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 7th in the Cupertino Center.
If you are interested in joining us, have questions or have someone who may have questions, contact Jennifer Schmidt at 410-409-8175 or email email@example.com.
SACRAMENTAL PROGRAM FOR PREPARATION TO CELEBRATE 1st PENANCE AND 1st HOLY 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 October 1 at the Cupertino Center at St. Casimir. If you have not received a letter and registration form in the mail, 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 a baptized Catholic
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.
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 in Grades K through 8 (with the exception of Grade 2 – sacramental program) not attending a Catholic School, it is time to register them for the 2017-18 religious education program. The program will be held at St. Casimir’s School with classes starting on October 1 at 11:00 AM. 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.
ST. CASIMIR PRAYER GROUP . . . The St. Casimir Prayer Group invites you to join us for one or all of our meetings as we kick off our third year. The group meets one Sunday a month in the Cupertino Center following the 10:00 a.m. Mass as we endeavor to go deeper in our prayer life through catechesis and of course, prayer!. Please join us on Sunday, October 8 following the 10:00 a.m. Mass in the Cupertino Center. ALL ARE WELCOME!! For more information email Molly at firstname.lastname@example.org or Ken at email@example.com.
MCVET CLOTHING DRIVE . . . The McVet Clothing Drive sponsored by the Department of Maryland Catholic War Veterans will be held on Saturday, October 14 and Saturday, October 21 from noon to 3:00 PM in the St. Anthony Hall.
McVet, an organization right here in Baltimore helping our needy veterans, will accept gently used clothing (not abused or ripped) of all sizes – suits, trousers, shirts, shoes, male/female. Clothing is really needed to fill their clothing room stock. Please give generously. Our vets gave of themselves to protect our freedom. It’s time for our payback to them. God Bless them all. Thank you so much!
Contact Gil Barker at 410-299-7283 or by email, Bmore21222@aol.com.“Veterans helping our needy Veterans.”
BLESSING OF ANIMALS & FALL FESTIVAL . . . Join us on October 7 at 9:45 AM to 11:45 AM for the Children’s Pumpkin Patch. Cost is $10 per child which includes a pumpkin, craft, hot dog, chips, beverage and a snack to take home. A flower sale will take place also. At 11:45, parade your pets around Church and at 12 Noon the Blessing of Animals will take place. Prizes for pets with the most character.
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.