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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 Samuel 5.1-3
2nd Reading: Colossians 1.12-20
Gospel: Luke 23.35-43











On this Feast of Christ the King, our readings show us that we serve the greatest of Kings, who is at the same time the humblest of Kings.  Christ is the perfect model of servant leadership.  And what an indescribable privilege that He has called us to be servant leaders — stewards in the work of advancing His Kingdom.

In our second reading, from St. Paul’s letter to the Colossians, Paul describes the great power and dignity that characterize Christ the King.  “All things were created through him and for him.  He is before all things and in him all things hold together.” It makes you want to stand up and cheer.  That’s our King!

Yet what a contrasting description of the same King we find in our Gospel passage, from Luke.  Now we see our King nailed to the Cross.  Everyone from rulers to soldiers, to the criminals on either side of Christ is mocking, sneering, and reviling him.  They tauntingly urge him to prove His kingship by coming down from the Cross to end his suffering with a great show of power. “if you are the King of the Jews, save yourself.”

But He does not. Amazingly, it is in this moment of seeming weakness and humiliation, when all appears hopeless and lost, that the full breadth of his greatness as king is displayed.  Though all things were created through and for Him — Christ chooses to live entirely for others, for us!

What does this mean for us as his followers and stewards of His kingdom?  Precisely that our lives are not about us.  They are about Christ and others.  And we will advance his kingdom to the extent that we embrace this mindset: my life is not about me; it is about serving the King of kings.














Tue, Nov 22 @ 9:00 am                 Fr Wilbert Chin-Jon  (INT)

Tue, Nov 22 @ 10:00 am               Beverly Weatherby RIP

Tue, Nov 22 @ 6:30 pm                 Milagros Ducut (RIP)
Wed, Nov 23 @ 9:00 am                Lil & Ross Szentmiklossy (INT)
Wed, Nov 23 @ 6:30 pm                Mark Grady (Int)
Thu, Nov 24 @ 9:00 am                 Annette D'Sousa (RIP)
Thu, Nov 24 @ 6:30 pm                 Maria de Jesus Garavito (RIP)
Fri, Nov 25 @ 9:00 am                   Clayton Lobe (RIP)
Fri, Nov 25 @ 6:30 pm                   Yvonne Kull (RIP)
Sat, Nov 26 @ 9:00 am                  Annette D'Souza (RIP)
Sat, Nov 26 @ 5:00 pm                  Felicidad Fagaragan (RIP)
Sun, Nov 27 @ 9:00 am                 Carla Jane Romeo (INT)

Sun, Nov 27 @ 11:00 am               St. Albert the Great Community (INT)
Sun, Nov 27 @ 5:00 pm                 Diana & Mario (INT - 18th anniversary)













The Basement Canopy construction is now complete.  The basement entrance is now accessible to the office and the rooms in the basement.  We thank you for your patience and understanding during the construction of this much needed canopy.













Please join the Knights of Columbus for a pancake breakfast after the Sunday 9:00 am and 11:00 am Masses on November 20, 2022.  There is no charge, however, donations will be greatly appreciated and will go towards the charities that the Knights of Columbus help support. 













CWL are selling INTERACTIVE ADVENT WREATH KITS and REPLACEMENT CANDLE SETS after all Masses November 19/20 and November 26/27.  Wreath Kits (wreath, ribbon, candles and prayer card) are $25.00.  Replacement candle sets are $10.00.  Please email  if you have any questions or to place an order if you are unable to attend mass on the above weekends.













200 families will receive a Christmas Hamper on December 17 thanks to our generous parishioners.  We are still in need of gift cards for parents to purchase gifts for their children.  Gift cards can be put in the boxes located underneath the Christmas trees or in the collection basket or at the church office.
Please sign up to deliver to hampers on Saturday, December 17.  St Vincent de Paul members are eager to help you sign up at the tables in the Narthex.

Would you like to sponsor a family?  The cost for a family of 3 is $350 and a family of 5 is $450.

Donations can be made by e transfer at  svdp.satg.donations@gm...


Thank you for bringing the joy of Christmas to our friends  














Interested in actively living your faith this Advent and Christmas season?  The season of Advent and Christmas is around the corner and it's easy to get caught up in the busyness of preparing for Christmas - whether its purchasing gifts, attending parties, school concerts and other commitments.  More challenging is how to witness to a world that has lost the real reason for the season.  How can we keep Christ at the center?  How can we navigate the real-life situations we will encounter? Come join us at this month's CONNECT on Thursday, Nov 24th at 7pm.  We will break open these and other questions in preparation for living Advent and Christmas as authentic disciples.  There will be a talk and small group discussions, followed by a complimentary Wine & Cheese.    














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 



















St. Alberth the Great Parish is planning on launching a monthly Catholic Date Night in the New Year.  The goal is to encourage and support couples to take intentional time to focus on their marriage relationship.  We are looking for several couples - of all ages - to form a core planning team.  If you enjoy event planning and organization, AND have a love for the Sacrament of Marriage, please reach out to Michelle & Tom Diment by email:  joyfulnoise9am@gmail.c...  or call 403-968-3105 for details.













St. Albert the Great St. Vincent de Paul needs peanut butter and jam.  Please drop your donations in the St. Vincent de Paul box in the Narthex. Thank you for your support!















We are currently seeking a new Executive Director to join our team.

Please help us find the right candidate by sharing this opportunity with your community and network.  See more details about this position and how to apply.  














St. Michael's Catholic Community invites you to attend a concert with Steve Bell on Friday, December 2, at 7:30 pm. 


This will be an evening of story and song, featuring music from Steve's latest album, "Wouldn't You Love to Know," as well as Steve Bell classics and favourites.  Steve Bell is a songwriter, storyteller, and troubadour for our time.  Over the course of a 30 year solo career, he has been sharing a message of love, hope and faith through songs, stories, and writings.  


























Resources & Announcements

  1. Bulletin Shorts, free to use 
    • Two groups are at the foot of the cross: those who recognize Jesus as King, and those who oppose and taunt him.  We find both believers and opponents hanging next to and standing below the cross.  This scene is a summary of Luke’s entire Gospel: Jesus offers salvation and reaches out to those who ask, and who recognize their need for redemption.  Thus, even though Jesus’ kingship exists on a cosmic level, it is an established fact: in this life only our assent in faith reveals that kingship.
      • When have you “stood at the foot of the cross” and doubted, questioned?
      • What does the title “Christ the King” mean to you?
      • Where in the world, our larger world, do we see signs of Christ’s kingdom being built?
        (Source: Diocese of Saskatoon)
  1. Resources for children
    • Kid's challenge this week: Jesus is a very different kind of king.  He is the king of love.  He gives us all a chance of new life with him in heaven. Colour in this illustration of a crown and write words around it that describe the type of king that Jesus is to you (i.e., loving, serving etc.).  Think about what kind of leader you would like to be in your own communities or in the world. (CAFOD)
  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. Women's Advent Retreat
    The CWL invites you to the Women’s Advent Retreat.This year’s theme is "Saint Francis, Rebuild My Church"  
    • St. Albert the Great, Calgary on Saturday, Nov. 26 from 9:30 am to 3 pm.  To register, contact Teresa at calgarycwlspiritual@gm... 
    • St. Martha’s Church, Lethbridge on Saturday, Nov. 26 from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm.  To register, contact Adele at 403-894-9282.
  1. Breakfast with the Bishop at St. Peter's
    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 SIlvergrove Dr. NW).  To register, contact 403-243-1049.  Buy tickets online.
  2. Pray, fast, and act for Ukraine
    The war in Ukraine rages on with no end in sight.  As winter approaches, hundreds of thousands of people will have no heat in their homes, with energy being used as a weapon of punishment.  Let us continue to pray, fast, and act. Read the Pastoral Letter from the Ukraine BIshops of Canada.
  3. 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
  4. 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. 27 & Dec. 11 at 2 pm at the Catholic Pastoral Centre - 120 17 Ave SW, Calgary.
  5. St. James Parish Fall Fundraising Dinner
    St. James in Okotoks invites you to their parish fundraising dinner “Dwelling Together in Faith”.  Featuring: dinner, silent auction, wine raffle and live music.  When: Saturday, Nov. 26 at 6 pm.  To book tickets, call 403-938-3122 or email  office@stjamesparishrc...Poster 
  6. St. Cecilia's CWL Cookie Walk
    The CWL at St. Cecilia welcomes everyone to their Christmas Cookie Walk on Saturday, Nov. 26 from 9:30 am to Noon at St. Cecilia's Church (321 90th Ave SE, Calgary).  More info 
  7. Advent according to Mary with Fr. Edmund Vargas
    Fr. Edmund Vargas shares his reflection on Advent in the light of the Blessed Virgin Mary.  Saturday, November 26, 1-3 pm at the Day Chapel of St Michael's Church (800 85th Street SW, Calgary).  There will be a repeat on Sunday, November 27, 1-3 pm. All are welcome.
  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. November/December 2022 Calendar Highlights















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