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June 16 - 17, 2018


This Sunday we honor our fathers. In his exhortation “Amoris Laetitia” (The Joy of Love), Pope Francis writes beautifully about the role of the father in a family.         “God sets the father in the family so that by the gifts of his masculinity he can be close to his wife and share everything, joy and sorrow, hope and hardship. And to be close to his children as they grow – when they play and when they work, when they are carefree and when they are distressed, when they are talkative and when they are silent, when they are daring and when they are afraid, whey they stray and when they get back on the right path. To be a father is to be always present. When I say ‘present’, I do not mean ‘controlling.’ Fathers who are too controlling overshadow their children, they don’t let them develop. Some fathers feel they are useless and unnecessary, but the fact is that children need to find a father waiting for them when they return home with their problems. They may try hard not to admit it, not to show it, but they need it. It is not good for children to lack a father and grow up before they are ready.” (177) Happy Fathers Day!


Religious Freedom Week will take place from June 22 – 29. It begins with the feast day of St. Thomas More and St. John Fisher, includes the Solemn Feast of the Birth of St. John the Baptist, and ends with the Solemn Feast of St. Peter and St. Paul. The theme for this year is Serving Others in God’s Love. Religious freedom is necessary if we are to continue to serve others in areas like education, adoption, foster care, health care, and migration and refugee services. All of us are encouraged to reflect on the importance of religious freedom so that the Church might have space to carry out her mission of service and mercy. All are also encouraged to pray for our brothers and sisters who face intense persecution in other parts of the world.


The best gift you can give is your time. This Father’s Day weekend, make sure to invite Dad (and the rest of the family) to spend time with you at the FEST on Sunday, August 5th. The perfect family day and free event is full of great music, engaging displays, and fun activities. Of course, the highlight of the whole day is the outdoor Mass, beginning at 8:00pm with Bishop Perez. You and your dad are not going to want to miss any of this, so make sure to head out to the Center for Pastoral Leadership in Wickliffe for a day full of faith, family and friends. For more information go to:


The date of this year’s Golden Wedding Anniversary Mass is Sunday, July 29th, at 2:30pm in the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist with Bishop Amos presiding. New this year: you can register online at  The main web page will read “Register for the 50th Wedding Anniversary Celebration - Click here” in a blue box. Clicking on the link will direct you to the registration form itself. We will not longer be accepting faxed, postal or electronically mailed registrations for this event. If you do not have computer access or a family member who can assist you, contact Laura in our office 216-481-3157.

     As summer begins and many people turn to relaxation and travel, we begin this next installment of repair, improvement, and renovation here at St. Casimir.

     Major work will be done in our lower hall as the school begins to convert the cafeteria into classrooms to serve the expanding school. Beginning this weekend until the end of June, Sunday coffee hour will be in the gym and during the month of July Sunday Coffee will be closed. Coffee hour will resume back in the cafeteria either the first or second week in August. Although the cafeteria will be much smaller, it will still be able to accommodate our Sunday Coffee hour.

     At the same time, an engineering study will be done to prepare for major work on the front of the Church. Scaffolding will be going up so the work can be done in the early autumn.  

     While this is going on, we hope to finish negotiations with the school to lease the convent building. Once that is complete, the school will begin renovating that building to accommodate additional classrooms and offices for administration. 

    So during the next few months, we will see more changes here at St. Casimir. For many, change is difficult, but change is necessary for growth. Our goal in all this work is to provide stability for our parish as we look to the future. As we continue to change and develop, I ask you to join with me in looking forward to renewed life in our Parish so that we can continue our mission to the Lithuanian Community and to our neighborhood.

                                                                    God Bless ! Fr. Joe Bacevice


We ask you to remember in your prayers the souls of Florence Brochak, Kaye Stopar and Kimberly Bell who died recently and were buried from our Parish. May they have eternal rest in the peace of God’s Kingdom.


My thanks to all of you for helping to celebrate the 35th Anniversary of my ordination to the Diaconate. My special thanks to Fr. Joe for suggesting it and making it possible. So many of you had a hand in preparing the day that I know I would leave someone out if I began to name you all. I appreciation your kindness. Most of all I appreciate your friendship. – Deacon Lou


Next week (June  24), the Sunday Coffee hour after the 10:00 Mass will be moved to the upper hall (gym), and will be closed for the month of July. Coffee hour will resume in the renovated and smaller lower hall in early August.


JUNE 16 - 17, 2018

NEXT WEEKEND -  JUNE 23 - 24, 2018

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


Jackie Caruso-Taylor Judy Kowalski Erin Randel Faye Roth Judy Kowalski Nancy Anzlovar

Jackie Caruso-Taylor
Faye Roth,
Donna Flynt

Arv Valiukas

Dave and Robin
Ted Egan

Jackie Caruso-Taylor
Faye Roth,
Maureen Anderson

John Martinich

Ted Egan
Dave & Robin Oligny


Briana Briana Sinead Peter Briana Sinead