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:
My flesh and my heart fail; but, God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.” (Psalm 73:26)
Trouble will not hurt us unless it does what many of us too often allow it to do...harden us, making us sour, bitter, and skeptical. But, it need not be this way. Troubles we bear with trust in our Savior can bring us a fresh vision of God and a new outlook on life...an outlook of peace and hope.
If we make our troubles an opportunity to learn more of God’s love and His power to aid and bless, then they will teach us to have a firmer confidence in His providence. As a result, the brightness of His love will fill our lives.
Learn to trust God with a childlike dependence on Him as your loving heavenly father, and no trouble can destroy you. In those darkest hours before the crucifixion, Jesus could still say, “I am not alone, because the Father is with me.” (John 16:32).
The same is true for you. Even in that last dark hour of death, when your flesh and your heart fail, you will be able to depend in peace upon Him who “Is strength of my heart and my portion forever.”
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 Greenway Road (between 99th and 91st Avenues), to the east by 99th Avenue (between Bell Road and Greenway Road) and 91st Avenue (between Greenway and Thunderbird) and New River between Thunderbird Road and Grand Avenue, to the south by Grand Avenue (between the Agua Fria River and 91st Avenue, and to the west by the Agua Fria River).