Saint Casimir Parish


August, 2023
St. Casimir Parish

Almighty God,
grant that with the help of St. Casimir’s intercession
we may serve you in holiness and justice.



  • That those persons living on the margins of society, in inhumane life conditions, may not be overlooked by  institutions and never considered of lesser importance.                              (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 importantly, prayer.

  • 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 spiritual values.

  • 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 friendship.

  • That our Ministers of Praise be validated in their belief in the power of prayer.



     September 1:  8-9am - First Friday Eucharistic Holy Hour (Church)

                    12:  6-7pm - Eucharistic Holy Hour (Church)


 St. Vincent de Paul




September 2th



   Do the good that presents itself to be done. I do not say we should go out indiscriminately and take on everything, but rather those things God lets us know he want of us. We belong to Him and 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.

 Sources:  IN HIS LIKENESS by Rev. Charles E. Yost, SCJ, STL, SAINT OF THE DAY, Leonard Foley, Ed., 



Exaltation of the Holy Cross (Sept. 14th)

#1085  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 life.
#571  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.




The 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

by Pope Francis “Evangelii Gaudium”,  #191 and #192