Saint Casimir Parish
MINISTRY OF PRAISE
St. Casimir Parish
grant that with the help of St. Casimir’s intercession
we may serve you in holiness and justice.
PLEASE PRAY FOR THE FOLLOWING INTENTIONS
the cries of our migrant brothers and sisters, victims of criminal
trafficking, may be heard and considered. (Papal
That the Spirit’s revelation of Christ, The Light of the Nations, may bring
justice and peace to all nations.
That Christ, The Light of the World, will illumine and renew those suffering
in the darkness of poverty, of persecution, or of sin.
That our parish will grow in holiness by reaching out in faith, hope, and
love to the neediest in our midst.
That God bless
Father Bacevice and the Pastoral and Finance Councils in their efforts to
secure the future of St. Casimir Parish.
parishioners recognize their responsibility to St. Casimir Parish’s future
through financial support, commitment to parish activities, sharing ideas,
and most importantly prayer.
families will be places of prayer, unconditional love, forgiveness, and
who pray be validated in their belief of its power.
AT ST. CASIMIR PARISH?
SAINT FOR JANUARY
(d. 316 AD)
Through the intercession of St. Blase, bishop and
may God deliver you from ailments of the throat and from
We know little about St.
Blase except that he was bishop of Sebaste, an area now in central
Turkey, in the early years of the fourth century. Various stories
about St. Blasé and actual episodes in his life have been woven
together to form the picture we have of him.
St. Blase is the patron saint
of throat diseases. Legend tells the story of a mother who came to
Blase with her son who had a fish bone lodged in his throat. Blase
called for two candles, lit them in the form of a cross under the
child’s chin, recited prayers and blessed the boy. The bone loosened
and was removed. Devotion to St. Blase was popular during the Middle
Ages and continues to this day.
We all seek relief and
protection from physical troubles and ailments of the throat. But
there are also spiritual diseases of the throat, often more harmful
than the physical. The Apostle Paul wrote: “Their throats are
open graves; they deceive with their tongues; the venom of asps is
on their lips; their mouths are full of bitter cursing.”
(Romans: 3:13-14) From such spiritual illnesses we also seek cure
through the intercession of St. Blase.
SAINTS AND FEASTDAYS, SUPPLEMENT, Loyola University Press and IN HIS
LIKEMESS, Rev. Charles E. Yost, SCJ, STL
THOUGHTS FROM THE CATECHISM OF THE
Respect for the truth
modern society the communications media play a major role in information,
cultural promotion, and formation. This role is increasing as a result of
technological progress, the extent and diversity of the news transmitted, and
the influence exercised on public opinion.
#2495 “It is
necessary that all members of society meet the demands of justice and charity in
this domain. They should help, through the means of social communication, in
the formation and diffusion of sound public opinion.” Solidarity is a
consequence of genuine and right communication and the free circulation of ideas
that further knowledge and respect for others.
THOUGHTS FROM MISTER ROGERS
When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say
to me, “Look for the helpers. You will
always find people who are helping.”
Anyone who does anything to help a child in his life is a hero to me.
You rarely have time for everything you want in this life, so you need to make
choices. And hopefully your choices can come from a deep sense of who you are.
If you could only sense how important you are to the lives of those you meet,
how important you can be to the people you may never even dream of. There is
something of yourself that you leave at every meeting with another person.
The greatest gift you ever give is your honest self.
There are three ways to ultimate success:
The first way is to be kind.
The second way is to be kind.
The third way is to be kind.
Forgiveness is a strange thing. It can sometimes be easier to forgive our
enemies than our friends. It can be hardest of all to forgive people we love.
Like all of life’s important coping skills, the ability to forgive and the
capacity to let go of resentments most likely take root very early in our lives.
The kingdom of God is for the brokenhearted.
St. Anthony Messenger, Vol. 127/NO. 2,
July 2019, p. 3