St. Clements Church
PARISH OPEN MEETING
SUNDAY, MAY 22nd at 7 PM.
The meeting aims to reflect on our community, what we are and what we do. Some of the issues we will consider are:
The functions of the Parish within the community
Our volunteers, support roles and the needs of the parish
What is needed for our parish community to evolve and develop.
All are welcome.
This is a chance to get an overview of St Clement’s parish and areas of progression.
Read more about the upcoming meeting HERE.
RESULTS OF PARISH SYNOD DISCUSSIONS
Following meetings of parishioners - online and face to face - here is a summary of the significant responses which have emerged.
(NOTE. The full reports of the meetings can be viewed HERE).
COVID-19 is a watershed: an opportunity to discern the signs of the times and avoid clinging to the status quo.
Community survival requires that we talk faith to each other .
Identification and encouragement of gifts and skills is key to participation.
We need ongoing adult faith formation, including scripture awareness, not just sacramental programmes for children.
Recognising that all in the parish community have pastoral responsibilities, that recognition must find its expression through a parish pastoral council.
Personal relationship with Jesus is a practical as well as theoretical necessity: it is the springboard for moving from maintenance to mission.
The experience of the lockdown leads us to value the small groups experience and to call for their recognition as a desirable tool of evangelisation.
Dialogue is essential within the Church as well as with the world at large.
In view of recent scandals, our attitude should be one of humility.
In relation to other Christians, our attitude should be one of working with our brothers and sisters in Christ to proclaim the Good News.
The Synod reports will be on the agenda of the general parish meeting in late May.
PRAYER FOR THE UKRAINE CONFLICT
See the News Blog.
LATEST CAFOD NEWS
Latest information HERE.
The Sacrament of Reconciliation will be available, once again, on Saturday, 10.30am – 11.00 am, or by appointment.
In these rapidly changing times of the COVID pandemic we'd like to be able to notify you promptly of any changes to our parish life. Please join the parish database so that you can be alerted directly.
We continue to wear masks and social distance.