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Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,


Thank you for visiting our parish website.  As you browse our pages, you will find that the parishioners at St. Clare have a servant’s heart, especially for those in need.  We are also blessed at St. Clare to have a growing Spanish speaking community.  Indeed, the word Catholic means “Universal,” and the universality of the Catholic Church is beautifully displayed here at St. Clare.


Of course, all of us are in need of the transformative love of Jesus Christ, that is made manifest every time we gather together to be nourished by the Word of God and by the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ, truly present in the Eucharist, that we receive at Mass.  If you are looking for a parish, or have fallen away from the practice of the faith, we invite you to join us in our shared journey of faith, as disciples of Christ.


Fr. Jesse L. Bolger






Upcoming Events


Join us for our Lenten retreat series “33 Days to Morning Glory”

it is a six week journey beginning on Tuesday, February 24th through Tuesday, March 23rd.

The time is 6:30pm -8:00pm.

The series will be led by our pastor Fr. Jesse Bolger.

The cost for the retreat book is $10.00.

Refreshments will be provided for each session.

To register please send your check or money order made out to

St. Clare Church c/o Deacon Paul, 714 Myrth Ave. Essex Md.  21221.