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 economists may have the
courage to reject any economy of exclusion and know how to open new paths.
That the power of Christ’s Resurrection will destroy the culture of death.
That the graces of this Easter season will bless our parish with new growth
That those who were baptized at Easter might grow ever stronger in their
faith and be powerful witnesses of the Gospel to the world.
That people learn to respect creation and care for it as a gift of God.
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 persecuted Christians feel the consoling presence of the Risen Lord
and the solidarity of the Church.
That those who live in confusion, ignorance, or skepticism know the
truth and the light of the risen Christ.
That those who pray be validated in their belief of its power.
AT ST. CASIMIR PARISH?
April 11th Eucharistic
Adoration, 6;00-7:00pm in Church
Altar Society Flower Sale, last day to turn in order forms
SAINT FOR APRIL
SAINT ISIDORE OF SEVILLE
(560? - 636)
“Reading the holy Scriptures confers two benefits. It trains the
mind to understand them; it turns man’s attention from the
follies of the world and leads him to the love of God.” (St.
St. Isidore was born in Spain.
The 76 years of his life were a time of conflict and growth for the
Church in Spain. The Visigoths had invaded the land a century and a
half earlier. Shortly before Isidore’s birth they set up their own
capital. They were Arians—Christians who said Christ was not God.
Thus Spain was split in two: One people (Catholic Romans) struggled
with another (Arian Goths). Isidore reunited Spain, making it a
center of culture and learning, a teacher and guide for other
European countries whose culture was also threatened by barbarian
Isidore was educated by
his eldest brother, whom he succeeded as bishop of Seville. Isidore
was a very learned man and was sometimes called “The Schoolmaster of
the Middle Ages.” He required seminaries to be built in every
diocese, wrote a rule for religious orders and founded schools that
taught every branch of learning. Isidore wrote many books, including
a dictionary, an encyclopedia that was used as a textbook for nine
centuries, a history of the Goths, and a history of the world
beginning with creation.
Politically, in 633
Isidore presided over the council of Toledo, which helped settle the
differences between the reigning king and a usurper to the throne.
This council also decreed that Jews be given the freedom to keep
their religion rather than being forced to become Christian. He was
also outstanding in helping the poor. During the last six months of
his life, he increased his charities so much that his house was
crowded from morning till night with the poor of the countryside.
Source: SAINTS AND FEAST DAYS, Loyola University Press;
IN HIS LIKENESS, Rev. Charles E. Yost; SAINT OF THE DAY, Leonard
Foley, O.F.M., Editor
THOUGHTS FROM THE CATECHISM OF THE
Social Communications Media
Within modern society the communications media play a major role in information,
cultural promotion, and formation. This role is increasing, as a result of
technological progress, the extent and diversity of the news transmitted, and
the influence exercised on public opinion.
“It is necessary that all members of society meet the demands of justice and
charity in this domain. They should help, through the means of social
communication, in the formation and diffusion of sound public opinion.”
Solidarity is a consequence of genuine and right communication and the free
circulation of ideas that further knowledge and respect for others.
ADDRESSES FAKE NEWS
Pope Francis recently wrote the following about the topic of
fake news and the dangers of spreading it: “Fake news grabs
people’s attention by appealing to stereotypes and common social
prejudices, and exploiting instantaneous emotions like anxiety,
contempt, anger, and frustration.” He noted that it is the
responsibility of each individual to discern what is real news
and what is helpful to share on social media.
The Pope wrote the following
prayer—based on St. Francis’ peace prayer—as a guide for both
those who report the news and those who read or watch it.
Pope Francis’ Prayer for Countering ‘Fake
Lord, make us
instruments of your peace.
Help us to recognize the evil latent in a communication
that does not build communion.
Help us to remove the venom from our judgments
Help us to speak about others as our brothers and
You are faithful and trustworthy;
may your words be seeds of goodness for the world:
Where there is shouting, let us practice listening;
Where there is confusion, let us inspire harmony;
Where there is ambiguity, let us bring clarity;
Where there is exclusion, let us offer solidarity;
Where there is sensationalism, let us use sobriety;
Where there is superficiality, let us raise real
Where there is prejudice, let us awaken trust;
Where there is hostility, let us bring respect;
Where there is falsehood, let us bring truth.
“St. Anthony Messenger”, March 2018, Vol. 125/No. 10, p.