ST. CLARE CONNECTION
NOVEMBER 2, 2018
THIS WEEKEND
NATIONAL VOCATION AWARENESS WEEK IS NOVEMBER 4-10
All of us have a vocation, and we pray for all people, especially our teens and young adults, as they discern their vocation: matrimony, the single life, or religious life. Each vocation serves God and the Church in unique ways. There are prayer cards on the gathering space table that can be used during this National Vocation Awareness Week. 
24 HOUR EUCHARISTIC ADORATION
Sunday, November 4 after 10:30 Mass until 11:40 Monday, November 5
Followed by Benediction and Mass
A special event during Adoration this month. Please join us in praying a Patriotic Rosary on Monday, Nov. 5 at 10:30 a.m. This beautiful and powerful Rosary includes prayers for each individual state on each of the Hail Mary beads, readings from five of our Founding Fathers and singing patriotic hymns between decades and prayers for government leaders on each of the five Our Father beads.
Featured in our bulletin
this weekend...
At the end of the 2018 Synod on Young People, the bishops there from around the world presented this letter to the young people of the world.

HERE'S WHAT'S HAPPENING AT ST. CLARE
HOPE FOR THE JOURNEY
November 7 at 7 p.m. and November 28 at 2 p.m.
St. Clare Church Library
Hope for the Journey is a ministry reaching out to anyone that has experienced the loss of a loved one, recent or not. We meet for conversation, suggested reading, encouragement, prayer and to walk this journey with you. 
ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM
Young Adults Are Leaving Organized Religion at an Alarming Rate.
We Are 'Hear' to Listen. St. Clare of Assisi Fellowship Hall
Listening Sessions (Pick One!)
Parents of Young Adults & Ministry Leaders:
♦ Monday, November 5 at 6:30 p.m.
♦ Wednesday, November 7 at 6:30 p.m.
Parent and Ministry Leader Sessions meet in Fellowship Hall
Young Adults:
♦ Tuesday, November 6 at 6:30 p.m.
♦ Thursday, November 8 at 6:30 p.m.
♦ Tuesday, November 13 at 6:30 p.m.
♦ Thursday, November 15 at 6:30 p.m.
Young Adult Sessions meet in Choir Room
Babysitting will be provided for the Young Adult Sessions on November 6, 8, 13 & 15.
WHAT TO DO WITH EXTRA HALLOWEEN CANDY?
Donate it to the Confirmation Class for candy bags they will make for children attending the Thanksgiving Lunch for the homeless. Mark your bag “Confirmation Students” and drop in the Fellowship Hall kitchen by November 9.
MEN'S NIGHT
2nd Saturday of the Month
November 10 following the 5 p.m. Mass
“Monty Python and the Holy Grail”
All Movie Nights are BYOB (Bring your own beverage: beer, soda, etc.) and BYOC (Bring your own cash: delivery pizza will be purchased by the attendees).
COLLEGE CARE PACKAGES
If you would like your college student to receive a college care package from our parish for finals this semester, please send name, address and dates of finals by November 10 to janeadotson@yahoo.com.
ALL SOULS PRAYER VIGIL
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 11 at 5:00 PM
All are welcome to join us as we read a litany of all our loved ones who have died during the past 12 months. Family members will light candles in their honor. Please invite family and friends who have suffered the loss of a loved one. No matter how long ago your family members have died, November is a great time to come and pray for them...and to imagine them going into the arms of God’s mercy.
If you have lost a loved one in the last year and did not notify the parish office,
please call us at 632-3562 or email stephene@stclarechurch.org.
ST. CLARE SENIORS MEETING
Monday, November 12 at 6:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall
Delicious turkey dinner and pies for dessert. Playing Bingo with lots of wonderful prizes!
SWIC CONCERT BAND PERFORMANCE
“Salvation is [Re]Created”
November 15 at 7:00 p.m. in the Church

WORK OF HUMANS HANDS FAIR TRADE SALE
November 17-18 after Mass in the Fellowship Hall

CRAZY 8’s “thinks-giving” TRIVIA (for all 7th & 8th grade youth)
November 18 from 5-7 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall

GIVING TREE GIFT TAGS
Available November 17-18

THANKSGIVING DAY MASS
November 22 at 9:00 a.m.

ADVENT BOOK SALE
November 24-25 after Mass in the Fellowship Hall