A VISIT FROM OUR VOCATION DIRECTOR . . . Br. Nicholas Romeo, OFM Conv., the Vocation Director for the Franciscan Friars, will be visiting the pastorate on the weekend of August 14/15. He will be preaching at Masses and will be available throughout the weekend to speak with any young man discerning a vocation to religious life and/or priesthood. If you would like to schedule a time to meet with Br. Nick, you can send him an email at: email@example.com.
ARE YOU OR IS SOMEONE YOU KNOW INTERESTED IN THE CATHOLIC FAITH? . . . Usually 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 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. If you are interested or have questions, contact Jennifer Schmidt at 410-409-8175 or send an email to Jennifer at firstname.lastname@example.org. An Informational Meeting will be held on September 9, 2021 in the Cupertino Center.
SACRAMENTAL PROGRAM . . . Children entering the 2nd grade or above who were in a Catholic School or a Religious Education program this past year may register for classes to celebrate the Sacraments of Reconciliation and First Holy Communion. Classes will be held every other week beginning in late September. Parents will also attend classes. Classes will take place on Sunday mornings at 9:00 a.m. and will dismiss at 9:50. This gives you the opportunity to attend either the 8:00 a.m. or the 10:00 a.m. Mass.
It is our hope that we will be in the classroom setting in September. If necessary, we will observe social distancing and mask wearing. Once everyone is registered, I will email a date for the parent meeting and the first class. Upcoming second graders who attend St. Casimir School will register through the school.
If you have any questions or need a registration form please call Molly Hubbard at 410-
206-0707. All registrations are due no later than July 30. Registration forms can be dropped off at the parish office.
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION PROGRAM . . . Religious Education classes for children in grades K,1,3,4,5,6,7 and 8 will take place in the St. Casimir School building unless there is a spike in Covid. If necessary, social distancing and mask wearing will be observed. Classes will be held every other week on Sunday mornings at 9:00 a.m. and dismiss at 9:50 a.m. This gives you the opportunity to attend either the 8:00 a.m. or the 10:00 a.m. Mass. Registration forms will be mailed home in early July to those already in the program.
If your child is entering kindergarten or has not been in our program, please call Molly Hubbard at 410-206-0707 so she can send you the registration forms. All registrations are due no later than July 30.
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS . . . 7401 Bay Front Road, Sparrow Point – Join us for our Saturday Crab Dinner on August 14, 2021 from 2:00 to 6:00 PM. Food will served from 2:00 to 5:00 PM. Menu: Steamed crabs, polish dogs, fried chicken, corn on the cob, potato salad, cole slaw, baked beans, Maryland crab soup, beer, soda, coffee and cake. Cost is $50 per person. For more information, contact Tony at 410-340-2281.
DELAWARE PARK CASINO BUS TRIP . . . St. Casimir’s Catholic War Veterans Auxiliary Post #1764/#766 are hosting a Delaware Park Casino Bus Trip on Monday, August 16, 2021. Departure Time is 9:30 AM from St. Casimir Church. Need to check in no later than 9:15 AM. A second stop will be made at White Marsh Park & Ride. Return time is 5:30 PM. Everyone must be 21 years of age or older. $30 in Casino Slot Play will be given to you upon arrival at the Casino. Price of the trip is $30 per person. Seating is limited! Reserve your seats today.For reservations or more information, call Clara at 443-708-8556 or Gerry at 410-733-5737.
2022 MASS INTENTIONS . . . Since the 2021 Mass Intentions are close to being full, the 2022 Calendar Book is open to begin taking Mass Intentions. Please visit the parish office with your preferred dates during office hours. We will be taking mass intentions to be celebrated at St. Casimir ( Sat. 5PM, Sun. 8AM & 10 AM) and St. Elizabeth Church (Sun. 11:30 AM). Donation is $10 per Mass.
You can also mail your dates with the intention, requested by, name of church and donation to St. Casimir Church, 2800 O’Donnell Street, Baltimore, MD 21224. We will send you a confirmation of the dates in the mail.
FOOD PANTRY AT ST. ELIZABETH . . . Open on Tuesday & Friday from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM. Please don’t forget the poor and bring a can good or two with you to Mass on the weekends at St. Elizabeth of Hungary and St. Casimir. In this time of crisis, every day more homeless and disadvantaged families come to knock at the doors of our Church. Thank you for your generosity.
BEANS AND BREAD NEED OUR HELP . . .As we now are providing bagged lunches for both Beans & Bread and Helping Up Mission ~ please continue to write notes of encouragement, a greeting and for younger hands a drawing on the bags as the folks whom we are feeding are so genuinely moved by your caring thought. We have been asked to provide bagged lunches for their Tuesday & Wednesday meals a combined total of 350 lunches for the two days.
As such, we have committed to providing 350 bagged lunches every TUESDAY until Beans/Bread can be fully operational again and ask for you help.
The bagged lunches should include:
a meat and cheese sandwich of any kind, any variation, or just meat, or just cheese
Please NO PB&J due to peanut allergies
Any type of bread, however, please NO bread with seeds – (sandwich does not need to be cut) put into sandwich bag or wax paper
a sweet treat/dessert
chips or something crunchy
fruit cup or applesauce
Please be mindful we are trying to add more fiber to the lunches provides; Fiber sources such as oranges, clementines, mandarins, tangerines, bananas, and wheat bread. For those who currently include fruit cups or apple sauce with the lunch, please continue to do so as they are a source of fiber. Whatever overabundance you wish to include into the bagged lunches, please continue to do so~!
Individually wrapped snacks/treats, fruit cups, pudding cups, bottled water or juice boxes are needed as they will be distributed to low income families and shelters.
We are asking each person to consider preparing 10 bagged lunches; if you are able to provide lunches, please email Pam Protani at email@example.com or call 443-413-8329 and let her know how many lunches you will be able to provide. If you cannot reach Pam, please contact Bernie at the parish office firstname.lastname@example.org, 410-276-1981.
Reminder: early collection begins 7:30, curbside in front of St. Casimir Church and collect until 9:30 ~ if you are available to help collect/deliver please let me know. Please pull up and someone will meet you at your car so you will not need to get out; all lunches, snacks/treats, water/juices will be delivered to Beans & Bread at 10:00 AM.
The lunches you will provide are surely a gift of kindness to those in need, less fortunate…
We are now collecting gently used Spring and Summer children’s clothing, newborn to 12 years of age that will be designated solely for Assisi House; when dropping off, please put into a bag and mark on the outside children’s clothing and age which will help tremendously when sorting. Assisi House is also in need of gently used Women’s and Men’s clothing, when dropping off, please mark on outside of bag clothing designate.
Thank you so very much and remember,
We are all in this together~!
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.