the Feast of St. Casimir the Patron of our Parish and the Patron of Lithuania.
This is a day to celebrate not only who we are as members of St. Casimir’s
Parish, but also to celebrate the beauty of the Lithuanian culture. As members of this parish, we are reminded
that St. Casimir, born of royalty, gave up all the earthly trappings of royalty
to dedicate his life to serving others, particularly the poor. We pray that through the intercession of St.
Casimir, we as a Parish will become more Christ-like, dedicating ourselves to
be of service to others, particularly to the poor in our community. It is also a time for all of us to recommit
ourselves to living our Catholic Faith.
The external signs of our expressions of Faith – participation at Mass,
receiving the sacraments – are important as they not only offer Christian
witness to our Faith but actually strengthen our commitment to grow in our
Faith every day
Blessings! Fr. Joe Bacevice
Each year, the Lithuanian Bishops have
asked Lithuanian Parishes throughout the world for a day of prayer for
Lithuania on the first Sunday of March.
As a Lithuanian parish, this weekend we offer our prayers for our
brothers and sisters in Lithuania and throughout the world that they grow
closer to God through a greater participation in the sacramental life of the
Monday, March 4, the Lenten Collinwood
Cluster Mass will take place here at St. Casimir Parish at 7:00pm, followed by
a gathering for food and fellowship in the school gym. All are invited to participate in this annual
Collinwood Lenten liturgical gathering as we celebrate our patronal feast of
Daylight Savings Time begins next Sunday,
March 10TH, at 2:00 am.
Remember to set your clocks AHEAD one hour before going to bed next
Saturday, otherwise you will be late for Mass.
The CRS Collection is one of the twelve
national collections established by the bishops of the United States so that,
by combining resources, we can more effectively carry out the global mission of
the Church. It offers Catholics a convenient opportunity to help more than 110
million people at home and abroad through a charitable contribution during
Mass. The CRS Collec-tion supports six Catholic organizations (Catholic Relief
Services; USCCB’s Department of Justice, Peace, and Human Development; USCCB’s
Migration and Refugee Services; Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc.;
USCCB’s Secretariat for Cultural Diversity in the Church; and the Holy Father’s
Relief Fund) that advance the international social ministry of the Catholic
Church. The CRS Collection is taken up in the Diocese of Cleveland on Laetare
(or ‘Rejoice’) Sunday, the 4th Sunday of Lent (next weekend).
The Catholic Cemeteries Association’s
e-newsletter, “A Closer Walk with Thee” provides much of the same helpful grief
support information that is presented at their monthly grief support meetings
but can be accessed from the comfort of your own home and from any device where
you can access your email. This
newsletter is emailed the first Tuesday of each month to anyone who has
expressed an interest in our bereavement programs. To subscribe to this valuable grief support
resource, go to the sign up form at: contact Rhonda at 216-930-4866 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org or web: https://bit.ly/cca bereavementbulletin.
Our parish also mails out free a monthly
newsletter “Ministry of Praise” to those who request it. It is available in
either Lithuanian or English. “Ministry
of Praise” is written for those who are shut in and unable to come to Mass on
Sunday. To receive this, contact Jackie by
email: email@example.com or at the parish
office by phone: 216-481-3157.