republicanherald.com | By John Usalis | Published: October 11, 2016

SHENANDOAH — The 32nd annual Father Walter Ciszek Day 2016 Divine Liturgy will be celebrated at 2 p.m. Sunday at St. Casimir Church, 229 N. Jardin St., which is the home church of Father Walter J. Ciszek, S.J., whose cause for canonization is being investigated in the Catholic Church.

St. Casimir is the worship center of Divine Mercy Roman Catholic Church.

The new Father Walter Ciszek Prayer League Center, 218 W. Cherry St., (the former Annunciation BVM Church rectory), will be open to the public from noon to 1:30 p.m. that day.

The guest homilist is the Most Rev. Kurt Burnette, J.D., Ph.D., J.C.L., fifth bishop of the Ruthenian Byzantine Catholic Eparchy of Passaic, New Jersey. He succeeded the Most Rev. William C. Skurla, who was appointed Metropolitan Archbishop of Pittsburgh in 2012. Burnette was appointed on Oct. 29, 2013, by Pope Francis as bishop, and enthroned in a Divine Liturgy at the Cathedral of St. Michael the Archangel in Passaic on Dec. 4, 2013.

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Teachings of Christ

“You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments depend all the Law and the Prophets.” (Matthew 22:37-40 ESV)

Resurrection

Christ is risen from the dead * trampling down Death by death, * and upon those in the tombs bestowing life! (Troparion)

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, now and ever, and to the ages of ages. Amen.

Although You descended into the tomb, O Immortal One, * You destroyed the power of Hades; * You arose as the victor, O Christ God, * proclaiming to the myrrh-bearing women: “Rejoice!” * And granting peace to Your Apostles, * O, You, Who gives resurrection to the fallen. (Kontakion)

Random Proverb

"My son, do not lose sight of these — keep sound wisdom and discretion, and they will be life for your soul." (Proverbs 3:21,22a ESV)

Pray Without Ceasing

Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner.

Wisdom from the Church Fathers

When the holy Abba Anthony lived in the desert he was beset by boredom, and attacked by many sinful thoughts. He said to God, 'Lord, I want to be saved but these thoughts do not leave me alone; what shall I do in my affliction? How can I be saved?'

A short while afterwards, when he got up to go out, Anthony saw a man like himself sitting at his work, getting up from his work to pray, then sitting down and plaiting a rope, then getting up again to pray. It was an angel of the Lord sent to correct and reassure him: 'Do this and you will be saved.' At these words, Anthony was filled with joy and courage. He did this, and he was saved.


The Desert Fathers