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. Julius Kayiwa, Parochial Vicar
Rev. Henry Dahl
Rev. Raymond Greco, O.S.B
Rev. Michael Minogue
Coordinator of Ministries
Dir. of Liturgy/Music
My Dear Parishioners:
“And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, and with a loud voice glorified God.” (Luke 17:15)
Leprosy in Biblical times usually progressed until death, and those afflicted were kept separated from society. Only occasionally was a leper cured. What a day of rejoicing it must have been when a person was pronounced “clean” and able to return home to family and friends.
Sin is a far worse affliction than leprosy. Sin separates us from God. But, when we admit our sinful condition and cry out to Christ for mercy, His atoning blood cleanses us from all iniquity. We are then redeemed and restored into fellowship with our Heavenly Father. What greater cause for rejoicing! Yet, like the nine ungrateful lepers, we sometimes tend to rush through our daily lives forgetting to thank the Lord for His bountiful blessings. But, like the one grateful leper, we can learn to develop an attitude of gratitude every day.
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).