4th Sunday of Advent Reflection by Fr. Rex Pillai

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I still recall how as a child I would look forward to Christmas every year. My hopes and dreams were solely focused on Christmas presents and the beautifully decorated tree. However, my enthusiasm and delight in the rituals of the Christmas festivities would peter out by the end of the season. Over the years however, my expectations for Christmas have evolved. It has taken me a while to comprehend the deeper meaning of why God became human.

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Stories of Stewards: Elizabeth Adamczyk

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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 Elizabeth Adamczyk:

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3rd Sunday of Advent Reflection by Christina Bax

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Have you ever had the experience of picturing someone a certain way in your head, only to meet them and realize they look nothing like you thought they would? This happened to me a few years ago with a priest I met at a conference. I had read several of his books and articles while I was a student, and must have unconsciously conjured up an image of what I thought he looked like. When I finally met him face to face, I recall thinking that he was not at all what I had expected!

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Represent Saint Clement at the 11th Annual Posada

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Father Ken is asking parishioners to join the Office of Human Dignity & Solidarity—Immigration Ministry for their 11th Annual Posada on Friday, December 16. A Posada is a Hispanic tradition of re-enacting Mary and Joseph’s search for lodging in Bethlehem. Advent, a time for reflection, gives us the opportunity to walk and pray in solidarity with our immigrant sisters and brothers who, like the Holy Family seeking a place to stay, are seeking legislative shelter.

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Stories of Stewards: Lillian Del Pilar

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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 Lillian Del Pilar:

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1st Sunday of Advent Reflection by Joanna Krynski

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November 2016 has made history. Chicago’s beloved Cubbies won their first World Series in 108 years. After the win, my Facebook newsfeed streamed ecstatic post after ecstatic post… and images of Bill Murray. There were many emotional posts as well, naming lifelong fans who were watching from heaven, who had passed down the love of the Cubs to them and taught them to always have faith in the underdog.

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Stories of Stewards: Kim Marks

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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 Kim Marks:

How were there cavemen if Jesus wasn’t born yet?

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