PARISH MISSION STATEMENT
The purpose of St. Clement of Rome Parish is to foster and enhance a spirit of community among its members, community which returns its gifts to God in a primary way through worship in the Eucharist and which shares its faith through witness, actions, ministries and prayers.
Rev. John Slobig, Pastor
Rev. Mark Harrington, Parochial Vicar
Rev. Henry Dahl
Rev. Raymond Greco, O.S.B
Rev. Michael Minogue
Coordinator of Ministries
Sr. Bibiane Roy, O.P.
Dir. of Liturgy/Music
My Dear Parishioners:
“Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in Heaven.” (Matthew 7:21)
Did you know that the word Christian actually means “A partisan for Christ”? It means that you have chosen Christ and are following Him. Partisans are not neutral - they are committed.
Now, I want to ask you: Are you a Christian? I mean a true Christian, a real Christian. Many people have a wrong idea of what a Christian is. They say, “A Christian is a person who prays” or “a Christian lives by the Golden Rule.” But, praying or living by the Golden Rule doesn’t make someone a Christian. A person may be sincere, but, that doesn’t make him a Christian.
When I was a little boy, my mother was sincere when she gave me what she thought was cough syrup for my cold. Instead, she gave me iodine. She quickly called the Doctor, and he said, “give him some cream.” She almost filled me up with cream to neutralize the iodine. Sincerity doesn’t necessarily accomplish what you want it to!
Are you a Christian? Have you confessed your sins and your need for forgiveness to Christ, and have you committed yourself to Him as your Lord and Savior?
Until next time,
Parish BoundariesSt. Clement of Rome Parish is bounded to the north by Bell Road (between the Agua Fria River and 99th Avenue) and Greenway Road (between 99th and 91st Avenues), to the east by 99th Avenue (between Bell Road and Greenway Road) and 91st Avenue (between Greenway and Thunderbird) and New River between Thunderbird Road and Grand Avenue, to the south by Grand Avenue (between the Agua Fria River and 91st Avenue, and to the west by the Agua Fria River).