A Letter from Fr. Paul Seaman

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Dear Friends at Saint Clement Church,

It is my honor to have been named as pastor of Saint Clement by Cardinal Cupich! Saint Clement is one of the “gold standard” parishes. I am excited and hopeful that we will all work together closely to bring God’s joy to a world aching for good news. As I study the Anchors of Saint Clement, it is clear that this is a community on the move, anxious to dig in, serve those in need, and teach the Gospel, all in a spirit of discipleship in Jesus. God has amazing things in store for us!

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New Pastor Named for Saint Clement

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We are pleased to announce that Cardinal Cupich has named Fr. Paul Seaman as pastor of Saint Clement Parish, effective July 1, 2017!  A native of the South Side, Fr. Paul is presently serving as pastor at St. Pascal and as the Dean of Vicariate 4-A. 

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Pastor Selection Process Update

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Thank you to all the parishioners who participated in the February 6 town hall meeting hosted by Bishop Kane and members of the Priest Placement Board. Approximately 75 people were present to discuss the strengths and challenges of the parish and the qualities needed in our next pastor. The Bishop and priests held similar discussions that night with the parish staff, as well as members of the Pastoral, Finance, and Stewardship Councils.

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Mass for Promoting Harmony

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A Mass for promoting harmony will be celebrated on Tuesday, November 22 at 7:00 p.m. After the divisive election cycle, this Mass will provide us with an opportunity to gather amidst our differences and pray that unity, reconciliation, and harmony may prevail in our country. 

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All Souls Day

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On Wednesday, November 2 we will celebrate All Souls Day. As special remembrance of those who have died over the past year will take place at the 7:00 p.m. Mass. We will remember the deceased members of our families, friends, the lonely and forgotten, and all those who touched our lives. 

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Assumption Mass

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Mass for the Assumption will be celebrated on Monday at 9:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. This feast is not a holy day of oligation this year. 

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The Guide to the Sacrament of Penance (Reconciliation/Confession)

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The sacrament of Penance or Reconciliation is a sacrament of forgiveness, mercy, healing, and renewal. Through this sacrament, entrusted to the Church, God offers us the assured forgiveness of our sins and the strength to become more faithful followers of Jesus Christ. We approach the sacrament with a sincere sorrow for our sins and a desire to change. We leave the sacrament with the joy of repentance, gratitude for God’s gift of forgiveness, and a resolution to move forward as more faithful disciples of Jesus Christ.

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Four Questions to Ask Yourself When Reflecting on Relationships

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Each of us belongs to multiple communities: church, neighborhood, city, country, and world and every community faces challenges to its health, growth, and harmony. How are your relationships with these communities?

Lent is a time of preparation, renewed repentance of our sins, and a new turn to God on our journey toward the fullness of Easter joy. Sin impacts our social relationships as well as our relationship with God, thus the pursuit of healing and wholeness requires reconciliation to the communities with which we belong.

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Lent: How to Prepare

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Lent is more than giving up drinking soda or sugar. Lent gives us a chance to reflect on what God wants to give us and how to accept the change God hands us.

Before Lent begins, it's important to make a plan of how the spiritual 40 days can transform your life. It's also important to remember that Lent doesn't need to be lonely. It can be a prayerful experience to transform yourself and others with friends and family. Here are three things that can help you choose what to give up for Lent, follow through with it and make it your best 40 days.

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