Anchor Ball is Saint Clement's annual spring gala that celebrates our vibrant community while raising funds for our church, school, and the many ministries our parish serves throughout Chicago.

• The goal of Anchor Ball is to raise $300,000 to cover the church and school current year operating budget. The funds raised are equally divided between the church and school.
• In addition, there is a Paddle Raise. The specific project/use of funds varies from year-to-year and a Clement Commits portion (now 10%)  is always designated to an outside charitable organization​.

Anchor Ball Update 

The Anchor Ball Auction has been postponed to allow you to focus on the many new demands you now face in these uncertain times. Please turn to your needs and the needs of the elderly and those less fortunate in our community. When the time is right, we will once again offer the many fine items and opportunities available through the Anchor Ball Auction.
Wishing you peace and good health, 
The Anchor Ball Team, 3/26/2020

Anchor Ball 2020 -- March 28 -- HAS BEEN CANCELLED

Dear Saint Clement Parishioners & Families,
As Administrator, it is my responsibility and my duty to prioritize the safety of our parish community, particularly in light of current events. With that in mind, I along with the Anchor Ball committee have decided to cancel Anchor Ball 2020, scheduled for Saturday, March 28.  
While Saint Clement Parish has no confirmed or unconfirmed cases of COVID-19 among our parishioners, students, faculty, staff, or current parents, it is essential that our parish community remain healthy and safe. Acting out of an abundance of caution, our goal is to safeguard the health and preserve the peace-of-mind of the entire Saint Clement community at this time.
While the dinner and live auction portion of the evening are cancelled, we will still feature online bidding for our Silent Auction, Teacher of the Day Raffle and Virtual Wine Pull from March 26 to April 2. More details and instructions on how to participate will follow.
My profound thanks to the Anchor Ball 2020 sponsors, ticket purchasers and volunteers. While Anchor Ball 2020 is cancelled, your support through sponsorship and ticket sales remain fully tax-deductible. I hope that with your understanding, we can continue to use these funds to support our $300,000 fundraising goal. These dollars directly fund church and school operations across the coming year.
Your gifts contribute to the overall goal of Anchor Ball 2020: continuing to serve parishioners through liturgy and ministries and to educate our children at Saint Clement school. Should you wish to discuss your donation further, or seek a refund, please contact Trina Heffley, our Anchor Ball Coordinator at
Thank you in advance for your continued support of Saint Clement Parish. Please stay healthy and safe. You are in my prayers and thoughts.
With deepest gratitude,
Fr. Rex Pillai


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