ST. CLARE CONNECTION 
December 9, 2016
Here's what's happening at St. Clare Church. 
THIS WEEKEND AT ST. CLARE CHURCH

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL ANNUAL PARISH APPEAL 
A second collection will be taken for our SVDP.  They assist those who seek our help in the O'Fallon-Shiloh area.  To read more about SVDP click HERE.

CHRISTMAS COOKIES
  St. Clare Altar Sodality Annual Christmas Cookie will be for sale after Mass. Boxes of 3 dozen for $12.

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

STUDY BAGS for high school students studying for finals.  Pick up a bag after Mass.

TEENS ENCOUNTER CHRIST (TEC) High school students be sure to stop by and visit with TEC Team Members after 10:30 Mass in the Gathering Space!
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


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DAILY ADVENT REFLECTIONS 
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ST. CLARE PARISHIONERS
 
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.
CRAZY 8'S CHRISTMAS PARTY  & BLANKET MAKING
DECEMBER 18 FROM 5:00-7:00 PM
FELLOWSHIP HALL

For all 7th & 8th grade youth. Games, food, service & fun!   Please bring 2 pieces of color coordinated (1 print & 1 solid) fleece material (1 yard or 2 yards each) and scissors or some warm snacks to share. Blankets will be donated to elderly. 
ALTAR SODALITY CHRISTMAS PARTY
DECEMBER 19 AT 6:00 PM
FELLOWSHIP HALL

Please bring an appetizer/finger food to share and a $5.00 wrapped gift for bingo.  We will also be collecting items for the St. Vincent de Paul kitchen welcome baskets (dish cloths, dish towels, pot holders, calendars or monetary donations). 

All women of the parish are welcome to join us!
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: January 5-6 & February 21-25.  Only a few Saturday time slots are available. You can SIGN UP NOW ONLINE or after Mass on December 17/18.
St. Clare of Assisi | (618) 632-3562 | www.stclarechurch.org
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