ST. CASIMIR PRAYER GROUP . . . GLIMMERS OF GRACE: CHOOSING EVERYDAY TO WAKE UP AND LIVE IN TRUST . . . As we approach Lent, we hear the call to repent which means to “have a change of heart”. In order to change we must first see. This mini-retreat is an invitation to wake up and notice the glimmers of grace everywhere that call us to move from fear and stress to a deeper trust and joy in God. The retreat will include a presentation, visuals, music and time for reflection.
Please join the Prayer Group in welcoming Sister Eileen Quinn for this mini-retreat Sunday March 3rd following the 10:00 AM Mass in the Cupertino Center. For more information, email Ken at KenatStC@gmail.com.
READING PARTNERS – NEED FOR BOOKS . . . St. Casimir parishioners participate in the nationwide volunteer tutoring program called Reading Partners. Several of us currently volunteer at at Holabird Academy, a K-8 city public school in O’Donnell Heights, 7-10 minutes from our church. The school urgently needs new or gently used books (for Kindergarten through 4th grades) and also has 10 students who are in need of tutors. St. Casimir will sponsor a two week book drive from February 2 to February 17, and boxes to collect donated books will be found in the church vestibule during that time. Parishioners interested in tutoring may check the Reading Partners website (https://readingpartners.org/location/baltimore/) or may call parishioners John Grega (410-561-3314) or Mary Ellen Stepowany (410-342-7724) to learn more about the program. Your support is most welcome and appreciated.
BLESSING FOR ENGAGED COUPLES . . . On Sunday, February 17 at the 10:00 AM Mass, the parish would like to recognize all our engaged couples planning weddings this year whether at St. Casimir or another parish. Couples are asked to sit in the front benches of the Church and will be asked to come to the altar for a blessing. Please call the parish office at 410-276-1981 to let us know you are coming.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR . . . On Tuesday, March 12 at 7:00 PM, join us for the presentation of the Shroud of Turin, one of the world’s greatest mysteries. Presented by ‘Shroud Talks’. See the full size Shroud replica and hear the history, the science experience, and the passion of Jesus in a new way. Prior to the Presentation will be a “Soup and Salad Dinner” in the Kolbe Center at 5:00 PM to 6:45 PM in the Kolbe Center. Please call the parish office for more details.
PRESIDENT’S DAY HOLIDAY . . . Parish Office Closed February 18.
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.