Saint Casimir Parish  


September 24 - 2
5, 2022

     I am happy to announce that we will celebrate the Mass of the Anointing of the Sick on Saturday, October 1ST at the 5:00 Mass, For many in the parish, this sacrament is not understood very well, In the “old days” it was called “Extreme Unction” and was given when someone was at the point of death, The Church’s 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.”  Through the sacrament of anointing, Christ strengthens the faithful who are afflicted by illness or injury, providing them with the strongest support, Therefore, the decision to receive this sacrament is left to each individual, I urge everyone to seriously consider whether or not they will make use of this opportunity.

Blessings! Fr. Joe Bacevice

MASS OF ANOINTING
     

        We will celebrate the Mass of the Anointing of the Sick on Saturday, October 1, 2022, at the 5:00 Mass. We encourage our older members and those with chronic illnesses to parti­cipate at this Mass and receive this important Sacrament of Healing.    

CATHOLIC COMMUNICATIONS CAMPAIGN

     This 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.  Please be generous.

AUTUMN RAFFLE

     Our annual Autumn Raffle drawing will take place on Friday, October 28, 2022, after the 7:30am Mass.  A total of $2,000 will be raffled.  Our goal is to sell 1,000 books of tickets.  Tickets have been picked up or mailed to all parishioners and additional tickets are available at the entrance to the church and during the week at the Rectory.  We ask everyone in the parish to support this fund raiser.  All proceeds from this raffle will be used to fund our major projects.

PASTORAL COUNCIL

     We are now accepting applications for a seat on our Pastoral Council.  Application forms are available at the entrance to the church and will be accepted through November 6, 2022.  Voting, if needed, will take place November 11–27.  Any member of the parish, age 16 and older, is eligible to seek a seat on the council.  The council is made up of ten members and two are required to be from the Lithuanian community and two from the non-Lithuanian community. Eight are selected from the parishioners making an application for membership and if more than eight apply, there will be a vote, and two are selected by the pastor. The Pastoral Council along with the Finance Council are the two groups that serve as advisors to the pastor on important issues regarding the parish. The Pastoral Council also assists the pastor in implement programs and projects for the parish.  All members of the parish are asked to seriously consider serving on this important advisory body in our parish.

BLANKET SUNDAY

     The weekend of October 8-9 marks the 36TH Annual Blanket Sunday Collection to aid the poor. This collection is sponsored by the Diocesan St. Vincent de Paul Society.  Due to sanitary concerns and lack of storage space, we will gratefully accept your financial donation and do the shopping for you, making your donation go even further with bulk purchases of blankets and other items needed by the homeless and disadvantaged. So please “blanket” someone for the winter and give yourself a warm feeling.  You can also donate online at www.svdpcle.org

FAMILY PERSPECTIVES

     Today's gospel from St. Luke sends the message home about this world compared to heaven and we are challenged again to realize that the "poor man was carried away by angels" while the rich man is "tormented". We should focus our efforts on encouraging our family to serve others by doing acts of goodwill and verbalizing our prayers together for the poor. Simply pointing out what your prayers are will also help your children learn to pray.
cross design This Sunday -   September 24 - 25  Next Weekend -  October 1 - 2 
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Lectors Jackie Caruso-Taylor Arv Valiukas Tony Bacevice Donna Flynt
Eucharistic minister John Milikas Ted Egan Jackie Caruso-Taylor John Martinich
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