Saint Casimir Parish

MINISTRY OF PRAISE
 

AUGUST, 2020
 
St. Casimir Parish

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

 

 

TRANSFIGURATION
(Aug. 6th)

 In the shining cloud the Spirit is seen; from it the voice of the Father is heard This is my Son, my beloved, in whom is all my delight. Listen to him.   
(Matt. 17:5)

 


 

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE FOLLOWING INTENTIONS

  • That the sea be protected for those who work and live from the sea, among them sailors, fishermen and their families.                                                                                                (August Papal Intention)

  • That the Church mirror the truth of God’s love.

  • That government leaders seek justice and peace for all people.

  • 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, keeping connected during the pandemic, sharing ideas, and most importantly prayer.

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

WHAT’S HAPPENING            AT ST. CASIMIR PARISH

Check the parish bulletin for updates

 

 
SAINT FOR AUGUST
 

Alphonsus Liguori  

 

Bishop, Doctor
(1696-1787)

August 1st

 

     Alphonsus was born to the rich Liguori family in Naples, Italy. He finished school and began to practice law when he was sixteen. After eleven years, he became so disturbed by the corruption in the courts of Naples that he gave up his career and began to study for the priesthood.
 

     Alphonsus was considered an outstanding moral teacher of the 18th century. The law of Christ for Alphonsus Liguori was the law of love. He was concerned for the spiritual needs of the poor, the ignorant, and the neglected; other young men joined him. In 1732 he began a religious order of priests known as the Redemptorists. Their goal was to preach and to teach, especially in remote rural areas and in the slums of the cities.
 

     At age 66 Alphonsus was appointed bishop of a small diocese and initiated needed reforms. He died at age 91, was declared a saint half a century later in 1839, and doctor of the Church in 1871 by Pope Pius IX.
 

Sources: IN HIS LIKENESS by Rev. Charles E. Yost, SCJ, STL and SAINTS AND FEAST DAYS, Loyola University Press

 

THOUGHTS FROM THE CATECHISM OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH

 

Transfiguration

#568 Christ’s Transfiguration aims at strengthening the apostles’ faith in anticipation of his Passion: the ascent onto the “high mountain” prepares for the ascent to Calvary. Christ, Head of the Church, manifests what his Body contains and radiates in the sacraments: “The hope of glory” (Col 1:27; cf. St. Leo the Great, Sermo 51, 3: PL 54, 310c).

#554  From the day Peter confessed that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the living God, the Master “began to show his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem and suffer many things…and be killed, and on the third day be raised.” Peter scorns this prediction, nor do the others understand it any better than he. In this context the mysterious episode of Jesus’ Transfiguration takes place on a high mountain, before three witnesses chosen by himself: Peter, James, and John. Jesus’ face and clothes become dazzling with light, and Moses and Elijah appear, speaking “of his departure, which he was to accomplish at Jerusalem.” A cloud covers him and a voice from heaven says: “This is my Son, my Chosen; listen to him!”

REFLECTION

PRAYER TO HEAL RACIAL DIVISION

We thank you, O Lord,

for in your loving wisdom you created one human family

with a diversity that enriches our communities.

 

We pray to you, O Lord,

that we always recognize each member of this human family

as being made in your image and beloved by you, with worth and dignity.

 

We pray to you, O Lord,

that we may envision a way forward to heal the racial divisions

that deny human dignity and the bonds between all human beings.

 

We pray to you, O Lord,

that we may affirm each person’s dignity through fair access

for all to economic opportunity, housing, education, and employment.

 

We pray to you, O Lord,

that we may have eyes to see what is possible when we reach out

beyond fear, beyond anger, to hold the hand of our sisters, our brothers.

 

We thank you, O Lord,

for your call and challenge to us that we may reveal your teachings and your love

through our actions to end racism and to proclaim that we are all your children,

heirs to your sacred creation.

Amen.

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