SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 30 – BLUE MASS . . . Please mark the date on your calendar, Sunday, September 30th at 10:00 AM at St. Casimir Church. The celebrant will be Archbishop William E. Lori. All are Welcome. Fill the Church honoring Maryland First Responders for their service, courage and strength. For more information, contact Gil Barker at Bmore21222@aol.com.
BLESSING OF ANIMALS (PETS) . . . Join us on Saturday, October 6 at 12:00 Noon in front of the church to have your pet blessed! Bring your pet(s) for this special blessing in honor of St. Francis of Assisi who loved all of God’s creatures.
St. Francis is the Patron Saint of the Environment. In addition to his care and concern for animals, St. Francis had an even greater care and concern for the poor and needy. In this spirit, in addition to the blessing of animals, we are asking all those who attend to bring a canned good or non-perishable item which will be collected for distribution to the poor and needy.
NON-SACRAMENTAL PROGRAM . . . For Children in Grades K, 1,3,4,5,6,7,8 . . . If you are a member of St. Brigid, St. Casimir or St. Elizabeth’s Parish and have a child who will be in Grades K through 8 (with the exception of Grade 2 – sacramental program) in September of 2018, not attending a Catholic School, it is time to register them for the 2018-19 Religious Education Program. The program will be held at St. Casimir’s School. An important parent meeting will be held on September 16 at 11:00 AM in the Cupertino Center. Registration forms may be obtained by calling Molly Hubbard at 410-206-0707. It is important that your child attend these classes, and necessary if you wish them to celebrate their First Eucharist in 2nd grade and the Sacrament of Confirmation in 8th or 9th grade. This program will teach them about their faith and help them form a relationship with the Lord.
SACRAMENTAL PROGRAM FOR PREPARATION TO CELEBRATE 1ST PENANCE AND 1ST COMMUNION . . . For Baptized Children in Grade 2 or above . . . If you are a member of St. Brigid, St. Casimir or St. Elizabeth parish and have a child entering 2nd grade or above, the classes for preparation for celebration of the Sacraments of Reconciliation (Confession) and 1st Holy Communion will begin in September, and will be held at the Cupertino Center at St. Casimir. An important parent meeting will take place on September 16 at 9:00 AM in the Cupertino Center. If you have not received a registration form, we ask that you call Molly Hubbard at 410-206-0707 to register and to have any questions you may have answered. Requirements for this program are:
● The student must be baptized.
● Be 7 years of age or older
● Be in the 2nd grade or a higher grade
● Have attended a Catholic School or a Religious Education Program the previous year.
SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION . . . Youth in grades 8 through 12 as of September, 2018 are eligible to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation in the Spring of 2019. Classes are held once a month through April. An important parent meeting will be held on September 16 at 11:00 AM in the Cupertino Center along with the first class. Those registered parishioners who have teens who are eligible will be contacted in the next few weeks. If you have any questions, you can contact Bernadette Vece at the parish office 410/276-1981.
ARE YOU OR IS SOMEONE YOU KNOW INTERESTED IN THE CATHOLIC FAITH? . . . In September, St. Casimir Parish will begin a new journey in faith to share the richness of the Catholic Church and our parish family. This process is known as the RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults). We invite you to learn what the Church teaches, and be introduced to some of our parish members. These sessions are also opportunities for you, and others that you may wish to invite, to ask questions that you may have about the Church. These gatherings are for inquirers and are open to adults who have not yet celebrated the sacrament of baptism, baptized Christians who wish to explore entering into full communion with the Catholic Church, baptized Catholics who have not celebrated first communion and/or confirmation, and Catholics who would like to update themselves about their faith. An informational evening will be held on September 6 in the Cupertino Center. If you are interested in joining us, have questions or know someone who may be, contact Jennifer Schmidt at 410-409-8175 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
PARISH OFFICE HOURS . . . Office Hours are extended on Thursday evenings until 8:00 PM to help accommodate parishioners who work during the day and need to conduct parish business. The parish office is opened until noon on Fridays.