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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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James Obara, Esther & Mary Riopelle, Carol Martin, Irene Mieczkowski, Lisa Prince, Xavier Spencer, Edward Wisniewski, John Monarca, Dolores Quirbach, Irene Zabierek, Gloria Bergman, Carol Mason, Marie Dunn, Father Gus Sicard, Richard Ferus Proctor, Dawn Jopson, Arlene Strazzulla, Lawrence Fox, Jeanne Franzn, Neil Looney, Nona Bilionis, Gary Saindon, Mary Saleh, Yanna Lantz, Carolyn Damon, Barbara Stahelski, Kathy and Mitch Sherman, Errol Lemelin, Ursula Martino, Cathy Kirschbaum, Maria Madden, Marcy Szczepanik, Marion Kowalski, Gary Mercier, Bp. John Mack, Lucille Foss, Dan North, Lindsay Griffen, Louise Regan, Jean Bernier, Eddie Bernier, Katherine Gnat, Harrison McKinstry, James Strazzulla, Susan Runowicz- Smith, Harry Cullinan, Ann Marie Deren, Georg Baron, Maureen Carey, Justin Mothersele, Terry Massey, Eddie Soboleski, Helen Rogers, Andrew Winter, Kathy Ferrelli. Phillis Angelillo, Maureen Duffy Arnone; and Eugene Leczynski, David Strazzulla and Stanley Sepiol, Lucy Marcuccio, Peg Kostiuk, Mark Kourey, Chris Kourey, Father Tom Sheha, Mitchell Kopacz, Carol McNiff, Nancy Picanso, Dr. Steve Meleski, Kris Mothersele, Sue Scatton.
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St. Casimir's Parish
Polish National Catholic Church
268 Lakeview Avenue - Lowell, Massachusetts 01850 USA
2 Sunday in Ordinary Time
We began Ordinary Time last Sunday with the Baptism of the Lord. Today already our thoughts turn to how the Lord calls us. We have this really wonderful and mystical call of the great Samuel in our first reading today. God speaks to Samuel directly. As can so easily happen, Samuel does not recognize that this is a call from God Himself. There is confusion.
One of the lessons in this first reading, of course, is that sometimes an older and wiser spiritual guide can point us to how God is touching our life--even when we do not recognize it at all.
The second reading is about what God is calling us to do or to live. We cannot live in immorality--even though we do live in immorality all too frequently. If only we could recognize with deep clarity that God wants us to give our lives completely to Him!
The Gospel brings us back to another kind of calling. We see two followers of John the Baptist asking about Jesus and then following Jesus. They had been following John the Baptist and Jesus simply asks them what they are looking for--they follow him. They stay with him. They remain his followers.
So today we must ask ourselves what we are looking for? What do we want faith to do for us? What do we want God to do for us? What are we willing to give in return?
One of these first two followers, Andrew, tells his own brother, Peter, about Jesus and then Peter becomes a follower.
So we can ask ourselves who has invited us to follow the Lord? Our parents, perhaps? Or maybe as an adult someone else?
Do we invite others to follow Jesus? This seems a bit riskier in our day, but it is still the basis of any mission in the Church. If we really believe in the Lord Jesus, we should be inviting other people to follow Him.
God is calling us, you and me, to be followers and to invite others to follow His Son, the Lord Jesus. May this Sun-day celebration strengthen us in our faith and help us have the courage to be missionaries and call others.