Parish School of Religion (PSR) begins Sunday, Sept. 12 at St. Clare School, 214 W. Third. Enter through glass doors near gym. First day (Sept. 12 only) will have graduated start times by grade level for students & parents to meet the teachers: 6th and 8th - 10:30 a.m. 1st and 2nd - 10:45 a.m. 3rd and 4th - 11 a.m. 5th and 7th - 11:15 a.m. Kindergarten 11:30 a.m. ...READ MORE
Oktoberfest 2021 Revised - While we are very excited to have at least some parts of our Oktoberfest returning this year, it is necessary that we do not do a ‘full-on’ version due to local health conditions. I spoke to several lead medical people in our area, and they strongly advised us...READ MORE
Youth Group Sunday, Sept. 5 Meeting in Garden Pavilion 6-8 p.m. Sept. 12: Youth Group 6-8 p.m. Youth Room "The Road to Discipleship: It May Get Bumpy" Sept. 19: Youth Group 6-8 p.m. Youth Room "Discerning Your Call" Sept. 25: Youth volunteer at Oktoberfest: Tropical Sno booth Sept. 26: Youth Group 6-8 p.m. Youth Room "Sacrifice, the Breath of Service"...READ MORE
Homeschooling for faith formation? Are you planning to homeschool your K-8 children for their faith formation this year? If so, please share this with us so that we may know of your plans and provide assistance to you. As we follow the Belleville Diocese’s policies for catechesis, our director of family faith formation will meet with you to discuss ...READ MORE
Faith and Poverty: A Biblical Response - Join our JustFaith reading and discussion group this Fall. An 8-9 week program that includes some reading, 1.5 hour weekly sessions which include prayer and discussion, and a field trip/service opportunity. Depending on the number of people participating, the expected cost is around $35. Sessions will be on Sundays beginning Sept 12 from 6:30-8. A Thursday evening option may ...READ MORE
COMMITMENT WEEKEND AUGUST 21-22 Mark down the ministries that are right for you, including current ministries in which you wish to continue. Then, bring your card to church and join the celebration at Masses August 21-22 as we come together to offer God our gifts of time and talent in gratitude for all He does for us...READ MORE
As you may have seen in the media reports, the people of Haiti experienced both an earthquake and a tropical storm earlier this month. Already an impoverished nation, Haitians are attempting to cope with both human loss and the loss of so many homes and buildings, including structures the Church relies on for worship, education and charitable works...READ MORE
“As for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.” (Joshua 24:2) This weekend in our parish, we ask each person/household to bring their “Stewardship of Time” card up to the Altar at the Offertory Procession of gifts. Our Stewardship booklet of ministries at St. Clare lists opportunities for each person to set aside part of his or her time for God each week...READ MORE
Are you looking for a way to be more connected to others you worship and pray with every week? Wondering how you might grow in your faith and spirituality? Gather with other women of St. Clare Parish as we host the next Blessed is She program. Blessed is She promotes a sisterhood of women who desire two things: PRAYER and COMMUNITY. We would love to have you join us...READ MORE
Bible Study: Ezra & Nehemiah. Tuesdays, starting September 14, 7:00-8:30 p.m. Participants may attend in-person at church or via Zoom. To register, contact the parish office at 632-3562 by August 31. The cost for materials is $5.
Prayers for the new school year… As we face the reality of the new Covid variant affecting our world, country, and schools, let’s begin our school year with extra prayers for God’s mercy and the intercession of our Mother Mary. We continue to pray for all those involved – students, teachers, administrators and staff – in another ‘messy’ new school year. This weekend I will give a special blessing to ... READ MORE
REGISTER BY AUGUST 17! Registration for the 2021-22 St. Clare Parish School of Religion is now open. PSR is for students entering grades K-8 this fall and who do not attend St. Clare Catholic School...READ MORE
A Blessed Feast of St. Clare to You! With so many new parishioners joining us regularly, each year for the feast of our Patroness, St. Clare of Assisi, I like to do a short overview of why she is so special to us and what she teaches us to emulate. From her many qualities, three main examples that stand out for me from her faithful discipleship are: ...READ MORE
Our next Baptism Class will be held on Sunday, August 8 at 1:30 in the Meeting Rm #3. This class is for parents that are expecting their first child or have not attended a Baptism class at St. Clare Parish. Please call the parish office at 618-632-3562 to register.
Faith and Poverty: A Biblical Response - Ready to learn about how the Church approaches the issue of poverty from a Biblical perspective? Join our Just Faith reading and discussion group this Fall. Just Faith is an 8-9 week program that includes some reading, 1.5 hour weekly sessions which include prayer and discussion, and a field trip/service opportunity...READ MORE
Calling All High School Youth: As you head back to class, do you know how valuable you are? Come discover what God wants for you -- His masterpiece! "What are You Worth?" A Special Back to School Youth Night led by Youth Group Assistant Leader Joey Lusk - Sunday, Aug. 8 from 6-8 pm at St. Clare Fellowship Hall. Special program and snacks; open to all high school youth from any parish or any church.