16th Sunday in Ordinary Time Reflection by Lisa Friedlander

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My dad was a wanderer. My earliest memories of childhood vacations include one of us kids asking “where’s dad?!?”or more often my mom asking us in consternation “where is your father?!?” Something would catch his eye and he would be off to explore and learn more about it. He never meant to cause anxiety or worry in us and he certainly never purposely left us; he just became so engrossed in something new that he forgot about everything else.

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15th Sunday in Ordinary Time Reflection by Michael Bayer

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I WANT TO  highlight three important takeaways from this Sunday’s Scriptures that have direct, urgent, and practical significance for us. Each of us is baptized into what we refer to as Jesus’ threefold office: priest, prophet, and king. Today’s readings help us understand: what does it mean to be a prophet?

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Help Send Our Sister Parish Pilgrims to Rome for Oscar Romero's Canonization

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Saint Clement is committed to raising funds to send three Inmaculada Concepcion parishioners and three members of the Jean Donovan Foundation from our sister parish community in El Salvador to attend the canonization of Oscar Romero in Rome on October 2.

Our goal is to raise $20,000 to cover their transportation and lodging expenses. Any surplus funds raised will be contributed to our sister parish and the Jean Donovan Foundation.

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14th Sunday in Ordinary Time Reflection by Gabriel Mayhugh

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People change, for better or worse. Many situations can happen in someone’s life that causes them to reevaluate for the good, or to slip into habits that are detrimental. We all have times that we change to some degree. High school students graduate and move to college. Often within the time of one semester, something changes. Maturity sets in, minds are opened, world views are molded, and life experiences shape personality and actions. When a loved one passes away, things can change. When one moves onto a new vocation in life, things can change.

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The Nativity of St. John the Baptist Reflection by Maggie Hanley

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This week we celebrate the Nativity of St. John the Baptist. In the Gospel from Luke, we hear an account of the occasion of his birth, with a focus on his naming. During that time, one’s name indicated one’s lineage, and the name John was not found within his family. John the Baptist’s parents, Elizabeth and Zechariah, were of old age yet were favored by God and had a child. Because of this great blessing, Elizabeth and Zechariah chose to name their son “John,” which means “the Lord has been gracious” (At Home with the Word 2018).

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