1st Sunday of Advent Reflection by Fr. Matt Litak

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“Human beings cannot live without hope.” These are the first words used to describe Advent in the Ordo, the Church’s liturgical guidebook. As we begin Advent 2020, with about 1.4 million deaths due to COVID worldwide, and a cadre of other problems too many to name, these words strike home in a way that we haven’t experienced in our lifetimes. While history tells us of worse years, no one alive today can speak of hardships like the ones we currently face. Against that darkness comes the liturgical season of Advent, the season of Hope. Preceded both by the Feast of St.

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Thank you for participating in the annual H.U.G.S. Drive!

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Over 530 items of hats, underwear, gloves, and socks were donated -- more than in 2019!

Thank you for participating in the annual H.U.G.S. Drive, collecting hats, underwear, gloves, and socks for those in need. We collected over 530 items! Over a period of two weeks, Saint Clement collected:
 
  • 49 hats
  • 134 pairs of underwear
  • 38 pairs of gloves
  • 292 pairs of socks
  • 21 other items including thermal shirts and long underwear
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Letter from Fr. Peter: Building on our Legacy -- Next Steps

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Dear Members of Saint Clement,

Since 1905 many generations of parishioners have joined together to determine our direction, building a pathway of belonging and expressing our faith in service. Now, it is our turn, our responsibility to continue this task.

Being an active member of Saint Clement is like being a member of the Early Church! There is so much energy, excitement and dedication among our members in building on the proud tradition of Saint Clement and in introducing others to the power of Christ’s love.

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Ignite Your Parish! Advent Reflection Series

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In lieu of our traditional Little Blue Book Advent resource, we'll be offering a brand new parish-wide Advent Reflection Series featuring dynamic talks via video and beautiful, get-in-the spirit-of-the-season music from The Vigil Project. We will also be offering weekly gatherings via Zoom for individuals to gather to reflect and pray through this material together, led by leaders in our community on the following days:
 
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