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St. Casimir's Parish
Polish National Catholic Church
268 Lakeview Avenue - Lowell, Massachusetts 01850 USA
Your prayers are requested for the sick and shut ins: James Obara, Esther & Mary Riopelle, Carol Martin, Irene Mieczkowski, Lisa Prince, Gloria Bergman, Carol Mason, Marie Dunn, Father Gus Sicard, Richard Ferus Proctor, Arlene Strazzulla, Jeanne Franzn, Nona Bilio-nis, Cathy Kirschbaum, Marcy Szczepanik, Marion Kowalski, Bp. John Mack, Katherine Gnat, Harrison McKinstry, James Strazzulla, Harry Cullinan, Helen Rogers, Eugene Leczynski, Stan-ley Sepiol, Mark Kourey, Father Adam Czarnecki, Father Senior Joseph Soltysiak, Nate Ro-sario, Fr. Tom Sheha, Carol McNiff, Jennifer Sheehan, Kayla Tanguay, Joshua Bakx, Danny Roberts, Barbara Chappel and Brittany Larkham, John Paul Matta, Lorraine Piercy Hall. William Kucharski, Janice Daviault, Dr. Greg Ross, Ben Marek, Tim Palmeri, Rosalynn Owens, Brett Kraz, Gina Pellegrino, Alessandra Ventura, Dolly Normand, Kevin Frawley, Marilyn Folcik, Wanda O’Neill, Henry Naruszewicz, Ann Platt, Corinne Berube, Flora Radziunas, Peter Willis,Krissy Toth, Charlene Vallenti, Ted Kostzewski, Janet Dadoly.
Prayer in Time of National Anxiety
Let us pray. I come to You, Lord, in this time of uncertainty and confusion that has gripped
our nation and our world. I pray that our leaders and representatives in government are
filled with Your peace, strength and courage. May your gifts of wisdom and understanding,
fortitude and counsel be sought and utilized by them for the well-being of our country. By
their belief and trust in You may they provide capable leadership, promote unity and peace,
and be attentive to the concerns of our people. May Your Church provide support and
comfort; and help strengthen our hope for peace through our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.
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26 Sunday in Ordinary Time
Amos 6:1, 4-7; 1 Timothy 6:11-16; Gospel: Luke 16:19-31
Once again, today, we are reminded that we must have concern for the poor, whoever they are. Sometimes we get used to having the poor and then we forget them. The rich man in the Gospel, from Saint Luke today, had clearly grown accustomed to have the poor man at his gate and no longer even thought about him.
What poverty have we become used to in our lives? Are there needy people around that we have become used to and so ignore now? It does not have to be material poverty. There are plenty of people who are poor in education, poor in culture, poor in human formation, poor in spiritual formation, poor in understand the ways of the world, etc. There is poverty all around us and we can ignore it or we can begin to respond to it with the love and care of Jesus Christ.
The Prophet Amos, in the first reading today, is proclaiming the same message. Those who have so much of the best of the things in this world can become totally insensitive to those who have nothing or very little.
Are you and I insensitive? And it is not even you that I must worry about. It is myself. Have I become insensitive to the needs of others, to the cry of the poor - no matter what kind of poverty it is?
The second reading today, from the First Letter to Timothy, speaks clearly of a way to avoid becoming insensitive to the poverty of others: pursue righteousness, devotion, faith, love, patience, and gentleness. Compete well for the faith.
The more spiritually sensitive we are, the more that we follow Jesus Christ, the more we become aware of the poor. If we are not aware of the poor and not going anything to help the poor, it is a clear sign that our following of Jesus is not yet strong enough or that we are not listening to Him or that we have taken a wrong turn spiritually. There is no way honestly to follow Christ and not love the poor.
Our righteousness must always be a righteousness of love - a preferential love for the poor and for our enemies because this is what Jesus asks of us. He tells us with great clarity: love the poor and the outcast and love your enemies!
It is our faith itself that tells us to develop devotion, faith, love, patience, and gentleness--and the test is our love for the poor and for our enemies. You and I are here today to worship the Lord our God. If we do not love the poor and our enemies, then we cannot worship this God who has called us in Christ Jesus.
Let us give thanks to the God who calls us. Let us pray for the spiritual wisdom to know the poor and our enemies. May our love for them form us in Christ Jesus.
Come, Worship With Us on Sunday
You are invited to join us at 10:00 on any Sunday morning to attend Mass at our church. No matter your background, ethnicity, or denomination, we don't look at that. Just people with good will looking for some place to fill out their souls. If you need comfort, a place to pray, this is the place. We do not judge—it's not up to us to judge. All are welcome.
The Mass liturgy is celebrated in English and booklets are available for you to follow the service in comfort. Please come and worship along side the friendly people of St. Casimir’s.
We are very thankful for the response we have received from our websie readers! In the very short period of time since we created our site, we have received many messages from you via the Contact Us page with comments and questions about our activities, and requests for information about our church, our cemetery and the PNCC in general. How wonderful that is! Thank you very much.
We would like to apologize, however, for our failure to keep the site current. We have a lot going on at St. Casimir's and our volunteer parishioners are really very busy. We are working on a plan to maintain the website on a more current schedule and ask your indulgence. In order to make the site even more interesting, we are in the process of redesigning it as yu will see in the coming weeks....please send us your comments as we progress.
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