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Faith Formation & Religious Education

Parish Pastoral Associate                Administrative Assistant 
Lori Mascia                                        Brad Jasko
440-449-4242 extension 119             440-449-4242 extension 122 
lmascia.stclare@att.net                     faithform.stclare@att.net
 

 

God is a friend who is real ... who loves ... who we can trust ...

a friend forever ... and a friend for EVERYONE! 

Our children earned spare change doing chores to donate for “Turn on the Water!” social justice outreach through Catholic Relief Services to help provide clean water for those that need it for cooking, drinking, crops, hygiene, and livestock. They donated $216.71, enough to provide 7 hand washing stations! Every little bit can make a BIG difference!

 

Click here to download a printable version of our June Calendar

 

Celebrate the 11th Sunday of Ordinary Time

Start Preparing for Sunday Today!

The Kingdom of God…is like a mustard seed that, when it is sown in the ground,

is the smallest of all the seeds on the earth.
But once it is sown, it springs up and becomes the largest of plants and puts forth large branches,
so that the birds of the sky can dwell in its shade.”

Mark 4:30b,31-32 https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/061624.cfm

 

Resources for Children & Families

 

Pray the Divine Mercy Novena 

 

Use pamphlet sent home with faith formation children or Click here for Divine Mercy Chaplet Novena Pamphlet

Click here to sign up for daily email reminders from Pray More Novenas

Click here to download & print Holy Heroes Divine Mercy coloing page.

 

We encourage you and your family to pray/read the bible each day!

Click here for links to help you include The Word of God in your daily life

 

We give thanks for all those in Faith Formation here at the Church of St. Clare

and pray for God's continued blessing and protection for our children, families and catechists!

The family is the fundamental cell of society,
where we learn to live with others despite our differ­ences and to belong to one another;
it is also the place where parents pass on the faith to their children.”
 Evangellii Gaudium (Joy of the Gospel) #66. Pope Francis.

Click here for Summer Registration Parent Letter

 

Register NOW for 2023-2024

 
Elementary & Jr High PSR - click here:

https://www.osvhub.com/st-clare-church/forms/psr-registration-form-23

NOW is the time to register your child for 2023-2024 faith formation

Especially those first graders in public school who need to start faith formation and religious education to prepare to make their First Confession and receive their First Holy Communion.

Grades 7 & 8/9   Tuesday evenings, 7:15-8:30pm 

Grades PreK – 6    Saturday mornings, 9-10:15am 

 

Faith Formation for Adults with Special Needs

The Church of Saint Clare is proud to offer faith formation for adult(s 18 & older) with disabilities.

Do you know an adult who would like an opportunity to develop their religious faith?

Please encourage them to sign up so that they can begin to participate more fully in our Church community.

We look forward to celebrating the richness of the gifts that persons with disabilities have to offer.

Saint Clare Adult Special Education runs Wednesday evenings from 7-8pm.

Contact Tom O’Neill at  toneill218@sbcglobal.net or Lori Mascia at lmascia.stclare@att.net 

 

The definitive aim of catechesis is to put people not only in touch,

but in communion, in intimacy, with Jesus Christ.

~ Pope Saint John Paul II, Catechesis in our Time, Catechesi Tradendae, 5

2023-2024 Faith Formation Forms

2023-2024  Calendars

Elementary & Jr High PSR Registration Form

Guidelines for In Person PSR 

Pick Up Authorization Forms

Parent Child Faith Formation Covenant

Jr High Christian Behavior Contract

Adult Special Education

Elementary PSR Calendar     Pre-K through 6th Grade

Jr. High PSR Calendar

Pflaum Gospel Weeklies Unit Calendar 2023-2024

Faith Formation Calendar

Adult Special Education

 
 
Faith Formation PSR
 2023-2024 
Grades Pre-K to 6 
Saturdays, 9-10:15am
Jr .High Confirmation Prep
Tuesday, 7:15-8:30pm

Volunteer Opportunity

Calling All Disciples!

Catechesis from Greek means to “echo” our faith. Please join us in praying for our catechists and pray for those who God is calling to join us in this ministry. “Jesus did not call volunteers to do a job but he called disciples to answer God’s call of service to God and the Church” (Pope Francis, Symposium on Catechesis, July 2017). Do you feel called to join our faith formation team? If so, please contact Lori Mascia lmascia.stclare@att.net

On August 11th we celebrated our patroness, Saint Clare 

For more on Clare see: https://franciscanmedia.org/saint-clare-of-assisi/

Or watch Clare and Francis filmed on location https://watch.formed.org/clare-and-francis FREE on FORMED for St. Clare parishioners

Click here for a picture of the complete stained glass window designed and executed by Douglas Phillips and here for its description researched by Reverend John Valencheck and photographed by Matt Mascia.

 

THIS YEAR IS THE YEAR OF PARISH EUCHARISTIC REVIVAL:

Click here for more info!

Join us for Eucharistic Adoration on Wednesday, 9am-5pm, in the church, or Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm and Saturday, 9am-Noon in the Adoration Chapel - Jesus is waiting for YOU!

Children in Saint Clare Faith Formation are learning about Eucharistic Adoration: when they behold Jesus they are held by Him!

Eucharistic Revival Resources:

- List of Online Resources

- K to 2 Handout with Reflection - Pflaum Publishing

- Grades 3 to 9 Handout with Reflection - Pflaum Publishing

- Eucharistic Adoration for Children from Teaching Catholic Kids 

Click here for Adoration with Kids Printables from Look to Him and be Radiant

 

Click here to sign up for daily email reminders from Pray More Novenas

 

 
       

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