The gay and lesbian community is well represented in the day-to-day life of Saint Clement Church. Gays and lesbians are lectors and choir members, members of Communities of Care, members of various parish commissions, and much more.
Here's what it means to be part of our community
Saint Clement Parish strives to be a place of welcome invitation and commits to assisting everyone in the Catholic life. For each person this involves hearing an invitation, being welcomed by others and responding by engaging in the life of the parish. Our parish, located in Chicago, accepts everyone. Whether you are just starting to explore the Catholic faith or have been considering becoming Catholic for a while, we are here to walk with you on your journey of faith.
Full initiation into the Catholic Church is constituted by participation in the three Sacraments of Initiation: Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist. The normative process to prepare for the reception of these Sacraments is the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) - a process of Spiritual and educational formation that has been handed down to us from the early Church.
Whether you are just beginning to think about returning to Church or can't wait to get involved, we hope to walk with you on that journey. We've put together a variety of information below to help you make some connections as you start out.