We couldn’t be prouder of our parish’s fifth grade Cub Scouts Pack 3000 Weblos II who volunteered for two and a half hours at the Catholic Charities Soup Kitchen on Friday, May 19. Together, they served over 200 hot meals and assembled 130 sack lunches for the less fortunate. They also served refreshments, cleaned tables and interacted with the evening's guests.
Set in the lovely landscape of Wisconsin lake country, St. Benedict’s Abbey was an ideal host for the Saint Clement Young Adult Community as they embarked on their annual winter retreat. The theme for this year’s retreat was “Be Bold: Living with Faith and Courage,” and many participants jumped at the chance to get out of the city and recharge.
“That weekend was everything I needed it to be and more,” said parishioner Grace Ahlering. “A good getaway, time to refocus my faith, and an opportunity to make some great friends."
Our Saint Clement community came together this holiday season to host our Second Annual Christmas Dinner for the Homeless. We served 123 guests in Centennial Hall on December 28!
Parishioners were ready to greet guests who arrive early for dinner with hot chocolate, a conversation, and a smile. Guests were welcomed where they were personally greeted again and were shown where to sit and relax in the warmth of the cafeteria.
Throughout Advent, Saint Clement parishioners once again reached out to those in need to share in the joy of the season. Through the generosity of parishioners, we were able to donate more than $15,500 in gift cards and donations, as well as more than 1,250 items of clothing, toys, and more, to the 10 charities we work with through the Jesse Tree.
The following gives a breakdown of the distribution:
Last Sunday, October 23 Megan Carroll received the Christifideles award at Holy Name Cathedral from Cardinal-Designate Blase Cupich, who urged all present to recognize the gift of the Spirit enlivening each of the honorees.
You’ve heard the old adage, “There are two seasons in Chicago—winter and construction!”
Well, Saint Clement is now beginning its own construction season. You’ll notice a few things around the campus:
You’ll notice dumpsters outside the school…
We wish the Saint Clement School class of 2016 the best in their high school years and future endeavors. We know they will make our parish community proud! God bless!
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.
On May 11 about 50 parishioners representing various ministries gathered for the All Ministries Meeting. This annual meeting convened by the Pastoral Council has had various agendas over its history appropriate to whatever is going on in the parish. This year the group took a first look at the initiative that the entire Archdiocese is undertaking called Renew My Church.
First Communion photos courtesy amyboylephotography.com
Congratulations to our parish children who received the sacrament of First Holy Communion on Saturday, April 30. We proudly and joyfully welcome them to the table of the Lord. First communicants include: