Saint Casimir Parish
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
That all workers may receive
respect and protection of their rights, and that the unemployed may receive
the opportunity to contribute to the common good.
That Bishop Nelson J. Perez be blessed with the support of the faithful as
begins his ministry as Bishop of the Diocese of Cleveland.
That the Church will be courageous in proclaiming the Word of God for
teaching, refutation, correction, and training in righteousness.
That God will bless our country and that we will remain grateful for every
blessing on our nation by using our freedom to help those in need.
That those in public office will be graced with a spirit of integrity, love,
and self-control to carry out on earth the justice of heaven.
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 our parish be renewed in faith and joy through a deeper devotion to
the Blessed Virgin Mary and the rosary.
That children be shielded from harmful influences and led into a deep
and lasting friendship with Jesus.
That those facing difficult decisions know that the Lord will be close
to them in his mercy.
AT ST. CASIMIR PARISH?
Oct. 11th Evening
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, 6:00 –9:00pm in Church
Parish Clambake and Autumn Raffle, after 5:30pm Mass in the upper
SAINT FOR AUGUST
SAINT JOHN LEONARDI
(1541 - 1609)
must begin with high and low alike, with superiors and
inferiors. Yet the reformers must look first to those who are
set over the rest, so that reform can begin at the point from
which it may spread to others.
(St. John Leonardi)
St. John Leonardi was
born and grew up in Italy. He studied pharmacy. While using his
knowledge in hospitals and prisons, he felt that God was calling him
to serve his people and he became a priest. After his ordination
John gathered a group of laymen to assist him in the care of the
sick and to work for the spiritual good of prisoners. John was also
a preacher of renewal and promoted the religious instruction of the
John lived in a time of
change after the Reformation and the Council of Trent. It was a time
of confusion for some Catholics, who were influenced by those
denying some of the teachings of the Catholic Church. Many of the
young men assisting John became priests, and in 1574 he founded a
society of diocesan priests to carry out the mandated renewal of the
Council of Trent. He received encouragement and help from St. Philip
Neri who gave him lodging.
In 1579 he formed the
Confraternity of Christian Doctrine in which a group of priests were
dedicated to working in foreign missions. He also published a
compendium of Christian doctrine that remained in use until the 19th
century. Even though St. John was very involved in the work of
spreading the faith, he still kept an interest in helping the sick.
It was while taking care of plague victims that he died in Rome at
SAINTS AND FEAST DAYS, Loyola University Press; SAINT OF THE DAY,
Leonard Foley, O.F.M., Editor;
IN HIS LIKENESS, by Rev. Charles E. Yost, SCI, ST
THOUGHTS FROM THE CATECHISM OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH
The grace of the Holy Spirit has the power to justify us, that is, to cleanse us
from our sins and to communicate
to us “the
righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ” and through Baptism.
But if we have died
with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with him.
For we know that Christ
being raised from the dead will never die again;
death no longer has
dominion over Him.
The death he died he
died to sin, once for all,
but the life he lives
he lives to God.
So you also must
consider yourselves as dead to sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus.
“Whoever listens to you …”
Father Raniero Cantalamessam O.F.M.
Kierkegaard, a philosopher who
loved Jesus very much, affirmed that God has created two
categories of people: heroes and poets. The hero is the one who
accomplishes great deeds and even does battle with death. The
poet does not do impressive deeds, but he sings about the hero
and is enthusiastic about the hero; he is as happy as if he were
the hero himself, because his own genius can be expressed in
sheer admiration and devotion. When he has found his hero, the
poet goes from city to city and tells people that they too
should admire the hero.
For us, Jesus is our hero, and we should be his poets. I do not mean in the
sense that we should write poems about him but in the sense that we are in
love with Jesus. The poets speak through their songs and succeed not only in
convincing, but in taking others along with them.
Our evangelization should be Pentecostal: It should cause heartstrings to
vibrate. In the place where the towers of Babel were first erected and
people wanted to make a name for themselves, those towers are demolished and
everyone’s name is forgotten. Let us, instead, lift up the name that is
above all names and proclaim Paul’s words, If you confess with your lips
that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from
the dead, you will be saved. (Rom 10:9)
Father Raniero Cantalamessam O.F.M.
who has been the preacher in the papal house since 1980
Source: MAGNIFICAT, Oct., 2014, pp. 57-58.