Saint Casimir Parish
MINISTRY OF PRAISE
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 INTENTIONS
That the Church may appreciate
the urgency of formation in spiritual discernment,
both on the personal and
That we accept the grace this Lent to renew and deepen our efforts at
That the pastors and preachers of the Church will listen attentively to
God’s word and preach the Gospel with full conviction.
That those preparing to enter the Church at Easter will find that these
final days of their preparation will be blessed in every way.
That respect for nature may grow with the awareness that all creation is
God’s work entrusted to human responsibility.
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 the life of every human person, from conception to natural death,
will be protected.
That the desolate and despondent be touched by the saving hand of God in
even the most desperate times.
That those who pray be validated in their belief of its power.
AT ST. CASIMIR PARISH?
March 2nd First Friday Adoration of the Blessed
Sacrament, 8:00 – 9:00am in Church
March 14th Eucharistic Adoration, 6;00-7:00pm in
Collinwood Cluster Lenten Masses at 7:00pm:
March 5th at St. Jerome Parish
March 12th at Holy Redeemer Parish
March 19th Penance Service at St. Mary Parish
SAINT FOR MARCH
TURIBIUS DE MOGROVEJO
Christ said, “I am the truth.”; He did not say, “I am the
was educated in the law and taught law at the University of
Salamanca, a noted theological center. He was appointed chief judge
of the Inquisition at Granada, where he prudently and moderately
dispensed justice. Turibius’ holiness and courage showed in every
decision he made. When the bishop of Lima died in 1575, Turibius was
appointed to the post even though he was a layman. Over his initial
objections he was ordained as a priest, consecrated as a bishop, and
shipped off to the New World. God needed a man who would bring
Christ’s teaching and his peace and justice to the Church in South
America where many clergy favored the Spanish conquerors and
neglected their responsibility to the poor.
Turibius set about
carrying out the reforms mandated by the Council of Trent. He faced
up to opposition. He corrected the laxity of the clergy. He spoke
out against injustices and championed the cause of the poor. He
worked tirelessly throughout the vast diocese. He traveled thousands
of miles along the coastland, up mountains, and through jungles.
Turibius died as he
lived. He was an old man visiting a mission when he fell ill. He
received the Sacrament of the Anointing and died in a little
mountain town. He was canonized in 1731 as a model of holiness,
apostolic zeal and a person unwavering in truth.
Source: 365 SAINTS by Woodeene Koenig-Bricker; SAINTS AND FEAST
DAYS, Loyola University Press;
IN HIS LIKENESS, Rev. Charles E. Yost; SAINT OF THE DAY, Leonard Foley,
THOUGHTS FROM THE CATECHISM OF THE
# 2468 Truth
as uprightness in human action and speech is called truthfulness, sincerity, or
candor. Truth or truthfulness is the virtue which consists in showing oneself
true in deeds and truthful in words, and in guarding against duplicity,
dissimulation, and hypocrisy.
# 2470 The
disciple of Christ consents to “live in the truth” that is, in the
simplicity of a life in conformity with the Lord’s example, abiding in his
truth. “If we say we have fellowship with him while we walk in darkness, we lie
and do not live according to the truth.” (1 Jn 1:6)
OUR HELP IS IN THE NAME
OF THE LORD
Christian self-denial has to do with
growing into a new “me,” but on this journey I do not become
other that what I am, but I become entirely what I
am, which is what I was made on the day of my baptism when I was
forged into a new creation. What is the new “me” in Christian
terms? How do I grow into it? The possibility of the new
humanity is offered to me in Christ who is the true face of
humanity. As I am drawn into communion with him and grow into
his image I am becoming truly human. This is not a process of
acquisition but of dispossession. When I give things up, I am
stripping myself of the little self-protective certainties that
hide me from myself and interrupt my life with others. In giving
things up I am not showing how strong I am, but where my true
strength lies—in the God who made me, shaped me, and who holds
me in the palm of his hand.
Self-denial in our society is a
revolutionary and subversive gesture. In our world we are
encouraged to define ourselves in terms of possession, what we
have and what we can get. Our desires are vulgarized and
exploited, drawing us to a phantom fulfillment. Temptations waft
before us, we are told we can be what we want to be, but only if
we possess this, have that, take the other. When we deny
ourselves we are not giving up essentials; we are saying, “These
trivial things on which I am so dependent are not myself. They
are less than I.” In giving things up we make space for the one
thing necessary, and what is that but God? Self-denial is not
about achievement; it is about charity, love. That love of God
who delivered himself into the hands of sinful men and women and
kindled our ashes into the fire of the Holy Spirit. Our life is
not a process of getting but of surrendering, and only in that
way can we receive that gift which is beyond all price. At the
heart of our life is the possibility of beginning again. In each
new beginning we find the changeless, faithful fire of divine
Father Allan James White, O.P.
Prior Provincial of the English Province of the Order of
currently Vice Principal of St. Mary’s School and priest in
residence at St. Mary’s Parish, El Centro, California)
January, 2015, pp. 273-274