In his pastoral note, Led by the Spirit on Mission, Archbishop Vigneron reflected:
Our call to make disciples of all nations has its origin in the Great Commission our Lord bestowed upon the Eleven in the final moments before his Ascension. It is a call which has echoed and re-echoed down the centuries to every bishop, priest, deacon and member of the baptized. It is a call which needs to be rooted in each age and in the specific circumstances of each local Church.
Within the Archdiocese of Detroit, a Family of Parishes consists of a grouping of three or more parishes that collaborate in deeper and more intentional ways than parishes have ever done before. Each parish in a Family will retain its own unique identity, similar to how each sibling has his or her own unique role in the family.
St. Clement of Rome Parish, along with Saints John and Paul Parish (Washington Township) and St. John Vianney Parish (Shelby Township), comprise a Family known as Northeast North Macomb 3.