Saint Casimir Parish  

September 16 - 17, 2023  


        During the summer months I’ve spent a great deal of time listening to parishioners as well as non-parishioners from the Lithuanian community. A lot of what I heard was criticism that the parish is not being responsive to the social needs of the parishioners. Some have even written the bishop’s office to complain. These were also brought to my attention. I always have been very sensitive to the needs of parishioners, but I also am very much aware of the limi-tations that we have as a community. I brought this up to our parish council with the challenge for us to find ways to say yes to requests and when we are unable to find ways, to have reasonable explanations. We decided to start small and see what is possible. The parish council decided to sponsor Sunday Coffee and Donuts on a trial basis, giving all in the parish an opportunity to take part in this activity.  Beginning in October, the council is sponsoring twice-monthly coffee on the first Sunday of the month after the 8:30 Mass and on the third Sunday of the month after the 11:00 Mass. This will take place in the Hope House next to our Marcella Rd parking lot.  There is a gate going from the lot to the entrance. Coffee will be available only to those who participate at Mass. This will give parishioners an op-portunity to socialize after Sunday Mass. The parish will provide the coffee and donuts and council members will take care of the set-up and clean-up. There will be no charge, but donations will be accepted. We will evaluate this program and after two months we will see if we will continue. As we begin with a small social project, we also remind everyone that we are also providing monthly adult religious education sessions for adults. The next meeting will discuss our Blessed Mother on Tuesday, September 19TH, at 7:00pm at the Hope House. Registration is required. You can still register by calling Jackie Taylor at 216-509-0401 or during rectory office hours at 216-481-3157.
Blessings! – Fr. Joe Bacevice



      Tuesday, September 19TH, at 7:00pm, at the Hope House, you are invited to join Jackie Taylor to learn more about Mary, the Rosary and why we call her our Blessed Mother.  Space is limited so registration is required.  To register call Jackie Taylor at 216-509-0401.  There is no charge for this event.



       As announced last weekend, we will celebrate the Mass of the Anointing of the Sick on Saturday, October14TH at 5:00pm. This gives everyone the opportunity to receive this sacrament at Mass. People who are chronically ill, advanced in age, facing serious illness or surgery are encouraged to receive this sacrament. We usually offer this opportunity during October each year and beginning next year we will offer it a second time in the spring.




      Congratulations go to Kevin Sullivan, the winner of the September Holy Name Society split raffle.  338 tickets were sold and the prize was $169.  Tickets are now on sale after all the Masses for the October drawing which will take place at the October meeting on October 7.  They also want to remind everyone that again this year they will be sponsoring our Giving Tree.  The tree will be going up mid-November for distribution to the needy before Christmas.  They are also looking for additional members.  Membership costs $5/year.  For more information or to join, contact any member of our Holy Name Society.




       The 37TH Annual Blanket Sunday appeal kicks off the weekend of October 14-15, 2023. Last year funds from the appeal were used to purchase 5,400+ new winter blankets that were provided to people experiencing homelessness and 138 beds/mattresses for low income individuals and families throughout northeast Ohio. Donations will be accepted using the Blanket Sunday envelopes which will be available beginning October 14TH, or donations can be mailed to: St. Vincent de Paul Society, 1404 East Ninth Street - 3RD Floor, Cleveland, OH, 44114, or online at 




      From September 27 through November 5, you are invited to join with others for 40 Days for Life - 40 days of prayer and fasting for an end to abortion.  You are also invited to stand and peacefully pray anytime between 7am and 7pm during these days in the public right of way outside Preterm, 12000 Shaker Blvd, Cleveland, or Planned Parenthood 25350 Rockside Rd, Bedford Hts, or Family Planning 54 South State St, Painesville.  Join us at the Kickoff Rally at St. John Vianney on Monday, September 25, Mentor. The keynote speaker is Auxiliary Bishop Michael Woost. Contact John Noall at 216-245-9744 for more information.
kryzius September 16- 17 September 23 - 24
Sat.  5:00 pm Sun. 8:30 am Sat.  5:00 pm Sun.  8:30 am
Lector Dave Oligny Jackie Caruso-Taylor Judy Kowalski Donna Flynt  
 Faye Roth Ted Egan

Maureen Anderson

John Milikas
Server Francis K Francis K