Saint Casimir Parish  


September 18 - 19, 2021

       Last weekend we announced that we will celebrate the Mass of the Anointing of the Sick on Saturday, October 9TH at the 5:00 Mass.  For many in the parish, this sacrament is not understood very well.  In the “old days” it was call “Extreme Unction” and was given when someone was at the point of death.  The teaching today is different.  The teaching is based on the Letter of St. James which is in the New Testament.  In the letter, St. James says the sick are to be anointed in order to raise them up and save them.  So the Church teaches that great care and concern should be taken to see that those of the faithful whose health is seriously impaired by sickness or old age receive this sacrament.  The sacrament may be repeated if the sick person recovers after being anointed and then again falls ill or if during the same illness the person’s condition becomes more serious.  A sick person may be anointed before surgery.  Elderly people may be anointed if they have become weakened even though no serious illness is present.  Sick children may be anointed is they have sufficient use of reason to be strengthened by the sacrament.  The faithful should be anointed when the time is right and the sacrament should not be delayed.  In the instruction on this sacrament, that Church reminds all of us that those who are seriously ill need the special help of God’s grace in this time of anxiety, “lest they be broken in spirit and, under the pressure of temptation, become weakened in their faith.”  So through the sacrament of anointing, Christ strengthens the faithful who are afflicted by illness or injury, providing them with the strongest support.  So the decision to receive this sacrament is left to each individual.  So I urge everyone over the next few weeks to seriously consider whether or not they will make use of this opportunity.  For those who are shut, are physically unable to participate at this Mass, and would like to receive this sacrament, call our office and schedule an appointment with we to come to your house.

Bless You!  Fr. Joe Bacevice


Today, Jesus tells us “whoever welcomes a child, welcomes me.” Pope Francis reminds us of the importance of families for children, “The family is important, and it is necessary for the survival of humanity. Without the family, the cultural survival of the human race would be at risk. The family, whether we like it or not, is the foundation.” As we celebrate the Year of the Family, let us remember to provide supportive communities where families with children can grow.


From September 22 to October 31, you are invited to join with other Christians for 40 Days for Life – 40 days of fasting and prayer for an end to abortion.  You are also invited to stand and peacefully pray anytime between 7 am and 7 pm during the 40-day vigil in the public right-of-way outside Preterm, 12000 Shaker Blvd, Cleveland, or Planned Parenthood, 25350 Rockside Rd, Bedford Hts, or Family Planning, 462 Chardon St., Painesville.  Join us for the Kickoff Rally at St. John Vianney on Monday, September 20 at 7 pm. To get more information, contact John Noall at or call 216-245-9744.  Visit their website:


We will celebrate the Mass of the Anointing of the Sick on Saturday, October 9, 2021, at the 5:00 pm Mass.  We encourage our older members and those with chronic illnesses to participate at that Mass and receive this important Sacrament of healing.


We are now accepting applications  for a seat on our Pastoral Council. This year, we will be electing four members to our Pastoral Council for a two year term beginning January 1, 2022.  Application forms are available at the church entrances and will be accepted through October 31, 2021.  Voting will begin November 6TH and conclude November 14TH.  Any member of the parish, age 16 and older, with a few exceptions, eligible to run for a seat on the Pastoral Council.  We invite you to seriously consider serving on this important advisory body in our Parish.


All parishioners should now have received their Autumn Raffle tickets. There are extra ticket booklets at the main entrance to the church. Since there will be no Clambake/Fall Festival again this year, we are depending on all our parishioners to support the parish with this raffle.  Please either sell or buy all the tickets that are in your envelope and take additional books to sell. The drawing will take place on Friday, October 29TH after the 7:30 Mass.


Next weekend, our parish will accept donations for the Catholic Communications Campaign. These offerings help communicate the Gospel through Catholic social media activities and enriches our faith through podcasts, television, radio and print media. Half of all proceeds remain in our diocese and support local needs. Please be generous


THIS WEEKEND -  September 18 - 19

NEXT WEEKEND - September 25 - 26

Sat. 8:30pm Sun. 8:30am Sat. 5:00pm Sun. 8:30am



David Oligny Nancy Anzlovar Anthony Bacevice Donna Flynt
Jackie Caruso-Taylor Ted Egan Maureen Anderson John Milikas
Servers       Eamon Robertson