Welcome to Saint Clare Parish in Essex, MD! St. Clare is a branch of the true vine, Jesus Christ. Our goal is to continue to build the kingdom of God while recognizing the need to remain in Christ. God has chosen us to go forth and bear much fruit, through Liturgy, Faith Formation, Service, Stewardship, and Evangelization.We are a Catholic church headed by Fr. Lou Martin. We welcome you as brothers and sisters in Christ.