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:
Several years ago, I wrote in my column about the noise level in the Church before Mass began. I had received a letter from a Parishioner, who was trying to pray before Mass began. She asked a gentleman, “Please, I am trying to pray.” His remarks were foul and hateful. She had to move to another seat because of his continuing disturbance.
Many people come and think that they can visit with their neighbors and discuss the local and National news, or talk about their ailments. It’s time to show more respect for our Lord and to spend some time prior to Mass beginning in prayer and homage reflecting on the Scriptures or praying for those who have asked us for prayer.
When I was growing up, I was taught that when I entered the Church, it was time for silence and reverence.
The Disrespect of God’s House by some, is truly shameful. Now is the time to change and show reverence.
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).