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
Dir. of Liturgy/Music
My Dear Parishioners:
“Passing into holy souls from age to age, she produces friends of God and prophets.” (Wisdom 7:27)
Through the ages God has used many prophets to convey important messages to people. Through our Baptismal commitment we too have been called to be prophets, chosen to proclaim God’s message. We must accept our mission even in face of suspicion or rejection, such as Jesus experienced.
Prejudice, cynicism or pride may blind us to the fact that often those nearest to us are the very messengers God wants to use to bring us back or closer to our Creator and Savior. So, we fail to accept the gifts of others that could be life-giving for us. God chooses the times and places and personalities of the prophets: maybe someone in our household, maybe a stranger at a bus stop, maybe the neighbor across the fence. We must beware that we do not bypass a person whom God has specifically chosen as a divine ambassador to us, or to neglect our own prophetic mission to others.
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).