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10:00 AM | Sunday 
9:00 AM | Weekdays 
 (Except Monday)

St. Casimir's Parish 

Polish National Catholic Church

268 Lakeview Avenue - Lowell, Massachusetts 01850 USA

Your prayers are requested
for the sick, shut ins and those serving in our military. ​


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 Bilionis, Cathy Kirschbaum, Marcy Szczepanik, Marion Kowalski, Bp. John Mack, Katherine Gnat, Harrison McKinstry, James Strazzulla, Harry Cullinan, Helen Rogers, Eugene Leczynski, Stanley Sepiol, Mark Kourey, Father Adam Czarnecki, Father Senior Joseph Soltysiak, Nate Rosario, Fr. Tom Sheha, Carol McNiff, Jennifer Sheehan, Kayla Tanguay, Joshua Bakx, Danny Roberts, Barbara Chappel and Brittany Larkham, John Paul Matta, William Kucharski, Janice Daviault, Dr. Greg Ross, Ben Marek, Rosalynn Owens, Brett Kraz, Gina Pellegrino, Alessandra Ventura, Dolly Normand, Kevin Frawley, Marilyn Folcik, Ann Platt, Corinne Berube, Flora Radziunas, Peter Willis, Krissy Toth, Charlene Vallenti, Ted Kostzewski, Janet Dadoly, Colton Bouchillon, Jack Kirschbaum, Diane Becchetti, Barbara Dobson, Judy McNeil, Anita Tuozza, Maureen Carabino, John Gibson.


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. 


4 Sunday in Ordinary Time


Zephaniah 2:3, 3:12-13; 1 Corinthians 1:26-31; Gospel: Matthew 5:1-12a​


Our Lord Jesus teaches us this week that we must not worry about what things look like, but instead place our concern on living in imitation of Him. This teaching can help us be more faithful as His followers and give us courage when we make mistakes or when we seem foolish to others.
The basic teaching this week is that God uses the foolish, the weak, the lowly, the despised and those who count for nothing as his followers and as those who bring His message of love and peace and reconciliation to others.
This is a challenging message because it can be taken so easily in a wrong way. Every time that I am foolish, weak, lowly, despised or count for nothing is not a guarantee that I am doing God's will. Because of this, our Lord Himself speaks to us in today's Gospel, pointing out the kinds of actions that can make us appear as foolish, weak, lowly, despised or counting for nothing.
The Beatitudes of today's Gospel speak about a life that is lived in discipleship to the Lord Jesus and which does not count the cost of that discipleship. It is as though the Prophet Zephaniah tells us to be lowly and humble and God will use us for His own designs of salvation.
So how do we live out these readings that we have heard today? We must live the readings as though are the only words of life given to us. The Gospel especially is a Gospel which can change our lives entirely. The second reading, from the First Letter to the Corinthians, tells us not to pay attention to how others judge us or how they judge our actions. The first reading, from the Prophet Zephaniah, points out that lowliness and humility allow us to live as Jesus lived.
The Gospel of the Lord is always an invitation to life in God. It is not imposed on us but is an invitation. The Gospel of the Lord invites us to a way of live that will change us so that we can do His will with joy and gladness. Only with God's help can we respond to God's invitation.
Because the Lord Jesus loves us, He invites us to live. Once we hear His word and begin to listen to it, we can begin to follow Him. He wants all of us and so He continues to invite us. We don't always want to give all that He asks of us, but we can keep trying to give Him our lives. May today's Gospel continue to convert us so that we may live and rejoice in the Lord.


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.

A Special Announcement...

     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.

Rev. Andrzej Tenus

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