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 in Africa,
through the commitment of its members, may be the seed of unity among her
peoples and a sign of hope for this continent. (Papal
That the peace promised at the Resurrection may come and transform the
That blessings come to all mothers on Mother’s Day.
That Christian families honor Christ in their hearts and homes.
That the children who receive First Communion this month will have an
unending friendship with the Lord.
That God bless
Father Bacevice and the Pastoral and Finance Councils in their efforts to
secure the future of
That all parishioners recognize their responsibility to St. Casimir
Parish’s future through financial support,
commitment to parish activities, sharing ideas, and most importantly
That the Spirit of God will bless our President and Congress with
wisdom, courage, and dedication to justice.
That those who struggle with physical or mental illness will find relief
for their affliction.
That those who pray be validated in their belief of its power.
AT ST. CASIMIR PARISH?
– First Friday
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament,
8:00 - 9:00am in Church
– Eucharistic Adoration, 6:00 - 7:00pm in Church
– Pick up plants, 2:00 – 5:00pm in St. Casimir gym
19th – Pick up plants, after all Masses in St. Casimir
SAINT FOR MAY
SAINT ISIDORE THE
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The ashes placed on our foreheads on Ash Wednesday are a
vivid reminder that each of us comes from the earth, is
nourished by it during life, and will someday return to it.
It’s strange then, that comparatively few people really
appreciate the earth and its importance in our lives.
CHRIST OUR LIFE SERIES, Loyola Press, p.119)
appreciated the importance of the earth in our lives and in our
neighbors’. He was born in Madrid, Spain more than 900 years ago. He
worked throughout his life on the farm of a wealthy landowner.
Isidore was deeply
spiritual. In the morning he would go to church, and he spent many
holidays visiting the churches in Madrid and surrounding areas.
Every day, as he walked the fields, plowing, planting, and
harvesting, he also prayed. He was known for his love for the poor.
More than once he fed hungry people with food which seemed to
multiply miraculously. He also had concern for the proper treatment
St. Isidore is the
patron saint of farmers. He died May 15, 1120 and was declared a
saint in 1622 with Ignatius of Loyola, Francis Xavier, Teresa of
Avila, and Philip Neri. Together the group is known in Spain as “the
HIS LIKENESS, Rev. Charles E. Yost; CHRIST OUR LIFE SERIES, Loyola
SAINT OF THE DAY, Leonard Foley; 365 SAINTS, Woodeene
THOUGHTS FROM THE CATECHISM OF THE
Respect for the
integrity of creation
#2415 The seventh commandment enjoins
respect for the integrity of creation. Animals, like plants and inanimate
beings, are by nature destined for the good of past, present, and future
humanity. Use of mineral, vegetable, and animal resources of the universe cannot
be divorced from respect for moral imperatives. Man’s dominion over inanimate
and other living beings granted by the Creator is not absolute; it is limited by
concern for the quality of life of his neighbor, including generations to come;
it requires a religious respect for the integrity of creation.
QUEEN OF ALL CREATION
Mary, the Mother who cared for Jesus, now cares with maternal affection and pain
for this wounded world. Just as her pierced heart mourned the death of Jesus,
so now she grieves for the sufferings of the crucified poor and for the
creatures laid waste by human power. Completely transfigured, she now lives with
Jesus, and all creatures sing of her fairness. She is the Woman, “clothed in the
sun, with the moon under feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars”
Carried up into heaven, she is the Mother and Queen of all creation. In her
glorified body, together with the Risen Christ, part of creation has reached the
fullness of its beauty. She treasures the entire life of Jesus in her heart
(cf. Lk 2:19, 51),
and now understands the meaning of all things. Hence, we can ask her to enable
us to look at this world with eyes of wisdom.
242. At her
side in the Holy Family of Nazareth, stands the figure of St. Joseph. Through
his work and generous presence, he cared for and defended Mary and Jesus,
delivering them from the violence of the unjust by bringing them to Egypt. The
Gospel presents Joseph as a just man, hard-working and strong. But he also shows
great tenderness, which is not a mark of the weak but of those who are genuinely
strong, fully aware of reality and ready to love and serve in humility. That is
why he was proclaimed custodian of the universal Church. He too can teach us how
to show care; he can inspire us to work with generosity and tenderness in
protecting this world which God had entrusted to us.
Source: ON CARE FOR OUR COMMON HOME, LAUDATO SI’, Pope Francis Encyclical Letter
(2015), pp. 116-117