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

“Everyone who drinks of this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will never be thirsty again. The water that I will give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” (John 4:13-14 ESV)

Exaltation of the Cross

Save Your people, O Lord, and bless Your inheritance; * grant victory to Your Church over her enemies * and protect Your commonwealth by Your Cross. (Troparion - Tone 1)

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

Willingly lifted up on the Cross, O Christ God, * bestow Your compassions upon the new commonwealth that bears Your name. * By your power grant joy to Your Church, * granting her victory over her enemies. * May she have your Cross as the weapon of peace * and the invincible ensign of victory. (Kontakion - Tone 4)

The Church celebrates the Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross on September 14th.

Random Proverb

"My son, keep my words and treasure up my commandments with you; keep my commandments and live." (Proverbs 7:1,2 ESV)

Pray Without Ceasing

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

Wisdom from the Church Fathers

What toil we must endure, what fatigue, while we are attempting to climb hills and the summits of mountains! What, that we may ascend to heaven! If you consider the promised reward, what you endure is less. Immortality is given to the one who perseveres; everlasting life is offered; the Lord promises His Kingdom.

St. Cyprian