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 those persons living on the margins of
society, in inhumane life conditions, may not be overlooked by institutions and never considered of lesser
(September Papal intention)
- That those who are unemployed or underemployed may find good jobs and
feel God’s closeness in times of discouragement.
- That our parish will grow in holiness so that we will always love one
another in the way that Christ commands us.
- 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,
fund-raising efforts, commitment to parish activities, sharing ideas and, most
- That we find the strength and courage to live our lives in accordance
with what truly matters to God.
- That teachers convey love in truth and educate in authentic moral and
- That we recognize Jesus in the ordinary circumstances of our daily life.
- That widows, orphans, and all who are
alone and in need may be rescued from their affliction and be embraced in true Christian
- That our Ministers of Praise be validated in
their belief in the power of prayer.
HAPPENING AT ST. CASIMIR PARISH
September 1: 8-9am - First
Friday Eucharistic Holy Hour (Church)
12: 6-7pm - Eucharistic Holy Hour (Church)
SAINT FOR SEPTEMBER
the good that presents itself to be
done. I do not say we should go out indiscriminately and take on
but rather those things God lets us know he want of us. We belong to
not to ourselves. If He increases ur work, He adds to our strength
also. (words of St. Vincent de Paul)
From humble beginnings in the village of Pouy
in France, Vincent, at an early age, displayed quick intelligence and a keen
wit. As a teenager he felt called to ministry and in 1600 was ordained a
priest. His work with the poor and his
preaching attracted widespread attention. His spiritual character was
recognized by St. Francis de Sales who appointed him spiritual director to the
Visitation Community that Francis founded together with St. Jane de Chantal.
In 1625 Vincent founded the Congregation
of the Mission, which was devoted to working among the poor and for the
formation of priests. In 1633 together with St. Louise de Marillac, he founded
the Sisters of Charity, whose main work was care of the sick and care of
orphans and children in need.
Vincent was sensitive to the needs of the
people and the difficulties of the Church in his time. He provided for the needy through charitable
works he established and met challenges to the Church through spiritual
formation of priests and the education of seminarians. For us he is a model of
courage in difficulties and trust in the grace and power of God.
IN HIS LIKENESS by
Rev. Charles E. Yost, SCJ, STL, SAINT OF THE DAY, Leonard Foley, Ed.,
THOUGHTS FROM THE CATECHISM OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH
Exaltation of the Holy Cross
In the liturgy of the Church, it is
principally his own Paschal mystery that Christ signifies and makes present.
During his earthly life Jesus announced his Paschal mystery by his teaching and
anticipated it by his actions. When his Hour comes, he lives out the unique
event of history which does not pass away: Jesus dies, is buried, risen from
the dead, and is seated at the right hand of the Father “once and for all.” His
Paschal mystery is a real event that occurred in our history, but it is unique:
all other historical events happen once, and then they pass away, swallowed up
in the past. The Paschal mystery of Christ, by contrast, cannot remain only in
the past, because by his death he destroyed death, and all that Christ is – all
that he did and suffered for all men – participates in the divine eternity, and
so transcends all times while being made present in them all. The event of
the Cross and Resurrection abides and draws everything toward
The Paschal Mystery of Christ’s cross and Resurrection stands at the
center of the Good News that the apostles, and the Church following them, are
to proclaim to the world. God’s saving plan was accomplished “once and for all”
by the redemptive death of his Son Jesus Christ.
IN UNION WITH GOD, WE HEAR A PLEA
LORD has eyes for the just and ears for their cry. (Psalm 34:16)
| In all places and circumstances,
Christians, with the help of their pastors, are called to hear the cry of the
poor. This has been eloquently stated by the bishops of Brazil: “We wish to
take up daily the joys and hopes, the difficulties and sorrows of the Brazilian
people, especially of those living in the barrios and the countryside –
landless, homeless, lacking food and health care – to the detriment of their
rights. Seeing their poverty, hearing their cries and knowing their sufferings,
we are scandalized because we know that there is enough food for everyone and
that hunger is the result of a poor distribution of goods and income. The problem
is made worse by the generalized practice of wastefulness.”
Yet we desire even more than this;
our dream soars higher. We are not simply talking about ensuring nourishment or
a “dignified sustenance” for all people, but also their “general temporal
welfare and prosperity.” This means education, access to health care, and above
all employment, for it is through free, creative, participatory and mutually
supportive labor that human beings express and enhance the dignity of their
lives. A just wage enables them to have adequate access to all the other goods
which are destined for our common use
Pope Francis “Evangelii Gaudium”, #191