Saint Casimir Parish  


June 6 - 7, 2020

     Last week, we were able to open the church for weekend Masses for the first time in over two months and welcome you back to church. It was encouraging to see the number of people who came and participated at Mass considering the age of many of our parishioners. Total attendance last weekend was 83 people. Our ushers did a good job welcoming everyone to the church, testing everyone as they came in, and providing a mask for those who needed one.
     This was something totally new and it will take us a while to get used to this new reality. Our team of volunteers was able to sanitize all the church pews between the Masses and I believe that our efforts minimized the risk of contracting the virus for everyone who was here. We made a few mistakes that were not critical, and they have been corrected.
     As I write this, I feel confident that this week will be smoother. My first priority as pastor is to keep everyone safe, so we will continue to insist that everyone wears a mask while in church, everyone has their hands sanitized when they enter the church and when they approach the altar to receive Holy Communion.
     Last week I invited you to comment on your experience of coming back to church. The comments that I received have been very positive. I hope that in time, more of you will feel comfortable coming to church and our attendance will grow.      We will continue working to make the experience of participating at Mass her at St. Casimir’s a positive one for everyone.

                                                                      Blessings! Fr. Joe Bacevice


Though we will be opening next weekend, many might feel that the risk to going to Mass is too great, or they might not feel well enough to go to Mass.  Because of this, the Bishops of Ohio and our Diocesan Administrator have dispensed the faithful living and visiting Ohio from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass until further notice.  For those who are not present at Mass, please keep Sunday holy by watching Mass on television or online.


We apologize for the difficulty with the sound from last Sunday’s Mass. Our microphone problem has been solved and this week’s Mass will be much better. We will continue to make Sunday Mass available online beginning each Saturday at 4:00pm. The Mass will be bilingual with the emphasis changing each week between Lithuanian and English. We invite you to participate at this Mass if you are not able to attend Mass in Church because of age, sickness or disability. If you have any comments – either good or bad – we would be interested in hearing them. Email Father Bacevice or Laura. Thank you.


A very special thank you to Erin Randel and Danute Belzinskas for making face masks for our parish. Their efforts and their helpers’ efforts are much appreciated. If anyone needs a mask, contact Father Bacevice.


It has been more than 10 years since we opened as St. Casimir Parish. Over those years we have seen a lot of changes, but the biggest changes have taken place within our families. Children have grown up and moved out, people have moved and can no longer participate at Mass, others have joined us and have never registered. With this bulletin we are including a parish census update form that we ask everyone to complete. It will help us update our records for reporting purposes and will give us a better picture of who we are as a parish so that we can tailor programs to meet your spiritual and social needs. Please fill out a form and return it either in the offering boxes in the church, in the rectory mail box or mail it back to us. If anyone has any questions about this, please feel free to call or email Father Bacevice.


Beginning June 15th, our online giving portal will be improved making it easier for you to customize your offerings to the parish and making our accounting easier. This was a planned upgrade. If anyone has any problems with the new system, contact Laura at the Rectory Office.


At least through the summer months, we are cancelling our First Friday and Second Tuesday Holy Hour. Hopefully we will be able to resume this devotion in the Church later this year. On these days and times, I urge you to spend that time or part of that time in prayer.


Cleveland’s Catholic Radio station 1260AM The Rock continues to offer additional opportunities to participate in Holy Mass for those unable to attend in person. Daily Mass can be heard at 10:00am and 10:00pm Monday through Friday. Sunday Mass can be heard on Saturday at 4:00pm, and Sunday at 8:00am, 10:30am, and 5:00pm. In addition, the Holy Rosary is prayed each day at 9:30pm, and the Chaplet of Divine Mercy is prayed Monday through Friday at 3:00pm. For a complete schedule of their programing visit their website:


On Sunday, August 9th,The Fest 2020 will be entirely online or virtual from your home The Fest team has been working with sponsors and national groups to make it happen again this year. For more information go to: www.TheFEST.u


THIS WEEKEND -   June 6 - 7

NEXT WEEKEND - June 13 - 14

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