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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 Maccabees 7.1-2, 7, 9-14++
2nd Reading: 2 Thessalonians 2.16 – 3.5
Gospel: Luke 20.27-38 (longer) or 20.27, 34-38 (shorter)










Today’s readings challenge us to focus on the “why” of stewardship.  Why embrace this challenging way of life when it seems hard enough just to pay the bills, take care of our loved ones, meet the demands of our jobs, and fall into bed at the end of each full day?  Because this life is not all there is.  We were made for more — for eternal happiness in union with God.  While we cannot earn our way into Heaven, what we do now with the life God has given us has eternal consequences.  Stewardship living helps us to keep focused on our hoped-for destination in the choices we make each day.
In our Gospel passage from Luke, Christ reminds us very clearly that we were made for more than just this life and that our choices in this life have eternal consequences.  In this passage, our Lord corrects some Saducees for their mistaken notion that there is no resurrection.  He instructs that “those who are deemed worthy to attain to the coming age and to the resurrection of the dead…can no longer die, for they are like angels; and they are the children of God because they are the ones who will rise.
Stewardship is not ultimately about the amount or kind of time, talent, and treasure we offer.  It is about the conviction that everything we have is a gift from our loving God whom we can never truly repay and with whom we want to live forever. Revisiting these three aspects of our lives regularly, prayerfully discerning the best use of our gifts, and putting this down in writing clarifies and strengthens our conviction to put God first. It is a clear guide and a powerful aid in living out this conviction in concrete ways day-by-day.
That is the “why” of stewardship.













Tue, Nov 8 @ 9:00 am                   Eriata Dania (Int)

Tue, Nov 8 @ 11:00 am                 Theresa and Faistina

Tue, Nov 8 @ 6:30 pm                   Alex Richeloff (RIP)
Wed, Nov 9 @ 9:00 am                  Paul & Sheila Snyder (INT)
Wed, Nov 9 @ 6:30 pm                  John Paul Ducut (INT)
Thu, Nov 10 @ 9:00 am                 Patrick Marrigan (RIP)
Thu, Nov 10 @ 6:30 pm                 Cosmelita Romero (RIP)
Fri, Nov 11 @ 9:00 am                   Clayton Lobe (RIP)
Fri, Nov 11 @ 6:30 pm                   Ricardo Arcaga (RIP)
Sat, Nov 12 @ 9:00 am                  Nicole Williams (RIP)
Sat, Nov 12 @ 5:00 pm                  Susan Jeong (RIP)
Sun, Nov 13 @ 9:00 am                 Magdalena Dominguez (RIP)
Sun, Nov 13 @ 11:00 am               St. Albert the Great Community (INT)
Sun, Nov 13 @ 5:00 pm                 Lawrence Peta  (RIP)












Join us in celebrating Catholic Education Sunday on November 5 & 6, 2022.  Together with our community, let us unite to support and give thanks for Catholic education in Alberta.


There are three ways we can show our support for publicly funded Catholic education:

  1. Donate today. Your financial gift supports the Calgary Catholic Education Foundation which supports the Calgary Catholic School District’s with equity in fundraising.  Franco-Sud School Board which has two Catholic francophone schools in Calgary and Cochrane.  St Joseph’s Seminary at Newman Theological College which helps in the formation of our seminarians and St-Mary’s University offering undergraduate degrees in liberal arts, education, and science.  Y our financial stewardship impacts over 59,000 students right here in Calgary and area.
  2. Share your Catholic education story with friends and family.  Show how meaningful Catholic education has been for you.
  3. Pray for our students, staff, and schools.  We are grateful for your continued support of Catholic education through your prayers and donations.


Your dedicated donation will provide enhanced learning opportunities for Calgary and area Catholic students.  For more information, please visit

























    THANK YOU         THANK YOU        THANK YOU


To all parishioners for your attendance and to all ministry leads for participating in the parish Stewardship Fair weekend on October 15 & 16th.


Congratulations to all prize winners.


To all who signed up to volunteer for a ministry, thank you.  You should be receiving a phone call by November 25th.  If you haven’t been contacted by then, please leave your name and the ministry you wish to volunteer for at the church office 403-257-6054 or send an email to  so we can connect with you.


Thank you for your patience, your generosity of time, talent, and support.  If you were unable to attend the Fair and would like to volunteer for a ministry, please call the church office we would love to connect you with your ministry of choice.












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! 













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 from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm.



















St. Albert the Great St. Vincent de Paul needs canned beans and canned vegetables.  Please drop your donations in the St. Vincent de Paul box in the Narthex.  Thank you for your support!















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.














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. 














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).  If you have any questions, please email:  feedthehungry@calgaryd... 
















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.  When: Tuesdays at 2 pm (Nov. 13, 27, and Dec. 11) at the Catholic Pastoral Centre (120 17 Ave SW, Calgary).  





















Resources & Announcements

  1. Bulletin Shorts, free to use 
    • What Is This Resurrection?  The Bible readings have something to say about faithfulness.  The brothers Maccabees remain faithful to the Lord even while facing torture and death.  Saint Paul tells the Thessalonians – and us – God is faithful and, thus, be faithful in return.  In conversation with the Sadducees, Jesus says that as important as this life is, resurrected life is more so and will be much more than we imagine. 
      • How will I be faithful this week? 
      • To whom will I be faithful? 
      • How will I keep my focus on resurrected life and not let prosperity of this life get in the way?
        (Source: Diocese of Springfield)
  1. Resources for children
    • Kid's challenge this week: List 10 of your favourite things right now. Would this list be the same if you were younger?  As we get older, different things make us happy, but when we get to heaven it will be something even better that we will want.  Do you know what that is?  Not toys, friends, house, or even husband/wife.  It's God!  When we get to heaven, being happy with God will last forever.  This week, pray together for those in your family who have died and conclude by praying today's Psalm.  (The Kids Bulletin & Loyola Press)
  1. Register this week: 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. Join a Guided Pilgrimage to Rome with St. Mary's University - May 13-28, 2023 - Led by Dr. Peter Baltutis | This travel study course explores the development of Christian spirituality from its origins to the present day through the lens of Rome.  From ancient imperial capital to centre of the Roman Catholic Church today, Rome presents a living history like no other city.  This course examines how Christians throughout history have approached God in prayer and practice, and how these diverse spiritualties have intersected with art, architecture, politics, and culture.  Deadline for applications: Wednesday, November 30, 2022 - email
  3. November 2022 Calendar Highlights















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