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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: Malachi 4.1-2
2nd Reading: 2 Thessalonians 3.7-12
Gospel: Luke 21.5-19










As we approach the end of the liturgical year, our readings offer a sober reminder that this life is not our aim and that God’s justice will triumph in the end.  Now is the time to get our priorities in order, putting God above all else as his faithful stewards.

Our Lord brings home the urgency of right priorities in our Gospel passage from Luke, reminding the people around him who were looking at the temple nearby, “All that you see here—the days will come when there will not be left a stone upon another stone that will not be thrown down.”  Our Lord reminds us that all in this world is passing.  We must keep our focus on eternity.

Yet before the eternal bliss of heaven, we should expect to be tried and tested.  “Before all this happens, however, they will seize and persecute you, they will hand you over to the synagogues and to prisons and they will have you led before kings and governors because of my name.”

Sounds scary.

But if you are living a stewardship way of life, there is nothing to fear.  You have a plan in place.  All you need to do is stick with it.  Put our Lord first in your time, with your talents, and through your use of treasure.  This way of life is not easy.  But Jesus promises it will lead to eternal salvation and the joy of union with Him.  “You will be hated by all because of my name, but not a hair on your head will be destroyed.  By your perseverance, you will secure your lives.”

Onward Christian stewards, the struggle is worth the joy that awaits!













Tue, Nov 15 @ 9:00 am                 Herminia Soriano (RIP)

Tue, Nov 15 @ 11:00 am                Annie Weitmann (RIP)

Tue, Nov 15 @ 6:30 pm                  Ashley Conyers (Int)
Wed, Nov 16 @ 9:00 am                Cruz Family (Int)
Wed, Nov 16 @ 6:30 pm                Jorge & Matilde Romero (RIP)
Thu, Nov 17 @ 9:00 am                 Mavis Weisner (RIP)
Thu, Nov 17 @ 6:30 pm                 Maryjo Jupe
Fri, Nov 18 @ 9:00 am                   Clayton Lobe (RIP)
Fri, Nov 18 @ 6:30 pm                   John Herb (RIP)
Sat, Nov 19 @ 9:00 am                  John Tiberio Sr. (RIP)
Sat, Nov 19 @ 5:00 pm                  Adolf Smerdley (RIP)
Sun, Nov 20 @ 9:00 am                 Robert Roy Thomas (RIP)
Sun, Nov 20 @ 11:00 am               St. Albert the Great Community (INT)
Sun, Nov 20 @ 5:00 pm                 Alfredo Piro (RIP)


























“Jesus Christ… for your sakes became poor” (cf. 2 Cor 8:9). With these words, the Apostle Paul addresses the first Christians of Corinth in order to encourage their efforts to show solidarity with their brothers and sisters in need.

The World Day of the Poor comes this year as a real challenge, helping us to reflect on our style of life and on the many forms of poverty all around us. 














The Aid to the Church in Need (ACN Canada, Pontifical Charity) will hold its 8th annual Red Wednesday on November 16.  The goal of the event is to raise awareness and to pray for persecuted Christians, who are the most discriminated against religious group in the world.


Our parish will be having a special rosary for persecuted Christians at 6 pm that evening.  We are asked to pray for persecuted Christians, especially our Refugee Family in a special way on that day.  Visit  Refugee Family - St Albert the Great.












The Youth Group is returning to St. Albert the Great Parish!  There will be a Planning Meeting on Friday, November 18th at 7:00pm, in basement main hall for parents and any youth who want to lead younger ones.  We’ll discuss goals, activities, etc.  Come and be part of a ministry designed for young people of the parish! 













Next weekend marks the start of the 2022 Christmas Hamper Program.  We will provide a Christmas Food Hamper and Gift cards to over 200 families this year.  The cost of the program will exceed $75,000 in donated food, purchased food and gift cards.


We need your help:

* We need financial donations to buy fresh vegetables and fruit for the hampers as well as other food items and gift cards that are not donated on a regular basis.

* The Christmas trees will be set up in the Narthex on November 19 and we ask that you take a tag and buy a gift card for a family.

* We need delivery teams to deliver the hampers on Saturday December 17.  The sign-up sheets will be at the SSVP table in the Narthex

* Would you like to sponsor a family?  Information is available at the signup tables.


Tax receipts will be issued for monetary donations and gift card donations in February 2023, so please include your contact information if you would like a receipt. We thank you for bringing hope and care to our neighbors who need support this Christmas!













The Diocese of Calgary is looking for a new Executive Director - Finance & Administrator for the Catholic Pastoral Centre.  We have put together a job description and application details here.


Other career opportunities are also available on our website: 

  • Assistant Coordinator (Part-time) - Feed the Hungry, Calgary
  • Cook (Part-time) - St. Mary's Cathedral, Calgary
  • Associate Director - FCJ Centre, Calgary 

For more information and application details, visit












St. Albert the Great St. Vincent de Paul needs feminine hygiene items and dry pasta.  Please drop your donations in the St. Vincent de Paul box in the Narthex.  Thank you for your support!















When families lose a baby in the womb, the cries of birth go unheard; the grasp of tiny fingers slips away.  This profound loss needs articulation.  Join Bishop McGrattan in a prayer gathering to commend our children communally into the embrace of our merciful God and to support those who are grieving the loss of a child.

  • When: Thursday, Nov. 24 at 6:30 pm at St. Albert the Great Parish
  • When: Thursday, Nov. 24 at 7 pm at St. Mary's Cathedral To attend, please register at 














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 
    • Luke’s Gospel began in the Temple with Zechariah’s vision; the infant Jesus was presented in the Temple; the 12-year old Jesus was “lost” and found in the Temple; and now we find Jesus back in the Temple giving the disciples and the crowds his final teachings.  Jesus’ words have an edge, creating healthy unease.  During these last days of the Church year, as the dark of winter increases, Jesus’ words hold deep reminders of how to remain faithful until the end of time.
      • Who are the false teachers in our own day?  How do you tell falseness from truth?
      • In light of the world’s calamities, how do you refrain from being overwhelmed with fear?
      • As a parish community, how can we best prepare for “the last day”?  
        (Source: Diocese of Saskatoon)
  1. Resources for children
    • Kid's challenge this week: When we think about the end of the world, or some of the things that are going to happen before the end of the world, it's difficult to not feel scared about it.  One of the challenges of being a disciple of Jesus is learning to trust his assurance that he would be with us, even in the most difficult of times.  Consider praying the Divine Mercy chaplet this week with your family.  (The Kids Bulletin & Loyola Press)
  1. Weekly Bulletin info for People and Planet First campaign
    Find weekly bulletin information to promote Development and Peace - Caritas Canada's People and Planet First campaign.  Feel free to adapt these messages to your needs.  Download bulletin messages
  2. World Day of Youth (Nov. 20)
    Instituted in 1985 at the conclusion of the International year of Youth and in conjuction with Saint John Paul II's World Youth Day gatherings, this observance has taken place on Palm Sunday.  In 2020 Pope Francis transferred the date to the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe. "Young people must say to the world: It is good to follow Jesus!  You bring us the joy of faith and tell us that we mus tlive the faith always with a young heart."  (Pope Francis)
  3. St. Mary’s in Calgary joins Universities Canada
    Universities Canada, self-branded as “the voice of Canada’s universities at home and abroad,” welcomed Calgary-based St. Mary’s University as the 97th member to its ranks Oct. 25.  Read more
  4. Memorial Liturgy for those mourning the loss of a child through miscarriage or stillbirth  | When families lose a baby in the womb, the cries of birth go unheard; the grasp of tiny fingers slips away.  This profound loss needs articulation.  Join Bishop McGrattan in a prayer gathering to commend our children communally into the embrace of our merciful God and to support those who are grieving the loss of a child.  When: Thursday, Nov. 24 at 7 pm at St. Mary's Cathedral.   To attend, please register at 
  5. Winter gifts for Feed the Hungry guests
    We invite you to donate new mittens/gloves, socks, toques, or $10 gift cards (from fast food places) to share with Feed the Hungry's guests closer to Christmas.  Kindly deliver items or gift cards to the Catholic Pastoral Centre Reception (120 17 Ave SW, Calgary before Dec. 1.  Reception is open during business hours (Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm).  For any questions, please email: feedthehungry@calgaryd... | Download graphics: square wide | Download poster: PDF/PNG
  6. 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.
  7. The Seekers Group: Discernment for unmarried women
    Women seeking to know how to discern the Will of God in their lives are invited 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.  Meetings: Sundays, Nov. 13, 27 & Dec. 11 at 2 pm at the Catholic Pastoral Centre - 120 17 Ave SW, Calgary.
  8. St. Mary's Cathedral CWL Annual Quilt Raffle
    The CWL Quilt Committee has two beautiful quilts for its Christmas raffle. Raffle tickets are $15 each or $25 for 3 tickets.  Draw date: Dec. 11 at 1:15 pm at St. Mary's Cathedral.  Proceeds will go toward Elizabeth House, St. Mary's Cathedral "Roof Fund", and St. Mary's Cathedral CWL projects
  9. Parenting for Purity: A Virtual Event with Jason Evert
    How do you talk to your kids about chastity, especially when your parents never had "the talk" with you?  During this virtual event on Thursday, Nov. 17 at 8 pm, Jason will offer a wealth of communication techniques and effective strategies to transmit the message of purity to your kids at any age.  Join us, as he addresses internet and phone safety, teens dating, "the talk", and the #1 key to raising pure teens.  Register here or contact Emily at 403-217-8448
  10. How St. Albert was known as “the Great” even during his life (Feast day: Nov. 15) | St. Albert the Great made a profound impact on the Church, laying a strong intellectual foundation that many saints would build upon.  Read more
  11. St. Elizabeth of Hungary: Model for those in authority (Feast day: Nov. 17) | St. Elizabeth of Hungary was a medieval noblewoman who responded to personal tragedy by embracing St. Francis' ideals of poverty and service.  A patron of secular Franciscans, she is especially beloved to Germans, as well as the faithful of her native Hungary.  Read more
  12. November 2022 Calendar Highlights















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