Born Joseph John Pavlick on December 27, 1913 in Pittsburgh on the Southside, he was the son of Joseph Pavlick and Mary Organisak. He went to St. Matthew’s Parish school and then went to the Passionist seminary at Dunkirk, New York. He professed Passionist vows on August 15, 1935 in West Springfield, Massachusetts and received the religious name Clement. He was ordained on May 30, 1942 at St. Michael’s Church, Union City, New Jersey. After ordination he and his classmate Father Raphael Sventy, C.P. studied Slovak in Cleveland, Ohio so as to preach missions in that language. He resided in Dunkirk, West Springfield, Jamaica, New York and Pittsburgh. He was a member of the Byzantine Rite. After thirty five years of preaching his eyesight began to fail. Instead of preaching he became an active member of the Pittsburgh community, organized the Pittsburgh Passionist archives and published booklets on Passionist history. He had cancer the last days of his life and resided at the Vincentian home, Pittsburgh.
December 27, 1913
August 15, 1935
May 30, 1942
April 2, 2000
Clement of the Blessed Sacrament Pavlick