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Introduction to the Liturgy of the Word 
Acts 4:32–35  They were of one heart and mind.
Psalm 118   “Give thanks to the Lord for he is good, his love is everlasting.”
1 John 5:1–6  Whoever is begotten by God conquers the world.
John 20:19–31  Eight days later Jesus came and stood in their midst.
Throughout the Easter season, in place of the Old Testament, we read from the Acts of the Apostles. Authored by Luke, Acts tells the story of the young church’s extraordinary growth in numbers and its rapid expansion beyond Jerusalem and Israel to Rome, the heart of the Gentile world. This year, the second readings are from the First Letter of John, an ancient post-baptismal instruction. Each year on this Second Sun­day of Easter, we hear the beloved Gospel story of Doubting Thomas’s encounter with the Risen Jesus. Our hearts overflowing with paschal joy, we acclaim with Thomas, “My Lord and my God!”
Pastoral Patterns, pg 6          

Mass Intentions
Monday,  April 16  No Mass
Tuesday,  April 17  8:30 am  Leon Ropeleski  SC
Wednesday, April 18  8:30 am Leon Ropeleski  Annunciation Chapel, USM
Thursday,  April 19  8:30 am Intentions of Ron/Elizabeth Shambrook  SC
Friday,  April 20  8:30 am  Korean Prayer Group  SH
Saturday,  April 21  4:30 pm  Marie & John Giese  SH
Sunday,  April 22
               8:45 am  Jim / Evan Norwood  SC
             11:00 am  All Parishioners  SH

Weekly Parish Activities
Monday,  April 16
            1:30 pm  Scripture Class  Ed. Cntr.
Tuesday,  April 17
            8:30 am  Mass  SC
            6:30 pm  Baptismal Prep Class   SC Hall
Wednesday, April 18
            8:30 am  Mass   Annunciation Chapel
            10:45 am & 12:30 pm  ECC Chapel  SC
            6:00 pm  CCD   (2nd Av Sch Bldg) SH
            7:00 pm  RCIA  (2nd Av Sch Bldg) SH
Thursday, April 19 
            8:30 am Mass  SC
            1:00 pm  M B K Quilters Group  SC
            7:00 pm  Pastoral Council Meeting  Ed. Cntr.
Friday, April 20  
            8:30 am Mass  SH
             8:30 am - 3:30 pm Jesus Day, 2nd Gr.    SH Hall
Saturday, April 21
            3:30 pm  Confessions     SH  
            4:30 pm  Mass   SH
SH Altar Society Bake Sale

Baptismal Prep Class
The next baptismal preparation class will be held on April 17, 2012 at 6:30 pm in the St. Casimir Hall.  Please call the office (913-772-2424) to register.  Parents / Godparents must attend class. 

Family Day at Prairie Star Ranch
On April 22, join families from around the Archdiocese for a day of renewal and joy, for the spring 2012 Family Day at Prairie Star Ranch. Let’s build family together! Call 785-746-5693 or go online to register today at www.archkck.org/psr.

My Brother’s Keeper Quilt Group
My Brother’s Keeper Quilt Group makes sleeping bags and quilts for the homeless. They use “batting” materials such as old blankets, quilted bedspreads, comforters, or mattress pads (holes and stains do not matter). Donations may be dropped off at the parish office or for pick-up, please call Ellen at #651-7072. Thank You!  

SH Altar Society News
The Sacred Heart Altar Society is planning a bake sale for April 21st and 22nd, after each Mass held at Sacred Heart.  Proceeds will be designated for new altar cloths.  

Archbishop’s Call To Share News
We received a rebate in the amount of $1,516.25 from the Archbishop’s Call To Share.  You might remember that we pledged more to the ACTS than the target we were assigned, and now we are receiving back a portion of the funds received in cash over our goal.  As you make your future ACTS pledge payments, remember your gift helps our parish.  Thank You! 

St. Vincent Clinic’s “Cash For Care”
For anyone who has lost a job and their health insurance, the economic recovery cannot come soon enough.  Striving to provide a future of healing and hope for our uninsured neighbors of Leavenworth County, St. Vincent Clinic will sponsor their 7th annual “Cash for Care” Drive next weekend.  Thank You for your generous support in past years of this much needed fund-raiser.  Please help us to continue to make our patients smile by supporting “Cash for Care!” 

TAIZE Prayer Open to All Christian Traditions
You are invited to participate in Taize’ prayer on Thursday, May 3, at 7 pm in Annunciation Chapel on the campus of the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth Motherhouse, 4200 S. 4th St., Leavenworth.  For more info, visit www.marillaccenter.org, or call 913-758-6572.

Knights of Columbus Fried Chicken Dinner
K of C, Council #900, will be serving a fried chicken dinner on Sunday, April 22, 11:00 am to 1:30 pm, at the Council Hall, 205 S. Fourth St., Leavenworth.  Fried chicken, mashed potatoes, green beans, corn bread and ice cream.  Price is $8.00 per person; $15.00 per couple; $20.00 per family (parents & kids).  Proceeds to benefit Knights of Columbus Charities. 

Parish Partnership With The Community Of Fondwa, Haiti
The Sacred Heart/St. Casimir Pastoral Council is evaluating ways to develop a partnership with the community of Fondwa, in Haiti.  Having previously suffered during a rash of hurricanes, Fondwa was almost totally destroyed during the earthquake of 2010.  The community has begun to rebuild, but much remains to be done.  Working with Fr. Joseph Philippe, who, along with the Fondwa area Sisters of St. Anthony, has existing connections to Leavenworth through the Sisters of Charity, it is hoped that our parish can explore and adopt ways to help the people of Fondwa in the months and years ahead.  In order to familiarize parishioners with Fondwa, posters are being placed in the vestibule of both churches, and we encourage everyone to begin learning about the people and their incredible spirit in the face of hardships that we can only imagine. More info can be found at www.apfhaiti.org; www.fondwa.org; and www.ufondwa.edu.ht.  Additional details will be available soon.  In the meantime, your prayers for sustainable development and a better life for all who live in and around Fondwa will be very much appreciated. 

Archdiocesan Monthly Pro-Life Mass
Father Scott Wallisch will be celebrating the archdiocesan monthly pro-life Mass on Saturday, April 21.  Mass is at 8:00 am at Sts. Cyril & Methodius, 44 N. Mill, Kansas City, KS.  Immediately following Mass is a rosary procession to the abortion clinic approximately 4 blocks away.  Eucharistic adoration is available for those not processing.  Benediction concludes services by 9:45 am.  Please join in this prayerful, peaceful witness to life. 

St. Luke’s Hospice Is Looking For New Volunteers
At Saint Luke’s Hospice, we pride ourselves on helping patients and families live as fully as possible, so that each patient’s final journey is filled with a rich sense of dignity. Hospice provides support and care for persons in the last phases of incurable disease to ensure a life of quality. Our volunteers provide social support and respite to hospice patients and their families. They may visit patient families in their homes or in nursing homes to provide companionship, a listening ear, and a caring presence. As a new volunteer you would have the opportunity to be part of a dedicated team devoted to continuously improving the quality of our patient care. In addition, you would have the wonderful opportunity to provide one-on-one support and caring that would bring comfort to the patients and families that we serve. If you are interested in becoming a Saint Luke’s Hospice - Leavenworth volunteer please contact: Susie Sharkey at ssharkey@saint-lukes.org or call 816-360-8009. 

Help Wanted
Christ's Peace House of Prayer near Easton, Kansas, is seeking a full-time guest coordinator to manage guest reservations and attend guests on site, assist the director, and other administrative duties.For information and a job description, please contact the director, Vince Eimer, at 913-773-8255 or directorcp@hotmail.com. 

Theology of the Body - New Group Starting at St. Patrick’s, KCK
Be introduced to the beautiful work of Blessed John Paul II and learn the purpose of the human person, why we are male and female, the awesomeness of marriage and the beauty of celibacy. Join us for the new study, “The Gift,” an introductory course to the Theology of the Body. The course is for eight week and includes DVD instruction by Christopher West, a work book ($10) and discussion. To register, call Theresa Smith, 299-3370, or hsmith@kc.rr.com.

The Saint Genesius Guild Presents Saint Joan of Arc
A play in two acts by St. Therese of Lisieux.
Kansas Performances
The Theater at Nettie Hartnett
Leavenworth KS
April 20 - 7:00 PM, April 21 - 7:00 PM, April 22 - 4:00 PM
Missouri Performances
Little Sisters of The Poor Theater
Kansas City MO
May 4 - 7:00 PM, May 5 - 3:00 PM, May 6 - 3:00 PM
For more information and to reserve seats go to www.thegenesiusguild.net

Family Camp, Prairie Star Ranch, July 13-15, “A Time For Faith And Fun”
Family and Faith are two of the most important things in all of our lives. Family Camp is a time to kick back – parents and kids together – to experience the adventure of faith, and the great outdoors. Play together, enjoy nature together, pray together, laugh and learn together. For more info contact Deacon Nearmyer at 913-721-1570. 

Spring Fling
St. Joseph—St. Lawrence Catholic Church, Easton, KS. Will be having their ‘Spring Fling’ April 21, 2012. Sat. Apr. 21, a Mexican Dinner will be served from 4pm-6:30pm, free-will donation. Bingo will follow.  Raffle prizes consisting of A Queen sized quilt; Victorian-Style Wall Clock; Longaberger Basket; and CASH from $250.00—$50.00.  come out, eat, and enjoy the fun! 

Catch The World On Fire With Charity As A Heartland Charity Volunteer
Young Catholic women between the ages of 21 to 35 are invited to volunteer in a new program dedicated to serving persons who are poor. Heartland Charity Volunteers will offer an 11-month, August through June experience in the greater Kansas City area, in which participants will practice values of community, simplicity, prayer and ministry among and with people who live in poverty. The volunteer program is sponsored by the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth. For more information or to apply, contact HeartlandCharityVolunteers@gmail.com; call 913-912-1038; or like us on Facebook www.facebook.com/heartlandcharityvolunteers. 

Summer Leadership Camp For Sixth Through Eighth Grade Girls
Sixth through eighth grade girls are invited to enhance their leadership skills and enrich their spiritual lives through the Leadership Camp scheduled June 27-29 on the campus of the Benedictine Sisters, Mount St. Scholastica, Atchison, Kan.; co-hosted by the Benedictine Sisters and the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth. Early registration by May 25. Registration fee ($145) includes room, board, meals and camp activities. For materials, email Sister Vicki Lichtenauer at vickil@scls.org or call 913-758-6522. 

Project Rachel Support Group
A Project Rachel support group will begin meeting at the end of March. Free and Confidential. Registration is required. For details, call Patricia, 913-621-2199 or email projectrachelkc@archkck.org.

Daughters Of Isabella
The Daughters of Isabella  will not meet in April.

Rosary for Our Overseas Troops
The St. Casimir Men’s Society continues to hold a weekly Rosary session for our troops serving overseas. We invite all those who would like to join us in praying for our Service men and women. The Rosary begins at 6:30 pm every Sunday at St. Casimir and will be conducted until our troops redeploy out of harm’s way. Prayer requests for specific overseas service members, or our wounded or killed in action may be left at the Parish Office or given to Doug Scalard or Bill McNamee prior to each session. We will read and remember in the Rosary every name we receive. 

Pray for those in the Military
Please pray for these loved ones serving in Iraq and other overseas locations:
Jay Blakely             Geoffrey Jackson
Melissa Boetig        Alexander Liebeno
Adam Dye              Joshue Lodge
Jason Dye               Michael Mahoney
Eric Gilge                Gina Mroszczak
Kevin Harris            Beau Riely
Dwayne Hood         Dan Snow
                              
Steven Wiley    
Prayer works, thanks for praying! 

Question for Adults:
What strengthens your faith?  Why do you believe in Jesus?
Question for Children:
How can you believe in Jesus whom you have never seen?

Gift Bearers
Saturday, April 21   4:30 pm  Harold / Lori Foskett   SH
Sunday, April 22
           8:45 am  Robert / Theresa Weber  SC
         11:00 am   Ray / Ann Hrenchir   SH

Weekly Offerings
April 1, 2012 (Palm Sunday)                   April 8, 2012 (Easter/Holy Week)
Weekly……………$10,160.83              Weekly……………..$ 5,060.79
Rice Bowl…………$    321.00              Rice Bowl…………..$   891.15
TOTAL                   $10,481.83             Easter Offering……..$ 6,222.26
                                                            Good Friday………...$    854.50
Holy Thursday……..$2,930.19                TOTAL                     $13,028.70
Thank You for your generosity!

Mission Statement
Rooted in Christ the Word - nourished by the Sacraments - guided by the Holy Spirit - the mission of the people of  Sacred Heart/St. Casimir is to worship together, serve others and build a Spirit filled community.

Vision Statement
We will strive to provide a welcoming and inclusive environment for prayer and the sacraments, especially the Sunday Eucharist.  We will serve others by developing and supporting programs to meet the needs of the community. Building a Spirit filled community, we will teach, nurture and promote our faith by offering a variety of service organizations, social activities and educational programs.