Taking the next step with the Belong anchor

On Anchor Sunday this year, parishioners pledged to take the next step with one or more of our ParishAnchors of Pray, Serve, Give, Learn and Belong. Each week, we will provide some practical suggestions on just how to do that for each of the anchors. This week we focus on Belong.

Belonging is our relationship with our parish. We each depend on one another to support and grow our faith. Saint Clement Parish creates an environment that encourages us to work together and socialize together as we discover how best to live as faithful Catholics.

Don't know where to start? Join one of our parish groups such as ClementCouplesClement Moms and Clement Dads, the Young Adult Communityor the Gay and Lesbian Network. Have an interest in social justice issues? Join our Human Concerns Commission. Want to share your talents during Mass? Join one of our music ministries, become a lector, ahospitality minister, or a Eucharistic Minister.

Ever been late to Mass because you just couldn't find a place to park? Help us ease our parishioners' parking woes by joining the newly createdParking Lot Ministry. Join the Welcome & Hospitality Committee to make sure all our new parishioners feel a sense of belonging at Saint Clement.

Become a Pre-Cana host couple and help support our engaged couples as they journey towards the sacrament of marriage. Attend a meeting of The Next Chapter, which concentrates on the healing of those who are either divorced or in the process of going through divorce. Engage our teenagers by encouraging them to attend The God Squad, our parish youth group for teens in 8-12th grade.

Want more information on belonging at our parish? Contact Lisa Friedlander.