Advent is finally here. I am ready to leap off the starting block in anticipation, with a to do list and grand plans in hand. How are you feeling about the start of Advent? Stress? Joyful anticipation? Weary? All responses are welcome on this first Sunday of Advent.
The Nativity at the 3:00 p.m. Christmas Eve Mass has always been a festive, joyful occasion for Saint Clement families. The Christmas Nativity is fun for the children and gives them a sense of leadership and confidence. Most importantly it enhances their understanding of the meaning of the Christmas Scriptures and creates memories for your family and the parish community.
Thank you for your generosity to this year’s H.U.G.S. drive!
The past few weeks, the parish held its annual H.U.G.S. for the Homeless collection. Each year, Hats, Underwear, Gloves & Socks, are requested for our homeless brothers and sisters. Many come to the parish looking for gloves and hats, and local shelters never seem to have enough socks and underwear. This year’s donations will go to the Franciscan Outreach, Lincoln Park Community Services, and the Mission of Our Lady of the Angels.
PASTOR’S WEEKLY SPIRITUAL MESSAGE
33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time
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. Our five anchors of belong, pray, learn, serve and give express five essential elements of mature spirituality as they encourage us to grow.