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St. Clement & Update from Bishop Malesic

Happy Saint Clement Day everybody! Saint Clement served as Pope during the last decade of the 1st Century. The details on his life are not too clear. We do have a letter he wrote to the Christian Community in Corinth, Greece. In the letter it indicates he was the shepherd of the Church and he encouraged the community to practice kindness and peace. He said, “Without charity nothing is pleasing to God.” We have a Saint Clement Parish in Lakewood, Ohio on Lincoln Avenue. The parish was founded in 1922. May God bestow on them many blessings on their patronal feast!

Lastly, with the spike in COVID-19 cases and the stay-at-home advisories, you may be wondering if Bishop Malesic is going to make changes. He recently sent a letter to all the priests reiterating the need to continue our safe distancing practices and cleaning protocols that have been established by the Diocese. He reminded us that face coverings for church attendees are not optional, and if you are high risk to stay at home and watch mass on TV or your laptop. So, basically the Bishop reaffirmed what we have been doing since we re-opened on Memorial Day. He did point out that a majority of the health and government authorities commended the churches for the protocols that have been set in place. So, good job everybody! These authorities have said our efforts have been highly effective. Thank you and keep up the good work. God bless and stay safe!

In Christ,

Fr. Steve Breck
Pastor, St. Mary Magdalene