Saint Casimir Parish

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February 3 - 4, 2018



On Monday, February 19th, we will be hosting all the parishes in Collinwood for our Lenten Cluster Mass. After Mass, everyone is invited to our Lower Hall for food and fellowship. We need volunteers to bake, set up and clean up. Those willing to help out are asked to sign up at the main entrance to the church or contact Ingrid Civinskas at: or call 440-838-0652.


We ask you to remember in your prayers the soul of Dianne Oloff who died last week and was buried from our parish. May she have eternal rest in the peace of God’s kingdom.


Over the past five years, we have received $59,894.00, from the Rooted in Faith Campaign, which is 30% of the money our parish raised for the campaign.  As the campaign draws to a close, the diocese collected $147 million of the $170 million pledged, which is 87%. The projection was only 85%. During this year, the diocese will still record pledge payments and will send any further distributions in January, 2019. When it is completed, we will receive a detailed report of donors, pledges and payments. We thank everyone who pledged and donated to this important financial campaign in our diocese.


All are invited to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the restoration of Lithuania’s Independence. The celebration will take place on Saturday, February 17th, beginning at 2:00pm at Cleveland State University’s Main Classroom Auditorium (1899 E 22nd St., Cleveland). Close to 200 performers – singers and dancers from Toronto and Montreal, Canada, and Cleveland will entertain with song and dance. Following the performance, beginning at 6:00pm, there will be a banquet at the Crown Place at Playhouse Square (1260 Euclid Ave., Cleveland) Tickets to the performance are $25 (age 21 & under $10) and banquet tickets are $50. Bus transportation will be available before and after the concert from the Lithuanian Club. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Virginia Rubinski 216-486-9023.



Saturday February 24th, at 7:00pm in the St. Casimir Parish Auditorium there will be a special concert to continue celebrating Lithuanian Independence. Soloists from Lithuania, Liudas Mikalauskas and Nida Grigalavičiūtė with accompanist Vytautas Lukošius will perform some of the most acclaimed Lithuanian songs from the past 100 years. Tickets are $20 (no charge for those under 21) and are available in the cafeteria after the 10:00 Mass or by calling Zita at 216-355-0829 or Virginija at 261-526-5609.

     The 2018 Catholic Charities Annual Appeal takes place next weekend. Be sure to read the insert in this week’s bulletin regarding our parish’s goal ($13,843.00) and the overall importance of Catholic Charities in our communities.

     This year’s appeal theme is “Your Mercy: Transforming Lives and Communities.” Your generous support will transform the lives of others, to offer dignity, possibilities and companionship to those who are most vulnerable.

     As in the past, an in-pew commitment will take place next weekend, February 10-11. Everyone - whether you received a letter in the mail or not - will be asked to fill out a pledge envelope.

     A) If you received the correct mailing listing your parish as St. Casimir on Neff Road, and did not have a chance to respond, or even if you did already respond, you will still need to fill out an envelope in church checking the box “I already gave” as well as listing our parish, St. Casimir - Neff Road, on the parish line.

     B) If you received the incorrect mailing, listing St. Casimir on Sowinski Ave., do not respond to it and contact me immediately. You also will need to fill out the in-pew envelope and list our parish, St. Casimir - Neff Road, on the parish line.

     I ask everyone to consider making a generous pledge to support the ministries provided by Catholic Charities and help us meet our parish goal. For more insights and stories of inspiration, see:


 God Bless ! Fr. Joe Bacevice




Saturday is the Feast of St. Blaise, the day we traditionally bless throats. In honor of this feast, throats will be blessed after all the weekend Masses.

CATHOLIC CHARITIES –possible letter error

Many parishioners received letters in January inviting their support of the annual Catholic Charities Appeal, and I encourage everyone to support the appeal. However, many of those letters indicated that the donations would be credited to St. Casimir Parish on Sowinski Avenue. If anyone received a letter with that incorrect information, DO NOT REPLY TO IT and contact our office immediately. We will notify Catholic Charities of the error and a new letter will be sent out with the correct parish listed. There were errors made in the accounting last year, and anyone who did not list St. Casimir, NEFF RD. as their parish had their account moved to the other St. Casimir Parish. Each parish is given a goal for the Catholic Charities Annual Parish Appeal and pastors are pressured to meet those goals. We want to make sure that our Parish is correctly credited with the donations from our members. 



FEBRUARY 3 - 4, 2018

FEBRUARY 10 - 11, 2018

Sat. 5:30pm Sun. 8:00am Sun. 12:00pm Sat. 5:30pm Sun. 8:00am Sun. 12:00pm


Faye Roth Judy Kowalski Erin Randel Jackie Caruso-Taylor Arv Valiukas Dave Oligny

Maureen Anderson

John Milikas

Donna Flynt

Barbara Grauel

John Martinich

Ted Egan


Peter Briana Deidre Peter Briana Sinead