ST. CLARE CONNECTION 
December 30, 2016
Here's what's happening at St. Clare Church. 
 JANUARY 1  BULLETIN 
New Years Eve and New Years Day
Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God
+Saturday, December 31 Mass at 5:00 PM

+Eucharistic Adoration following Mass at 6:10 PM 
through Sunday, January 1 at 8:10 AM

+Sunday, January 1 Mass at 8:30 AM and 10:30 AM

"Ring" in the New Year in the silence of Jesus' presence in the Blessed Sacrament. 
On this, the Solemnity of Mary, the holy Mother of God, we pray for peace..in our families, communities and world, the sanctity of life, and for an increase in vocations to the priesthood and religious life.
PRIESTLY VOCATIONS DISCERNMENT GROUP


You've thought about it; now let's talk about it!  Join Vocation Director, Fr. Nicholas Junker, for a lively conversation about the priesthood. 

Where and When: Cathedral of St. Peter Rectory, Belleville 5:00 PM, January 8, 2017.  We invite men ages 16-30 to join us!  Call Fr. Junker at 722-5035 for more details.
QUIET RETREAT FOR ST. CLARE MEN:  
'YOUR GOODNESS IS MY HOME'
JANUARY 6-8 AT  KING'S HOUSE RETREAT CENTER, BELLEVILLE
Take time for personal reflection and spiritual growth. Register with Len Ratajczyk at lenratajczyk@gmail.com or 363-8776 by Jan. 3.
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YOUTH GROUP:
ICE SKATING PARTY AT ECKERTS
SUNDAY, JANUARY 8
5:30-8:30 PM

We will carpool from St. Clare Church.  Please let the parish office know if you will attend so we have enough drivers. Parents are invited to help drive to event. Siblings are welcome if parents drive.
END OF YEAR GIVING MADE SIMPLE WITH WESHARE !

A simple click on our parish online giving site will lead you step by step through giving via credit card, debit, checking or savings. Donating is simple, safe, and secure.

With WeShare you can donate to any collection, take advantage of end of year tax savings with a one time gift, or set up recurring draws such as a weekly or monthly tithe or church mortgage payments. The WeShare site allows you to direct your donations to specific causes so you know your gift will go exactly where you wish. God has blessed us all abundantly, and it's never been easier to share!   www.stclarechurch.weshareonline.org
PARISH PHOTO DIRECTORY
Partnering with Lifetouch professional photographers, we invite you to sit for a portrait to be included in our new parish directory. Each parish household that participates will receive a complimentary directory and an 8x10 photo. Purchasing portraits is optional.
Photo dates: February 21-25.   SIGN UP ONLINE TODAY!  
St. Clare of Assisi | (618) 632-3562 | www.stclarechurch.org
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