Feast of Divine Mercy Celebration
St. Clare Church
Sunday, April 27
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
Sacrament of Reconciliation
Chaplet of Divine Mercy
Benediction, Closing of Exposition
Veneration of Relic of St. Faustina
Join us in praying the Divine Mercy Novena at St. Clare Church starting on Good Friday and continuing 9 days through Saturday, April 26. This powerful devotion was given by Jesus to St. Faustina Kowalska. Our last three popes have had great devotion to this message and novena, including Blessed John Paul II who will be canonized on Divine Mercy Sunday. In this devotion we come to trust completely in God, to accept His mercy with thanksgiving and to be merciful as He is merciful. Good Friday’s devotion will begin at 2:30pm and the following 8 days it will begin at 3:00pm, the Hour of Mercy.
Jesus, I Trust In You!
Sponsor a Scholarship
Sponsor a Scholarship for a Youth in Guatemala
Since 2007, our parish has offered scholarships for youth in our Guatemalan sister parish to go to high school. These youth are from a remote and impoverished village where it had been rare for anyone to go to high school. Next weekend, we will have packets with information on our current scholarship students in grades 10 and 11. We are encouraging individuals or groups of individuals to consider sponsoring a scholarship student for $50 a month until they finish grade 12. You are then encouraged to communicate with your student in a letter sent through those visiting our sister parish this summer. We will then ask them about future email correspondence. You may also make a one time donation to go into the general scholarship fund. For more info, contact email@example.com.
Church History Series
Church History Series with Fr. Jim
Thursdays, April 24, May 1, 8, and 15
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
At Mass each year during the Easter season we listen to the Acts of the Apostles and the amazing stories of the early Church. Fr. Jim will lead us in a discussion of stories of the Church beyond this early time up to the 8th century. The course will use videos by Professor Christopher Bellitto, Associate Professor
of Church History at Kean University.
The videos and discussion will address the interaction between a developing tradition of unchanging belief and the development of inventive ways to describe, teach, share and live that faith.
At a later time we will continue on with the history of the Catholic Church up to this century. To register for the course, contact Cheryl at firstname.lastname@example.org or the parish office at 632-3562.
Old Testament Bible Study Israel’s Story Part 1 7 Consecutive Thursdays, May 22-July 3 7:00-8:30 p.m. Catechumen Room/Library
The Old Testament contains countless stories and passages that provide us great beauty and comfort. But for every story that is beautiful, there is another that is horrendous, disturbing, or confusing. This confusion is understandable, given the centuries that separate our culture from that of the people of the Old Testament. This study will guide us through this world—from the creation stories in Genesis to the Israelites’ captivity in Egypt, from King David to the Prophets. Through it all we discover that the god who was active in ancient Israel is the same God who continues to call us into a relationship today. To register, contact Cheryl Sommer at 632-4281 or email@example.com. Suggested cost for materials is $20.
Welcome to St. Clare of Assisi, a Roman Catholic Church, located in O’Fallon, Illinois. We hope that our website provides you with the information you need to nurture and support your faith here in the parish and beyond.
If you are new to the parish,
we extend a special welcome to you and pray that you will find a warm home here. If you would like to register, you will find the form you need here.
We invite all our parishioners to join fully in our life at St. Clare. We serve the community through worship, outreach, education, social activities, sacramental preparation, and comfort to the sick and those who mourn. Feel free to contact us if we may be of service to you in any way.
Since 2007 when our new church was built, St. Clare has been making consistent efforts to be ecologically aware and sustainable. We take our Franciscan spirituality seriously, and also recognize how careful, enlightened stewardship of creation is part of our responsibility as disciples. We have a parish Earth Concerns Committee which attempts to keep our environment before the eyes of our parishioners, offering educational activities and maintaining a weekly bulletin box.
Below is a listing of some of the components of our "Green-ness":
♦Geothermal heating-cooling system
♦Occupancy sensor lights
♦Motion-activated water spigots
♦Recyclable kitchen products