Saint Casimir Parish  

March 25 - 26, 2023

   As Lent draws to a close, we are all reminded again of our need for forgiveness and reconciliation. One of the most difficult things we have to do is admit our sins. It is much easier to admit that we have faults – but only the good kind of faults like being too well organized or working too hard. It is very difficult for us to admit to wrongdoing and when we are forced to because we have been caught, we try to place blame elsewhere. Even in our society, when we hear of a criminal or a politician being caught committing a crime, the individual many times blames someone else, or complains that “the system is flawed.”

     Deep inside, we know that we are sinners, and we keep our sins hidden from everyone and try to hide them even from ourselves. We also know, but don’t want to acknowledge, that God knows all our sins. He knows us completely, even better than we know ourselves. And in spite of our faults and sinfulness, God still loves us with perfect love that only God can have.

     There are many instances in the Gospels that Jesus explains to us the Father’s love for us and Jesus calls us to repentance. Lent is the time to answer that call. God, our loving Father is waiting for us.  It is now up us to make the time to receive this sacrament.  Our Holy Week confession schedule is printed elsewhere on this page.  You are invited to receive this sacrament on Monday evening at Holy Redeemer parish, here at St. Casimir’s, or at any other parish in our diocese.

Blessings! – Fr. Joe Bacevice



krikštasWe welcome into the Christian Catholic Community Avila Juliet Santana, daughter of Jose Santana and Amberly (nee) Maston.  She was baptized here on Saturday afternoon.

 Spring is right around the corner!  Now is the perfect time to order from our plant sale. Fliers can be found by the bulletins in the church or on our website beginning this weekend. Orders and payments are due by Thursday, April 16, and plants will be ready for pickup Saturday, May 20TH, from 2-6pm. Order forms can also be mailed or emailed to you. Any questions?  Contact Jackie Taylor by e-mail: . or call 216-509-0401.




     This year’s Collinwood Cluster Penance service will be held at 7:00pm on Monday, March 27TH at Holy Redeemer Parish.  Several priests will be available to hear confessions.  All are invited to take advantage of this sacrament as part of their preparation for Easter.



     During Holy Week confessions will be heard on Monday evening 5-6 pm, and Tuesday and Wednesday mornings after the 7:30 am Mass.  Confessions will NOT be heard on Holy Thursday, Good Friday or Holy Saturday.



     Two weeks from now we celebrate Palm Sunday and begin Holy Week.  Holy week ends with the celebration of Easter on Sunday, April 9TH.  Palms will be blessed and distributed at all the Masses on the weekend of Palm Sunday, April 1-2.  On Holy Thursday, April 6TH, we will celebrate the Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 7:00 pm in the Church (bi-lingual), followed by a period of adoration.  On Good Friday, April 7TH, we will commemorate the Lord’s Passion at 3:00 pm (bi-lingual).  On Saturday, April 8TH, we will bless food at 12:00 noon.  We will celebrate the Solemn Easter Vigil at 8:30 pm (English).  On Easter Sunday, we will celebrate Mass at 8:30 am (English) and 11:00 am (Lithuanian).  All are invited to participate in these important celebrations.


     We have been reading from John’s Gospel the past two Sundays. The Gospel of John is different than Matthew, Mark and Luke, as it highlights seven of Jesus’ signs and is the only Gospel that tells us of the raising of Lazarus.
   Jesus raising Lazarus from the dead displayed His power over death. Lazarus became a walking testament to the divinity of Jesus, the Son of God. The Gospel ended with, “now many of the Jews who had come to Mary and seen what he had done began to believe in him.” Lazarus was physically dead and brought back to life. Jesus called Lazarus forth to bring others to belief in Him. Through the Sacraments of Baptism and Confirmation, we are called forth to bring others to belief in Christ. We are washed clean, sealed with the Holy Spirit, and sent forth to proclaim the glory of God.
cross design   March 18 - 19   March 25 -  26
Sat.5:00pm Sun. 8:30am Sat. 5:00pm Sun. 8:30am
Lectors Dave Oligny Judy Kowalski Tony Bacevice Nancy Anzlovar
Eucharistic minister John Milikas Ted Egan Jackie Caruso-Taylor Judy Kowalski
Server Frances K.
Frances K.