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 Father's Day!
PLEASE PRAY FOR THE FOLLOWING INTENTIONS
the support of a Christian community, young people who are preparing for
marriage may grow in love with generosity, faithfulness, and
patience. (June papal
bless Father Bacevice as he strives to build a Christlike community at St.
That all parishioners strive to
help Father Bacevice and the parish of St. Casimir, by acting as good
stewards who share their gifts of time, talent, and treasure for the
betterment of the parish community.
Holy Spirit guide parishioners involved in Pastoral and Finance Councils,
religious education programs, and raising the necessary funds to operate and
grow our parish.
Church be recognized as a place where all feel welcomed, loved, forgiven,
and encouraged to follow the teachings of the Gospel.
the summer months families will seek to grow in love for each other, help to
those in need, and pray to God.
suffering from illness of any kind and those who care for them experience
God’s love through the support of family and friends.
bless those who risk their lives in order to help others in our own country
and around the world.
deceased parishioners and loved ones rest in the peace of Christ.
That you, our Ministers of Praise, be validated in your belief in the power
AT ST. CASIMIR PARISH
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SAINT FOR JUNE
He was a good man, filled with the Holy
Spirit and faith.
He was called
Son of encouragement.
What we know about St. Barnabas we learn in the Acts of the
Apostles. He was a Cypriot and was among the first of the faithful
at Jerusalem. A respected preacher, he was a companion of St. Paul
on his first missionary journey, and was present at the Council of
Jerusalem, where with Paul he successfully presented the case of the
gentile Christians. Later he returned to Cyprus and spread the
It seems he was a revered missioner and
respected preacher in the early Christian community, so much so that
the title of apostle is given to him. Barnabas was among the first
who recognized the work of God in the preaching to the pagan
nations. He was untiring in his zeal.
We pray that “the flame of love by which St.
Barnabas brought the light of the gospel to the nations” burns in
us. All of us are also called to be apostles and to preach the
gospel by word and deed.
Source: IN HIS LIKENESS by Rev. Charles E. Yost, SCJ, STL)
I Believe in the
THOUGHTS FROM THE CATECHISM OF THE
“No one comprehends the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God.” Now God’s
Spirit, who reveals God, makes known to us Christ, his Word, his living
Utterance, but the Spirit does not speak of himself. The Spirit who “has spoken
through the prophets” makes us hear the Father’s Word, but we do not hear the
Spirit himself. We know him only in the movement by which he reveals the Word
to us and disposes us to welcome him in faith. The Spirit of truth who
“unveils” Christ to us “will not speak on his own.” Such properly divine
self-effacement explains why “the world cannot receive [him], because it neither
sees him nor knows him,” while those who believe in Christ know the Spirit
because he dwells with them.
The Church, a communion living in the faith of the apostles which she transmits,
is the place where we know the Holy Spirit:
in the Scriptures he inspired;
in the Tradition, to which the Church Fathers are always timely witnesses;
Spirit puts us into communion with Christ;
in prayer, wherein he intercedes for us;
in the charisms and ministries by which the Church is built up;
in the signs of apostolic and missionary life;
in the witness of saints through whom he manifests his holiness and continues
the work of salvation
ST. TERESA OF CALCUTTA
Prayer is not asking.
Prayer is putting oneself in the hands of God, in his disposition, and
listening to his voice in the depths of our hearts.
are some people who, in order not to pray, use as an excuse the fact
that life is so hectic that is prevents them from praying.
This cannot be.
Prayer does not demand that we interrupt our work, but that we continue
working as if it were a prayer.
It is not necessary to always be meditating, nor to
consciously experience the sensation that we are talking to God, no
matter how nice this would be.
What matters is being with him, living in him, in his
will. To love with a pure heart, to love everybody, especially to love
the poor, is a twenty-four-hour prayer.
Prayer begets faith, faith begets love, and love begets service on behalf
of the poor.
There are many kinds of poverty. Even in countries
where the economic situation seems to be a good one, there are
expressions of poverty hidden in a deep place, such as the tremendous
loneliness of people who have been abandoned and who are suffering.
(Source: MOTHER TERESA IN
MY OWN WORDS, compiled by Jose Luis Gonzalez-Balado, G.K. Hall & Co.)