ST. CLARE CONNECTION
AUGUST 31, 2018
THIS WEEKEND!
It’s just four weeks away!
Stop by the Oktoberfest tables in the Gathering Space after Mass to:
Meet the Oktoberfest Committee and find out how to get involved!
Volunteer to set up or tear down and clean up the Fest grounds!
Sign up to work shifts in a stand or to help serve our homemade German dinner!
Purchase and sell raffle tickets for our fabulous Big Otto and Li’l Otto raffles!
Sign up to donate prizes, food & drinks. We’ve got a long “wish list” to choose from!
Support the parish and promote your business as an Oktoberfest sponsor
Grab a yard sign to help advertise!
Register for the 5K run or kids fun run!
HERE'S WHAT'S HAPPENING AT ST. CLARE PARISH!
SECOND SATURDAY OF THE MONTH
MEN'S GROUP
BBQ & SOCIAL
SEPTEMBER 8
Following 5PM Mass
Meet at the pavilion by the garden
RSVP to Mike Howk at mike.howk@gmail.com
 BYOB beer or soda
PARISH SCHOOL OF RELIGION
Classes start on
Sunday, September 9.
GUATEMALA TRIP
Interested in learning more about or seeing our sister parish? 
We will travel to there January 2-9, 2019. Approximate cost is $1,000 (varies based on airfare). See the bulletin board for more details, and contact Laura Polillo, lpacmt@gmail.com, with any questions or to express interest by Sept. 16.
ST. CLARE SENIORS MEETING
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 10
6:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Come for Pizza! Our special guest this month will be
Barbara Kaye...portraying Dolly Madison! Please join us!
FOR THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER
Sept 2 No Meeting (Labor Day weekend)
Sept 9 Meeting 6—7:30 p.m. Youth Room/Gym
Sept 16 Bonfire 6—8 p.m. Garden Pavilion
(southwest corner of church parking lot)
Sept 23 Meeting 6—7:30 p.m. Youth Room
Sept 29 Youth help with snow cones & face painting at OKtoberfest from 3—11

High School Youth from any parish or any faith are welcome! It’s a great time to meet on Sunday nights in the Youth Room in the lower level (enter through the middle doors).
You’re Invited to Join The Cornerstone Catholic Scripture Study!
A Catholic Bible study group that will lead you on a faith journey that can transform your heart and mind. Join us as we journey through the exciting Book of Revelation where we will see spectacular visions of Heaven and colorful signs and symbols. Set aside your fears and you will find compelling reasons to embrace hope through courage and patient endurance and be led to God's promise to "make all things new." Meetings are held in St. Clare Church Fellowship Hall beginning on September 19 at 9:30 a.m.
All new members must attend the visitor’s session on September 19
For more details, please call Kristy at 618-402-0885.
The Crisis Facing the Roman Catholic Church in the United States
His Holiness, Pope Francis has written a personal letter to all of you and His Excellency, Bishop Braxton has done so as well. The Bishop has asked that both letters be shared with you. Both copies can be found on our parish website homepage at www.stclarechurch.org