JANUARY 12, 2018
Here's what's happening at St. Clare Church. 
ALTAR SODALITY MEETING 
Monday, January 15 at 6:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall
All women of the parish are invited!
"PRAYING THE EUCHARIST: CONNECTING AT MASS"
Thursday, January 18, 6:30 - 8:00 pm, Fellowship Hall
Fr. Jim Deiters will give a presentation on the meaning of the Mass, with a focus on the Eucharistic Prayer.  It is easy to get distracted during Mass, but knowing what we are doing and praying for in the Eucharistic Prayer helps us stay focused and make Mass more meaningful.  All are welcome!
COAT & SHOE DRIVE 
January 20-21
St. Nicholas 8th grade Confirmation class is collecting new and/or gently used shoes for the Shoeman Water Project. They need shoes in all sizes, which should be tied or rubber banded together. Also, b ring coats in good condition to help those affected by the cold.  Items can be dropped in the marked boxes before or after all Masses at St. Clare Church next weekend, Jan 20/21. 
OneSound SUNDAY
Sunday, January 21, 3:00 pm, St. Clare Church
Belleville Philharmonic Society is excited to present OneSound Sunday a sensor y -friendly  concert, sponsored in part by Wells Fargo Advisors. Tickets are $5 for each youth and accompanying adult. This concert is for anyone who wishes to enjoy the symphony without being shushed or asked to leave when you are dancing in the aisles! Hope to see you there!
For Tickets go to: www.bellevillephilharmonic.org
THE CATHOLIC CHURCH AND THE RACIAL DIVIDE IN THE UNITED STATES
Presented by Bishop Edward K. Braxton
Monday, January 22, 6:30-8:00 pm,  St. Clare Church
* The Bishop's address will examine key elements contributing to the racial divide in the United States and the emergence of the Black Lives Matter Movement from the perspective of the Catholic Church.
* He will explore the reasons why only a small number of African-Americans are Catholics (2.9 million out of nearly 70 million American Catholics), the "all lives matter" vs. "Black lives matter" debate, and the negative impact of the expressions "minorities" and "minority groups."
* He will conclude by exploring the question: what can the Catholic Church do to help bridge the racial divide? 
MARRIAGE, DIVORCE AND ANNULMENT:
REALITIES & MYTHS
Thursday, January 25, 7-8:30 pm, Fellowship Hall
Fr. Jim Presents: Learn about the Church's definition of "marriage", the difference between a divorce and an annulment, what is involved in the annulment process in the Church and how an annulment can bring great healing.
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