ST. CASIMIR RETREAT WITH THE PRAYER GROUP . . . A retreat is a time for a deep, personal encounter with God. The retreat will take place in the lovely setting of Aisling, a lovely, small, ecumenical retreat house in North Carroll County. It has a chapel, 8 acres of quiet space including a pond and prayer garden. Aisling Retreat House, opened in 1994, is a ministry of the Sisters of Saint Francis of Assisi. The vision, hope and dream of Aisling Retreat House is beautifully expressed in a blessing by the Celtic poet, John O’Donohue: “May you come to see your life as a quiet sacrament of beauty, service and abundant love, where outside voices of fear find no echo in you, where crippled hope can find wings, and scarcity enters, at last, into the abundant grace of God.”

DATE: Saturday, October 27, 2018
TIME: Coffee/Tea 9:00-9:30.
Retreat program begins at 9:30 and ends at 3:00. Lunch included. Ridesharing is available from St Casimir departing at 8:00.
COST: $50.00 per person
REGISTRATION: Email Ken at kbauer@wrallp.com, Phone 443-676-2496

THANKSGIVING DINNER DONATIONS . . . If you are out shopping and see any sales for donations needed for our annual Thanksgiving Home Alone Dinner, the collection will take place starting the weekend of November 3/4. Items needed are Stove Top Stuffing, Instant Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Corn, Cranberries, Canned Sweet Potatoes, Saurkraut, and Turkey Gravy. There will also be a need for Pumpkin Pies and Turkey when we get closer to the dinner. If you are able to help with the Thanksgiving Dinner on Thanksgiving Day or preparations the evening before, please contact Dorothy Ecke at 410-206-6512.

ALL SAINTS’ DAY . . . Mass will be celebrated on All Saints’ Day, Thursday, November 1 at 8:00 AM & 7:00 PM in the Church. All Saints’ Day is a Holy Day of Obligation and we encourage everyone to join us in the celebration of the Saints and to ask for their prayers and intercessions. The Parish Office will be closed for the Holy Day.

✝✝✝ ALL SOULS DAY MASS ✝✝✝ . . . We invite everyone to join us for our All Souls Day Mass on Friday, November 2 at 7:00 PM as we remember all our loved ones who have gone before us. As in the past we will have a special remembrance of those who died since All Souls Day 2017, listing their names which will be displayed during the entire month of November. Please invite your family and friends. Following Mass, a social gathering will take place for all those attending Mass. Please call the parish office to let us know how many will be coming to the gathering.

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 schmidts95@aol.com.

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.

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