Faith Foundations

FAITH FOUNDATIONS is Saint Clement Parish’s comprehensive plan for faith formation that seeks to help adults grow in knowledge and understanding of the Catholic faith, with an eye toward integrating it into their daily lives and encounters with others. 

This initiative will examine 6 major themes from our faith Tradition over the course of a 3-year rotation, engaging a different theme every fall and spring. These themes are:

  1. Engaging Scripture & Tradition
  2. Professing the Creed
  3. Celebrating the Sacraments
  4. Participating in Prayer
  5. Approaching the Catholic Moral Framework
  6. Examining Contemporary Moral Issues

Our theme for Fall 2015 is: Engaging Scripture & Tradition

In order to engage parishioners on different levels, the Faith Foundations initiative will provide three diverse opportunities for parishioners to engage the theme each “semester”:

1.     Parish-wide Keynote

Thursday, October 8, 2015; 7:00pm 
"Revelation and the Development of Tradition” 
Fr. David Olson; Faculty, Mundelein Seminary
Fireside Hall at Saint Clement School
No registration needed

This presentation will explore Church teaching regarding Revelation in Scripture and the Tradition including questions of the development of doctrine within the Tradition. Since there is undoubtedly development of doctrine and practice, the need to distinguish between authentic development and inauthentic development is necessary to understand what may be the limits of change within the Catholic Church and to understand what the Church may, in fact, change. 


2.    Six Session Course

Tuesdays, October 13-November 17, 2015; 7:00-8:45pm
"Revelation through Scripture and Tradition”
Instructor: Ms. Catherine Crino, Director of Religious Education and Pastoral Associate at St. Emily Catholic Church, Mt. Prospect
Register online by clicking HERE

Join us for 6 Tuesdays this Fall as we explore a Catholic understanding of God’s self-revelation through Scripture and Tradition.  It will examine the relationship between Scripture and Tradition, the structure and content of the Old and New Testaments, and the importance of each in Christian life.  Registration Fee: $45; Scholarships Available – contact Christina Bax ( or 773-281-0371 ext. 113

3.    List of Resources for Indepentent or Additional Study

Click to download the Engaging Scripture and Tradition Resources.


Please contact Christina Bax at 773-281-0371 ext. 113 or  |  Phone: (773) 281-0371  | Fax: (773) 281-2509 | 642 W. Deming Place  Chicago, IL 60614