Steward Story: Cathy Meyers

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As part of our ongoing engagement process, we have come to realize the importance of parishioners sharing their personal stories of how they have connected with Saint Clement as an important factor in their lives. As a feature twice a month, we share the stories and reflections of our engaged parishioners who are living a stewardship life of prayer, service, and giving. This week we hear from
Cathy Meyers.

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5th Sunday of Lent Reflection by Gabriel Mayhugh

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The mild weather this past week put that spring in everyone’s step. Weather in the 50’s and 60’s always does so. The feeling of Spring is around us and outdoor life in the city is beginning to re-emerge. We feel a sense of hope.Chicagoans embrace warmth with enthusiastic open arms, soaking up every bit of outdoor time, sharing time with friends and family, going to the park, and lazy bike rides. I am also energized by the communities that come together for the first time in months.

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Anchor Ball's 25th Anniversary a Success

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Anchor Ball - our annual parish-wide fundraiser - has proven to be a true celebration of the Saint Clement community for 25 years and this year was certainly no exception. Parishioners and their guests flooded the Chicago Marriott Magnificent Mile to celebrate our 25th anniversary and support our parish on Saturday, March 5.

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Stories of Stewards: Mary Newburn

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As part of our ongoing engagement process, we have come to realize the importance of parishioners sharing their personal stories of how they have connected with Saint Clement as an important factor in their lives. As a feature twice a month, we share the stories and reflections of our engaged parishioners who are living a stewardship life of prayer, service, and giving. This week we hear from Mary Newburn.

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4th Sunday of Lent Reflection by Maggie Hanley

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Ahh, the Prodigal Son. It serves as quite the lesson. We’ve all heard this Gospel many times in Mass, and reflected upon it in school and religious education. Yet it never seems to get any easier; it’s always one of the more challenging Gospels for me to grasp. “It’s just not fair!” I find myself wanting to shout. Sometimes I wonder if Consistency is my sixth strength: “You try to treat everyone in the world with consistency by setting up clear rules and adhering to them.” Perhaps it is that I very much identify with the older son. An obedient child, loyal companion, devoted, faithful.

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God Squad Tubing a Warm, Snowy Adventure

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Even though we've had 60 degree weather lately, that didn't stop the God Squad (Saint Clement's youth group) from snow tubing! God Squad teens and their leaders left Saint Clement at 7:00 a.m. last Sunday and headed to Wilmot Mountain in Wisconsin for some good old fashioned winter fun.

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The Guide to the Sacrament of Penance (Reconciliation/Confession)

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The sacrament of Penance or Reconciliation is a sacrament of forgiveness, mercy, healing, and renewal. Through this sacrament, entrusted to the Church, God offers us the assured forgiveness of our sins and the strength to become more faithful followers of Jesus Christ. We approach the sacrament with a sincere sorrow for our sins and a desire to change. We leave the sacrament with the joy of repentance, gratitude for God’s gift of forgiveness, and a resolution to move forward as more faithful disciples of Jesus Christ.

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