The Church, Chapel and the Parish Office will be closed until further notice.
PARISH OFFICE . . . If you leave a message on the answering machine, we will get back to you as soon as we can. Reminder that Emails are checked every day. In the meantime, we will communicate to you through email (Flocknote), the Parish Facebook page, the Parish Website and MyParish App on a regular basis. If you are not receiving Flocknote emails, need help setting up My Parish App, or e-Giving, please email Donna at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SUNDAY, MAY 24th – The Ascension of the Lord . . . Please join us for Mass at 10:00 AM from the Cupertino Chapel. After the premier, the Mass can be watched at anytime.
EUCHARISTIC ADORATION AND PRIVATE PRAYER . . . St. Casimir Church will be open on Sunday, May 24th from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM for Eucharistic Adoration and Private Prayer. During exposition, the faithful are invited to spend some quiet time of prayer and reflection in the presence of our Eucharistic Lord.
Face masks must be worn before you enter the Church and the 10 person limit in the Church is still in effect. The benches will be marked where you can sit so that social distancing can be achieved for the health and safety of everyone.
SACRAMENT OF CONFESSION . . . During Phase 1, the Sacrament of Confession will again be available by appointment. If you would like to schedule an appointment for confession, please email Fr. Dennis at email@example.com or Fr. Andy at AndrewSantamauro@olaprovince.org.
VOTIVE CANDLES . . . We have been advised that their is a desire to light candles in the church. If this is so, please send an envelope to the parish office or drop in the parish office mail slot with your intention, and we will light the candles.
FLEA MARKET ITEMS . . . Anticipating the reopening of the Church, we are planning to schedule an event in the Fall and will be asking for Flea Market Items. If you are in the process of cleaning out closets during the Stay at Home, please think about saving some items for St. Casimir Church. When we hear more about new guidelines and the start of Stage 1, we will let you know when we can start accepting items and possible dates. For now, we ask you to hold them.
MY PARISH APP . . . There is some very useful information that can be found on the app, Prayers list, readings of the day, when you can watch a Mass without the faithful being livestreamed, etc. To get the app on your phone – Type 88202 as the number and then text App in the message and send. A link will be sent to you saying – Tap the link to install the my-ParishApp: myparishapp.com/appstore.
Visit www.archbalt.org/online-mass/ to watch, listen to or stream a live Mass along with other spiritual resources. You will also find very useful information on the coronavirus landing page – www.archbalt.org/coronavirus/.
During this season of Lent unlike any other in our lifetime, let us continue to pray for each other. May I commend to you Archbishop Lori’s Novena prayer for the Archdiocese of Baltimore:
O Mary, you brighten our path as a sign of salvation and of hope. We entrust ourselves to you, Health of the Sick, who, at the Cross, took part in Jesus’ pain while remaining steadfast in faith.
O loving Mother, you know what we need and we are confident that you will provide for us as at Cana in Galilee.
Intercede for us with your Son, Jesus, the Divine Physician, for those who have fallen ill, for those who are vulnerable, & for those who have died.
Intercede also for those charged with protecting the health and safety of others
and for those who are tending to the sick and seeking a cure.
Help us, O Mother of Divine Love, to conform to the will of the Father and to do as we are told by Jesus, who took upon himself our sufferings and carried our sorrows, so as to lead us, through the Cross to the glory of the Resurrection. Amen.
Under thy protection we seek refuge, O Holy Mother of God.
In our needs, despise not our petitions but deliver us always from all dangers, O glorious and blessed Virgin.
May God continue to bless you and keep you safe during these unprecedented times.
THIS IS WHAT REALLY HAPPENS AT THE EUCHARIST (CATHOLIC MASS) . . . Take a few moments to view this video. In a very powerful way it expresses beautifully what it is we do at mass. It is the center of our faith. It is from the Eucharist that we draw our strength and it is the precious gift that Jesus has left us: His very presence. Please join us to adore and worship His presence in the Eucharist on the last Saturday of every month from 3:45 PM to 4:45 PM in the Church.