Offers parishioners the
opportunity to minister to the parish at Mass as Eucharistic Ministers,
Lectors and Servers. The Liturgy Committee meets 2 to 3 times a year to
plan liturgies for the up-coming Liturgical Seasons. There is a
decorating group that actually decorates the church for each Liturgical
Season. Please make time to consider volunteering in the area of
Children's Liturgy is where
children from the parish go downstairs to our chapel to hear the word of
God during the 9 am Mass on Sunday. The children are asked questions and given
time to reflect about the readings and the Gospel. Children sing songs
and do an activity connected with the readings. Adults and high school
aged students are needed to volunteer to be leaders. Students in grades
7 and up can volunteer to be helpers. This is a great opportunity to
share God's word with the children of our parish.
A choir that leads
congregational singing at the 9 am Sunday Mass on alternate weekends.
Some members also sing for funerals. The choir sings service music,
traditional and contemporary hymns, and Latin and Polish music for
special occasions. The choir rehearses prior to the seasons of
Advent/Christmas and Lent/Easter.
Choir: A group
of women and men that leads congregational singing (accompanied by
piano, guitar and flute) at the 9 am Sunday Mass on alternate weekends.
The choir sings contemporary songs, traditional hymns and service music.
The choir rehearses once a month and prior to Advent/Christmas,
Lent/Easter. We welcome youth with vocal and instrumental talents.
consists of seven members. Council meetings are held on the second
Tuesday of each month. The members discuss parish issues such as
maintenance, long and short-term goals, and review committee reports.
The council serves to assist the Pastor. The meetings are open to all
interested parishioners who want to bring ideas or concerns to the
council and Pastor's attention. Term of service is 2 years.
The ushers welcome all whom
God has sent to our doorsteps. A person's willingness to serve God in
the capacity as an usher reflects their commitment to Christ and His
Church. St. Casimir Ushers Club has a long history of commitment to the
parish and many members have over 40
+ years of experience of
serving the church. Along with greeting, welcoming parishioners,
assisting people to find seats and taking up collections, we also assist
and serve at the annual Fall Festival and Parish Picnic. St. Casimir
Ushers Club welcomes new members who would like to share their time and
talents to serve our parish community.
Altar and Rosary Society:
We were established in the
early days of the beginning of the parish and we belong to the
Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women (Deanery). During a typical year
we do various charitable works: collect and give to East Side Care
Center, Trinity Mission, Catholic Medical Mission, Our Lady of Peace
Cancer Home, Appalachia Mission Program and we organize bingo for the
residents at the Ramsey County Home. We say the rosary for our deceased
members and anyone in the parish who requests it. The money we make from
our annual fish fry each Lent is donated to the parish. We do many more
projects as well.
We have a
traveling crucifix and prayer available for families to take home for a
week. Families are asked to pray for vocations for young men and women
who are contemplating what to do with their lives.
This social gathering is
designed for members of our parish 55 years of age and older. It is a
chance to get out of the house once a month for lunch, Bingo, keeping in
touch with old and new friends, plus having your blood pressure checked.
Join us and enjoy the company.
The maintenance committee has
the task of overseeing the parish property and advising the pastor on
situations which need attention, both immediate and long-term.
Meetings are held twice a year.
St. Casimir has Mass at Phalen Park with a potluck picnic lunch. Help is needed to set-up and