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. John Ehrich, Parochial Vicar
Rev. Henry Dahl
Rev. Raymond Greco, O.S.B
Rev. Michael Minogue
Coordinator of Ministries
Dir. of Liturgy/Music
My Dear Parishioners:
“I will not leave you orphaned’ I will come back to you.” (John 14:18)
A presence...soft, warm and constant...calling us away from activity into stillness, calling us away from schedules into quiet rest. A gentle, persistent presence centered in the core of self. Quiet. Calm. No struggle or petition. Simply gratitude and conviction of God’s Love. This is how some describe dwelling in God’s presence.
At the Last Supper, Jesus promised His friends that He would return in the Spirit. The condition for His return was obedient love, the effect would be the love of the indwelling Trinity. John 14 is theologically complex because it attempts to describe mystical union with God, a reality for which there is no adequate language. Our attempts to describe, to define, are fragmentary. We can only experience what it means to live in God’s love. May we all experience it often!
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).