy, and Chef Mario. 



























Resources & Announcements

  1. Bulletin Shorts, free to use 
    • Whom Does Jesus Seek? The short of stature Zacchaeus runs ahead, climbs a tree, and seeks Jesus as he passes by.  But Jesus stops, seeks Zacchaeus out, and invites himself to dinner.  This story, as is all of the gospel, is about us, too.  In our seeking Jesus, we discover he has been seeking us.  All. The. Time.  
      • Why does Jesus want to stay with me? 
      • How does his invitation to stay with me urge me to change some behaviors? 
      • How does all of this help me to be more generous?   What mercy work will I do this week?
        (Source: Diocese of Springfield)
  1. Resources for children
    • Kid's challenge this week: Ponder why it would be frustrating to purchase a video game that never allow you to play again if you lost the first time.  Second chances do encourage us to try harder to improve upon our previous attempts.  The story of Zaccheus reminds us of the Sacrament of Reconciliation.  God forgives our sins and gives us opportunities to improve upon our previous attempts to follow Jesus.  Is it time for you to plan your next Confession?  (Loyola Press)
  1. Dinner with Mike MacDonald
    Let’s have supper together with Mike MacDonald and talk about Mission Mexico - Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2022, at 6 pm at Tu Tierra Mexican Restaurant (8995 Bonaventure Drive SE, Calgary).  Since Mission Mexico is a charitable program, we kindly ask that each pay for their own meal.   RSVP by November 9 to Cristina Marcil at cristina.marcil@calgar...
  2. Coming to Cinemas: Mother Teresa: No Greater Love
    "Mother Teresa: No Greater Love", the newest documentary film from the Knights of Columbus, will be premiered in Calgary Landmark theatres this Nov. 2 & 3.  The documentary was released to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Mother Teresa’s passing.  For more information, visit
  3. St. Anthony's Chapel reopens with new schedule
    Come let us worship Him in the Blessed Sacrament.  Adoration chapel at St. Anthony's Church, Calgary reopens with an updated schedule starting on Nov. 1. 
  4. The secret of St. Martin de Porres (Feast Day Nov. 3)
    Often when we read the lives of the saints, we do so trying to find the secret of their holiness.  If we could only find what it was that made them a saint, maybe we could imitate them and become saints ourselves.  During the canonization ceremony, St. John XXIII shared the simple secret to St. Martin's saintliness.  Read more
  5. St. Charles Borromeo (Feast Day Nov. 4)
    St. Charles’ story of sanctity and his great “yes” to the call of Christ involves elements of the classic tale of heroism: a voluntary rejection of great privilege, wealth, and worldly notoriety in order to serve God.  And yet, this was not the heart of his sainthood.  Read more
  6. Special Topics in Evangelization and Catechesis Webinar
    The CCCB Office for Evangelization and Catechesis will offer a webinar from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm MT on Nov. 1 with speaker: Dr. Catherine Clifford. Theme: "Listeners on the Synodal Way".   Register here | Download Poster (PDF) | PNG 
  7. October/November 2022 Calendar Highlights















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