Saint Casimir Parish
Saint Casimir Parish
PLEASE PRAY FOR THE FOLLOWING INTENTIONS
That God will bless our nation and guide it in living out Gospel freedom and
That the shepherds of the Church will proclaim Christ, admonishing and
teaching everyone with wisdom.
That our parish community will commit itself to the truth of the Gospel with
zeal, self-sacrifice, and hope.
That young people will strive toward a renewal of the world in the light of
the Gospel, and will oppose violence and the illusions of instant happiness.
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 those facing difficult decisions or stressful situations may be blessed
with the serenity and assurance to meet each need with faith.
That those who risk their lives in order to protect the lives of others will
be strengthened, shielded, and aided.
That those who pray be validated in their belief of its power.
WHAT’S HAPPENING AT ST. CASIMIR PARISH?
July 25th Annual Holy Name picnic (check the bulletin for time and location)
Freedom and Responsibility
#1733 The more one does what is good the freer one becomes. There is no true freedom except in the service of what is good and just. The choice to disobey and do evil is an abuse of freedom and leads to “the slavery of sin.”
The more repugnant the work, the greater should be our faith and cheerful devotion. That we feel the repugnance is but natural, but when we overcome it for love of Jesus we may become heroic. Very often it has happened in the lives of the saints that a heroic overcoming of repugnance has been the key to a high sanctity. Such was the case of Saint Francis of Assisi, who when meeting a leper completely disfigured, drew back, but then overcoming himself, kissed the terrible disfigured face. The result was that Francis was filled with an untold joy. He became the complete master of himself and the leper walked away praising God for his cure.
When we handle the sick and the needy we touch the suffering body of Christ and this touch will make us heroic; it will make us forget the repugnance and the natural tendencies in us. We need the eyes of deep faith to see Christ in the broken body and dirty clothes under which the most beautiful one among the sons of men hides. We shall need the hands of Christ to touch these bodies wounded by pain and suffering.
(by Saint Teresa of Calcutta)
Source: MAGNIFICAT, July 2013 (Vol. 15 No,5) pp.183-184)