On Monday, October 17 at 7pm, St. Clement Parish will be holding a Living Rosary Celebration. Students from St. Clement School in Grades 2, 3 and 7 will form the beads and lead us in a Rosary meditation on the Joyful Mysteries. This will be the first event for students in grade 2 who are preparing for their First Reconciliation (Fall) and First Communion (Spring). Since our eldest in grade 2, we received an email reminder from the folks at the parish office that contained this request: “Please review the Our Father, Hail Mary and Glory Be.” Time to review!

Our Father
Our Father, who art in heaven hallowed be thy name; thy kingdom come; thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.

Hail Mary
Hail Mary, full of grace. The Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou amongst women, And blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, Pray for us sinners, Now and at the hour of our death. Amen.

Glory Be
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

All parishoners are welcome to join in!

Thanks to the hard work of the team at St. Clement parish and the team at St. Clement school, the Living Rosary evening was a great success! Students from the Grade Seven class led the Rosary, reading Gospel passages illuminating each Mystery. At each bead, one child preparing for the first Sacraments got an opportunity to be in the limelight (or candlelight) by rising and saying a Hail Mary with the congregation. Neiman D’Souza, our Seminarian Intern, gave a brief but wonderful talk that, among other things, described how spending time with Mary through the Rosary helps us in our relationship with Jesus. After all, who knows a child better than his mother? My daughter was thrilled to learn that she was allowed to keep the Rosary she had been given. The evening was topped off with goodies at the parish hall.