24th Sunday in Ordinary Time Reflection by Joanna Krynski

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When I was five years old, my two older brothers left me in the woods. At that age, a little sister’s love and adoration translates as an annoying and pestering nuisance. So, during a family vacation, they dealt with this frustration by leading me into the woods and then each running off in an opposite direction. I ran after my oldest brother, but he kept changing directions, and before I knew it, I was lost and alone in the woods.

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Stories of Stewards: Katie Donohoe

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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 Katie Donohoe:

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22nd Sunday In Ordinary Time Reflection by Paul Nicholson

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It's helpful to have more than one perspective. When navigating the world around us it is illuminating to hear and understand what someone else may see or think. To encounter the thoughts and feelings of another person widens our perception, may give us pause, momentarily shock, or frighten, or anger us. Stepping out of our own way of seeing things may subtly and suddenly make room for love, tolerance, and acceptance. Experiencing the rich variety of perspective would be one facet of communing with community.

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Stories of Stewards: George Kuhlman

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George Kuhlman

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 George Kuhlman:

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21st Sunday in Ordinary Time Reflection by Patrick Sinozich

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Patrick Sinozich

Some call Jesus King of the Universe but to me he’s King of the Metaphor (a thing regarded as symbolic of something else). Here are some metaphors that Jesus uses about himself: I am the vine, the way, the good shepherd, the gate for the sheep, the potter. These metaphors provide clarity about who Jesus is by identifying similarities or revealing hidden characteristics.

In the scriptures, Jesus is constantly talking about one thing in order to describe something else. Our task is to read beneath the words to find the deeper meaning.

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20th Sunday in Ordinary Time Reflection by Maggie Hanley

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Maggie Hanley

I cannot help but walk away feeling unsettled after reading this weekend’s Gospel. Jesus says to his disciples: “I have come to set the earth on fire, and how I wish it were already blazing! There is a baptism with which I must be baptized, and how great is my anguish until it is accomplished! Do you think that I have come to establish peace on Earth? No, I tell you, but rather division.”
I am initially drawn to the words “division” and “against” and “anguish” in this reading. My Harmony strength squirms uncomfortably.

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Stories of Stewards: Kathy and Tom Moore

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Tom and Kathy Moore

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 Kathy and Tom Moore:

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