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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3rd Sunday of Lent Reflection by Christina Bax

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Over the next three Sundays, we will hear particularly captivating gospel stories of encounters with Jesus. These “greatest hits” from the Gospel of John are touching accounts of people who not only encounter Jesus, but are forever changed as a result. In these stories, we are invited to find our own story and to identify our own need for Christ. I’d like to suggest a few potential parallels for reflection below:

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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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Stories of Stewards: Howard Family

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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 the Howard Family:

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2nd Sunday of Lent Reflection by Fr. Rex Pillai

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Sometime ago on a plane from Italy to Chicago, I was fascinated to see the snowcapped Swiss Alps in all their splendor and majesty. In the Bible, mountains and hills are frequently mentioned and have their significance. They are often places where God’s presence is manifested and experienced. In the Old Testament, Moses receives the Ten Commandments from God on Mount Sinai that contained the Law. It is on Mount Sinai that God enters into a covenant with the people of Israel.

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1st Sunday of Lent Reflection by Joanna Krynski

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Does the day before Fat Tuesday have a name? Pre-Gorging-Mayhem Monday? Well, it is on this Monday that I am writing this reflection, so I’m amused that the upcoming weekend’s Scripture focuses on overcoming temptation. I admit, I am not thinking about resisting temptation at the moment, but instead I am planning tomorrow’s indulgences. I have placed my pączki order at my local bakery to be picked up tomorrow. Fat Tuesday is really just Pączki Day to me, and a good portion of my food intake tomorrow indeed will be these traditional Polish doughnuts.

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Stories of Stewards: Recker Family

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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 the Recker Family:

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