Saint Casimir Parish
Saint Casimir Parish
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WHAT’S HAPPENING AT ST. CASIMIR PARISH?
November 1st All Saints Day, holy day of obligation
November 2nd All Souls; First Friday Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, 8:00 – 9:00am in Church
November 14th Eucharistic Adoration, 6:00-7:00pm in Church
November 18th thru December 2nd Pastoral Council Elections
#1164 From the time of the Mosaic law, the People of God have observed fixed feasts, beginning with Passover, to commemorate the astonishing actions of the Savior God, to give him thanks for them, to perpetuate their remembrance, and to teach new generations to conform their conduct to them. In the age of the Church, between the Passover of Christ already accomplished once for all, and its consummation in the kingdom of God, the liturgy celebrated on fixed days bears the imprint of the newness of the mystery of Christ.
#1095 For this reason the Church, especially during Advent and Lent and above all at the Easter Vigil, re-reads and re-lives the great events of salvation history in the “today” of her liturgy. But this also demands that catechesis help the faithful to open themselves to this spiritual understanding of the economy of salvation as the Church’s liturgy reveals it and enables us to live it.
On November 1st we celebrate All Saints Day. We honor all the saints, known and unknown, famous and not so famous. The canonized saints are just a few of the thousands of holy men and women who have been honored over the centuries. If your favorite isn’t listed, it doesn’t mean he or she isn’t a saint. Those canonized as saints are usually honored on the day of their death, and perhaps your saint died on the same day as someone famous, such as St. Francis of Assisi. Or maybe you’ve been looking for someone like St. Christopher, who was never formally canonized and whose life is so shrouded in legend that it’s difficult to discover any facts about him. In those cases, another saint with more accessible information may have been chosen.
From as early as the fourth century, “all the martyrs” have been honored collectively. By the year 800, the feast of All Saints was firmly established as part of the Church year. All Saints Day is a good day to remember all those people – in addition to the official saints – who have touched your life: your grandmother, your parents, a beloved teacher, a good friend, anyone who has made the love of God a reality in your life.
Take a few minutes and give thanks for everyone in heaven whom you love and who loves you. Blessed be all the saints!
Source: 365 SAINTS, Woodeene Koenig-Bricker
We remember the anniversaries of the death of people we know and loved. We might bring flowers or plants to their graves as signs of our continuing love and prayers. We often save pictures and mementos of the loved ones. Somehow we know that death can separate us only for a while.
On the feast of All Souls and throughout the entire month of November, we recall our deceased, relatives, friends, and all the faithful departed, who may yet be waiting for the full joy of heaven. Christians have always prayed for those who have died. Anniversaries of death have been regarded as “birthdays” to a new life. In the eleventh century, St. Odilo, who was an abbot at Cluny, required that his monasteries pray for all the dead on the day after All Saints. Soon this custom spread.
Source: SAINTS AND FEAST DAYS, Christ Our Life Series