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:
“The God of Heaven will set up a Kingdom that shall never be destroyed.” (Daniel 2:44)
As the liturgical year ends, the Scripture Readings seem more like the daily prayers or television newscasts, with reports of one disaster after another. So was it with the dream of King Nebuchadnezzar: the destruction of one kingdom after another. The New Testament Reading also describes the fall of one kingdom after another. To war and rumors of war comes the threat of earthquake, pestilence and famine.
Such gloomy predictions seem hardly appropriate for the coming of Christmas. All of it scarcely reads like an invitation to rejoice in the coming of Christ. Yet, the Good News is good news precisely because it recognizes the reality of evil but points us to an eternal life beyond good and evil. The Christian can no more escape the consequences of natural disaster or the ravages of war than the non-believers. But, the Christian knows that even in the midst of desolation, God has set up a kingdom that cannot be destroyed.
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 between 91st Ave and the New River) and Greenway Road (between 99th and 91st Avenues), to the east by 99th Avenue (between Bell Road and Greenway Road) and the New River (between Bell Road and Grand Avenue), to the south by Grand Avenue (between the Agua Fria River and the New River), and to the west by the Agua Fria River (between Bell Road and Grand Avenue), and 91st Avenue between Bell Road and Greenway Road).