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 UP COMING EVENTS

Parish Directory Photos - The Photo directory reschedule dates for those whose sessions were canceled is June 17 and 18. You should have recieved a call from the Parish Office.  Do not hesitate to call if you have questions or concerns.

 

Faith Formation Team meets on Wednesday, June 1 at 7:00 pm.  If you would like to join us in making some plans for the next year, please contact Colleen Gerke at cgerke@stclement.org or 513-641-3176 ext. 163

 

Pentecost is Sunday, June 5th.  Please wear red to all weekend Masses to show we are filled with the Holy Spirit.

 

Corpus Christi Procession is Sunday, June 19, 2022 at 10:30 am.  All are welcome.  We ask those who made their First Communion this year and all the newly baptized and confirmed from this past Easter Vigil are asked to wear their First Communion and albs for the procession.  Please feel free to bring flowers for our two outdoor altars.  As is our custom, all will receive a coupon for a treat from Dairy Queen.

 

Confirmation Preparation begins over the summer.  St. Clement will be celebrating the Sacrament of Confirmation on Tuesday, October 11, 2022 at the Cathedral.  All persons in the 7 grade and older are invited to prepare and celebrate the sacrament.  Contact Colleen Gerke at cgerke@stclementcincinnati.org or 513-641-3176 ext. 163 to sign-up before mid June.

 

From Fr. E.J. - 

      How does our annual U.S. Memorial Day touch your life? This annual holiday is probably a fairly new experience for the Guatemalan and Honduran parts of the parish. Some of us may be direct family members of someone who died while serving in the U.S. armed forces. Maybe that ”someone” was a more distant relative or friend. I am not aware of any of my family for whom Memorial Day is their day. In contrast, I do know families for whom Memorial Day is very personal.

      This annual day always brings back boyhood memories of the annual visit to my Grandma Burke and Aunt Bernice in Monroe, Michigan. On what we then called Decoration Day, after Mass and breakfast, my family put gardening equipment in the trunk of the car and headed to the cemetery where several of my relatives are resting in peace. Some of them served in the armed forces in World War II. Although none of them died in the service, some of their buddies did. Their graves we decorated with flags and then spruced up all the family graves. Uncle Hazen, who was usually with us for this annual tending to the graves, served in the navy in World War II. He was part of the massive liberation invasion from the south up through Italy. My brothers and I usually tried to get him to share some stories of that experience. He always changed the subject. I guess some of those painful memories remained raw even after a long time.

       Every Memorial Day I remember our own Micah Schindler. Many of you remember Micah. A graduate of Roger Bacon High School, Micah went straight to the Air Force for initial training at Langley Air Force Base in Texas in 1999. Micah tragically died from the effects of long, hard hiking with his fellow soldiers in the sweltering weather of that day. Micah’s death devasted everyone – his parents, his sister, his girlfriend, classmates, the whole parish, Roger Bacon High School and others. Father Carl Langenderfer, OFM and I, in my first year as pastor, led the massive funeral Mass right here in our church. To this day I have never preached to a crowd bigger than Micah’s crowd. The church was packed with people flowing out every door. There was so much grief and sadness but also a lively faith as we contemplated God welcoming Micah to eternal rest. During my time at St. Clement, both then and now, I visit Micah’s grave annually. I will do this again on Monday after the Memorial Day Mass I will celebrate at St. Mary’s Cemetery at 11:00 a.m.

      This weekend, let us honor all our military families, remembering all the military personnel who have died while serving in the Armed Services of the United States. 

May God bless you alll! Fr. EJ