The gay and lesbian community is well represented in the day-to-day life of Saint Clement Church. Gays and lesbians are lectors and choir members, members of Communities of Care, members of various parish commissions, and much more.

The Welcome & Hospitality Committee is a group of enthusiastic, committed parishioners formed to create an ongoing spirit of hospitality and welcome in the parish.

The committee hosts a number of events throughout the year to welcome new parishioners and offer them the opportunity to meet other parishioners and become more involved in the life of the parish. The group meets regularly to plan events and discuss how the parish can be a more welcoming Catholic community.

Some events the group hosts are:

Human Concerns Commision

The Saint Clement Human Concerns Commission focuses our parish's response to the physical and social welfare needs of our parish family and the broader community. Raising awareness of our responsibility to address social issues in light of the principles of Catholic Social Teaching, promoting direct service opportunities for parishioners and participating in actions to promote social justice in our civic life are some of the ways we place our faith in action.

Human Concern's mission is to:

PreCana Ministry

Saint Clement Pre-Cana Marriage preparation program is a great way to give back to your faith community by sharing your gifts and your faith and enhance your own marriage, while assisting newly engaged couples to prepare for the Sacrament of Marriage.

If you feel called to share your experience as a married couple, please consider becoming a host couple of Saint Clement Pre-Cana ministry. 

Clement dads chicago

Clement Dads offers social, spiritual, and volunteer opportunities for the fathers of Saint Clement, especially for those new to fatherhood but all are welcome!

Most of our activities are designed to give dads quality time with their kids and one another. Two of our hallmark events are Clement Dads & Tots Open Gym on winter weekend mornings and Dads’ Monthly Dinners. Clement Dads also support the larger tot parties along with the Clement Moms group. 

God Squad Youth Group Chicago Saint Clement

Saint Clement Parish's youth group is open to current 8th graders and High School students who are eager to learn more about Christ and wish to serve others. God Squad aims to help the youth in the community find a place in the church and become closer to faith and God together.

Mom Groups Chicago

If it takes a village to raise a child, then we have one for you! Clement Moms offers social, spiritual and educational support as you begin and continue the momentous journey of motherhood. In addition to a plethora of fun and creative events, including moms’ nights out, playgroups, kids’ holiday parties, wine and chat gatherings, brunches, etc., the group also organizes volunteer opportunities and spiritual retreats for parish mothers.

Saint Clement Couples Group

In 2004, the pastor at the time Fr. Tom Hickey gathered several couples to discuss ways that Saint Clement can better serve and support married couples in the parish. Clement Couples is a coordinated, intentional effort to involve married couples in the life of our parish community.

Young Adults Group at Saint Clement

In recognition of the Saint Clement church mission and vision, the Young Adult Community (YAC) is an inclusive community of parishioners in our 20's and 30's on a journey of faith in Jesus Christ. We grow in faith through engaging in the liturgy, deepening relationships, serving one another and the greater community, and gratefully sharing with others the gifts we have each been given.

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