Saint Casimir Parish


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St. Casimir Parish

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



  • That politicians, scientists, and economists work together to protect the world’s seas and oceans. 
    (Papal September intention)

  • That the Lord’s favor be on us and give success to the work of our hands.

  • That blessings be given to firefighters, police officers, and emergency medical technicians as they serve the community.

  • That, reflecting on “the exaltation of the cross”, we receive the grace to carry our own cross and follow after Jesus as disciples.

  • That our parish community may grow in faith, hope and love.

  • That God bless Father Bacevice and the Pastoral and Finance Councils in their efforts to secure the future of St. Casimir Parish.

  • That all parishioners recognize their responsibility to St. Casimir Parish’s future through financial support, commitment to parish activities, sharing ideas, and most importantly prayer.

  • That students, teachers, and staff be blessed as they return to school.

  • That widows, orphans, and all those who are alone and unprovided for may be rescued from their afflictions and embraced in true Christian friendship.

  • That those who pray be validated in their belief of its power.


  •        Sept. 6th     First Friday Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, 8:00 - 9:00am in Church

  •        Sept. 11th   Second Wednesday Holy Hour, 6:00-7:00pm in Church




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September 28th

                      While recognizing the autonomy of the reality of politics, Christians who are invited to take up political activity should try to make their choices consistent with the Gospel and, in the framework of a legitimate plurality, to give both personal and collective witness to the seriousness of their faith by effective and disinterested service of men.           (Pope Paul VI, “A Call to Action,” 46)

    Wenceslaus stood for Christian values in a time of political intrigues in 10th century Bohemia. He was born in 907 near Prague, and his father was the Duke of Bohemia. When his father was killed in battle his Christian grandmother, Ludmilla, took over his education while his non-Christian mother ruled. Ludmilla worked to promote Wenceslaus as ruler of Bohemia and was murdered to stop her efforts. However, rival Christian forces won, and Wenceslaus became leader of the government.

     During his short reign of seven years Wenceslaus worked for unification in Bohemia and support of the Church. His peace-making negotiations with Germany caused anti-Christian opposition. His brother, Boleslav, joined in plots against Wenceslaus. One day, as Wenceslaus was on his way to Mass, his brother attacked him. Boleslav’s friends joined in and Wenceslaus was killed at the chapel door.

     Wenceslaus was known for his works of mercy and charity; hence, the “Good King Wenceslaus” Christmas carol. Although his death resulted mostly from political upheaval, Wenceslaus was hailed as a martyr for the faith, and his tomb became a pilgrimage shrine. He is hailed as the patron of the Bohemian people and the former Czechoslovakia.

Sources: SAINT OF THE DAY, Leonard Foley, O.F.M., Editor; 365 SAINTS, Woodeene Koenig-Bricker



Economic Activity and Social Justice


#2426 The development of economic activity and growth in production are meant to provide for the needs of human beings. Economic life is not meant solely to multiply goods produced and increase profit or power; it is ordered first of all to the service of persons, of the whole man, and of the entire human community. Economic activity, conducted according to its own proper methods, is to be exercised within the limits of the moral order, in keeping with social justice so as to correspond to God’s plan for man.




Pope Benedict XVI


     The Way of the Cross…invites all of us, and families in particular, to contemplate Christ crucified in order to have the force to overcome difficulties. The cross of Christ is the supreme sign of God’s love for every man and woman, the superabundant response to every person’s need for love. At times of trouble, when our families have to face pain and adversity, let us look to Christ’s cross. There we can find the courage and strength to press on…


     In times of trial and tribulation, we are not alone; the family is not alone. Jesus is present with his love; he sustains them by his grace and grants the strength needed to carry on, to make sacrifices and to overcome every obstacle. And it is to this love of Christ that we must turn when human turmoil and difficulties threaten the unity of our lives and our families. The mystery of Christ’s suffering, death and resurrection inspires us to go on in hope: times of trouble and testing, when endured with Christ, and with faith in him, already contain the light of the Resurrection and the new life of a world reborn.


     In that crucified Man who is the Son of God, even death itself takes on new meaning and purpose: it is redeemed and overcome, it becomes a passage to new life.

Source:  MAGNIFICAT (Sept. 2013), Vol. 15, No. 7, pp.179-180 (From: L’Osservatore Romano, April 11, 2012, n. 15 (2241)