ST. CLARE CONNECTION
DECEMBER 7, 2018
THIS WEEKEND
ALTAR SODALITY COOKIE SALE
Plates of 3 dozen homemade cookies are only $12. 
ST. CLARE CHURCH ORNAMENT SALE
This year's ornament features an ornate silver Ethiopian Coptic cross. It is the 11th in a series of collectors’ ornaments featuring the art and architecture of our church. Ornaments will be sold for $10 each after weekend Masses. Proceeds benefit the parish’s building fund. A detailed story on this cross is featured in our current newsletter edition of THE EYE OPENER!  
The Masterworks Chorale, Children’s Choruses & Orchestra present “A Masterworks Christmas” at St. Clare on Sunday, December 9 at 7:30 p.m .
The soloist for the concert will be Grammy award-winning, internationally acclaimed soprano Christine Brewer, a resident of Lebanon. Tickets can be purchased at the door.
HERE'S WHAT'S HAPPENING AT ST. CLARE
ST. CLARE SENIORS CHRISTMAS PARTY
Monday, December 10 at 6:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall
Please bring a side dish or dessert and a $5 gift for the gift exchange game. Anyone over 55 from any parish is invited to join our group for evenings of great food, lots of laughs and a variety of entertainment and guest speakers.
PARISH RECONCILIATION SERVICE
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13
7:00 P.M.
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.

Check THIS WEEK’S BULLETIN for other local church confession times and read Fr. Jim's article on ways to prepare for confession.
YOUNG ADULT CHRISTMAS SOCIAL
Saturday, December 15 at 5:00 p.m.
At John and Lisa Harter’s house. Bring food and drink to share. Please indicate if you need babysitting (in their home) when you RSVP to Matt at matthewflynn5@gmail.com
BAPTISM PREPARATION CLASS
Sunday, December 16 at 1:30 in the Church Library
This class is for any parents that have not attended a Baptismal preparation class.
Please RSVP to the parish office.
LUKE 18 PLANNING MEETING
For high school & college leaders on December 16 at St. Nicholas gym at 11:45 a.m. 
THE ALTAR SODALITY CHRISTMAS PARTY
Monday, December 17 at 6:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall
Please bring a wrapped $5 gift which we will use for bingo prizes. If you would like to donate dish towels, dish cloths, potholders or calendars to be used in St. Vincent de Paul welcome baskets for those transitioning out of shelters to living on their own, please bring them that night. Please do not wrap these items. All women of the parish are invited to join us!