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.
NEW MASS TIME
Sunday morning mass will now begin @ 8:30 am
8:30 am - 7:30 pm
Doors open at 6:00
Every other Thursday
Oct. 5th & 19th
Nov. 2nd & 16th
Dec. 7th & Dec 21st
After all the Masses
Keep your children Catholic
Among the biggest challenges faced by Catholic parents today is keeping children from being tempted away from the faith. Parents who nurture their own faith, model it for their children, and pray for them constantly stand a good chance of keeping them Catholic.
Try these other suggestions to help:
Make regular use of the sacraments. The Sacraments open the flood gates of God’s graces that make a holy life possible. Attend Mass as a family on Sundays and Holy Days. Choose one Saturday each month to attend Confession. Refresh your Baptismal promises at least once a year.
Teach children to understand what they believe. It is not enough to memorize prayers and articles of faith. Parents need to explain the meaning behind them. Use the Catechism of the Catholic Church as a reference. Priests and other religious are good resources, too.
Help children find their own devotions. Be careful of making your own personal acts of piety mandatory for your children. Instead expose them to many different kinds – daily Mass, Eucharistic Adoration, First Friday observations, praying to the saints – to find what is most meaningful to them.
Be patient. Don’t panic if your children veer from the spiritual path you have set on occasion. Gently guide them back and remember many saints strayed, too.
(Partners in Faith)