Break out the Lederhosen & Lager - Oktoberfest is Here! 
Saturday, September 30
3rd & Cherry St.
4:00-11:00 P.M.
Help spread the word! 
Forward this email on to your family, friends & neighbors!
September 30: Saturday Mass at 4:00 p.m.
Oktoberfest gets off to a running start!   R ace starts/finishes at St. Clare School , Third & Oak St., O'Fallon, IL. Check-in held on site beginning at 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24; race starts promptly at 4 p.m.  Kids'  Fun Run immediately follows the 5K. German attire encouraged! 
Folks line up for our wonderful German meal, prepared by our parishioners. Feast on roasted pork, German potato salad, spaetzle, red cabbage, green beans, and an array of desserts you've got to see to believe! A children's meal is also available which includes a hot dog, two sides and dessert. All in the air-conditioned school gym from 4 to 7 p.m. 

 On the Festival grounds, enjoy delicious grilled bratwurst, hot dogs, and hamburgers, plus spiral spuds, funnel cakes, and other carnival classics!  No one goes hungry at Oktoberfest!
Raffles, Games & Bingo!
Our popular Basket Raffle brings adults and kids together with an amazing assortment of prizes. Bid on vacations and big-ticket items up for grabs in the Silent Auction, and take a chance at the Cake Wheel, Big Six Wheel, Pull Tabs, I Dood It and Poker. 

Bingo in the gym starting at 8:30 p.m.

F eeling lucky? Win $10,000 in our $100 Big Otto Raffle! Only 250 tickets will be sold.  And each Big Otto ticket also is entered in all Li'l Otto prize drawings!  Lil' Otto tickets are $10 for a chance to win $150!  Lil' Otto winners are drawn hourly 5-9 p.m.

Fun for the Kids!
Inflatables! Face Painting! Snow Cones! 
Lots of Games Including...
I Dood It! Duck Pond! Kerplunk! 
Tic Tac Toe Toss! And Many More!

Single tickets also will be available Oktoberfest night for each activity, or you may purchase a wristband for unlimited use at O'Fest for $18.
Beer, Wine, Live Music!
Enjoy authentic German beers on tap, your favorite domestic brews, and wine by the glass. Settle into our cozy Bavarian-themed Bier und Wein Garten for a relaxing evening out.

With a mix of Southern Country, Rock, Blues, & Funk that makes it hard not to dance and sing along to, you will be sure to enjoy the  John Spicer and the Fightin' Side  band from 7-11 p.m.! 
150th Anniversary Mass
Saturday, October 7 at 4:00 p.m.
Prelude music begins at 3:30 p.m.
Please join your parish family as we gather to thank God for St. Clare's 150 year heritage in the O'Fallon Community. This special anniversary Mass, celebrated with Bishop Edward Braxton from the Diocese of Belleville, will be the high point of our "150 Days for 150 Years" Sesquicentennial Celebration. You'll want to be with us for this memorable liturgy! A light reception will follow. 

Since all are encouraged to attend Mass at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 7,   there will be only one Mass on Sunday, October 8 at 10:30 a.m.