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
That any far-reaching
decisions of economists and politicians may protect the family as one of
the treasures of humanity.
(August Papal intention)
That through the intercession of Mary (whom God assumed into heaven), we
may realize that our belief in the resurrection will sustain us through
the losses and misfortunes of life.
That leaders in government will be faithful in fulfilling their duties
and aware of the needs of the voiceless and powerless in society.
That we may be open to the continuing marvels that God does in our time
and grow in our ability to echo Mary’s “yes” in every aspect of our
That as teachers and administrators prepare for the coming school year,
they may seek to nurture and encourage each student to use his/her gifts
to the fullest.
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 our beloved dead may rise with Christ to rejoice forever with Our
Lady and the saints.
That God will bless and strengthen those who serve our country in the
armed forces and keep them out of harm’s way.
That those who pray be validated in their belief of its power.
AT ST. CASIMIR PARISH?
6:00-7:00pm in Church
SAINT FOR AUGUST
“Private prayer is like straw scattered here and
there: If you set it on fire it makes a lot of little flames.
But gather these straws into a bundle and light them, and you
get a mighty fire, rising like a column into the sky; public
prayer is like that.”
(Saint John Vianney)
Born in 1786 in Lyons, France, John was ordained a
priest in 1815 after much difficulty in studies. In 1805 he began
studies at the seminary. After several months he had to leave
because his previous schooling had not prepared him to attend
lectures in Latin. He went to live with a friend who was a priest
and who tutored him. This priest finally persuaded the bishop to
ordain John, not for his learning but for his holiness.
a few years Father Vianney was assigned to Ars, a small village in
rural France that contained about fifty families. The people were
careless about practicing their faith. John set himself the task of
eliminating religious indifference, immorality and frivolity.
Gradually people began to come to celebrate the Eucharist and the
Sacrament of Reconciliation, and to listen to his homilies. Word of
his goodness and his gift of insight into the minds and souls of
people led to many seeking him for confession and spiritual
direction. He spent many hours a day in the confessional. The
French government built a special railroad line to Ars just to take
care of all the pilgrims.
John Vianney saw all of
us as pilgrims. He said, “Our home is Heaven. On earth we are like
travelers staying at a hotel. When one is away, one is always
thinking of home.” John Vianney was a man on a journey with his goal
before him at all times. He was canonized in 1925 and is the patron
saint of priests.
Source: IN HIS LIKENESS, Rev. Charles E. Yost; SAINTS AND FEAST
DAYS, Loyola University Press;
SAINT OF THE DAY, Rev. Leonard Foley, O.F.M., Editor
THOUGHTS FROM THE CATECHISM OF THE
This perfect life with the Most Holy Trinity – this communion of
life and love with the Trinity, with the Virgin Mary, the angels and all the
blessed – is called “heaven.” Heaven is the ultimate end and fulfillment of the
deepest human longings, the state of supreme, definitive happiness.
To live in heaven is to be with Christ.” The elect live “in
Christ,” but they retain, or rather find, their true identity, their own name.
life is to be with Christ; where Christ is, there is life, there is the kingdom.
WILL BE DONE
Jesus has come and he has consoled me; I was able to stay
with him a long time, to tell him all I wished. There was only
one thing I did not do, or hardly at all: I did not thank him
The giving of thanks means the certainty of receiving new
graces. I have been thinking too much about myself and my needs,
and this is most unmannerly. But I will endeavor to show him my
gratitude, in a life that shall be after his own heart, and in
the imitation of those virtues of which he has given us such
But it is just in this that I feel the need of asking him
for more help, even while I thank him. If I think of my desires
and my resolutions, to be sure I am already a saint! How ugly
and misshapen I am. I have not yet succeeded in maintaining with
Jesus that uninterrupted flow of holy desires and recollected
thought which to me ought to be like the air I breathe. I must
go on trying to go forward, a little at a time, and never get
worried, as I do when I see I am not achieving anything.
Pope John XXIII (Saint)
June, 2018, pp.309-310
Journal of a Soul: Autobiography of Pope John XXIII, Dorothy