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 consecrated religious men
and women may bestir themselves, and be present among the poor,
and those who have no voice.
That Church leaders move forward in providing care and ensuring the dignity
of each person in their daily ministry and service to the Lord.
That those who hold public office will imitate the goodness of God who
secures justice and the rights of all the oppressed.
That during Respect for Life Month we pray that the life of every person,
from conception to natural death, might be protected.
That our parish will be renewed in faith, hope, and joy as we reflect on the
Blessed Virgin Mary’s life through the mysteries of the rosary.
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
That families will live for God
and grow in God’s love.
That we put ourselves in God’s
hands in moments of temptation, anxiety, and weakness.
That those who pray be
validated in their belief in its power.
AT ST. CASIMIR PARISH?
First Friday Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, 8:00 – 9:00am in
Eucharistic Adoration, 6:00-7:00pm in Church
October 27th Annual Clambake and Autumn Raffle
SAINTS for OCTOBER
Pope Paul VI
“The hungry nations of the world
cry out to the peoples blessed with abundance, and the Church, cut
to the quick by this cry, asks every man to hear his brother’s plea
and answer it lovingly.”
“It is not God’s will for some to have everything and
others to have nothing.”
Pope Francis has announced
that he will declare Pope Paul VI and Archbishop Oscar Romero saints
of the universal church in a ceremony in the Vatican on October 14
during the synod for bishops on young people. They will be canonized
along with four other blessed: two Italian diocesan priests
(Francesco Spinelli and Vincenzo Romano) and a German and a Spanish
nun (Maria Caterina Kasper and Nazaria Ignazia di Santa Teresa di
Gesu), both of whom founded institutes for women religious.
Paul VI and Oscar Romero were
close to each other in life, and both are revered by Pope Francis.
It is fitting that they will be canonized during the synod of
bishops on young people. Paul VI brought the Second Vatican Council
to a conclusion and later established the Synod of Bishops at the
Synod’s request. Archbishop Romero’s ministry was influenced by Paul
VI, the teachings of Vatican II, and the conclusions of the CELAM
(Conference of Latin American Bishops) Assembly in Medellin,
Columbia, which led him to denounce the violence, torture and
poverty in his homeland (El Salvador). His is an inspiring example
for bishops and young people of how to live the teachings of the
Second Vatican Council with courage through commitment to justice,
peace and to the poor, even to the point of martyrdom.
“Pope Francis will canonize Oscar Romero and Paul VI in Rome in
October,” by Gerard O’Connell, May 19, 2018
THOUGHTS FROM THE CATECHISM OF THE
Solidarity Among Nations
Various causes of a religious, political, economic, and financial nature today
give “the social question a worldwide dimension.” There must be solidarity among
nations which are already politically interdependent. It is even more essential
when it is a question of dismantling the “perverse mechanisms” that impede the
development of the less advanced countries. In place of abusive if not usurious
financial systems, iniquitous commercial relations among nations, and the arms
race, there must be substituted a common effort to mobilize resources toward
objectives of moral, cultural, and economic development, “redefining the
priorities and hierarchies of values.”
Graces of Mission Sunday
It is appropriate first of all to emphasize the following
point for the Church: the first means of evangelization is the
witness of an authentically Christian life, given over to God in
a communion that nothing should destroy, and at the same time
given to one’s neighbor with limitless zeal. As we said recently
to a group of lay people, “Modern man listens more willingly to
witnesses than to teachers, and if he does listen to teachers,
it is because they are witnesses.” Saint Peter expressed this
well when he held up the example of a reverent and chaste life
that wins over even without a word those who refuse to obey the
Word. It is therefore primarily by her conduct, and by her life
that the Church will evangelize the world, in other words, by
her living witness of fidelity to the Lord Jesus – the witness
of poverty and detachment, of freedom in the face of the powers
of this world, in short, the witness of sanctity.
What is the state of the Church……? Is she
firmly established in the midst of the world and yet free and
independent enough to call for the world’s attention? Does she
testify to solidarity with people and at the same time to the
divine Absolute? Is she more ardent in contemplation and
adoration and more zealous in missionary, charitable, and
liberating action? Is she ever more committed to the effort to
search for the restoration of the complete unity of the
Christians, a unity that makes more effective the common
witness, “so the world may believe?” We are all responsible for
the answers that could be given to these questions.
Source: MAGNIFICAT, Vol. 16, No. 8, Oct. 2014, pp. 283-284.
Oscar Romero’s response to the question:
What is the meaning of the phrase “option for the poor?”
I offer you this by way of example. A building is on fire
and you’re watching it burn, standing wondering if everyone is
safe. Then someone tells you that your mother and your sister
are inside the building. Your attitude changes completely.
You’re frantic; your mother and sister are burning and you’d do
anything to rescue them even at the cost of getting charred.
That’s what it means to be truly committed. If we look at
poverty from the outside, as if we’re looking at a fire, that’s
not to opt for the poor, no matter how concerned we may be. We
should get inside as if our own mother and sister were burning.
Indeed it’s Christ who is there, hungry and suffering.”
Julian Filochowski, Chair of the Romero Trust
Adapted from the author’s earlier writings in the Catholic
and St. Martin in the Fields (English Anglican Church London,