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Cenacle of Prayer

Each Monday morning at 9:30 a.m. at St.Clement’s Church a cenacle of prayer is held. The cenacles were formed in response to the request of the Blessed Mother that priests, religious and the faithful gather together, with her, in fervent prayer and fraternal love, as when the first apostles gathered with her in the Upper Room in Jerusalem awaiting the outpouring of the Holy Spirit. Why this request? Because of the necessity to prepare for the Second Pentecost through the triumph of her Immaculate Heart. To draw down upon us the gift of the Holy Spirit, we enter with Mary into the cenacle. She asked that cenacles be formed everywhere in the world, thus preparing humanity for a new era of grace and holiness. This Marian movement has taken root all over the world with tens of thousands of cenacles going on around the clock.

On the 8th of May 1972, Don Stefano Gobbi was taking part in a pilgrimage to Fatima and was praying in the Chapel of the Apparitions. An interior voice urged him to have confidence in the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Fr. Gobbi gathered three priests for prayer and fraternal sharing in Italy. Notice of this first “Marian Movement of Priests” was given in a few newspapers. By March of 1973, the number of priests had increased to 40. In 1974 the first Cenacles took place, which spread throughout Europe and every part of the world. By 1985 Fr. Gobbi had visited five continents. The movement expanded in a silent and extraordinary way in all the countries of Europe, America, Asia, Africa and Oceania.

There are 3 characteristics of the M.M.P.: Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, unity with the Pope and the Church united to him, and leading the faithful to trust in Our Lady. A passage from the book of inner locutions from Our Lady to Fr. Gobbi, which he began to write down in 1973, is read at each Cenacle. The book, “To The Priests, Our Lady’s Beloved Sons” now encompasses 25 years of messages. The movement’s phenomenal spread is attributed to this book.

A cenacle is composed of the following:
Invocation to the Holy Spirit
Recitation of the Rosary
Prayers for the Holy Father
Reading and meditation of one of Our Lady’s messages
Fraternity–prayers from the participants for their concerns
Act of Consecration to the Blessed Mother

This takes about 45 minutes. It is wonderful to come together in the middle of the week and pray. We hope more parish members will join us. Come and pray and petition Our Lady for your needs and those dear to you, as well as the needs of our troubled world.


Monday, Jun 16, 2014 – Monday, Dec 25, 2017. The next date is Monday, Apr 3, 2017 9:30am

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Who am I to Judge?

Who am I to Judge? Responding to Relativism with Love & Logic” by Dr. Edward Sri

Gain Knowledge & tools for dealing with the difficult moral issues that are creating painful division among us.

Parish Groups – Come for one, a few, or all

Mondays       3/6— 4/24     11:00am—12:30pm

Wednesdays 3/8—4/26       6:30pm— 8:00 pm

Also Available 24/7 Online:

www.formed.org – Register with Parish Code 63f4e3,


Monday, Mar 13, 2017 – Monday, Apr 24, 2017. The next date is Monday, Apr 3, 2017 11:00am

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Lectio Divina Workshop

Please consider joining the group practice of thoughtful scripture reading and pure prayer.  We follow the contemplative practice of Lectio Divina and Centering Prayer.

Centering Prayer was developed as a response to the Vatican II invitation to revive the contemplative teachings of early Christianity and present them in updated formats. In this way, the method of Centering Prayer is drawn from the ancient practices of the Christian contemplative heritage, notably the traditional monastic practice of Lectio Divina and the practices described in the anonymous fourteenth century classic The Cloud of Unknowing and in the writings of Christian mystics such as John Cassian, Francis de Sales, Teresa of Avila, John of the Cross, Therese of Lisieux, and Thomas Merton. Most importantly, Centering Prayer is based on the wisdom saying of Jesus in the Sermon on the Mount:

“…when you pray, go to your inner room, close the door and pray to your Father in secret. And your Father, who sees in secret, will repay you.”
Matthew 6.6 (New American Bible)

In the 1970s, answering the call of Vatican II, three Trappist monks at St. Joseph’s Abbey in Spencer, Massachusetts, Fathers William Meninger, Basil Pennington and Thomas Keating, looked to these ancient sources to develop a simple method of silent prayer for contemporary people. The prayer came to be known as Centering Prayer in reference to Thomas Merton’s description of contemplative prayer as prayer that is “centered entirely on the presence of God.” The monks offered Centering Prayer workshops and retreats to both clergy members and laypeople. Interest in the prayer spread, and shortly after the first intensive Centering Prayer retreat in 1983, the organization Contemplative Outreach was formed to support the growing network of Centering Prayer practitioners.

Today Centering Prayer is practiced by people all around the world, creating local and global networks of Christians in communion with Christ and each other and contributing to the renewal of the contemplative dimension of Christianity.

Download an introductory brochure.

You do not need to know precisely what is happening, or exactly where it is all going. What you need is to recognize the possibilities and challenges offered by the present moment, and to embrace them with courage, faith and hope.” ― Thomas Merton

Thank you for your consideration, you are welcome to join us at any time,

Erik Israelson


Wednesday, Jan 4, 2017 – Wednesday, Jan 3, 2018. The next date is Wednesday, Apr 5, 2017 9:00am

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Scripture Reflections

“Who do you say I am?”

Word of God….

Living in God’s Presence,

Surrendering to his Holy Will,

Growing in the knowledge and love of Jesus the Christ.

All materials are provided.

We meet every Thursday at 10:00am in the Chapel.

All are welcome.  Please join us.


Thursday, Jun 19, 2014 – Thursday, Dec 28, 2017. The next date is Thursday, Apr 6, 2017 10:00am

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First Friday Adoration

St. Clement’s Spiritual Outreach is organizing another evening of Eucharistic Adoration.   This is a beautiful opportunity to spend an hour in the Real Presence of our Lord.

This is our monthly “First Friday Adoration” for St. Clement’s Community.  With a little momentum and the guidance of the Holy Spirit, we will continue with these First Friday Adorations through out the year.

All Night! Friday 6:30 pm – Saturday 7:30 am


A link for information on and prayers for Eucharistic Adoration from the U.S. Bishops is HERE


Friday, Feb 3, 2017 – Friday, Feb 2, 2018. The next date is Friday, Apr 7, 2017 6:30pm


Cenacle of Prayer

Each Monday morning at 9:30 a.m. at St.Clement’s Church a cenacle of prayer is held. The cenacles were formed in response to the request of the Blessed Mother that priests, religious and the faithful gather together, with her, in fervent prayer and fraternal love, as when the first apostles gathered with her in the Upper Room in Jerusalem awaiting the outpouring of the Holy Spirit. Why this request? Because of the necessity to prepare for the Second Pentecost through the triumph of her Immaculate Heart. To draw down upon us the gift of the Holy Spirit, we enter with Mary into the cenacle. She asked that cenacles be formed everywhere in the world, thus preparing humanity for a new era of grace and holiness. This Marian movement has taken root all over the world with tens of thousands of cenacles going on around the clock.

On the 8th of May 1972, Don Stefano Gobbi was taking part in a pilgrimage to Fatima and was praying in the Chapel of the Apparitions. An interior voice urged him to have confidence in the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Fr. Gobbi gathered three priests for prayer and fraternal sharing in Italy. Notice of this first “Marian Movement of Priests” was given in a few newspapers. By March of 1973, the number of priests had increased to 40. In 1974 the first Cenacles took place, which spread throughout Europe and every part of the world. By 1985 Fr. Gobbi had visited five continents. The movement expanded in a silent and extraordinary way in all the countries of Europe, America, Asia, Africa and Oceania.

There are 3 characteristics of the M.M.P.: Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, unity with the Pope and the Church united to him, and leading the faithful to trust in Our Lady. A passage from the book of inner locutions from Our Lady to Fr. Gobbi, which he began to write down in 1973, is read at each Cenacle. The book, “To The Priests, Our Lady’s Beloved Sons” now encompasses 25 years of messages. The movement’s phenomenal spread is attributed to this book.

A cenacle is composed of the following:
Invocation to the Holy Spirit
Recitation of the Rosary
Prayers for the Holy Father
Reading and meditation of one of Our Lady’s messages
Fraternity–prayers from the participants for their concerns
Act of Consecration to the Blessed Mother

This takes about 45 minutes. It is wonderful to come together in the middle of the week and pray. We hope more parish members will join us. Come and pray and petition Our Lady for your needs and those dear to you, as well as the needs of our troubled world.


Monday, Jun 16, 2014 – Monday, Dec 25, 2017. The next date is Monday, Apr 3, 2017 9:30am

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Who am I to Judge?

Who am I to Judge? Responding to Relativism with Love & Logic” by Dr. Edward Sri

Gain Knowledge & tools for dealing with the difficult moral issues that are creating painful division among us.

Parish Groups – Come for one, a few, or all

Mondays       3/6— 4/24     11:00am—12:30pm

Wednesdays 3/8—4/26       6:30pm— 8:00 pm

Also Available 24/7 Online:

www.formed.org – Register with Parish Code 63f4e3,


Monday, Mar 13, 2017 – Monday, Apr 24, 2017. The next date is Monday, Apr 3, 2017 11:00am

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Lectio Divina Workshop

Please consider joining the group practice of thoughtful scripture reading and pure prayer.  We follow the contemplative practice of Lectio Divina and Centering Prayer.

Centering Prayer was developed as a response to the Vatican II invitation to revive the contemplative teachings of early Christianity and present them in updated formats. In this way, the method of Centering Prayer is drawn from the ancient practices of the Christian contemplative heritage, notably the traditional monastic practice of Lectio Divina and the practices described in the anonymous fourteenth century classic The Cloud of Unknowing and in the writings of Christian mystics such as John Cassian, Francis de Sales, Teresa of Avila, John of the Cross, Therese of Lisieux, and Thomas Merton. Most importantly, Centering Prayer is based on the wisdom saying of Jesus in the Sermon on the Mount:

“…when you pray, go to your inner room, close the door and pray to your Father in secret. And your Father, who sees in secret, will repay you.”
Matthew 6.6 (New American Bible)

In the 1970s, answering the call of Vatican II, three Trappist monks at St. Joseph’s Abbey in Spencer, Massachusetts, Fathers William Meninger, Basil Pennington and Thomas Keating, looked to these ancient sources to develop a simple method of silent prayer for contemporary people. The prayer came to be known as Centering Prayer in reference to Thomas Merton’s description of contemplative prayer as prayer that is “centered entirely on the presence of God.” The monks offered Centering Prayer workshops and retreats to both clergy members and laypeople. Interest in the prayer spread, and shortly after the first intensive Centering Prayer retreat in 1983, the organization Contemplative Outreach was formed to support the growing network of Centering Prayer practitioners.

Today Centering Prayer is practiced by people all around the world, creating local and global networks of Christians in communion with Christ and each other and contributing to the renewal of the contemplative dimension of Christianity.

Download an introductory brochure.

You do not need to know precisely what is happening, or exactly where it is all going. What you need is to recognize the possibilities and challenges offered by the present moment, and to embrace them with courage, faith and hope.” ― Thomas Merton

Thank you for your consideration, you are welcome to join us at any time,

Erik Israelson


Wednesday, Jan 4, 2017 – Wednesday, Jan 3, 2018. The next date is Wednesday, Apr 5, 2017 9:00am

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Scripture Reflections

“Who do you say I am?”

Word of God….

Living in God’s Presence,

Surrendering to his Holy Will,

Growing in the knowledge and love of Jesus the Christ.

All materials are provided.

We meet every Thursday at 10:00am in the Chapel.

All are welcome.  Please join us.


Thursday, Jun 19, 2014 – Thursday, Dec 28, 2017. The next date is Thursday, Apr 6, 2017 10:00am

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Anointing of the Sick

This Sacrament is administered after the 8:00 am Mass on the first and third Saturday of the month.


Saturday, Jun 21, 2014 – Saturday, Dec 16, 2017. The next date is Saturday, Apr 15, 2017 9:00am

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