Thank You & Farewell to Director of Music, Paul Nicholson

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Reception Sunday, Aug. 29, 2021 following 11:15 a.m. Mass

Dear Members of Saint Clement community,

Each of you – and your engagement – are what makes our parish thrive. It is that energy and commitment, as we come together in prayer, learning and service, that continues the mission of Christ on earth and changes the lives of all those with whom we interact, and support.

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Welcome Martina Ricca, Amate House Fellow Outreach Coordinator - Aug. 2021

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Howdy everyone! My name is Martina Ricca, and I am from Fort Worth, Texas. I grew up attending Catholic school, and was actively involved in service groups at church and school. In May, I graduated from Texas A&M University with a degree in Psychology. Through my studies, I discovered a passion for the intricate workings of the brain and mental and emotional health.

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Welcome Kelly Deehan, Campus Minister - Aug. 2021

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Hi Everyone! I am so happy to be joining the Saint Clement community as Campus Minister. I just began my new role here at the beginning of August and I am eager for the school year to start. I cannot wait to meet all of our students and families! I just moved to Chicago and have been enjoying my first Chicago summer. I am originally from Maryland and have spent the last few years in DC, Tennessee, and Indiana. As Campus Minister, I will be working at the school, collaborating with teachers, parents, and the parish staff to help form our students and families.

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21st Sunday in Ordinary Time reflection by Paul Nicholson

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On the eve of World War II an effort was made by the British government to bolster the resolve of the population to prepare for and endure the inevitable confrontation with Nazi Germany. People were terrified and deeply distressed by the possibility of massive air raids and the use of poison gas on their cities, and many thought only of escape to safety. A poster was created, bright red background, white type (ITC Johnston), and a crown above it saying simply: KEEP CALM AND CARRY ON.

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