Parish Work Days
Ora et labora, or "Pray and Work", is the motto of the Order of S. Benedict, and reflects the order's understanding that prayer and work are both complimentary and necessary for the Christian life. At S. Clement's Church, this philosophy manifests itself in periodic Parish Work Days, where Clementines gather for a day of work and prayer. Generally beginning after the Saturday Mass, parishioners work diligently at various maintenance, cleaning, and organizational projects, breaking mid-day for a group meal. These days of prayerful work and christian fellowship are not just of physical benefit to the parish, but are of spiritual benefit to the communal life of the Church.
Dates can be found in the back of the church bulletin, on the notice board, or here online.