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.
Happy Father’s Day
PLEASE PRAY FOR THE FOLLOWING INTENTIONS
social networks may work towards that inclusiveness which respects others
for their differences. (June
That God will stay close and protect those who serve in our armed forces.
That those who govern nations will protect human rights, further the work of
justice, and advance the freedom of those in their charge.
That families and friends be blest as they gather together at this time of
year for reunions or rest.
That immigrants and refugees may find welcome and respect in the countries
to which they come.
That God bless
Father Bacevice and the Pastoral and Finance Councils in their efforts to
secure the future of St. Casimir Parish.
parishioners recognize their responsibility to St. Casimir Parish’s future
through financial support, commitment to parish activities, sharing ideas,
and most importantly prayer.
Real Presence of Jesus will be experienced in all marriages, in all business
relations, in all daily encounters, and in our friendships.
who live in want will find mercy in the generosity of their brothers and
sisters in Christ.
who pray be validated in their belief of its power.
AT ST. CASIMIR PARISH?
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament,
8:00 – 9:00am in Church
June 13 –
6:00-7:00pm in Church
SAINT FOR JUNE
SAINT ANTHONY OF PADUA
saints are like the stars. In his providence Christ conceals
them in a hidden place that they may not shine before others
when they might wish to do so. Yet they are always ready to
exchange the quiet of contemplation for the works of mercy as
soon as they perceive in their heart the invitation of
of St Anthony)
Anthony was the son of
Portuguese nobility. Early in life he decided to give up a future of
wealth and power to be a servant of God. He first joined the
Augustinians, but when he attended the funeral for the relics of
Franciscan martyrs which were brought through his town, he entered
the Franciscan order. Beloved as a preacher and teacher, he was
canonized within a year after his death.
At first Anthony set out
to preach to the Moors in Morocco. But an illness prevented him from
achieving his goal. He was returning to Portugal when strong winds
blew his boat off course and he landed in Sicily. He was stationed
in a small hermitage where he spent most of his time praying,
reading the Scriptures and doing menial tasks.
abilities became apparent when he attended an ordination where no
one was prepared to speak. He accepted the task. His sermon was
astounding to those in attendance. From then on he used his
preaching ability to instruct and inspire many to spiritual renewal.
Anthony was the first friar to teach theology to other friars. He
was eloquent, persuasive, and gentle. He also helped bring about
many social reforms that benefitted the poor and oppressed. He was
equally gifted at correcting errors of faith and at bringing about
needed social reforms.
Source: IN HIS LIKENESS, Rev. Charles
E. Yost; SAINTS AND FEAST DAYS, Loyola University Press;
365 SAINTS, Woodeene Koenig-Bricker; SAINT OF THE DAY, Rev. Leonard Foley,
THOUGHTS FROM THE CATECHISM OF THE
John the Baptist
John the Baptist is “more than a prophet.” In him,
the Holy Spirit concludes his speaking through the prophets. John completes the
cycle of prophets begun by Elijah. He proclaims the imminence of the consolation
of Israel; he is the “voice” of the Consoler who is coming. As the Spirit of
truth will also do, John “came to bear witness to the light.” In John’s sight,
the Spirit thus brings to completion the careful search of the prophets and
fulfills the longing of the angels. “He on whom you see the Spirit descend and
remain, this is he who baptizes with the Holy Spirit. And I have seen and have
borne witness that this is the Son of God….Behold, the Lamb of God.”
DO WE CELEBRATE THE BIRTH OF JOHN THE BAPTIST?
John the Baptist is:
v someone who leaps with joy before the presence of the
Lord, making me want to live my own relationship with greater
ardor and fervor;
v someone to prepare the way of the Lord and to give me
knowledge of salvation through the forgiveness of my sins;
v someone who turns my attention away from my
distractions and preconceptions so that I will behold the Lamb
of God as the true desire of my heart;
v someone who models for me that there is not greater joy
in my life than for Jesus to increase and for me to decrease,
especially as regards my self-reliance, my self-assertion, and
v someone who is a burning and shining lamp, whose
radiance gives light to my path and courage to my heart, making
me want to live for others;
v someone so committed to the truth that he is willing to
lay down his life for the Truth-become-flesh, witnessing to me
that all true happiness comes through self-sacrifice;
v someone whose sanctity proclaims that there is no man
born of woman greater than he is, but that I can share his
greatness if I love Jesus as he did.
v In the tender compassion of our God, the Dawn from on
high has broken upon us through the birth of John the Baptist.
Father Peter John Cameron, O.P.
Source: MAGNIFICAT, June 2010 (Vol. 12 No.4) p.333