A Brief History of the Parish
Saint Clement Parish had its beginnings in April 1902 in a little white frame church at 25th Avenue and Quincy Street with the arrival of the first Pastor, Father Robert Fitzgerald. Father Fitzgerald organized the construction of the present church with the laying of the cornerstone on September 7th, 1913. The new building was dedicated by Archbishop John Ireland on May 24th, 1914.
A Brief History of Our Patron, Saint Clement I
The feast of Saint Clement is November 23rd. He is the Patron of boatmen, marble workers, mariners, sailors, sick children, stonecutters, and watermen. Saint Clement was the first of the Apostolic Fathers and the fourth Pope of the Church. Saint Clement was Pope for nine years, from age 90 to 99. Little is known about his life or death; however, he left one genuine writing, a letter to the Church of Corinth.