Happy Labor Day, SCA!
It's that time again, time for Flocknote Friday! First, there is a minor correction in the bulletin, there is NO SANDWICH SUNDAY this weekend. Now please take time to read about all the great things we have going on around campus but first take note of some SCA Labor Day information.
Sunday's readings offer us a message of hope — God is with us and wants to heal us. May this message come ablaze in our hearts so that we might live with unwavering faith. The Gospel presents us with the story of the profound physical healing of a deaf man with a speech impediment. People brought him to Jesus and begged for his healing. Jesus took the man off by himself, touched his ears and his tongue, then proclaimed, “Be opened!” Immediately he was healed. This story in our Gospel overwhelms us with comfort and peace because we have a compassionate God who sees our physical needs. Yet if we reflect further on this reading, we see that God uses this moment of physical healing as an opportunity to restore something much deeper—our souls. Often, we are blind and deaf to God in our lives. We miss countless opportunities to see God working in our day-to-day moments—through our loved ones, our community, or even a stranger. We miss the quiet voice of Jesus in our hearts telling us to choose Him instead of sin, respond in love instead of anger, or care for someone else in a moment instead of ourselves. These are how we need to be spiritually healed. And the scriptures remind us that God is with us and wants to heal us. This week let us seek God to heal our souls and transform our hearts. Let us pray that our eyes and our ears might “be open" to His workings, words, and promptings in our lives.
— Stewardship Reflections by Catholic Stewardship Consultants
This coming week the Church will celebrate the birthday of Mary. A September birth was chosen because the Eastern Church begins its Church year with September. The September 8 date helped determine the date for the feast of the Immaculate Conception on December 8. Saint Augustine connects Mary’s birth with Jesus’ saving work. He tells the earth to rejoice and shine forth in the light of her birth. “She is the flower of the field from whom bloomed the precious lily of the valley. Through her birth the nature inherited from our first parents is changed.” Take time to celebrate with our Blessed Mother. Come to church for Mass, pray the Rosary, or sing a Marian hymn. You are also invited to take part in the birthday party for Mary at our Parish.
Patriot Day – 9/11 Remembrance
911. For years, those numbers simply meant a call for help. Now they also remind us of September 11, 2001, the date of the worst terrorist attack on the United States of America and one of the deadliest days ever on American soil. This coming Saturday we will mark the twentieth anniversary of 9/11. Let us continue to pray often for our country and all those who lost their lives.
God bless America. Eternal Rest grant unto them O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace. Amen.
New Business Manager
Welcome, Aaron Mahanay our new business manager
I am happy to announce that I have hired a new business manager for our Parish. His name is Aaron Mahanay. Aaron, his wife and three children are members of St Francis of Assisi Parish in Oakville. Aaron brings experience from the banking world and now shares his gifts and talents with us. I am thankful to our previous business manager, Linda Putnam, for all her time she has shared to help me keep the business side of the parish going while I was conducting the hiring process. Father Martin was gracious and allowed her to come back to SCA each week. Aaron can be reached at the rectory during business hours. Please help me welcome Aaron to our Parish.
FORMED Now: The Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Dr. Tim Gray and Dr. John Sehorn discuss the birthday of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
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Shaina and Alyssa welcome Joe Martin, a seminarian for the Archdiocese of St. Louis and the pastoral intern assigned to St. Clare for this academic year. We chat Joe's upbringing, his formation, and his hopes for this year of parish life.
Discerning "Fr. Martin"
St. Clare of Assisi Basketball REGISTRATION IS OPEN!
The program is open to St. Clare parishioners and the community!
CYC Teams for Boys and Girls in 3rd thru 8th Grades:
League games in West County. Practice time at SCA. Eligible teams will compete in CYC playoffs!
Training League for 1st and 2nd Graders:
Practice once per week. 8-10 game schedule at St. Clare and nearby parishes. Baskets are lowered to 8’ and 9’ for these kids. SPACE IS VERY LIMITED!
All on Saturday mornings for 8 weeks. Kids will learn basic rules, skills, and scrimmage against each other at Dollard Hall. SPACE IS LIMITED!
$135/player for 1st thru 8th; $115/player for Kindergartners.
Practices start in late November; games in January.
Volunteers needed! Interest in Coaching?
Directors: Josh Engelbart and Jason Rubel
REGISTRATION CLOSES on OCTOBER 1.
Walking with Purpose is back!
Sign ups are now up and ready. Whether this is your first year or your second year, we want you to join us! We will be hosting two studies. Keeping in Balance and Opening Your Heart. Read below about our new study this year. We have morning, afternoon, and evening times!
Meetings start the week of Sept 13th.
P.S. There is no actual walking involved.
SCA Walking with Purpose
KEEPING IN BALANCE
Do you feel pulled in many directions? Do you find it hard to balance the demands placed on your time? Is it difficult to manage all the details thrown your way? God wants to support and help us so that we can be our best in every season of our lives.
Come along on a journey throughout Scripture as we discover the relevance of Old and New Testament wisdom to our daily challenges. In this 22-lesson study, we’ll explore Biblical ideas for managing life’s pace and pressure while living with calm and steadiness. Your lifestyle of health and holiness awaits.
Keeping in Balance
Are tired of projecting an image of “perfect”
Have trouble making God your highest priority
Can’t find enough time to give to loved ones
Have unrealistic expectations of yourself and others
Need help setting healthy boundaries
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 18 | 7 - 11 PM | GYM
Are you ready to have some fun by listening and dancing to music from the Motown era?
The Knights of Columbus have booked Anita Rosamond’s band for a fun-filled night at St. Clare. Talk to your family and friends to put Sept 18
on your calendars. Get ready to go back in time for 4 hours that evening from 7 – 11 pm. Start planning to reserve a table with you and 7 of your closest friends. Can't fit all of your friends at one table? Then buy two!
Reserve a table of 8 for $200.
Individual tickets are $25.
Prices include 2 drink tickets per person for beer or wine.
Sponsor a table to advertise your business for $100.
If you have any questions, please contact Roland Schriever at (636)448-9448.
Buy your tickets for Motown by clicking here!
OKTOBERFEST IS BACK!
Make sure to save the date for our annual OKTOBERFEST. Can you believe this will be the 19th year for it?! Time flies when you are having fun!
When is it you ask?
Friday, October 1st | 4 - 9 PM
Yes, there's going to be a kid's carnival again this year along with, 50/50, raffles, band, food and refreshments. Bring the whole family and invite all of your friends!
Sponsors are needed, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We hope that you have a wonderful extended weekend and a great Labor Day!
Sept 5th Bulletin
Readings for the 23nd Sunday in Ordinary Time
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