our mission: TO INSPIRE PEOPLE TO LOVE, SERVE, AND KNOW GOD AND ONE ANOTHER.
MAY 25 - June 7, 2023
No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. Jn 13:15
2023 Crusade for Children
Since 1955, the Archdiocese of Louisville has contributed millions of dollars to the Crusade for Children. This community-wide effort changes the lives of children with special needs, and many families in the Archdiocese have benefited directly from the Crusade as have our schools, which receive grants to assist students with diverse learning needs. This weekend May 27th & 28th, our parish will collect donations for this year’s Crusade. Those who wish to donate may bring contributions to Mass or to the parish office. If giving by check, please make your check payable to the parish and put the word “Crusade” in the memo line. Thank you for your generosity.
Father’s Day Mass Intentions
If you would like to offer up in prayer an intention at the Father’s Day Masses this year, envelopes are due by Sunday, June 11th.
Weekend of May 27- 28th
There will be no Livestream Mass.
Thursday, June 1st, 8:30AM
The Thursday daily Mass time will return to 8:30am during the school summer break.
Jesus Christ invites us to return to the source and summit of our faith in the celebration of the Eucharist. The National Eucharistic Revival is a movement to restore understanding and devotion to this great mystery by helping us renew our worship of Jesus Christ in the Eucharist.
Archbishop Shelton Fabre has announced that the Archdiocese will reinstate permission to distribute the Precious Blood to the faithful from the Chalice at weekend Masses on the Feast of Corpus Christi, June 10-11, 2023. Since 1978, the Bishops of the United States have encouraged the distribution of the Precious Blood regularly, noting that this “is the fullest sign and most perfect fulfillment of what the Lord did and directed.” As always, reception from the Chalice is optional and those who are ill, infirm, or have compromised immune systems should be reassured that our Church also teaches that Jesus Christ is truly and wholly present under both species of bread and wine.
St. Albert Eucharistic Procession
SUNDAY, JUNE 11TH, 9:45AM
All are invited to the Saint Albert the Great Eucharistic Procession on Sunday, June 11, 2023 at 9:45 a.m. around the St Albert campus.
The Eucharistic Revival Year kicks off June 10th & 11th with the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ. In honor of this great feast day and to rev up our Revival year, we will be having a Eucharistic Procession on Sunday, June 11th between the 8 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. Masses. We will start off in the church at 9:45a.m. and have an outdoor procession that will go around the St. Albert campus. We will come back to church for Benediction at 10:15 a.m.
Processions are important because they remind us that we are pilgrims journeying through this earthly existence following Jesus on “the Way”. When we have a Eucharistic Procession, not only are we gazing upon our Eucharistic Lord, but we are walking with him. We experience what the disciples did 2000 years ago as they walked with Jesus, proclaiming the Good News to the world.
“Why do we call the presence of Christ in the Eucharist a “mystery”?
The word “mystery” is commonly used to refer to something that escapes the full comprehension of the human mind. In the Bible, however, the word has a deeper and more specific meaning, for it refers to aspects of God’s plan of salvation for humanity, which has already begun but will be completed only with the end of time. In ancient Israel, through the Holy Spirit God revealed to the prophets some of the secrets of what he was going to accomplish for the salvation of his people [cf. Am 3:7; Is 21:28; Dan 2:27-45]. The Eucharist is a mystery because it participates in the mystery of Jesus Christ and God’s plan to save humanity through Christ. We should not be surprised if there are aspects of the Eucharist that are not easy to understand, for God’s plan for the world has repeatedly surpassed human expectations and human understanding [cf. Jn 6:60-66]. We must not try to limit God to our understanding, but allow our understanding to be stretched beyond its normal limitations by God’s revelation.
LIFELONG FORMATION & EDUCATION
Congratulations Parishioner Mike Magre!
Two students in the Graduate Theology Program at Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology with the Archdiocese of Louisville were awarded master’s degrees at the end of the Spring 2023 semester.
The Graduate Theology Program offers master’s degrees and graduate certificates in theology to lay persons and permanent deacons. These studies provide a solid foundation in the Catholic tradition for those preparing for Church ministry or seeking personal growth.
Master of Arts (Theology): Dale Mike Magre, Jr. and Alec McGuire
The mission of Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology is the initial and ongoing formation of priests, permanent deacons, and laity to minister together effectively in the service and evangelization of the Roman Catholic Church and the world. https://www.saintmeinrad.edu/
Does your child need the Sacrament of Baptism? Our next Baptism Service is scheduled for June 25th at noon with Parent Preparation Class on Tuesday, June 20th at 6:30pm; or July 23rd during the 10:30 am Mass, with Parent Preparation Class on Monday, July 10th at 6:30 pm. Contact Debbie Koeberlein at email@example.com.
Loaves & Fishes
June 3rd & 4th
Next month’s collection will benefit the Saint Vincent de Paul Food Pantry. In 2022, with the price of groceries largely increasing, the SVDP Food Pantry served an average of more than 650 households monthly. Items of need are peanut butter, canned soup, canned fruit & vegetables, canned stew, canned fish/chicken, canned beans and boxed pasta & rice. Also needed are personal care items, like toothpaste, dish detergent, laundry detergent, and toilet paper. Please leave items at the back of church by noon on June 4th.
St. Vincent de Paul Society
Today as we celebrate Pentecost, Jesus says to his disciples: “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you.”
Is there a family you know who needs assistance? Please call the Society of St. Vincent de Paul so that together we can bring peace to those who are hungry.
St Al's Aces
Next Meeting: June 2nd at 9:30am in Church
Y’all, Come for coffee and doughnuts after mass on June 2nd! We will be joined by the Rev. Lee A. Payne, Jr. for a fascinating presentation on the fauna and flora at Cave Hill Cemetery.
We hope you have a safe and fun summer! Thank you to the amazing faculty and staff for their dedication and compassion to our students. And to the incredible parent volunteers who worked hard to make this a fun and successful school year. So now it is time to relax and be kids! May God Bless your families this summer and we look forward to seeing everyone again in the fall! St. Albert the Great: Pray for us!
Congratulations to our 8th Grade Graduates!
We know you will continue to achieve GREAT things in high school!
Ava Katherine Mehling
Prayer, Participation, Generosity
Stewardship, quite simply, is recognizing that everything we have, and everything we are, is a gift from God; and being grateful for and generous with those gifts. Stewardship can be emotional support, hospitality, volunteer time, gifts in kind or monetary.
Stewardship Renewal forms have been mailed to all parishioners. The form can be returned to the parish office using the included envelope or dropped in the collection basket at Mass. You can find the links to Online Giving at www.stalbert.org Please complete your 2022-2023 Stewardship Renewal form by Sunday, June 4th.
Join the Parish Engagement Committee
Do you want to share your love for the St. Albert Community?
The Parish Engagement Committee (formerly Stewardship Committee) is looking for new members to join the team! The mission of the committee is to welcome new members and help parishioners and families deepen their relationship with God by participating more in the life of the church. Contact Kelly Evans firstname.lastname@example.org
NEW FAMILY AMBASADOR
We are looking for individuals and families to personally welcome and mentor our new members by being a New Family Ambassador. Ambassadors are current members who volunteer to welcome new parishioners and give them someone to call for answers to their questions.
JOIN THE HOSPITALITY TEAM
Serve as greeters and refreshment servers after Mass throughout the year. (help serve the donuts once a month after Mass!)
TITHES & OFFERINGS
RECEIVED AS OF May 21:
Cash & Check: $12,134.00
Online Giving: $18,718.00
Total Rcvd as of May 22nd for FY 2022-23: $1,417,457.96
Needed Budget as of May 22nd for FY 2022-23: $1,425,171.13
Total Over/Under Budget: ($7,713.17)
Thank you to all who have blessed St. Albert the Great with gifts of treasure! It is through your generosity that our parish is able to meet our financial obligations and continue God's work of supporting and serving our community and those in need.
HOW CAN I GIVE TO ST. ALBERT?
Use Online Giving (scan the featured QR code, visit www.stalbert.org, or download the Give+App--available free in Apple and Android app stores).
Text 877-254-4667 your gift amount and follow the prompts. Click here for more information about Text-to-Give.
Mail gifts of treasure to the Parish Office. Our mailing address is 1395 Girard Drive, Louisville, KY 40222.
Drop off donations to the Parish Office or leave securely in the black security mailbox located on the brick wall to the immediate left of the Parish Office entrance doors.
Planned Giving: Visit https://stalbert.org/giving for more information.
Please call 425-3940 with any questions about giving.
Another way you can give to the Parish is through gifts of stocks, bonds, and mutual funds. Please contact email@example.com for more information about this type of donation.