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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.
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21 Sunday in Ordinary Time
This Sunday we hear of the mystery of God's love for all peoples. There is a mystery of God's love for each one of us personally and there is a mystery of His love for all peoples and nations. God's love goes to all. God calls all. God invites all to know His love and to walk in His ways. Blessed be God.
The first reading is from the Prophet Isaiah. God often sends difficult words through prophets. God wants His people to know that nations of every language will come and see His glory. The role of the Chosen People is to draw all peoples to the Lord, not to keep God's love just for themselves. This is the role of the Church today: to draw all peoples to God and to His love.
The Letter to the Hebrews continues this same teaching: Make straight paths for your feet, that what is lame may not be disjointed but healed. The discipline given to us is to evangelize, to spread the word of God. This discipline will inevitably bring us suffering. We must proclaim God's love and invite all others to know of God's love, even if it brings us ridicule and tiredness. Far too often we would rather life our own way. God challenges us to know His love and to proclaim Him love to others.
Today the Gospel of Luke reminds us that it is not only knowing the Lord that counts. We must try to do His will in our lives. It is not enough to go to Church and to associate with good people. We must work to do the good, all the while that we recognize that salvation is a gift of God.
Truly, whether we are first or last is of no importance, but let us be there with the Lord. Let us not put our attention to being first or last. Let us put our attention on knowing and loving the Lord and trying to do His will in our lives. Let us invite everyone to the banquet of God's love and mercy.
We are all called to be prophets. We have been given the Word of God to proclaim to the nations and we must not rest until we have proclaimed God's Word. We will suffer as we proclaim the word. We may have to put up with ridicule. We may have to spend more time that we want to in speaking of God. We may find our friends thinking that we are overly pious. Whatever suffering comes to us, we can accept it for the sake of the Kingdom of God. We don't have to think about how many will be saved but only about our own faithfulness to all that God is asking of us.
In all of this, we will find mercy and comfort and be able to give glory to the Lord!
St. Casimir's Parish
Polish National Catholic Church
268 Lakeview Avenue - Lowell, Massachusetts USA
Your prayers are requested
for the sick, shut ins and those serving in our military.
Bishop Thomas J. Gnat, Bishop Stanley Bilinski, Bp. John Mack, Father Jozef Piatek, James Obara, Dr. John Janas, Helen Kowalski, Mary Donahue, Edwin Stankiewicz, Stephanie Maciejewski, Esther & Mary Riopelle, Carol Martin, Irene Mieczkowski, Alvin Coulter, Lisa Prince, Xavier Spencer, Anna Billewicz, Edward Wisniewski, Denise Sullivan, John Monarca, Pauline Koczera, Dolores Quirbach,Irene Zabierek, Gloria Bergman, Angelo Bilionis, Carol Mason, Mary Wielgosh, Marie Dunn, Father Gus Sicard, Monica Rondeau, Richard Ferus Proctor, Leeanne Gouveia, Dawn Jopson, Arlene Strazzulla, Bruce Roberts, Rosalyn Goldman, Cheryl Scott, Nathan Strazzulla, Lawrence Fox, Caroline Reinking, Jeanne Franzen, Neil Looney, Nona Bilionis, Gary Saindon, Teresa Tacinelli, Mary Saleh, Sharon Nolan, Yanna Lantz, Sharon Potthoff, Joan Witkowski, Carolyn Damon, Barbara Stahelski, Kathy and Mitch Sherman, Agnieszka Tenus, Fr. Sr. John Kraus, Errol Lemelin, Ursula Martino, Cathy Kirschbaum, Maria Madden, Marcy Szczepanik, Isabel Dziura, Walter Sott, Marion Kowalski, Gary Mercier, Bp. John Mack, Yvonne Bozek, Alice Rosmus, Wanda Hedrick, Jerry Davis, Susan Runowicz-Smith, Harry Cullinan, Sharon Ritucci, Gloria Tsouprakakis, Louise Regan, Harrison McKinstry, Kfristin Bilionis, Denise Quinn, James Strazzulla, George Cole.
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