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.
VBS Thank You!!! This past week, our parish hosted our annual Vacation Bible School for the children. I am inspired by how many of our youth helped in leadership roles for the younger children (K5th grade). Our Faith Formation Director, Jane Dotson, always does a great job keeping our youth involved and training them to be leaders in sharing their own faith. Two things come to mind for all of us to remember and practice: READ MORE
The Good Shepherd Preschool is now enrolling students ages 3-5 years. This Catholic preschool offers professionally certified educators specializing in early childhood education and development in a warm, inviting environment. Small class sizes are conducive to 1 on 1 instruction with a foundation for quality Catholic education through prayer, song and play... READ MORE
Tuesday, August 3rd: 8 a.m. to Noon and 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. St. Clare School "Packet Pick-up" in the school cafeteria for all families with students registered in school and new student registration....READ MORE
Beauty and Gratitude! For those who are relatively new to our parish, here at St. Clare we have two campuses. Here, where we gather on our beautiful 20-acre hill for our weekly worship and ministries, and our other buildings are in downtown O’Fallon, which include the rectory, our great school, prayer garden, Oktoberfest field, and school chapel. The school chapel was our previous parish church, serving us since 1890...READ MORE
Volunteers Needed! I want to introduce you to a new ministry opportunity in our diocese that I strongly encourage you to please consider! Catholic Urban Programs “Hub Foods” is CUP’s all-new client choice food pantry program. Twenty-four volunteers are needed to staff the pantry on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. to noon and 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Volunteers are asked to...READ MORE