Stories of Stewards: Margaret Jungels

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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 Margaret Jungels:

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3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time Reflection by Maggie Hanley

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The readings this weekend are a lot to unpack. Darkness, light, anguish, gloom, rejoicing, salvation, divisions, belong, crucified, baptized, emptied, fishers, called, followed. Where do we begin?
When I was little, my mother would often suggest reciting this weekend’s psalm, Psalm 27, if I woke in the middle of the night scared or afraid of the dark. I very much remember the solace it brought me. God was there.

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Saint Clement Joined Together for a Successful Second Annual Christmas Dinner for the Homeless

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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.

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Saint Clement Generosity Shines in Jesse Tree Giving

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Jesse Tree Volunteers

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:

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Stories of Stewards: Sarah Hamming

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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 Sarah Hamming:

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2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time Reflection by Gabriel Mayhugh

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Well, it is over. All of the December craziness. It’s now January in Chicago and many of us are feeling the blues and the Christmas hangover. As we are often reminded, the liturgical Christmas season just ended last week. This is long after stores stopped giving “joy” and our Christmas trees were bagged up. We also just celebrated Epiphany, which celebrates the gifts of the Magi and the revelation that Jesus is the Son of God. And now we are in Ordinary Time. Some Christian traditions refer to this time as The Time After Epiphany.

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