1930sThe Great Depression continues. The U.S. did not return to 1929 GNP for over a decade and still had an unemployment rate of about 15% in 1940, albeit down from the high of 25% in 1933.
1932On January 17, 1932, Most Rev. Bishop Joseph Schrembs consecrated the main altar and formally dedicated St. Clement’s Church that was hereafter to honor God in His saints and to sanctify the lives of all who came to worship and to pray.
On March 6-20, 1932, held another Mission by the Redemptorist Fathers.
On April 20, 1932, formed an official Conference of St. Vincent de Paul Society.
1933During 1933, held a number of events to assist the needy with food or clothing during The Great Depression.
1934During 1933, continued a number of events to assist the needy with food or clothing during The Great Depression.
1935On March 24, 1935, conducted mission by the Oblate Fathers.
On September 22 through 26, 1935, Most Rev. Bishop Schrembs hosted the Seventh National Eucharistic Congress. St. Clement’s members of the Altar and Rosary Society bought the linen and made every altar cloth, amice, purificator and corporal that were used by the hundreds of visiting clergy during the days of the Congress.
1936On March 23, 1936, held Confirmations.
1938On March 6-27, 1938, Service Fathers conducted a three weeks Mission.
On May 4, 1938, held Confirmations.
On August 1, 1938, a third addition to the rectory was necessary to provide living rooms for a third assistant and to enlarge the garages.
1939On November 13, 1939, establishment of St. Clement’s Credit Union.
1940In May, 1940, we had a Confirmation class.
On September 8, 1940, a national day of prayer for peace was observed.
On November 24, 1940, another day of Universal Prayer for Peace was ordered by the Holy Father Pope Pius XII.
1941In March, 1941, the Oblate Fathers conducted a Mission.
On June 29, 1941, Rev. Adelbert Williams, a graduate of our school and a member of the Boys Choir held his first Mass.
On June 30, 1941, the house and lot adjoining the parish property on Marlowe was purchased to be used as a home for the janitor.
On December 14, 1941, our Bishop Schrembs wrote an important letter on “Prayers for Our Country at War”. Our country was forced at last into the global war by the treacherous attack of Japan on the Hawaiian Islands … how the folks on the home front helped the boys on the war-front in the epic struggle of democracy against totalitarianism.