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

“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly." (John 10:10 ESV)

Entrance of the Mother of God into the Temple

Today is the prelude of the goodwill of God * and the heralding of the salvation of mankind; * the Virgin appears clearly in the temple of God * and foretells Christ to all. * Let us also with a mighty voice cry out to her: * “Rejoice, O Fulfillment of the Creator’s divine plan.” (Troparion - Tone 4)

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

The most pure Temple of the Savior, * the most precious Bridal-Chamber and Virgin, the sacred Treasury of the glory of God, * is brought today into the house of the Lord, * bringing with her the grace that is in the Divine Spirit. * The angels of God praise her in song: * “She is the heavenly tabernacle.” (Kontakion - Tone 4)

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Random Proverb

"Blessed is the one who finds wisdom, and the one who gets understanding, for the gain from her is better than gain from silver and her profit better than gold." (Proverbs 3:13,14 ESV)

Pray Without Ceasing

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

Wisdom from the Church Fathers

Faith and love which are gifts of the Holy Spirit are such great and powerful means that a person who has them can easily, and with joy and consolation, go the way Jesus Christ went. Besides this, the Holy Spirit gives man the power to resist the delusions of the world so that although he makes use of earthly good, yet he uses them as a temporary visitor, without attaching his heart to them. But a man who has not got the Holy Spirit, despite all his learning and prudence, is always more or less a slave and worshipper of the world.

St. Innocent of Irkutsk, Indication of the Way into the Kingdom of Heaven.