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About Us

Our Parish Office is now located in the Parish Center. Please direct all questions and inquiries to the Parish Center.

For more information, call 410-687-6011

Fax: 410-687-2715


Hours: 9:00AM - 4:00 PM   Summer hours:  M-Th 9 - 3  Closed Friday


Religious Education Office: 410-686-7693


Hall Rental: 410-687-6011 x124

Saint Clare Parish

714 Myrth Avenue

Essex, MD 21221

United in tradition and based on the Gospel of Our Lord Jesus Christ, we are the Roman Catholic Community of Saint Clare Church in Essex. As a parish family, we accept the call of Jesus to serve Him and one another by:


            • Striving to spread the Gospel message through full and active

             participation in worship, and through the faith formation of children

             to adults;


            • Encouraging each other in love to become the person the Lord has

            called each of us to be, particularly through ongoing evangelization

            and service;


            • Providing opportunities which foster communication, cooperation

            and fellowship for all;


            • Reaching out to those who are in need by supporting their physical,

            emotional and spiritual wellbeing; and


            • Ensuring the future of our parish through our stewardship efforts,

            including prudently handling finances, efficiently managing staff and

            volunteer resources, and maintaining safe, accessible and attractive