Complete Archdiocesan Survey on Behalf of Father Rex

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According to Archdiocesan policies lay leadership and parishioners are to be given the opportunity to recognize Fr. Rex Pillai's gifts and to share their sentiments about his ministry. Thus, they are offering a parish-wide survey as part of his review process. We ask that you take the time to complete this survey on behalf of Fr. Rex.

The survey can be accessed by clicking here

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Prayer for Victims of Clergy Sexual Abuse and Healing in the Church

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All are welcome to pray for Victims of Sexual Abuse and for healing in the church. The prayer will take place next Sunday, September 16 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the church.

We will call upon Christ to awaken our conscience and arouse our solidarity and commitment of care that says "never again" to every form of abuse. We will ask for healing in the church, healing for victims and unity among our leaders as they substantially reform cultures that allowed the abuse to happen.

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Reflecting on Pennsylvanian Grand Jury Findings

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This past week, we saw the horrific findings of a grand jury in Pennsylvania concerning sex abuse by some priests and the cover up by their bishops. I urge you to read these listed articles and others, which I hope will shed light on this sad moment in our history. Thank you for your continued trust and endurance.

Father Paul Seaman

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School Supply Drive for Our Lady of Mercy’s Religious Education Program

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Saint Clement's annual school supply drive for our sharing parish, Our Lady of Mercy, will take place on the weekends of August 18/19 and 25/26.

Our Lady of Mercy parish, located in Albany Park, has a very large and active Religious Education program, instructing and forming close to 600 children. Saint Clement parishioners have a tradition of generously supporting the program by providing school supplies to families who are experiencing financial hardship. The staff and families of OLM have always expressed heartfelt appreciation for our support.

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Clothing Drive Running Through 4/28

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As a part of this year's Service Day, we will be collecting clothing through 11:00 a.m. this Saturday, April 28. Donations benefit various social service agencies throughout the city. 

Needed items include:

  • men, women (regular & maternity), and children/newborn clothing in good condition

We are in particular need of:

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Ash Wednesday Mass and Prayer Services

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Begin your Lenten journey with the visible reminder that we were shaped from clay by God's hands, and that we will return to God. 

  • 7:00 a.m. | Full Mass with ash distribution
  • 9:00 a.m. | Full Mass with ash distribution
  • Noon | Prayer service with ash distribution
  • 4:00 p.m. | Prayer service with ash distribution
  • 5:30 p.m. | Prayer service with ash distribution
  • 7:00 p.m. | Full Mass with ash distribution
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26th Sunday in Ordinary Time Reflection by Paul Nicholson

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I CONFESS, WRITING a scripture reflection for the bulletin is not my favorite task. It can be so very challenging because I wonder if I have anything worth saying, or if I have the wisdom to make fresh insights. The critic in me says, “it’s all been said before; you’re just gilding the lily.” The Gospel reading for this day is a good example of a story so well-worn, so familiar, that it seems (to me) all the pith and heat is gone—what more can I say? I’ve heard the narrative, understood the outcome, got the point: talking the talk is one thing, but walking the walk is what is necessary.

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Hurricane Harvey Victim Relief

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Our thoughts, prayers, and solidarity remain with those suffering from Hurricane Harvey in Houston and the Texas Gulf Coast. The Office of Human Dignity and Solidarity of the Archdiocese of Chicago has started an emergency appeal to help those immediately affected by this unprecedented and catastrophic storm. Catholic Charities USA, the official domestic relief agency of the U.S. Catholic Church, needs our support to ensure delivery of care and support to individuals and families affected by the hurricane, regardless of religion, social, or economic background. 

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A Letter from Fr. Paul Seaman

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Dear Friends at Saint Clement Church,

It is my honor to have been named as pastor of Saint Clement by Cardinal Cupich! Saint Clement is one of the “gold standard” parishes. I am excited and hopeful that we will all work together closely to bring God’s joy to a world aching for good news. As I study the Anchors of Saint Clement, it is clear that this is a community on the move, anxious to dig in, serve those in need, and teach the Gospel, all in a spirit of discipleship in Jesus. God has amazing things in store for us!

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New Pastor Named for Saint Clement

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We are pleased to announce that Cardinal Cupich has named Fr. Paul Seaman as pastor of Saint Clement Parish, effective July 1, 2017!  A native of the South Side, Fr. Paul is presently serving as pastor at St. Pascal and as the Dean of Vicariate 4-A. 

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