ST. CLARE CONNECTION 
December 2, 2016
Here's what's happening at St. Clare Church. 
THIS WEEKEND AT ST. CLARE CHURCH

PICTURE DIRECTORY SIGN UPS after Mass in the Gathering space OR sign up now online HERE!  (More details below.)

ST. CLARE CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS will be available for purchase after Mass.

GIVING TREE gift tags for families and children in need can be found in the Gathering Space.

FAIR TRADE ITEMS will be available for purchase after Mass.

COFFEE AND DONUTS after 8:30 and 10:30 Mass.

24 HOUR EUCHARISTIC ADORATION:  11:40 a.m. until 11:40 a.m. December 5 
XLT ADORATION: 5:00-5:45 p.m - 45 minutes of great music and prayer.

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DAILY ADVENT REFLECTIONS 
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ST. CLARE PARISHIONERS
 
HOLY DAY OF OBLIGATION
DECEMBER 8 
The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary Mass Schedule: 7:00 a.m and 7:00 p.m   (School Mass in the gym at 8:30 a.m.)
INFANT BAPTISM CLASS
December 11 at 1:00 PM
Church Library
Parents must attend a class before scheduling a baptism. Please call the parish office if you plan to attend.
A MASTERWORKS CHRISTMAS
WITH CHRISTINE BREWER
DECEMBER 11 AT 7:30 PM
ST. CLARE CHURCH

We warmly welcome  the Masterworks Chorale, Children's Choruses and Orchestra for this much-anticipated Christmas concert with Grammy award winning soprano Christine Brewer!

Tickets: $20 for Adults/$15 for Seniors and Military/$10 for Students

Tickets are available at the parish office.

HOPE FOR THE JOURNEY
DECEMBER 14 AT 2:00 PM
ST CLARE CHURCH LIBRARY

Hope For The Journey is a new ministry at
St. Clare Church reaching out to anyone that has
experienced the loss of a loved one, recent or not.
We meet for conversation, suggested reading, encouragement and prayer and to walk this journey with you. 
If you have questions or would like more information
on this ministry, please contact the parish office.
ADVENT PENANCE SERVICE
DECEMBER 15 AT 7:00 PM
ST. CLARE CHURCH

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 eight priests available for individual confessions.

To help with your examination and confession...try these apps:
"Confession: A Roman Catholic App"
"Laudate" - also has many Catholic prayers and scriptures

EXAMINATION OF CONSCIENCE

Check the bulletin for other local church confession times.
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 150th 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 dates: January 5-7 & February 21-25. You can SIGN UP NOW ONLINE or after Mass on December 3/4 and 17/18.
St. Clare of Assisi | (618) 632-3562 | www.stclarechurch.org
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