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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, shut ins and those serving in our military. ​

James Obara,  Esther & Mary Riopelle, Carol Martin, Lisa Prince, Gloria Bergman, Carol Mason, Father Gus Sicard, Richard Ferus Proctor, Arlene Strazzulla, Jeanne Franzn, Nona Bilionis, Cathy Kirschbaum, Marcy Szczepanik, Bp. John Mack, Katherine Gnat, Harrison McKinstry, James Strazzulla, Harry Cullinan, Helen Rogers, Eugene Leczynski, Stanley Sepiol,  Father Adam Czarnecki, Father Senior Joseph Soltysiak, Nate Rosario, Carol McNiff, Jennifer Sheehan, Kayla Tanguay, Joshua Bakx, Danny Roberts, Barbara Chappel and Brittany Larkham, William Kucharski, Janice Daviault, 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, Ted Kostzewski, Janet Dadoly, Colton Bouchillon, Jack Kirschbaum, Diane Becchetti, Judy McNeil Anita Tuozza, Maureen Carabino, John Gibson, Jonasz Tenus, Richard Salach, David Cyr Sr., David Cyr Jr., Brock Borton, Joyce Normand, Arlene Swantek, Beata Mazur, Beth Koules, Doug Capsilors, Marie Griffin, Judy McNeill, Sharon Rittuci, Kerrie Garvey, Dr. Bert Quirbach, Bp. Paul Sobiechowski, Celia Menzia, Sophie Kosidlo, Debbie Charette, Nathan Strazzulla, Kathryn Ricard, Charlotte Cole and Renata Wos.


14 Sunday in Ordinary Time​

Ezekiel 2:2-5; 2 Corinthians 12:7-10; Gospel: Mark 6:1-6   

One of the aspects of a prophet is this inward sense: I don't want to do it! So often we see the prophets of the Jewish Scriptures telling us: I did not want to speak to the people, I did not want to say harsh things, I did not want to be the one who said these things! This inward sense is important because it helps us identify a true prophet. There are lots of people who say bad things, who tell us what is right and what is wrong. We have to be cautious of those who like to be prophets!! To be a prophet of the true God is not a vocation that one chooses for oneself. It is always a vocation, we can say this, imposed by God on a person. Our first reading today, from the Prophet Ezequiel, speaks to this imposed vocation. 

The second reading, from the Second Letter to the Corinthians, reminds us prophets and all Christians give their best witness when they are aware of their own poverty and their weaknesses. Evangelization is about drawing others to Christ, attracting others to the Lord because of the goodness of the Lord. Paul could be a fearless preacher but was always aware of his own past and of his present weakness. This is a man who had Christians put to death and now preaches Jesus Christ.

The Gospel today is from Saint Mark and shows that even the people with whom Jesus had lived for so many years could not accept Him. They saw Him as simply an ordinary Jewish man. They could see and hear that He had received extraordinary gifts of wisdom and that He could work miracles--but that hardly dented their rejection of Him as simply an ordinary person. They could not accept God dwelling in Jesus. Again, the prophet is rejected, the extraordinary work of God is rejected. 

Part of what we can learn today is that what is divine and extraordinary and wonderful is often hidden in the ordinary of human existence. We are invited to seek the Lord Jesus in the poor and the weak and the rejected. 

The Polish American Veterans of Lowell MA, including Irene Jarez (far right) donated American flags to place on the graves of Veterans at St. Casimir's Cemetery in Pelham NH. Father Tenus and his children assisted. The hardworking group not pictured includes Bob Ferus, Bob Hunt, Tom McNiff, JoAnn Menzia and Phyllis Hunt, who maintain the grounds and keep the cemetery looking beautiful.

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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