Pentecost Sunday reflection by Deacon Tim Sullivan

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Today is Pentecost, the birthday of the Church. All of the readings listed for today relate to the interaction of the Church with the Holy Spirit. In the reading from Acts we are presented with people from all over. Jews and converts to Judaism, all from various countries and speaking a multitude of languages, have descended upon Jerusalem.
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Fifth Anniversary of Laudato Si' reflection by Barbara Silva

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This Sunday marks the fifth anniversary of Pope Francis’ landmark encyclical Laudato Si’. A document of immense scope and prophetic urgency, it calls humanity to recognize how all issues of justice are intertwined. On this anniversary, amidst this pandemic and all that is going on around us, I’d like to share three themes from this encyclical that are encouraging me to stay engaged, reflect creatively, and persevere with hope toward a more just future. 

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Steward Stories: Libby Hurdelbrink

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Our Steward Stories are shared by parishioners who have connected with Saint Clement and actively live a life of stewardship. We focus on the three Anchors that relate to stewardship—Pray, Serve, and Give—and feature parishioners involved in one of these Anchors three times a year. Thank you to Libby Hurdelbrink for reflecting on her experiences living out the Anchor "Serve."
 
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Sixth Sunday of Easter reflection by Patrick Sinozich

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During this pandemic, many of us find ourselves separated from friends and loved ones. Despite calls, texts, emails and Zoom meetings, there remains a distance and a disconnection that is hard to overcome. Some relationships feel as if they’ve been put on hold, waiting for some semblance of normalcy before they can be rebooted. Others in relationships try to hold onto some sense of regularity, striving to recreate the rhythms of routine and habit, establishing, through daily or regular contact, landmarks of connectivity despite the separation enforced by masks and social distancing.
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Letter from Fr. Rex: Sixth Sunday of Easter

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Dear Saint Clement Parish family,
 
I remember some years ago watching the movie, Shawshank Redemption. The character Andy Dufresne, in one scene tells his friend Ellis Boyd Redding, “Hope is a good thing, may be even the best of things, and good things never die…” 
 
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