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:
“Lord, let Your face shine on us.” (Psalm 119:135)
St. Francis once went to Rome to ask the Pope’s approval for his new religious community. Now, with Pope Francis, we see the tables turned as the Holy Father, in a sense, seeks approval of this humble Saint in his leadership of the universal Church. St. Francis is one of the world’s most-beloved Saints, due to his simplicity, his spirit of poverty and charity and his love of God’s creation. Pope Francis has brought the spirit of the Saint to the world’s stage and people from every walk of life have responded with a joy that may surprise even themselves.
Still, the Pope, who openly calls himself “a sinner,” has also affirmed the spirit of Job, who repents “in dust and ashes.” Let’s pray through our sacrifices, that the world will accept that message too. Father, give me a spirit of simplicity and penance.
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).