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.
HAPPY LABOR DAY!
PLEASE PRAY FOR THE FOLLOWING INTENTIONS
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.
parishioners recognize their responsibility to St. Casimir Parish’s future
through financial support, commitment to parish activities, sharing ideas,
and most importantly prayer.
students, teachers, and staff be blessed as they return to school.
widows, orphans, and all those who are alone and unprovided for may be
rescued from their afflictions and embraced in true Christian friendship.
who pray be validated in their belief of its power.
AT ST. CASIMIR PARISH?
SAINT FOR AUGUST
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
Paul VI, “A Call to Action,” 46)
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
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.
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
THOUGHTS FROM THE CATECHISM OF THE
Economic Activity and Social Justice
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.
EXALTING THE CROSS
IN OUR LIFE
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.
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.
MAGNIFICAT (Sept. 2013), Vol. 15, No. 7, pp.179-180 (From: L’Osservatore Romano,
April 11, 2012, n. 15 (2241)