Father Fred Link, O.F.M.

PENTECOST FIRE! Passion, energy, flame, inspiration, love, peace! May the Spirit of God come upon each of us anew on this most awesome solemnity and upon our whole St. Clement Parish family! It's absolutely certain that God wants to work something special in and through us. All God asks is that we be open to receive this new passion, energy, flame, inspiration, love and peace.


Thanks to those who let their names be placed in nomination for a position on the parish Pastoral Council.Trusting that the Lord will choose just the right persons, we will draw three names this weekend. These three new members will take the place of outgoing Council members Mary Beth Asbach, Don Miller, and Betty Rook who are completing their three-year terms. On behalf of the whole parish, I thank each of these three for their dedication to St. Clement and for their generous gift of themselves to help us be a better parish.


Next Sunday at 9:00am, our parish high school graduates are invited to breakfast in the friary dining room. If it's like the past couple years, it will be a great feast! We will then honor these grads at the 10:30am Mass.


Congratulations to our 8th graders who will celebrate their graduation in a special Mass here in St. Clement Church this coming Friday evening May 29. This has been a wonderful group of young teens who have made our school proud. We wish them all the best in their future endeavors!


Soon to come is our parish celebration of the Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi) with our annual outdoor procession through the neighborhood, led by our First Communicants. Sunday evening, June 7, beginning at 6:30 PM, we will gather in church for a short prayer and then “take Jesus into the streets” of St. Bernard. We’ll stop in front of three homes and school for a short prayer and Benediction and return to church. This hour will be followed by an ice-cream social in the Parish Center. I’ll write more about this next week. Don’t forget: passion, energy, flame, inspiration, love and peace!