FEBRUARY 14, 2020
ST. CLARE CONNECTION
THIS WEEKEND...
RETURN PALMS: FEB. 15/16 & FEB. 22/23
Each year the Church prepares to impose Ashes on the foreheads of Catholics during Ash Wednesday Services. These Ashes come from the previous year's Palms that were Blessed and distributed on Palm Sunday. We ask that you return your old Palms in the basket in the Gathering Space so they can be burned and prepared for Ash Wednesday.
THE MESSENGER-DIOCESAN NEWSPAPER
NEW SUBSCRIPTIONS & RENEWAL
Subscription rates are still a low $25 for an entire year. You can receive The Messenger in whatever format you prefer — in digital or newspaper format. Please INDICATE on the envelope from your packet which one you prefer. Click here to visit The Messenger website
HERE'S WHAT'S HAPPENING...
ALTAR SODALITY
Monday, February 17 at 6:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall
We will collect dues ($5) that evening. All women of the parish are invited to join us.

HOPE FOR THE JOURNEY
Wednesday, February 19
2:00 & 7:00 PM in St. Clare Library

HOPE for the Journey…reaching out to anyone that has experienced the loss of a loved one, recent or not. We meet for conversation, suggested reading, prayer, encouragement and to walk this journey with you.
ATTN FEDERAL GOVERNMENT WORKERS:
Can you donate your leave to help Christine Gass, who is recovering from a serious car accident?
DIOCESAN YOUTH CAMP
March 21-22
Join St. Clare youth and enjoy overnight lodging at Camp Ondessonk, peer-led talks, food, Mass, outdoor adventures, campfire, music and fun.  Register by Feb. 28.
Contact the parish office for details and forms.
ST. CLARE SCHOOL BENEFIT DINNER-AUCTION
Friday, February 28
All parishioners are invited to enjoy the school’s benefit dinner-auction at the Regency Conference Center in O’Fallon. This spectacular event helps raise funds for the school’s operating budget. Doors open for cocktails and hors d'oeuvres at 6 p.m. with dinner served at 7 p.m. for this adults-only event. The silent auction runs until 8 p.m., and then the oral auction begins. Tickets: $55 per person or $90 for VIP tickets at e.givesmart.com/events/eTC/.
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