Father Fred Link, O.F.M.

We are now in the season of autumn. I am glad I live in a part of the country where we get to experience the best of all four seasons. In Houma, LA, there were only spring and summer--mostly summer--it seemed. Our creator God dresses the earth differently for us during these months. I pray that through the change of seasons, you remain serene and peaceful, assured by God's unchanging love for you. The Christian poet, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, wrote
Come autumn's scathe come winter's cold,
Come change and human fate!
Whatever prospect Heaven doth bound,
Can ne'er be desolate.
I received a sad word a few weeks ago. Our Director of Religious Formation, Larry Ungerer, informed me that he was leaving St. Clement. He wants to be able to spend more time worshipping at his and his wife Mary Ann's parish. He graciously indicated that he will remain at St. Clement until the end of November so that he can see the Confirmation program through completion. I will extol Larry appropriately as we come to the end of his tenure here, but I wanted to announce this now so that I could also announce that we are looking for a replacement for his very important position. We are looking for someone who can work full time, including a number of evenings and even some weekends, especially Sunday mornings. The candidate should be a St. Clement parishioner or join the parish. If you or you know someone who fits this bill, please contact me at the St. Clement office.