ST. CLARE CONNECTION 
November 18, 2016
Here's what's happening at St. Clare Church. 
'Connecting Music to Mass' is a weekly article that serves 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.  
THIS WEEKEND AT ST. CLARE
ADVENT BOOK SALE after each Mass. Sponsored by The Daughters of St. Paul.

ADVENT REFLECTION BOOKLETS available after each Mass. Written by St. Clare Staff and parishioners.

ST CLARE SCHOOL STUDENTS will be selling raffle tickets after Mass. Enter for a chance to win a Christmas tree filled with gift cards.  

FIRST RECONCILIATION LUNCHEON for students and their parents. Sunday at noon at St. Clare School.

LECTIO DIVINA session at 2:00 p.m. in the library. Led by The Daughters of St. Paul.

CRAZY 8s "Thinksgiving Trivia" for all 7th & 8th graders. Sunday evening from 5:00-7:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall.

YOUTH GROUP MEETING Sunday evening from 6:00-7:30 p.m. in the youth room at St. Clare School.
THE DAUGHTERS OF ST. PAUL
from Pauline Books & Media 
NOVEMBER 19/20

The Daughters of St. Paul are religious Sisters whose mission is to communicate the Gospel with the media, in the spirit of St. Paul. Their publications of Catholic books, music, and DVDs - both for children and adults - will be available for perusal and purchase after the weekend Masses. 

As a part of their visit to our parish, the sisters will offer a LECTIO DIVINA session at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday the 20th.   The session will start in the church library. 

What is Lectio Divina? A traditional Benedictine practice of scriptural reading, meditation and prayer intended to promote communion with God and to increase the knowledge of God's Word.  It does not treat Scripture as texts to be studied, but as the Living Word. Text Link
ALTAR SODALITY
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 21 AT  6:30 PM IN FELLOWSHIP HALL
All ladies of the parish are welcome!
THANKSGIVING DAY COLLECTION 

Catholic Urban Programs is in great need of canned goods this holiday season. Please bring your canned good donations to our Thanksgiving Morning Mass on Thursday, November 24 at 9:00 a.m. Many individuals and families will benefit from your generous donations.
Smile! It's St. Clare's Anniversary!
Our parish has a rich history and exciting future, and you're a part of it!  Join the celebration by being a part of St. Clare's 150 th  Anniversary Family Album. 
 
Partnering with Lifetouch professional photographers, we invite you to sit for a portrait to be included in this new parish directory. Each parish household that participates will receive a complimentary directory and an 8x10 photo. Purchasing portraits is optional.
 
Photos will be taken at St. Clare Church on January 5-7 (dates especially encouraged for families with college students home on winter break) as well as February 21-25 .  

You can SIGN UP NOW ONLINE or after Mass on December 3/4 and 17/18.
Link can also be found on our HOME PAGE.
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