Saint Casimir Parish
St. Casimir Parish
grant that with the help of St. Casimir’s intercession
we may serve you in holiness and justice.
PLEASE PRAY FOR THE FOLLOWING
That national leaders may firmly
commit themselves to ending the arms trade, which victimizes so many
That the Holy Spirit, that makes present the mystery of Christ, will
reconcile all people and bring them into communion with God and his Church.
That we receive the grace to adore the presence of Christ in the Blessed
Sacrament and in the face of every person we meet.
That during these summer months every family will grow in love for each
other, in service to the poor, and in prayer to God.
That blessing comes to all fathers on Father’s Day.
That God bless
Father Bacevice and the Pastoral and Finance Councils in their efforts to
secure the future of St. Casimir Parish.
That all parishioners recognize their responsibility to St. Casimir
Parish’s future through financial support, commitment to parish activities,
sharing ideas, and most importantly prayer.
That consolation may be given to widows and widowers, and to all who
grieve the loss of a loved one.
That our Ministers of Praise be validated in their belief in the power
AT ST. CASIMIR PARISH?
First Friday Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, 8:00 – 9:00am
Baltic Commemoration, 2:00pm in Church
Evening Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, 6:00 –9:00pm in
SAINT FOR JUNE
(1080? - 1134)
O Priest! You are not of
yourself because you are the servant and minister of Christ. You are
not your own because you are the spouse of the Church. You are not
yourself because you are the mediator between God and man. What then
are you? Nothing and everything. Take care lest what was said to
Christ on the cross be said to you: “He saved others, himself he
Norbert was born in
Germany, a cousin to the emperor, so he had nearly everything he
wanted in life. But he was not happy. One day while he was horseback
riding, a thunderstorm broke out. A bolt of lightning frightened his
horse and Norbert fell off. When he regained consciousness, he
considered this experience a message from God to change his way of
living. He decided to sell all his property and to prepare for the
When Norbert became a
priest he zealously preached spiritual renewal. It was a time of
quarrels between the pope and emperor. His preaching brought him
persecution and rejection, but he persevered and won over many of
those who at first opposed him, both secular and religious.
Over the years Norbert
started several monasteries, usually in out-of-the-way places, where
people did not hear the word of God very often. Near each monastery,
Norbert tried to open a hospice. Here sick people, travelers, and
pilgrims could find rest and help.
died he was the Archbishop of Magdeburg in southern Germany, a
territory half pagan and half Christian. He had worked to stop
heresies and to encourage loyalty to the pope. He preached
successfully to the rich and the poor, to the wise and the
uneducated, to believers and unbelievers. He valued simplicity of
life and a spirit of penance. In political matters he became an
agent of peace.
Sources: IN HIS LIKENESS, by
Rev. Charles E. Yost, SCJ, STL; SAINT OF THE DAY, Leonard Foley,
SAINTS AND FEAST DAYS,
Loyola University Press.
THOUGHTS FROM THE CATECHISM OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH
Earthly peace is the
image and fruit of the peace of Christ, the messianic “Prince of Peace.”
By the blood of his Cross, “in his own person he killed the hostility,” he
reconciled men with God and made his Church the sacrament of the unity of the
human race and of its union with God. “He is our peace.” He has declared:
“Blessed are the peacemakers.”
economic or social inequalities, envy, distrust, and pride raging among men and
nations constantly threaten peace and cause wars. Everything done to overcome
these disorders contributes to building up peace and avoiding war.
Pentecost is the feast of
union, comprehension, and human communion. We can all see that
in our world, although we are increasingly close to one another
with the development of the means of communication, and
geographical distances seem to be disappearing, understanding
and communion between people is both superficial and
Imbalances endure that frequently lead to conflict;
dialogue between the generations is heavy-going and at times antagonism
prevails; we witness daily events in which it seems people are becoming more
aggressive and more belligerent; understanding each other seems too
demanding so they prefer to remain closed in on themselves, in their own
interests. Can we truly find and live in this situation the unity we need?
Jesus explains to us what the Church is and how she
should live in order to be herself, to be the place of unity and communion
in Truth; he tells us that behaving as Christians means no longer being shut
into our own “I” but rather being open to all things: thus the Holy Spirit,
the Spirit of unity and of truth, may continue to resonate in our human
hearts and minds and spur people to meet and to welcome each other.
Precisely because the Spirit acts in this way, he ushers
us into the whole truth, which is Jesus, and guides us to look at it more
deeply and to understand it. We do not grow in knowledge by locking
ourselves into our own ego, but only in an attitude of profound inner
humility do we become capable of listening and sharing in the “we” of the
MAGNIFICAT, May 2015, pp. 372-373, paragraph 1,2,4,5