ST. CLARE CONNECTION 
October 28, 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.  
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TRUNK OR TREAT!
CHILI COOK-OFF!
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28 
6:30 P.M. 
CHURCH PARKING LOT

FREE - 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! ink
THIS WEEKEND AT ST. CLARE

CATHOLIC MEN FOR CHRIST Saturday morning prayer in Church at 7:30 a.m.; refreshments in the Fellowship Hall at 8:00 a.m. and presentation with Matt Flynn at 8:30 a.m.  All men are welcome!
"SPOOKTACULAR" YOUTH GROUP BAKE SALE  after each Mass. Proceeds for NCYC and other youth activities.

"A NIGHT IN THE MORTUARY"  Youth Group will meet at Wolfersberger Funeral Home Sunday at 6:00 p.m.

CRAZY 8s "FEAR FACTOR FUN"  Sunday from 5:00-7:00 p.m. in  the Fellowship Hall.
MINISTRY SIGN UPS ONLINE
Thank you to those that have turned in a ministry card.  If you haven't turned in your card yet you may still do so this weekend OR simply click HERE and fill out the quick and easy form online.  CLICK HERE for ministry descriptions.
November:
The Month of the Communion of Saints
During the month of November the Church recognizes and celebrates our belief in the Communion of Saints. As baptized members of the Body of Christ, we are connected in an intimate spiritual bond with all other members of Christ's Body, past and present.

On  November 1 we observe the Feast of All Saints , recalling all the holy ones who have gone before us and praying that we, too, might live lives of courageous holiness. Holy Day Masses will be held at 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. and at 8:30 a.m. in the School Gym.

The next day,  November 2, we celebrate the Feast of All Souls . We pray our hope that all our deceased loved ones may know the joy of eternal life with God. A Mass will be held at 7:00 p.m. All parishioners are invited to come to pray for the souls of all our faithful departed ones. We will include a litany of all our loved ones who have died during the past 12 months, and their family members will light candles in their honor. Please invite family members or friends who have suffered a loss through death and may appreciate an invitation to join us. A reception will follow in the Fellowship Hall.
GAME NIGHT
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4 
7:00-9:30 PM
ST. CLARE SCHOOL

For all 5TH & 6TH GRADERS from any parish and any faith!   Hosted by St. Clare, St. Nicholas and Corpus Christi Parishes and St. Clare School. Our Youth Rally in August was so awesome. The youth requested a game night!

Parents and high school youth invited to volunteer. Parents contact Kristy Hettenhausen at khettenhausen@charter.net. Teens text Jane Dotson at 618-304-0757.
WORKS OF MERCY PRESENTATION
NOVEMBER 5 & 6
AFTER 5:00 AND 8:30 MASS
FELLOWSHIP HALL

Come learn how the Works of Mercy can be daily, accessible activities. One of our parishioners, Margarita Crupe, will give a short talk on the meaning she finds in attending and participating in Funeral Masses. There will be time for questions and discussion afterwards. nk
EUCHARISTIC ADORATION

NOVEMBER 6-7

Following 10:30 a.m. Mass through Monday with Benediction at 11:30 a.m. and Mass at Noon.

  
Two Special Events During Adoration This Month!

XLT Adoration for teens and young adults  during the 5:00-5:45 p.m. hour on Sunday. Includes live, contemporary Catholic-Christian music, guided prayer and quiet prayer to help praise and worship Jesus.

Patriotic Rosary from  10:30-11:30 a.m. on  Monday before Benediction.  Rosary includes prayers for each  individual state, readings from  five of our Founding Fathers, singing patriotic hymns  between decades, and prayers for our government leaders.

Sign up sheets are on the Round Table in the Gathering Space.
LUKE 18 DEADLINE IS NOVEMBER 8!
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