DECEMBER 14, 2017
Here's what's happening at St. Clare Church. 
ST. CLARE PARISH  ADVENT 
RECONCILIATION SERVICE  TONIGHT!
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 14  AT 7:00 P.M.
Our Communal Reconciliation Service will provide a simple worship aid with the "Act of Contrition" prayer for the service so you do not need to worry about the 'how to.' There will be nine priests available for individual confessions.  To help prepare for your confession, please visit our website at  stclarechurch.org/penance for an Examination of Conscience. 
THIS WEEKEND AT ST. CLARE CHURCH
WOMEN OF THE PARISH Be sure to pick up a 'gift bag' after Mass this weekend to learn more about "The Women's Welcome Experience Weekend" retreat on February 17-18.

STUDY BAGS are available for high school students studying for finals.

Crazy 8's -  Christmas Games and Blanket Making 
Sunday, Dec. 17 from 5-7 p.m. in Fellowship Hall 
Crazy 8's is for 7th & 8th graders. Blankets will be donated to people in need.  Bring 1 piece of (1 print or 1 solid) fleece material (2 yards each) & really good scissors or some warm snacks to share! 

Youth Group High School -  Study Night 
Sunday, Dec. 17 from 6-8 p.m. in the youth room at St. Clare School 
College students will help high school students. Refreshments served. All are welcome, even if you are not a regular at youth group!
Please Note: 
Mass Schedule For Fourth Sunday of Advent, 
Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

Saturday, December 23 at 5:00 p.m. This is the only Mass for 4th Sunday of Advent.  There will be no Sunday morning Masses.

Christmas Eve Masses: Sunday, December 24 at 4:30 p.m. & 11:00 p.m.
Christmas Day Mass: Monday, December 25 at 10:00 a.m.
DO YOU KNOW SOMEONE AWAY FROM THE CATHOLIC CHURCH?
Only one-third of Catholics attend Mass on a regular basis...let's invite them back!  Visit catholicscomehome.org to learn more about ways to invite your friends and loved ones back to the Catholic Church!
END OF YEAR GIVING
Please remember your parish of St. Clare as you consider making extra "end-of-year"  contributions. Your parish depends on extra donations at the end of year to make up for any  budget shortfalls. Some people need to make extra charitable donations as a tax deduction  before the end of the year. Thanks for any and all extra contributions to help your parish!  To give online go to www.stclarechurch.org/weshareonline.com
St. Clare of Assisi | (618) 632-3562 | www.stclarechurch.org
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