Saint Casimir Parish

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January 6 - 7, 2018



The Altar Society thanks all of the volunteers who came to help decorate the church for Christmas. The Christmas season ends with the feast of the Epiphany (Three Kings). We will be removing the decorations on Sunday, January 7, after the 12:00 Mass. Once again, we ask you to come lend a hand and help us take everything down that day. We thank you in advance.



Our next pancake breakfast will be on Sunday, January 14, after all the Masses. We invite everyone to enjoy the best pancakes in the area. Tickets will go on sale next weekend. Adult tickets at the door cost $7, children 6-13 cost $4. Save $1 by purchasing your tickets in advance. All proceeds go to the parish.




The lay ecclesial ministry formation process assists in the education, training, and formation of lay people leading to certification as a Lay Ecclesial Minister. Certified Lay Ecclesial Ministers work in collaboration with the ordained to serve the needs of parishes and Catholic institutions in the Diocese of Cleveland. They may serve in a variety of leadership roles such as Pastoral Associates, Catechetical Leaders, and Ministers of Sacramental Preparation, Youth Ministers, Social Outreach Coordinators, Bereavement Ministers, Music Ministers, Campus Ministers and Ministers of Adult Faith Formation. An information night for all those interested in the lay ecclesial ministry formation process will take place on Wednesday, January 17, from 7-9pm, at the Center for Pastoral Leadership If you cannot attend and would like more information, please call the Lay Ecclesial Ministry Office at 440-943-7670.



At this time, the Diaconate Formation Office is accepting inquiries for men interested in the diaconate. To be considered, an applicant must be Roman Catholic, at least 30 years of age (minimum age for ordination is 35), and an active member of his parish with the support of his pastor. He must be in good health, of sound moral character, mature in faith, regularly participate in the sacramental life of the Church, and have a sense of vocation to service. If married, he must be in a valid Catholic marriage for a minimum of five years, have the support of his wife and family and be in a strong, stable marriage. If unmarried, he must be willing and able to commit to celibacy. Although an upper age limit for application has not been established for the Cleveland diocese, the expectation is that ordained deacons will have the health and energy to provide a minimum of ten years of ordained ministry to the diocese of Cleveland. If anyone is interested or wants more information, contact Father Bacevice.


   Last Tuesday, our Pastoral Council has their first meeting of the new year. At the meeting the following have accepted leadership positions on the Council: Ted Egan, chairperson, Debra Zeledonis, vice-chairperson, Ingrida Civinskas corresponding secretary, and Giedre Jesmantas recording secretary. Meetings will continue to be held in the first Tuesday of each month.

     As this new year begins, I feel it is important to remind everyone of the role of our Pastoral Council. The primary responsibility of the Pastoral Council is to advise me on all matters regarding our Parish. I bring to the Council issues brought to me by the Diocese, the other Parishes in Collinwood, and the staff for consideration. The Council studies issues, discusses them and makes recommendations on these matters.

     Another major responsibility of the Pastoral Council is to represent you the Parishioners of St. Casimir. Your ideas, concerns and suggestions are always welcomed by the Pastoral Council. No issue is too small or insignificant to be addressed by the Pastoral Council, so I urge everyone in the Parish to be open and communicate with any member of the Pastoral Council regarding your thoughts as to what is best for our Parish. The members of our Pastoral Council for 2018 are: Nancy Anzlovar, Anthony Bacevice, Ingrid Civinskas, Ted Egan, Giedre Jesmantas, Judy Kowalski, Maryann Pecek, Faye Roth, and Debra Zeledonis.

     A third major responsibility of the Pastoral Council is to assist me in my role as leader of the Parish. They are charged with bringing people together to accomplish the goals we set for our Parish.

     I have come to rely on the Pastoral Council for the assistance they offer and I urge everyone in the Parish to cooperate with the so that together we can continue to grow as a vibrant Catholic Parish Community.


 God Bless and Thanks for Your Prayers!

 Fr. Joe Bacevice                           



Remember in your prayers the soul of William Morgan who died recently. His funeral will be here on January 9th



This Wednesday, January 10th, we will have our Eucharistic Adoration from 6-7pm also in the Church. We invite everyone to stop in and spend some time in quiet prayer before the Blessed Sacrament. If you are able to make a commitment to be present in the Church for adoration, please sign up in the Book Room.



JANUARY 6 - 7, 2018

JANUARY 13 - 14, 2018

5:30pm 8:00am 12:00pm 5:30pm 8:00am 12:00pm


Jackie Caruso Taylor Arv Valiukas Dave Oligny Dave Oligny Barb Pallo Erin Randel

John Milikas
Maureen Anderson

John Martinich

Dave Oligny
Ted Egan

Jackie Caruso-Taylor,
Dave Oligny,
Barbara Grauel

John Milikas

Sami Caruso-Taylor
Ted Egan,
Donna Flynt


Peter Briana Deidre Peter Briana Sinead