Stories of Stewards: Barbara and Chris Sifter

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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 Barbara and Chris Sifter Family.

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11th Sunday in Ordinary Time Bulletin Reflection by Gabriel Mayhugh

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These first days of summer provide us with many opportunities to spend time with family and friends. There is nothing like a cookout on a gorgeous summer day. We play and enjoy the day, only to find that we are starved by dinner. When the time comes to eat, those summer meals can be some of our favorite meals. We also look forward to times when we savor those special meals with family, spouses or friends. My family lives in Pennsylvania and when I have the opportunity to share a meal with them, I savor every minute. It’s even better outside in the summer.
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Stories of Stewards: Jack McCarthy

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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 Jack McCarthy.

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10th Sunday in Ordinary Time bulletin reflection by Maggie Hanley

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In the first reading and Gospel this weekend, we hear of some incredible miracles that took place through the prophet Elijah and Jesus. In the first reading, Elijah calls out to the Lord in prayer, who returns the “life breath” back to a child who had stopped breathing. In the Gospel from Luke, Jesus demands a young man who had died to “arise,” and he in turn sits up and begins to speak. Pretty incredible stuff.

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God Squad Ends The Year With Lock-In

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On May 6, the teens of God Squad and five leaders gathered for the culmination of a great year with a lock-in.We got together at Saint Clement School for a fun and spiritual night. We arrived at 6:00 p.m. and left at 12 a.m. Through the night we played many fun games like M.A.S.H. and the Egg Game. M.A.S.H.

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The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ by Lisa Friedlander

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Today is the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, or perhaps known to you as The Solemnity of Corpus Christi, Latin for “Body of Christ.” In 1208, Saint Juliana of Liège, Belgium, reported her first vision of Christ in which she was instructed to plead for the institution of the feast of Corpus Christi. This vision was repeated to her for the next 20 years until eventually the Bishop of Liège was made aware of it. At that time, bishops could order feasts in their dioceses, so in 1246 the bishop ordered a celebration of Corpus Christi to be held in his diocese each year.

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The Most Holy Trinity Reflection by Rachel Espinoza

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Back in graduate school, I had a theology professor who regularly stated that, “doctrines were the carrying cases (think suitcases) of mystery.” He went on to explain that, “all language is ultimately inadequate to the task of describing the One (God) who is Infinite Mystery.” As we approach the summer travel season, we’ve all had experiences where we’ve had to sit on a suitcase to get it to close.

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