Father Fred Link, O.F.M.

A special welcome to all new teachers, students and families
of St. Clement School, some of whom will be honored at the 10:30
a.m. Mass this weekend. I know this will be a banner year at St.
Clement! The teachers all attended Mass this past Monday morning to pray together before a day of meetings, which continued on Tuesday. Fr. Jim presided at the Mass. Fr. Richard and I said a “few” words at the meeting. Actually, I said more than a few, but they were scintillating for sure. And the whole school community celebrated Mass together this past Thursday morning.


Thank you to Mary Beth and Steve Asbach and Pat and Mike
Schlosser and other members of our Hospitality Committee who coordinated the Parish Picnic at Ross Park last Sunday afternoon. We had a small gathering—perhaps because it was not part of the Open House festivities like last year or because the weather was a bit threatening. Those of us who were there enjoyed each other’s company. I had a delightful conversation about astrophysics with one of our 8th grade parishioners who loves science- fiction and fantasy. Here’s a question for you (from the same young man): What part do mosquitos play in the evolutionary chain? People who brought food shared it with those of us (like yours truly) who didn’t bring any. There were plenty of brats, metts and hot dogs.


You know so many of us love and admire Fr. Jim’s water colors. He is having an exhibition/art show at Friars’ Studio, 1605 Main St., downtown Cincinnati. The exhibit opens Friday evening, August 29, from 6:30 -9:30 PM. There will be wine and cheese refreshments. Also there is parking across the street. This is a great chance to do some early Christmas shopping. Of course, you can do a lot of that also at the Bid ‘n Buy booth at our great Parish Festival and Pig Roast, Friday-Sunday, September 5-6.