Social Distancing and Online Giving

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Despite the fact that we cannot gather together for Mass, Saint Clement continues to be a thriving community of faith, thanks to your ongoing generosity and commitment. As we practice social distancing, we ask you to consider enrolling in online giving, if you have not done so already, so that we can continue to offer the ministries and liturgies that make our parish a home for so many.

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Feast Day of St. Nicholas -- December 6

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On December 6, we celebrate the Feast Day of St. Nicholas. From the ninth century in the East and the eleventh century in the West, Nicholas has been one of the most popular saints in Christendom and in Christian art and is the patron of many countries, dioceses, churches, and cities. He was a Greek bishop of Myra in Lycia (now Turkey). His charity to the poor is commemorated in modern times by those who follow the tradition of stuffing a boot or a stocking with gifts on his feast day.
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Archdiocesan Listening Session Updates

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At the request of Bishop Mark Bartosic, Saint Clement and 63 other parishes in our vicariate recently held listening sessions that gave parishioners the opportunity to express their views regarding the ongoing sexual abuse crisis within the Church. Saint Clement held two listening sessions during the month of March. After which a written summary of the views expressed by parishioners was shared with Fr. Paul Seaman and Bishop Bartosic.

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Oberammergau Passion Play

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During the Thirty Years War, the deadly plague raged throughout Europe, until in 1633 it reached even the tiny Alpine village of Oberammergau. During the next six months, so many villagers died of the Black Death that the townspeople took a solemn Vow—if God would release them from the plague, they would perform once every 10 years the story of the Passion of Christ. From the moment the Vow was taken, no one else in the village succumbed to the plague and so the first Passion Play was performed in 1634.

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The Spiritual Practices of Prayer, Fasting, and Almsgiving

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Lent is a sacred time of preparation. Each of us has a personal journey of faith, and the great joy of belonging to a parish community is that we are given the opportunity to journey with one another.

Prayer
The practice of listening and opening our hearts. When we pray, we are communicating with the voice of God. Prayer includes public worship in the liturgy and private prayer in meditation and contemplation.

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