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:
“The just one shall live on Your holy mountain, O Lord.”
A reading from Proverbs (3:27-34) summarizes: “to the humble (The Lord) shows kindness.” Unfortunately, humility is often erroneously used to describe a person or an act of self-censorship, modesty, or shyness. Even the dictionary defines humility as “a low view of one’s own importance.”
Author C.S. Lewis pointed out that, “humility isn’t about thinking less of yourself,” but rather, “thinking of yourself less.” As the Latin root of humility clarifies, (humilitas) means “to lower yourself,” to nobly and honestly put others’ interests and needs before your own. True humility, therefore, isn’t focused on the self at all. Instead, it’s centered on service to others. True humility is what happens when I use my resources, abilities, and gifts for the good of all around me, rather than for my own desires or ambition.
Grant me the grace, Lord, to recognize the needs of one person today.
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).