Letter from Fr. Rex: Fourth Sunday of Easter

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Dear Saint Clement Parish family,

In the New Testament, Jesus uses a variety of metaphors to describe himself. Perhaps, one of the most popular images that is used to describe Jesus is the image of the Good Shepherd. Jesus could not have chosen a more appropriate metaphor to describe his mission on earth. I am sure we are all familiar with the celebrated 23rd Psalm.       

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Third Sunday of Easter reflection by Jessina Branyan-Samuel

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Growing up, no matter the circumstance, the one thing that remained consistent during my childhood and even into early adulthood, was that my family ate supper together, every evening. It was our time to be together, to get to know each other, to learn new things about each other, to share our days’ activities, maybe even concerns or things that made us happy or feel good, as well as to plan things, like a future birthday, or our yearly family vacations.
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Letter from Fr. Rex: Third Sunday of Easter

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Dear Saint Clement Parish family,
 
I am sure we have all experienced times when we knew what was happening but wanted to know what was really going on. It is one thing to know about something but it is another thing to understand it. We all know the difference between having an experience and knowing what it means, between being part of an event and understanding its significance. Yet, when we are not able to do it, it can be frustrating. As T.S. Elliot said, “We have had the experiences but missed the meaning.”  
 
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2nd Sunday of Easter reflection by Rachel Espinoza

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It seems appropriate given our current situation that today’s Gospel would feature the disciples “sheltering in place” in the upper room. While not social distancing to ride out the worst of a global pandemic, they were remaining inside due to fear—fear that those who put Jesus to death would also come in search of them, his followers. We can imagine that they were also anxiously waiting to see what would happen next, and that, like ours, their future was marked by great uncertainty.
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Interested in becoming a School Board Member?

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Our Saint Clement School Advisory Board is a collection of 9 individuals from within our school community who have a vested interest in helping our school set up and achieve goals that will enhance the overall success of the entire school community. Two of our current School Board members will be completing their terms of service at the end of the 2019-20 school year. The nominating committee of the board is now seeking candidates to fill these two vacancies. Each position carries with it a 3-year commitment of participation, beginning with the 2020-21 school year.

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