Christmas/Holy Day Masses
5:00 PM Christmas Mass
(Carols begin at 4:30 PM)
Midnight Christmas Mass
(Carols begin at 11:30 PM)
December 25th – Christmas Day
10:00 AM Christmas Mass
New Year’s Day
Feast of the Solemnity of Mary, the Mother of God
Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 AM
Parish Office Closed on December 24, 25 & 26 for Christmas
and January 1 for New Year’s Day.
ADVENT GIVING TREE- COMING SOON . . . Look for the Giving Tree with Star Tags in the vestibule of the Church during Advent. My Sister’s Place Women’s Center is in need of new children’s clothing of various sizes to help make the holiday special. Please take one of the tags off the tree, purchase the item of clothing, and return the unwrapped clothing with tag to the container in the Church by Sunday, December 10th.
FEAST OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION . . . During its founding days, our country was dedicated to the Mother of God under the title of the Immaculate Conception, hence the naming of the Bascilica in Washington, DC. And so in a very real way it is “Our Feast Day”. Please note this year December 8th falls on a Saturday and it is a Holy Day of obligation. Mass will be celebrated at 8:00 AM at St. Casimir and Vigil Mass, December 7th will at 7:00 PM at St. Elizabeth Church.
CHRISTMAS DECORATING . . . Please consider helping as we prepare the Church for the holy and joyous season of Christmas. On Sunday, December 16 after the 5:00 PM Mass, we will need help carrying down decorations from the attic in church. If you are interested in helping, contact Bernadette Vece at the parish office 410-276-1981.
SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION & EUCHARISTIC ADORATION WITH SUNG NIGHT PRAYER . . . The season of Advent is upon us. It is a 4 week period of time to prepare ourselves for the Great Feast of Christmas. And one of the best ways to prepare is by receiving the Sacrament of Reconciliation. With this in mind, a reminder that St. Casimir has confession every Saturday afternoon at 4:00 PM and on Monday, December 17th there will be an evening of Adoration and the opportunity to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation as well. Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament will take place at 7:00 PM in the church and for 50 minutes you may spend time in quiet prayer and there will be a number of friars present to hear confessions. The evening will conclude with sung night prayer and benediction of the Blessed Sacrament at 8:00 PM.
PEANUT BUTTER & JELLY DRIVE GIFTS FIT FOR A KING . . . We are asking everyone to bring in a jar of peanut butter and/or jelly on the weekend of January 5/6, the Feast of the Three Kings. The collection will be taken to the Beans and Bread Soup Kitchen where a number of our parishioners volunteer. Peanut butter & jelly sandwiches are given to those who come to the center to take with them for later in the day. Place your donations in the vestibule of church.
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.