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. E.C. “Bud” Pelletier, Jr., 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
Turn, Turn, Turn
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Jesus,
A few folks have commented on my habit, when approaching the altar at the beginning of Mass, and leaving again at the end of Mass of turning toward
the Tabernacle to genuflect.
It comes from the instructions (rubrics) on Mass. In instruction #274 of the General Instructions of the Roman Missal (IGMR), it says that if the Tabernacle containing the Blessed Sacrament is in the Sanctuary, a genuflection toward the Tabernacle is done.
The issue here at St. Clement is that the Tabernacle is on the side, but is still part of the Sanctuary. A bow is sufficient for anyone carrying or holding anything, or for those for whom it would be difficult to genuflect.
So that's it. Nothing special, no hidden meanings. The Tabernacle is in the Sanctuary, it holds our Lord, and I'm able to genuflect, so I do.
May God continue to bless and prosper our lives.
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).