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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






Saint Clare Parish Carnival


13th, 14th, 15th & 16th

716 Myrth Avenue • Essex, MD 21221

Wednesday & Thursday 6pm - 10pm

Friday 6pm - 11pm •

Saturday 5pm - 11pm


Thursday 6-10pm

“Ronnie Wayne & Tidewater Band”

Friday 6-11pm (ALUMNI NIGHT)


Saturday 5-11pm

Saturday Car Show 3pm-7pm



Special appearance by “The Bolger Family”