The Greening of St. Clement
No. This isnít some sort of eco-programme. Weíre talking about the return of Ordinary Time. The last of the major feasts has come and gone and now green is definitely the liturgical colour for Sundays and weekdays. During this season we spend quiet time in company with Jesus and try to deepen our relationship with him.
Eight years and counting
Eight wonderful years have passed since my formal appointment as Pastor to St. Clement Parish. I am deeply grateful to God and to each and every one of you for the blessing of this vibrant community of faith.
- Monsignor Paul A. Zimmer
Promises of the Sacred Heart to St. Margaret Mary
(1) "I will give them all the graces necessary in their state of life.
(2) I will establish peace in their homes.
(3) I will comfort them in all their afflictions.
(4) I will be their secure refuge during life, and above all, in death.
(5) I will bestow abundant blessings upon all their undertakings.
(6) Sinners will find in my Heart the source and infinite ocean of mercy.
(7) Lukewarm souls shall become fervent.
(8) Fervent souls shall quickly mount to high perfection.
(9) I will bless every place in which an image of my Heart is exposed and honored.
10) I will give to priests the gift of touching the most hardened hearts.
(11) Those who shall promote this devotion shall have their names written in my Heart.
(12) I promise that all those who receive Holy Communion on the First Fridays in nine consecutive months the grace of final perseverance; they shall not die in my disgrace, nor without receiving their sacraments. My divine Heart shall be their safe refuge in this last moment."
We need priests!
Over itís almost 50 year history St. Clement Parish has provided the Church with three homegrown priestly vocations. First Monsignor Paul Zimmer (Archdiocese of Toronto) and then John and Michael Luxbacher (Legionaries of Christ). They are a blessing but we canít rest on our laurels. Pray for priestly vocations from among the young men of our parish. Deacons too! Itís up to us to provide for future generations.
Make time for the Eucharist
Faithful Catholics attend Mass every Sunday. Thatís a given. We would also encourage those who are able to attend weekday Masses on a regular basis. Join us Monday to Friday at 8:15 a.m. and on Saturday at 9:00. Bring your heart to Jesus and let him feed your hunger for God.
Remember the bow
Remember to bow in adoration before receiving Holy Communion. Give Jesus glory and praise!