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
every country determines to take the necessary measures to make the future
of the very young, especially those who suffer, a priority. (December
That this Advent will be for the Church a faith-filled journey toward the
horizon of hope.
That God, who has begun the good work of drawing our parish community
together in faith, will continue to perfect it.
That a culture of life which respects all persons will transform every human
That Christ may guide the minds of those who govern so as to promote the
common good according to his will.
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.
this time of giving we will show special concern for the poor, the sick, the
grieving and those in dire need.
within families will increase in knowledge of what is truly good and
who pray be validated in their belief of its power.
AT ST. CASIMIR PARISH?
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament,
9:00am in Church
Wednesday Holy Hour,
Cluster Penance Service (St. Casimir)
SAINT FOR NOVEMBER
ST. EDMUND CAMPION
born in London, the son of a bookseller. He was raised a
Catholic, given a scholarship to St. John’s College, Oxford when
fifteen, and became a fellow when only seventeen. He took the
Oath of Supremacy acknowledging Queen Elizabeth head of the
Church in England, and became an Anglican Deacon in 1564.
In 1569 he
went to Ireland where further study convinced him to return to
Catholicism. When Pope Pius V excommunicated Queen Elizabeth,
Edmund went to Douai, France, where he studied theology and
joined the Jesuits. He went to Brno, Bohemia the following year
for his novitiate. He taught at the college of Prague, and in
1578 was ordained there.
was one of the first Jesuits chosen for the English mission to
serve Catholics who were forced underground during the
persecution of Catholics by Protestants in sixteenth century
England. He was sent to England in 1580.
McGinley (an American author of children's books and poetry)
described Edmund Campion as “the most dashing holy man who ever
played hounds and hare with fate.” He evaded capture through a
series of daring escapes, disguises, and just plain luck. Edmund
was betrayed after saying a secret Mass at which a traitor was
present. Tried on falsified charges of treason, he was sentenced
to be hanged. He died professing his commitment to the crown,
but his greater commitment to God. He was canonized in 1970 by
Pope Paul VI.
Source: 365 SAINTS, Woodeene Koenig-Bricker; www.catholic.org/saint
THOUGHTS FROM THE CATECHISM OF THE
The Family and Society
The fourth commandment illuminates
other relationships in society. In our brothers and sisters we see the children
of our parents; in our cousins, the descendants of our ancestors; in our fellow
citizens, the children of our country; in the baptized, the children of our
mother the Church; in every human person, a son or daughter of the One who wants
to be called “our Father.” In this way our relationships with our neighbors are
recognized as personal in character. The neighbor is not a “unit” in the human
collective; he is “someone” who by his known origins deserves particular
attention and respect.
THE HOLINESSOF THE HOLY
Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen (d.1979)
A great American preacher and author of numerous books
Our Lord spent three
hours in redeeming, three years in teaching, and thirty years in obeying, in
order that a rebellious, proud, and diabolically independent world might learn
the value of obedience.
Home life is the God-appointed
training ground of human character, for from the home life of the child springs
the maturity of manhood, either for good or for evil. The only recorded acts of
our Blessed Lord’s childhood are acts of obedience – to God, his heavenly
Father, and also to Mary and Joseph. He thus showed the special duty of
childhood and of youth: to obey parents. Jesus, whom the heavens and earth could
not contain, submitted himself to his parents.
If he was sent on a message to
a neighbor, it was the great Sender of the Apostles who delivered the message.
If Joseph ever bade him search for the tool that was lost, it was the Wisdom of
God and the Shepherd in search of lost souls who was actually doing the seeking.
If Joseph taught him carpentry, he who was taught was one who had carpentered
the universe and who would one day be put to death by the members of his own
profession. If he made a yoke for the oxen of a neighbor, it was he who would
call himself a yoke for men – and yet a burden that would be light. If they bade
him work in a little plot of garden ground, to train the creepers or water the
flowers, it was he who was the great Dresser of the vineyard of his Church, who
took in hand the water pot and the gardening tools.
As God's children, let us
reflect on Jesus's words: "Amen, I say to you, whatever you did for one of the
least of these brothers of mine, you did for me." (Matthew 25:40). Let us not
neglect the obvious duties that lie near at hand.
Source: MAGNIFICAT (Dec., 2017), Vol.19, No. 10, pp. 460-461 (From: THE WORLD’S
FIRST LOVE, 2011, Ignatius Press)