16 Adults Complete their Catholic Initiation at the Easter Vigil

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On the night of Saturday, April 26, over 300 parishioners and guests gathered around a fire on the Saint Clement Plaza to kick off the Easter Vigil - the culmination of our Triduum celebration which first anticipates, then proclaims Christ's resurrection from the dead.  The Vigil was also the culmination of a journey of faith for 16 adults in our community, who celebrated their Sacraments of Initiation after preparing for the last several months through the RCIA process (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults).
 
 
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Stories of Stewards: Liz Clark

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Liz Clark, right

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 Liz Clark.

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A Word of Thanks to our Holy Week Volunteers

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On behalf of the Saint Clement Parish Staff and community, we would like to extend a warm word of gratitude and admiration to all the liturgical ministers who volunteered at the Holy Week liturgies. You worked tirelessly on the practical details behind the scenes to lay a foundation and create room for the beautiful and prayerful liturgies that we celebrated. From Palm Sunday, through Stations of the Cross, Morning and Evening Prayer, the Triduum on to Easter Sunday, our community was blessed to pray well together. Thank you!

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2nd Sunday of Easter Bulletin Reflection by Flo Merkl-Deutsch

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On the Thursday before Palm Sunday, a friend and I packed my car full of baby gear that we had collected from generous parish families and drove to the Rogers Park neighborhood. Over the course of the day, we visited three refugee families to deliver basic goods that every household with a new baby needs: a crib, car seat, bath tub, carrier, stroller, diapers, and infant clothing. The families were from Burma, Iraq and Syria, and each had other children. 

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Palm Sunday of the Lord's Passion Reflection by Fr. Ken Simpson

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Everyone proclaimed your mighty deeds!
“Blessed is the king who comes
in the name of the Lord.”

But
Pharisees
wanted
quiet.

As for us,

let us throw down our cloaks for you,
shout your name for all to hear,
and welcome you into our
world and lives and
hearts.

Lest the stones
cry out!

(copyright 2015, Anne M. Osdieck)

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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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