“A sower went out to sow.
And as he sowed, some seed fell on the path,
and birds came and ate it up.
Some fell on rocky ground, where it had little soil.
It sprang up at once because the soil was not deep,
and when the sun rose it was scorched,
and it withered for lack of roots.
Some seed fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up and choked it.
But some seed fell on rich soil, and produced fruit,
Striving for Deeper Holiness: Pastor’s Weekly Spiritual Message
Dear members and friends of our Saint Clement parish community,
If only Belonging wasn’t so messy. If only Belonging came with a simple black and white lens; this is what it looks like to belong, this is what it looks like not to belong. But the experience of it, for me, tends toward the messiness of many shades of grey. It’s not that I go about deliberately looking for ambiguity when I choose to belong. It just seems to find me. Also, I wish it was only ambiguity, but if I’m honest I often encounter a wide range of feelings: ambivalence, irritation, anger, fear, privilege, pride, joy, melancholy, safety.
“Whoever loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me, and whoever loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.” ~ Jesus (Matthew 10:37)
On Saturday, June 13 we held a food drive in support of Mission of Our Lady of the Angels, in connection with our parishwide event Anchored Together. Thanks to your generosity, we collected at least:
102 cans of fruit
134 canned meals (i.e. Chef Boyardee)
113 cans of meat
50 cans of tuna/fish
127 cans of soup w/meat
58 cans of vegetables
48 cans of beans
62 boxes of cereal
33 boxes of oatmeal