ST. CLARE CONNECTION 
October 14, 2016
Here's what's happening at St. Clare Church. 
'Connecting Music to Mass' is a weekly article that serve as a tool for formation and prayer, helping relate the music we sing at Mass to the scriptures and liturgical season. There is a link to the Sunday readings, and copies of the hymns referenced in the article. 
MINISTRY SIGN-UP WEEKEND!
Have you filled out your Commitment Card yet? 

Cards will be brought forward to the altar during the presentation of the gifts at every Mass this weekend. If you need a bit more time to discern, don't worry!  You may also turn in your cards at church next weekend, or drop it off or mail it to the parish office at your convenience. In a few weeks, ministry heads will be in touch with all who have signed up to welcome you and to provide the information you need to get started. We're so grateful for all who make involvement at St. Clare Parish a priority in their busy lives!

Did you miss last week's homily and witness talk from Stacey & Dave Cutter?  Click HERE to listen to it or click HERE to read it.

THIS WEEKEND AT ST. CLARE

CATHOLIC MEN FOR CHRIST - Saturday will leave St. Clare parking lot at 7:00 a.m to attend 8:00 a.m. Mass at Cathedral Basilica.

ROSARY RALLY  - Saturday at noon.  Come join us 'Pray for America' at 202 Marilyn Dr.

CONSECRATION TO JESUS THROUGH MARY - Registration after Mass.  Learn more by clicking here.

'KIDS HELPING KIDS' TALENT SHOW  - Sunday at 1:30 p.m. Tickets available after Mass.

BABY BOTTLES FOR RESPECT LIFE - Pick up a baby bottle after Mass, fill it with loose change or a check, return Oct. 29/30. The money collected will benefit our local Fontelbella Maternity Home.
YOUTH CALENDAR
Oct. 16 Youth Group Meeting 6-7:30 p.m.
Oct. 23 How Safe are you in Cyber Space? Det. Carl Walker 6-7:30 p.m. 
Oct. 29/30 "Spooktacular" Bake Sale Donations of baked items welcome. Please drop in the kitchen marked for bake sale.
Oct. 30 "A Night in the Mortuary" Come tour Wolfersberger Funeral Home and hear Kim Sabella explain Catholic Funerals. Parents welcome, refreshments served. 6-7:30 p.m.

7TH & 8TH GRADE YOUTH
Oct. 30 Fear Factor - Fun Games  5-7 p.m.  
Soda and snacks served Bring your friends from anywhere! Parents invited to help out with food and games. 

HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS GROUP
Oct. 25 Let's Talk About the Day of the Dead...AKA All Saints Day 6-7:30 p.m.     
SENIORS GROUP DAY TRIP
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 18
The St. Clare Seniors next outing will be to Amish Country in Arthur, IL.  We will leave St. Clare Church parking lot at 10:00 a.m. and arrive at noon at the home of Doris Yoder for a Family Style (all you can eat) meal.  There will be time for sightseeing and shopping. If interested please call Pat at 618-632-2332. 
SOCIAL MEDIA PARENTING:
RAISING THE DIGITAL GENERATION
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 23
10:30 TO 11:30 A.M. (DURING PSR)
ST. CLARE YOUTH ROOM AT ST. CLARE SCHOOL
 
This important presentation led by O'Fallon Police Detective Carl Walker is for all parents to help you learn how to lessen the risks for your children.  He will  share his knowledge and experience as a Cyber Crimes Investigator regarding the risks Social Media has presented to children. Topics will include:
  • Sexting
  • Cyberbullying
  • Dangerous Apps
  • Exposure To Inappropriate Content
  • Online predators
  • Parenting Dos and Don'ts
VOTING WITH A CATHOLIC CONSCIENCE: 
REFOCUSING THE CONVERSATION
MONDAY, OCTOBER 24
7:00 P.M. FELLOWSHIP HALL

Not sure how to approach the election?   Tired of the negativity, controversy, and overwhelming focus on the presidential election?   Ready for a more balanced approach to voting which takes into account the other positions and items on the ballot?

Join us for an evening of reflection where we will consider the election for the open seat in the United States Senate and ballot issues for the state of Illinois. We will also discuss Church teaching, moral principles, and party platforms as they relate to select political, social, and economic issues in the upcoming elections.

*Sponsored by the St. Clare Social Justice Team and Adult Faith Formation*
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TRUNK OR TREAT!
CHILI COOK-OFF!
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28 
6:30 P.M. 
CHURCH PARKING LOT

Hot Chocolate, Hot Dogs, Grilled Cheese, Chili, Chips 

Wear your costumes & bring your goodie bags!  Dress up your car and fill your trunk with treats or just come for a 'spooktacular' fun time!

Participants arrive by 6:00 p.m. J udging begins at 7:00 p.m.
For the safety of our kids, please plan to stay until 7:30 when parking lot will be re-opened! 

Bring canned food item for our local food pantry! Text Link
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