Saint Casimir Parish

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May 05


May 9 - 10, 2015



     This Sunday, is Mothers Day, the day we honor our mothers. On this day, we remember the prayer of blessing given to new mothers on the day their child is baptized: "God the Father, through his Son, the Virgin Mary’s child, has brought joy to all Christian mothers, as they see the hope of eternal light shine on their children. May he bless (our mothers). They now thank God for the gift of their children. May they be one with their children in thanking God for ever in heaven, in Christ Jesus our Lord.
                                                               God Bless! Fr. Joe Bacevice



We thank everyone who worked to make our pancake breakfast last week a success. 120 people enjoyed the breakfast. After expenses, the Parish made a profit of about $606.00.



This Wednesday, May 13th, we will have our monthly Eucharistic Adoration in the church from 6:00-9:00pm. All are invited to spend some quiet time in prayer before the Blessed Sacrament. For those able to make a commitment to spend time in prayer, we ask you to sign up for a specific time. The sign-up sheet is located in the main entrance to the Church.


Usually at this time of year, we begin accepting Masses for the following year. However, because we have so many open dates for Masses this year, we will not open the 2016 Mass book until we fill this year’s Mass Book. Those who wish to schedule Masses this for this year, are asked to contact the Parish office.




Euclid Hospital has volunteers who distribute Holy Communion to patients 7 days a week, 52 weeks a year. The commitment of time is 1 to 1˝ hours each week. To volunteer for this ministry, contact Gerry Graf (216-383-1368) or Mary Lynn Pesto (216-486-5875).



     As the activity year winds down, many start thinking about summer activities. This is the time of year I start thinking about next year, particularly regarding religious education. It is the parish’s responsibility to see that the children are receiving religious education and are participating in the life of the Church. For our younger children, preparation is needed for their First Communion. Diocesan policy requires two years of religious education prior to receiving First Communion. For those approaching their teen years, preparation is needed to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation. For those in Catholic School, there is a seven week program and for those not in Catholic School, an additional two years of religious education is needed.

     Families who have children who will be receiving their First Communion or Confirmation are asked to contact Fr. Bacevice or Jackie Caruso-Taylor to register for classes.


On Sunday, June 14, 2015, we will commemorate the 74th Anniversary of the Occupation of the Baltic States by the Soviet Union and remember the victims of the mass deportations of June 13-14, 1941. The Commemoration will be an Ecumenical Prayer Service at 2:00pm here at St. Casimir’s. All are invited to join with the Estonians and Latvians for this special day. Refreshments will be served afterward in the cafeteria. This event is sponsored by the Baltic American Committee of Cleveland.


     This weekend we are accepting donations to support the Office of Catechetical Services. This office works to enhance the catechetical initiative (PSR programs) throughout the Diocese, supports faith formation for all including adult faith formation, catechetical leader training and catechist formation for teachers of religion, media literacy, and the Newman Campus Ministry program. Please use the envelopes provided for this collection and please be generous.

     Last weekend we announced that we will also take up a special collection to aid the Victims of the Earthquake in Nepal. Place your donation in an envelope marked “Earthquake Relief” and put it in the collection basket this week. Checks should be made out to St. Casimir Parish. Please be generous.


        The Altar Society thanks everyone who placed an order for flowers and vegetables. This year we have more orders to fill than ever before. And so – we need your help on the day the flowers are delivered to help unload the truck and sort the orders – more than ever before.
       We need your help on Saturday, May 16, between 9:45am and 2:00pm. If you can come help out for all or even just a part of the time, please let us know.
         There is a sign-up sheet at the main entrance of the church, or call Jackie Taylor 216-509-0401 or Julie Vaitkus 216-392-5170. Many hands make light work. Thank you!


During May, our Holy Name Society (HNS) is recruiting new members to expand their organization. Membership is open to all parishioners who wish to either be active or inactive members. The HNS is worldwide Catholic organization that promotes the Holy Name of Jesus, fosters prayer, good citizenship, and assists in the mission of the Parish. They meet monthly on the last Wednesday at 7:00pm. Annual dues are just $5; a membership envelope is included in the current envelope pack.


On Saturday, June 13, 2015, Deacon Lukas Laniauskas will be ordained to the order of Presbyter for service to the Society of Jesus of the Chicago-Detroit Province at the Queen of All Saints Basilica in Chicago, Illinois. The Presiding Bishop will be the Most Reverend Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R., Archbishop of Indianapolis. Father Laniauskas will celebrate a First Mass of Thanksgiving on Saturday, June 20, 2015, at 4:00pm at Camp Dainava in Manchester, Michigan. He also looks forward to coming home to St. Casimir’s to celebrate Mass sometime this autumn.

     As a Parish community, we thank God for the gift of Father Laniauskas’ vocation and offer our prayers that he have a blessed and fulfilled life serving the Church as a Jesuit Priest.  

     As plans are finalized for Father’s Mass here at St. Casimir’s, we will keep everyone informed.



Monday, May 25th is Memorial Day. Our Catholic War Veterans Post 613 will have their annual Memorial Day commemoration here at St. Casimir: 8:30am - a service at the Freedom Memorial in our Neff Road parking lot, followed by Mass at 9:00am. The commemoration will conclude with breakfast in our lower hall. All are invited.


“Child’s Gate to Learning” (CGL) supports neglected children in Lithuania. To raise funds, the Cleveland chapter is offering a boxed lunch for $10. All lunches must be ordered by May 20. Lunches must be picked up on Sunday, May 31st after the 10:00 Mass. Donations are welcomed. To order lunch, make a donation, or for information about CGL contact Egle Laniauskas ( or send your order to 6604 Ivana Court, Mentor, OH, 44060. Order forms can also be found in the Book Room


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Sue Milikas

Judy Kowalski

Erin Randel

Faye Roth

Nancy Anzlovar

Sarah Oligny

Eucharistic Ministers

Sue Milikas,
John Milikas,
Barbara Grauel

Judy Kowalski
John Martinich

Arv Valiukas,
Dave Oligny
Donna Flynt

Faye Roth,
Maureen Anderson
Barbara Grauel

Judy Kowalski
Jackie C-Taylor

Dave Oligny, Donna Flynt
Brian Kemer