ST. CLARE CONNECTION
MARCH 23, 2018
THIS WEEKEND
Please remember to arrive early for Mass this weekend as we will begin in the Gathering Space for the blessing of palms and the procession into the Church.
Be sure to stop by the Fellowship Hall after Mass for the Bridge Bread & Fair Trade Coffee Sales.
Thank you to everyone that joined us this Lent...
Lenten Mass, Soup & Speaker Series
March 19 Video
This Is My Body, Broken for You: Suffering and the Eucharist by Matt Flynn
OPERATION RICE BOWLS
  • Please return your rice bowls on Holy Thursday - bins will be available.
  • In lieu of the change you collected, you can write out a check for the same amount to help make counting easier.
  • Thank you for supporting Catholic Relief Services' work to save lives and advance human dignity around the world!

HOLY WEEK & TRIDUUM LITURGIES
Holy Week & Triduum Liturgies
Our parish has a tradition of praying the Liturgy of the Hours during the Triduum. This year, to help you keep Holy Week “Holy” from Palm Sunday to Holy Thursday, we are offering additional times for communal prayer. If your days are busy, that’s an even better reason to come recenter through prayer!

Monday of Holy Week
Midday Prayer – 12:15pm & Mass – 6:00pm

Tuesday of Holy Week
Chrism Mass (Cathedral of St. Peter) – 11:30am
Midday Prayer – 12:15pm & Evening Prayer – 6:00pm

Wednesday of Holy Week
Midday Prayer – 12:15pm & Evening Prayer – 6:00pm

The Triduum - “Three Holy Days” - is the most solemn and holy time of the liturgical year. Many parishioners give of their time and talent to create beautiful liturgies that celebrate the source of our salvation. Plan now to join your parish family as we honor the passion, death and resurrection of Christ!

Holy Thursday
Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper – 7:00pm
Adoration following until Night Prayer – 9:30pm

Good Friday
Morning Prayer – 8:00am
Stations of the Cross – 3:00pm
Celebration of the Passion of the Lord – 7:00pm

Holy Saturday
Morning Prayer – 8:00am
The Great Easter Vigil in the Holy Night – 8:00pm
Reception to follow in the Fellowship Hall

Easter Sunday Masses at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m.
APRIL 8 - FEAST OF DIVINE MERCY
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Blessing of Divine Mercy Images (bring your picture), Sacrament of Reconciliation, Devotional Prayers, Adoration, Chaplet of Divine Mercy, Benediction, and Veneration of a 1st Class Relic of St. Faustina Kowalska.
Join us in praying the Divine Mercy Novena at St. Clare Parish starting on Good Friday, March 30 at 2:30 and continuing the next eight days at 3:00 p.m.
MEN'S WELCOME EXPERIENCE - APRIL 28-29
DISCOVER:  What's missing in your life. What matters most. What matters least. What to do about it.  DEVELOP:  Lasting and Meaningful Friendships!  ENJOY:  Fellowship, Food & Fun!
Making Christ Visible in Southern Illinois
The Catholic Service and Ministry Appeal (CSMA) is an annual, diocesan-wide collection that helps fund 14 ministries and offices that provide social, parish and education services in the Belleville Diocese.
Thank you to the households that have contributed. So far $20,075 of our $37,850 parish goal has been pledged! Extra envelopes are available in the gathering space or you can give directly online at: