Saint Clement's First Sit Down Dinner for the Homeless

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With incredible success Saint Clement hosted the First Annual Christmas Dinner for the Homeless on Dec. 29 in the school cafeteria. The dinner had over 100 of our friends join us for turkey, ham, dressing, mashed potatoes, corn, macaroni and cheese, cranberries and numerous desserts. The food was prepared and served by 180 parishioners who volunteered their time throughout the preparations and night of the dinner¬, including homemade desserts from parishioners.

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Steward Story: Joseph M. Siciliano

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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 Joseph M. Siciliano.

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5 New Year Resolutions to Enrich your Faith Life

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It's that time of year again where many take the time to make their annual New Year's resolutions. Each year, many people's resolutions include ways to improve their health, relationships, and jobs. Don't let 2016 start without adding some resolutions to improve your faith life. Here are five faith based resolutions to get you started!

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3rd Sunday of Advent Reflection by Christina Bax

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Mercy. As we enter into the Jubilee Year of Mercy, I find myself struggling to wrap my mind around this word. MERCY. Of course I know what it means – I can use it in a sentence, I can point to it in my experience, I can quote it from Scripture. Yet a concise, concrete definition of mercy still eludes me. Perhaps this is because mercy is a word rich in meaning, a multi-faceted expression of love too great to be captured in a simple sentence. In the year ahead, Pope Francis is calling us to constant contemplation on this “mystery of mercy.”
 
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Jubilee Year of Mercy Resources

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On Dec. 8, 2015, Pope Francis initiated a Jubilee Year of Mercy to be celebrated by the Church around the world. Archbishop Cupich explains, "The Jubilee of Mercy is a graced opportunity for all of us to appreciate more deeply how the mercy of God has taken hold of our lives and, at the same time, how we can bring that mercy into the world though our own actions and the way we live our lives. Here are a few resources to help you encounter mercy and bring it into the world in the coming year:
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Steward Story: Jamie Trailov

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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 Jamie Trailov.
 
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Parishioners Thankful for Experience at Urban Mission Retreat

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Over the Nov. 20-21 weekend, 30 Saint Clement parishioners and Fr. Rex came together for the Urban Mission Retreat, a weekend set aside to allow participants the opportunity to expand their view of Chicago through service, while exploring the connection to their faith. The retreat was held overnight at the Mission of Our Lady of the Angels in West Humboldt Park, a Mission devoted to serving those most in need, hosting a food pantry, clothing giveaways, youth and senior programming, and more. The Mission of Our Lady of the Angels may sound familiar to you, as their very own Sr.
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