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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: 2 Kings 5.14-17
2nd Reading: 2 Timothy 2.8-13
Gospel: Luke 17.11-19










Gratitude is the key to a stewardship way of life.  Today’s readings demonstrate the power and vital importance of gratitude in the life of the Christian disciple, for gratitude leads us to worship God who offers us salvation.
We see the power of gratitude on display in the Gospel passage from Luke after Jesus heals ten lepers.  “And one of them, realizing he had been healed, returned.” Only one of the ten recognized the tremendous blessing he had received from Jesus and returned to thank him.  While it’s easy to feel indignant at the failure of the nine others to return and thank Jesus, how often do we fail to recognize the blessings, answered prayers, andhealings (both physical and spiritual), that the Lord showers upon us, day and night? 
The truth is that our very lives and every breath we take are His gift to us.  But we can get so caught up in the stresses and distractions of daily life that we lose touch with this truth.
The Samaritan reacts to his gift of healing with the proper response to our loving God.  Recognizing what he had just received from the Lord, he “returned, glorifying God in a loud voice; and he fell at the feet of Jesus and thanked Him.”  He was grateful for what God had done for him and this gratitude led to worship. 
And because of this response, Jesus offered him a far more precious gift that physical healing; He offered him the gift of salvation.  “Stand up and go; your faith has saved you.”
Too often we hear the phrase, “Count your blessings,” and write it off as nothing more than a trite saying.  Today’s Gospel shows us otherwise.  Gratitude is powerful. It deepens our faith in God and leads us to fitting worship of Him.













Tue, Oct 11 @ 9:00 am                  Bob Bryner (RIP) 

Tue, Oct 11@ 11:00 am                 Edward Fernandes RIP

Tue, Oct 11 @ 6:30 pm                  Donald Malinowski (RIP)
Wed, Oct 12 @ 9:00 am                 Eric & Gayleen Hamilton (INT)          
Wed, Oct 12 @ 6:30 pm                 Maria Piro (RIP)
Thu, Oct 13 @ 9:00 am                  Beaudoin Family (INT)
Thu, Oct 13 @ 6:30 pm                  Jim & Donna (INT)
Fri, Oct 14 @ 9:00 am                    Ippolito Imbrogno (RIP)
Fri, Oct 14 @ 6:30 pm                    Rosanna Tiberio (INT)
Sat, Oct 15 @ 9:00 am                   Bob Bryner (RIP)
Sat, Oct 15 @ 5:00 pm                   Patricia McNeil (RIP)
Sun, Oct 16 @ 9:00 am                  Eleuterio Ducut (RIP)
Sun, Oct 16 @ 11:00 am                St. Albert the Great Community (INT)
Sun, Oct 16 @ 5:00 pm                  Alfredo Piro (RIP)



















Basement Canopy construction started on Monday, October 3, 2022.  Due to the construction, the basement entrance will be fenced off for a few weeks.  The main doors of the church will be open during parish office hours, and we will have a reception area in the Narthex area to welcome you.  We thank you for your patience and understanding while the construction of the much needed canopy is built.














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:












Experience God's love in a personal and meaningful way.  COME AS YOU ARE is back for a special night of encounter with Jesus Christ through personal testimony, reflection, and Adoration with music.  Reconciliation and Prayer Ministry will be available.  Happy to say that our social and fellowship time has returned to cap off the evening! All are welcome.



















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 session will be held on October 21, 2022 at 7:00pm after the evening Mass.   


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...  












St. Albert the Great St. Vincent de Paul needs diapers size 4 or 5 and feminine hygiene items.  Please drop your donations in the St. Vincent de Paul box in the Narthex.  Thank you for your support!



In September, 43 hampers were delivered to families in our areas serving 91 adults and 67 children.  We also distributed  40 backpacks filled with school supplies that were donated by CWL and Rick McIvor's office.  Thank you to all of our generous donors that make our charitable works possible.



























































A message from Alberta Catholic School Trustees' Association (ACSTA): We are very pleased to announce the provincial theme for Catholic education this year will be Walking Together in Catholic Education.  Accompanying this theme is the passage "As for us, we will walk in the name of the Lord our God forever and ever" from Micah 4:5.














Despite the heroic efforts from parishes and schools to adapt the way children were prepared for the sacraments in the past few years, it is estimated that 4700 children still missed the Sacraments of Initiation since 2020.


In response to the need for pastoral outreach to those missing their sacraments, Bishop McGrattan shares some immediate action plans in the diocese. 














Let us pray the Holy Father's intention for October 2022: Let us pray that the Church, ever faithful to the Gospel and courageous in preaching it, may live in an increasing atmosphere of synodality and be a community of solidarity, fraternity, and welcome. 












Vatican unveils "The Letter" documentary 

A new documentary “on humanity’s power to stop the ecological crisis” facing the world is presented at a press conference at the Vatican on Tuesday, Oct. 4.  This documentary is packed with powerfully moving personal stories alongside the latest information about the planetary crisis and the toll it’s taking on nature and people.  

  • Watch documentary "The Letter" on Youtube Originals here 









Resources & Announcements

  1. Bulletin Shorts, free to use 
    • How Does Faith Save? In the first reading today, Naaman, the foreigner, wants two loads of earth for his home so that he can always stand on God’s holy ground and give thanks.  In the gospel, the ten cry out: Kyrie, eleison – Lord, have mercy.  Of the ten, only one, the foreigner, returns to Jesus to give thanks.  God responds to cries for help.  Those who are cured, as all who are helped, respond. 
      • What help, what mercy do I seek from the Lord? 
      • How will I be grateful?   What will I do or say? 
      • Because help, because mercy is given to me, what mercy work will I do for another this week?
        (Source: Diocese of Springfield)
  1. Resources for children
    • Kid's challenge this week: This Thanksgiving weekend, think about what God has given you.  How will you show God your thanks this week? Colour this illustration and write or draw what you are thankful for under the banner.  Think about the importance of saying thank you each day. Perhaps you could make a thank you card for someone during the week? (CAFOD)
  1. Bishops of Canada deepen commitments for healing and reconciliation
    The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB), gathered in Plenary Assembly last week, agreed upon a series of next steps related to the painful legacy of residential schools.  This work builds on previous commitments to promote access to records, educate clergy on Indigenous cultures and spirituality, and contribute $30 million to healing and reconciliation initiatives across Canada.  Read statement 
  2. Reminder: Study Group Series for Directory for Catechesis 
    An online opportunity (via Zoom) for those engaged in sacramental preparation, RCIA, pastoral care ministry, and other parish ministries to delve deeper into the reading, studying, and discussing of the Directory for Catechesis.  More information here.  Starts on Oct 11.  Register here 
  3. Reminder: Discerning God's call for unmarried women 
    The Office of Vocations invites women seeking to know how to discern the will of God in their lives, to learn how to listen and discover God's call in their life. We will be engaging in Lectio Divina prayer and exploring how to discern using the Ignatian method of discernment.  When: Sunday, Oct. 23 at 2 pm at CPC  (1 or 2 hours session) | Download Poster
  4. Vatican II’s primary goal, according to St. John XXIII  (Feast Day: Oct. 11) | The 20th century saw a rapid advance in technology and a radical change in living.  When St. John XXIII inaugurated the Second Vatican Council, he stated its principal goal was to defend the truth.  Read more
  5. St. Callistus I (Feast Day: Oct. 14)
    Callistus began his career as a highly-placed domestic servant, eventually taking responsibility for his master's banking business.  When the bank failed, he was demoted to serve as a manual laborer in Rome.  Thus, under inauspicious circumstances, Callistus came as a slave to the city where he would later serve as Pope.  Read more
  6. From novels to hard reality: St. Teresa of Jesus (Feast Day: Oct 15) | St. Teresa of Avila (or St. Teresa of Jesus) had a happy childhood with her brothers and cousins, and was fascinated by novels that told tales of chivalry.  After the death of her elder brother, John, in 1524 and the loss of her mother, Teresa was sent to study at the Augustinian Monastery of Our Lady of Grace, where she was struck by a first existential crisis.  Read more
  7. October/November 2022 Calendar Highlights















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