ST. CLARE CONNECTION
SEPTEMBER 14, 2018
THIS WEEKEND!
CATECHETICAL SUNDAY We express our profound gratitude for the gifts each catechist gives to our parish. They represent our community in religious education for adults and children. Let us ask God's blessing on them as they devote their time and talent this year.
YOUTH BONFIRE Sunday evening from 6-8:00 by the Pavilion (west parking lot) for High school & Crazy 8’s (all youth 7-12 grade). Hot Dogs, S’mores, Games. Bring you friends from anywhere! Parents needed to chaperone.
OKTOBERFEST 2018
It’s just TWO weeks away!

German Dinner • Funnel Cakes • Spiral Spuds • Hamburgers • Brats • Hot Dogs • 5K Run and Kids’ Fun Run • Beer & Wine Gardens • Music • Bingo • Basket Raffle • Silent Auction • Raffle Tickets • Cake Wheel • Poker • Big Six Wheel • Pull Tabs • Kids’ Games & Inflatables • Horse Rides • Face Painting • Snow Cones • I Dood It

New attractions: Escape Room • Corn Hole • 9 Square in the Air • Giant Jenga
HERE'S WHAT'S HAPPENING AT ST. CLARE PARISH!
ALTAR SODALITY
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 17
All women of the parish are invited to join the new season of Altar Sodality on Monday, September 17th at 6:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall for our potluck dinner and meeting. Fried chicken will be provided, board members will provide dessert and members bring a side dish to share. Our entertainment will be bunco, which we are still learning to play. Please bring $5.00 to be used toward prizes. Come and join us for food, fellowship and fun.
HOPE FOR THE JOURNEY
Wednesday, September 19 at 7:00 p.m.
AND
Wednesday, September 26 at 2:00 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. For information, please call the parish office.
You’re Invited to Join The Cornerstone Catholic Scripture Study!
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.
ENCOUNTERS WITH HOPE
NEW DISCUSSION GROUP!
First meeting: Thursday, September 20
6:30—8 p.m. in the Library
*Struggling with finding hope in our world?
*Had an encounter with poverty, injustice, suffering or social sin?
*Questioning how to make sense of it all?
Come to Encounters with Hope, a new discussion group for people with questions about and experiences with poverty, injustice and social sin. Conversations will be guided by Deacon John Gomez and Matt Flynn.
Parents & Grandparents: Does your 10-21 year old love making videos? Pass the Pro-Life Video Challenge info on to them to create a 1-5 minute video that relates to the theme "Life Has Purpose". Winner receives $100!