Saint Casimir Parish


MINISTRY OF PRAISE
 

DECEMBER, 2019
 
St. Casimir Parish


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

 

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE FOLLOWING INTENTIONS

  • That every country determines to take the necessary measures to make the future of the very young, especially those who suffer, a priority.     (December Papal intention)

  • 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 heart.
     

  • 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.
     

  • 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 during this time of giving we will show special concern for the poor, the sick, the grieving and those in dire need.
     

  • That love within families will increase in knowledge of what is truly good and valuable.
     

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

WHAT’S HAPPENING            AT ST. CASIMIR PARISH?

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

  • Dec. 11th   Second Wednesday Holy Hour, 6:00-7:00pm

  • Dec. 16th  Cluster Penance Service (St. Casimir)

  • Dec. 25th  Christmas Day

 

 
SAINT FOR NOVEMBER

ST. EDMUND CAMPION

Priest, Martyr
(1540-1581)

December 1st

     Edmund was 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.

     Edmund Campion 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.

     Phyllis 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 CATHOLIC CHURCH

The Family and Society

  

#2212   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.

REFLECTION

THE HOLINESSOF THE HOLY FAMILY

Venerable 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.

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