ST. CLARE CONNECTION 
February 17, 2017
Here's what's happening at St. Clare Church. 
THIS WEEKEND AT ST. CLARE

THE DAUGHTERS OF ST. PAUL PAULINE BOOKS & MEDIA SALE   Their publications of Catholic books, music and DVDs, both for children and adults, will be available for purchase after the weekend Masses.

YOUTH GROUP: ICE SKATING PARTY II  Sunday from 5:30-8:30PM at Steinberg Skating Rink- Forest Park. Cost is $7 admission & $6 skates. Please let Karen or Jane know if you will attend. Siblings welcome if parent drives (carpool from Church at 5:30).
BURNING OF PALMS FOR ASH WEDNESDAY

Please bring your old palms to church, this and next weekend, and return to the basket in the Gathering Space. The ashes from the burned palms will be used on Ash Wednesday, March 1. When we come forward to receive ashes on Ash Wednesday, we are saying that we are sorry for our sins and that we want to purify our hearts and grow in holiness during Lent so we will be prepared to celebrate Easter with great joy.
PILGRIMAGE
OCTOBER 9-19, 2017
As we celebrate our parish's 150th anniversary this year, Fr. Jim would like to lead a pilgrimage to Rome and Assisi. The estimated cost for this pilgrimage is $4,500 per person. This price covers flights, hotels, fees, and two meals a day for 10 days. We are taking a little poll to see who is both interested and capable of going on this pilgrimage. To continue planning with the tour company we will need about 20 people to make the trip possible. If you are seriously interested in going, please call Jamae Shubirg at the parish office, (618) 632-3562, or email her at jamaeshubirg@yahoo.com to be included on the list of "potential pilgrims."
ST. CLARE ALTAR SODALITY MEETING 
Monday, February 20 at 6:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. 
All women of the parish are invited to attend.
FUNDrive!!!
SATURDAY & SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 25/26
ST. CLARE CHURCH PARKING LOT

Help us raise funds for our youth group by donating clothes & household items. Donations will support our St. Clare Youth Group's trip to The National Catholic Youth Conference. A ccepting donations in the truck on parking lot: 
SATURDAY, FEB 25 FROM 9:00AM-4:30PM 
SUNDAY, FEB 26 FROM 9:30AM-12:30PM 
NO drop-offs in advance, please!

We accept: Clothing, Books, Shoes, Sporting Goods, Bedding, Toys & Games, Towels, Kitchen Items, Accessories, Knick Knacks, CDs, DVDs, Small Electrical Items, Flat Screen TVs, Computers
THE GOOD SHEPHERD PRESCHOOL 
*PRE-K  REGISTRATION* 
*OPEN HOUSE*
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28 FROM 6-7:30PM
The Good Shepherd Center is located on the St. Nicholas Campus in O'Fallon.
Both Half Day (8:30-11:30) and Full Day (8:30-1:30) options are available with extended care offered until 3:30. For information, contact Director Sherri Hertzler sherhertz5@gmail.com or 726-6532. 

Also available "Infant & Toddler Playtime" on Tuesday or Wednesday mornings! This teacher led play time offers new & exciting themes for 9 mos-3 yrs and their caregiver each week.
St. Clare of Assisi | (618) 632-3562 | www.stclarechurch.org
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