Saint Casimir Parish

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March 3 - 4, 2018


We ask you to remember in your prayers the soul of  Gloria Fasolo and Nellie Babcheck, who died last week and were buried from our parish. May they have eternal rest in the peace of God’s kingdom.


The next Collinwood Cluster Mass will be on Monday, February 26, at 7:00pm at St. Jerome Parish on 15000 Lake Shore Blvd. Following Mass all are invited to their Parish Hall for food and fellowship. We encourage members of our parish to participate in this worthwhile Lenten program in our community.



Every Friday at 7:00pm during Lent, we pray the Stations of the Cross. This week they will be led by the Lithuanian scouts. All are encouraged to participate in this traditional Lenten devotion.



     This weekend we are accepting offerings for our annual collection to support the Churches in Eastern Europe. The Lithuanian Church receives funds from this collection and the Lithuanian Bishops have written us to ask you to be generous.     

     Next weekend we will accept donations for Catholic Relief Services (CRS). These funds help provide food to the hungry, support to displaced refugees, and Christ’s love and respect to all people here at home and abroad. Please be generous.



Each year, the Lithuanian Bishops ask 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 Church.



Daylight Savings Time begins next Sunday, March 11th, at 2:00am. Remember to set your clocks AHEAD one hour before going to bed next Saturday, otherwise you will be late for Mass.



The Cleveland Lithuanian Scouts cordially invite everyone to attend their annual St. Casimir Fair, which takes place next Sunday, March 18, in our upper hall (gym). The fair begins after the 10:00 Mass and runs until 1:00pm. Handmade crafts, delicacies, and dinner will be for sale. Please come and support our scouts who have been active in Cleveland for 68 years. See you at the Fair!

     Over the past several months, events have occurred both here in our neighborhood and around the country that raise concerns about our personal safety. All of us try to avoid situations where we might be in harm’s way, but we never really know what the next tragedy will be, or when and where it will take place.

     Danger has always been associated with the inner cities, but today it can occur anywhere. Last autumn, someone walked into a rural Texas church and began firing a weapon, killing several people. On February 14, someone walked into a suburban high school in Florida and killed seventeen students and teachers. In our own neighborhood, there have been shootings taking place in broad daylight on our streets that are reminiscent of the “wild west.” A few months ago, the pastor of our neighboring parish, Fr. Kumse, at St. Mary’s was attacked and robbed on church property by teenagers carrying an assault rifle.

     Events like this have caused us to seriously consider ways to keep ourselves and those who come to our campus safe from attacks. I have participated at meetings with other pastors, with city officials, with our school personnel and with other safety experts to find ways to minimize the danger to those gathering here at St. Casimir’s. The overwhelming advice that I have heard is that all of us have to be aware of our surroundings and start to think about safety.

 -Doors need to be locked behind us when we enter the school building, be it for a meeting, a social (Sunday coffee), an event, or an activity.

-In Church we have to be aware of strangers, and we have to keep an eye on our personal belongings.

-No one should be alone anywhere in our buildings when doors are unlocked.

-In the parking lot, make sure your car doors are locked and no valuables are visible.

     And as so many in law enforcement tell us, “If you see something, say something.” In church - tell an usher. In the lower hall - tell the coffee host. If you feel threatened - use your cell phone to dial 911. We are in the process of finding training for our ushers in Church on how to deal with emergencies.

     These concerns about security are not unique to our parish or to our location in the city of Cleveland. I write this not to scare anyone, but to make everyone aware that the things you hear about in the news can happen right here in our church, in the parking lot where you do your grocery shopping, in the movie theater, or any other public place.

     Being aware of our surroundings and watching out for our neighbors is everyone’s first defense against any kind of trouble that might occur. So please, be aware, be careful.

 God Bless ! Fr. Joe Bacevice


Saint Casimir, pray for us


THIS WEEKEND - MARCH 3 - 4, 2018

NEXT WEEKEND - MARCH 10 - 11, 2018

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


Jackie Caruso-Taylor Judy Kowalski Erin Randel Faye Roth Barb Pallo Dave Oligny

Maureen Anderson

John Milikas

Ted Egan

Barbara Grauel

John Martinich

Arv Valiukas


Peter Briana Deidre Peter Briana Sinead