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.
St. Casimir's Parish
Polish National Catholic Church
268 Lakeview Avenue - Lowell, Massachusetts 01850 USA
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Pentecost! Each of us needs the Holy Spirit to come to us and bring us wisdom and knowledge. Jesus Christ our Lord sends the Holy Spirit to us, whether we acknowledge that presence or not. We have to remember that in the early Church some people even received the Holy Spirit before they were baptized. Always the Gospel tells us that God can work in His own ways and does not have to follow what we think He should do.
The reading from the Acts of the Apostles shows us one of the great effects that the Holy Spirit can have on a believing community: there is communication which surprises every one. We don't have to think just of all kinds of speaking tongues--because it is clear that speaking in tongues in not the primary focus. The focus is on the fact that everyone understood everyone else. This is a healing of the story that we find early in the Scriptures when people want to build a tower to heaven and then are separated so that they can no longer understand one another. Here we have the healing of that lack of understanding.
The reading from the First Letter to the Corinthians reminds us that every gift of God is for building up the community. These gifts are not given to glorify one or the other person in the Church, but to help form community together in Jesus Christ.
The Gospel of John today reminds us that the gift of the Spirit is also about the pardon of sins. Anyone who has ever tried marriage or religious community knows that without pardoning one another, such communities would cease to exist. We, humans, are still sinners and when we live together we must be able constantly to pardon one another and move forward in the love and compassion of Jesus Christ.
Another aspect of the gift of the Holy Spirit is to take away our fears of speaking about Jesus and about proclaiming our faith. Most of us are not going to be martyrs, yet we must remember that there are probably more martyrs today than there ever have been in the history of the Church. More and more Christians are being killed simply because they are Christians. There is more and more agitation also to break down the teachings of the Catholic Church and to destroy her moral authority. There is no doubt that some of the crisis about sexual abuse in the current Church is not about the abuse itself but about breaking the authority of the Church and trying to show that the Church is not better than any other institution.
One of the gifts of the Church is that She seems always able to be renewed. This is because the Holy Spirit is at the heart of our Church. Our Church is not simply another human institution. The Church is Jesus Christ present here on earth in a human and divine way. Because the Church is also people, there is sin and brokenness.
Come, Holy Spirit! Renew the faith in your Church. Show us the fire of your love. Help us to live your love in our lives and give witness to You.
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10:00 AM | Sunday
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