NOVEMBER 30, 2017
Here's what's happening at St. Clare Church. 
WELCOME SISTER PARISH VISITORS!

Join us in welcoming Fr. Baltazar and Nora Portillo following each of the Masses this weekend. There will be a chance to greet them after each Mass and time for a presentation following the Saturday evening Mass in the Fellowship Hall. If you plan to attend the Saturday evening event, please RSVP through the link below by Friday afternoon so that we can have an accurate count for food.
THIS WEEKEND AT ST. CLARE CHURCH
ADVENT BOOKLETS Pick up an Advent Booklet after Mass today to aid you in meditating this Advent! Written by St. Clare staff and parishioners.

GIVING TREE GIFT TAGS  Please choose a name tag from our giving tree and return by Thursday, December 14. Gifts are given to a family being helped by our SVDP or Fontebella Maternity Home.

24-HOUR ADORATION AND XLT  Adoration begins at noon on Sunday and ends with Benediction just before the Monday noon Mass. XLT is from 5-5:45pm on Sunday evening.
CHRISTMAS ORNAMENT

A new limited-edition Christmas ornament featuring St. Clare Church art will debut during Advent featuring a photograph of the statue of St. Joseph with a young Jesus, which is in our parish's St. Joseph Shrine. This year's ornament is the 10th in a series of collectors' ornaments featuring the art and architecture of our church. The ornaments will be sold for $10 each after weekend Masses from December 2-3 through December 16-17. Proceeds benefit the parish's building fund. 
YOUTH GROUP ICE SKATING PARTY
 DECEMBER 10 FROM 5-9PM
Steinberg Ice Rink Forest Park In St. Louis 
Cost is $7 Admission-$6 Skate. Carpool from Church Parking Lot. Please let Karen or Jane know you will attend so we can have enough drivers. We will provide pizza. Other snacks and drinks available at the rink. Cash only. Text 618-610-9149 to sign up.
ALTAR SODALITY 
CHRISTMAS COOKIE SALE
DECEMBER 9/10 

Plate of 3 dozen for $12.  To pre-order, please call Mary Ann at 618-632-7137.
ADVENT RECONCILIATION SERVICES

 Monday, Dec. 11 at Corpus Christi, Shiloh 7:00 p.m. 
Tuesday, Dec. 12 at Holy Childhood, Mascoutah 7:00 p.m. 
Wednesday, Dec. 13 at St. Nicholas, O'Fallon 7:00 p.m. 
Thursday, Dec. 14 at St. Clare of Assisi 7:00 p.m.

To help prepare for your confession, please visit our website at stclarechurch.org/penance for an Examination of Conscience.
St. Clare of Assisi | (618) 632-3562 | www.stclarechurch.org
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