Saint Casimir Parish
 

MINISTRY OF PRAISE
 

JUNE, 2021
 
St. Casimir Parish

Almighty God,
grant that with the help of St. Casimir’s intercession
we may serve you in holiness and justice.


Happy Father's Day!

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE FOLLOWING INTENTIONS

  • That, with the support of a Christian community, young people who are preparing for marriage may grow in love with generosity, faithfulness, and patience.                           (June papal intention)                                                                                                  

  • That God bless Father Bacevice as he strives to build a Christlike community at St. Casimir Parish.

  • That all parishioners strive to help Father Bacevice and the parish of St. Casimir, by acting as good stewards who share their gifts of time, talent, and treasure for the betterment of the parish community.

  • That the Holy Spirit guide parishioners involved in Pastoral and Finance Councils, religious education programs, and raising the necessary funds to operate and grow our parish.

  • That the Church be recognized as a place where all feel welcomed, loved, forgiven, and encouraged to follow the teachings of the Gospel.

  • That during the summer months families will seek to grow in love for each other, help to those in need, and pray to God.

  • That those suffering from illness of any kind and those who care for them experience God’s love through    the support of family and friends.

  • That God bless those who risk their lives in order to help others in our own country and around the world.

  • That our deceased parishioners and loved ones rest in the peace of Christ.

  • That you, our Ministers of Praise, be validated in your belief in the power of prayer.

WHAT’S HAPPENING            AT ST. CASIMIR PARISH

 

Check the parish bulletin for updates

 

 
SAINT FOR JUNE

 

   St. Barnabas
 
Apostle

June 11th

He was a good man, filled with the Holy Spirit and faith. (Acts 11:24) 
He was called Son of encouragement.   (Acts 4:36)

      What we know about St. Barnabas we learn in the Acts of the Apostles.  He was a Cypriot and was among the first of the faithful at Jerusalem.  A respected preacher, he was a companion of St. Paul on his first missionary journey, and was present at the Council of Jerusalem, where with Paul he successfully presented the case of the gentile Christians.  Later he returned to Cyprus and spread the gospel there.

     It seems he was a revered missioner and respected preacher in the early Christian community, so much so that the title of apostle is given to him.  Barnabas was among the first who recognized the work of God in the preaching to the pagan nations.  He was untiring in his zeal.

     We pray that “the flame of love by which St. Barnabas brought the light of the gospel to the nations” burns in us. All of us are also called to be apostles and to preach the gospel by word and deed. 

Source: IN HIS LIKENESS by Rev. Charles E. Yost, SCJ, STL)

 

THOUGHTS FROM THE CATECHISM OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH

I Believe in the Holy Spirit

 

#687  “No one comprehends the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God.”  Now God’s Spirit, who reveals God, makes known to us Christ, his Word, his living Utterance, but the Spirit does not speak of himself.  The Spirit who “has spoken through the prophets” makes us hear the Father’s Word, but we do not hear the Spirit himself.  We know him only in the movement by which he reveals the Word to us and disposes us to welcome him in faith.  The Spirit of truth who “unveils” Christ to us “will not speak on his own.”  Such properly divine self-effacement explains why “the world cannot receive [him], because it neither sees him nor knows him,” while those who believe in Christ know the Spirit because he dwells with them. 

#688  The Church, a communion living in the faith of the apostles which she transmits, is the place where we know the Holy Spirit:

  • in the Scriptures he inspired;

  • in the Tradition, to which the Church Fathers are always timely witnesses;

  • Spirit puts us into communion with Christ;

  • in prayer, wherein he intercedes for us;

  • in the charisms and ministries by which the Church is built up;

  • in the signs of apostolic and missionary life;

  • in the witness of saints through whom he manifests his holiness and continues the work of salvation

REFLECTION

  

 

THOUGHTS FROM
ST. TERESA OF CALCUTTA

                      Prayer is not asking.  Prayer is putting oneself in the hands of God, in his disposition, and listening to his voice in the depths of our hearts.

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                  There are some people who, in order not to pray, use as an excuse the fact that life is so hectic that is prevents them from praying.
                  This cannot be.
 
                  Prayer does not demand that we interrupt our work, but that we continue working as if it were a prayer.

                   It is not necessary to always be meditating, nor to consciously experience the sensation that we are talking to God, no matter how nice this would be.

                  What matters is being with him, living in him, in his will.  To love with a pure heart, to love everybody, especially to love the poor, is a twenty-four-hour prayer.

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                  Prayer begets faith, faith begets love, and love begets service on behalf of the poor.

                  There are many kinds of poverty.  Even in countries where the economic situation seems to be a good one, there are expressions of poverty hidden in a deep place, such as the tremendous loneliness of people who have been abandoned and who are suffering.

(Source:  MOTHER TERESA IN MY OWN WORDS, compiled by Jose Luis Gonzalez-Balado, G.K. Hall & Co.)