Look what's happening at SCA!
We hope everyone has had a great week. We have a few things going on and we would love for you to join us.
Mass Sign-ups for 1/16 - 1/17
Please click the button below to sign up. If you can't find a time that works you can always view Mass online. We live-stream at Saturday at 5 PM and Sunday at 10 AM on our YouTube Channel: StClareSTL
Saturday 5 PM
Sunday 6:30 AM
Sunday 8 AM
Sunday 10 AM
Sunday 12 PM
Sunday 5 PM
THE ELEPHANT IN THE PEW SERIES
Make sure to attend our new series where we will tackle tough topics over the next couple of months. If you can't view in person remember you can always view online on our YouTube channel. The link to the talk will be posted on the night of. Make sure to subscribe and get notifications from our channel, St. Clare STL.
St. Clare STL
January 22nd marks the 48th anniversary of Roe vs. Wade. There are a few things we can do this month to stand in solidarity against abortion. We hope you will take to time to take part in one of the events mentioned below.
“Change the Odds” through the Archdiocesan LifeLine Coalition Campaign
Your generous gift to this campaign will provide women and families the concrete means to choose life. All funds are distributed through the Respect Life Apostolate directly to the area Birthright agencies, Our Lady’s Inn, Good Shepherd Children and Family Services, and the Blessed Teresa of Calcutta Fund.
Ways you can donate:
1. Online: https://giving.archstl.org/Product/respect-life-apostolate/respect-life- apostolate-lifeline-coalition
2. Mail donations directly to the RLA at:
Respect Life Apostolate
Mail Stop 340001
P.O. Box 953745
St. Louis, MO 63195-3745
3. Pick up an envelope in the church gathering space and drop it off in the collection basket or at the rectory by January 17.
9 DAYS FOR LIFE | Pray to Protect Human Life! | January 21-29
9 Days for Life is a novena for the protection of human life. Each day’s intention is accompanied by a short reflection and suggested actions to help build a culture of life. Join today at
YOUNG ADULT PRO-LIFE HOLY HOUR | January 28, 7:00PM | Cathedral
Join young adults (ages 19-39) throughout the archdiocese for this annual event to pray for an end to abortion and promote a greater respect for all life. We’ll begin with a talk by Brian Westbrook (Coalition for Life St. Louis) at 7 p.m. in the Cathedral followed by Adoration, the Rosary, and an opportunity for the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Questions? More information? Contact:
, 314-792-7555 or visit http://stlyoungadults.com/calendar/young-adult-pro-life-holy-hour/
ROSES FOR LIFE
Each year the Knights of Columbus have been distributing more than 70,000 paper Roses for Life in Missouri. Some of these Roses are sent to the Governor and selected Representatives and Senators at the state and national level to show our opposition to abortion. Because of Covid 19, this year the procedure will be different at St. Clare of Assisi. Tables will be set up in the gathering space for you to sign and address a rose while following Covid-19 safe protocols.
Alternatively, you can add your name and address to the Roses For Life support list. A copy of the entire list of names and collected roses will be sent to the Governor and members of our state and national legislatures prior to January 22, 2021, the 48th anniversary of Roe vs. Wade. Click the button below to sign your paper Rose for Life virtually!
"Sign" a Rose for Life
Developmental Disabilities Drive 'DDD' (also known as the 'tootsie roll' drive) successfully raised funds for a local business, Lafayette Industries, that employs hundreds of adults with disabilities. St. Clare Knights Bob Burger and Roland Schriever provided Lafayette Industries a check for $985 to support their mission to maximize their employees' abilities to be successful in a productive and professional work environment. Accepting the check are St. Clare parishioners and Lafayette employees Clare Gardiner, Steven Smith and Andy Villaire.
DDD also provided financial support to Cardinal Glennon Developmental Center and Special Olympics. Bob Burger, DDD Chair, would like to thank St. Clare parishioners for supporting this annual Knights of Columbus fundraiser.
We have been busy bees over at school: setting goals for 3
quarter, reorganizing and cleaning out the clutter from first semester, and doing a bit of tidying up as we packed away the Christmas decorations. The dreary weather we’ve had isn’t putting a damper on our spirits…there is too much to look forward to! Fun activities and surprises await us during Catholic Schools Week, a week where we celebrate what makes Catholic Schools so special.
Our annual Catholic Schools Week Open House will not be possible this year, but we are working on refreshing marketing materials and developing virtual tour videos. Because of YOU, we continue to receive at least four to six calls a week inquiring about enrollment for next year. By spreading the word about our exceptional curriculum, faith formation, teachers, and students, we have the potential to grow our enrollment even more. Keep sharing your love of SCA!
In addition to the parish Flocknote, you can keep up to date on school activities by following us on Facebook at St. Clare of Assisi School-Ellisville.
Thank you for your continued prayers and support of St. Clare of Assisi School. We hope to see you around the campus!
A SIDE NOTE FROM FR. MARTIN & MRS. LIND
Please be mindful when entering the parking lot during school hours. If you arrive for Mass before 8 am, please enter by the Assisi House and follow the line of cars; moving forward, the west entrance will be blocked until 8 am. In the afternoon, the lot is closed from 2:55 to 3:15 pm as the students leave for the day. There have been several near misses in the morning and after school, and we continue to be concerned for everyone’s safety. Thank you for your cooperation and patience on the SCA parking lot.
SCA Sports Fans:
Tom McBride has moved on after leading the SCA CYC Track program for the last 11 years.
A big thank you goes out to Tom for his service to the SCA Parish.
Currently, we do not have anyone to lead SCA Track, which puts the season in jeopardy. We are seeking a Director of the SCA CYC Track Program. The SCA CYC Track program is open to K-8
grade boys and girls and usually has between 50-80 participants. Responsibilities include:
Scheduling, planning and running an efficient practice
Ordering uniforms, coordinating volunteers/assistant coaches
Entering team into 2-3 St. Louis CYC meets
Attend or have a representative at CYC Track meetings
Attend SCA board meetings (about 5 in a normal year)
You must be compliant with all Protecting God’s Children and Prevent and Protect STL
You must have a valid CYC Coaching ID
For your effort, you will receive the following benefits:
Exemption from Fish Fry Volunteer Duty
Free SCA CYC sports participation for your family
Joy Service to the SCA Parish
Gratitude from the many families you impact
Please prayerfully consider this over the weekend. If interested or have questions, please respond to Kevin Leighton (
This liturgical year is the Year of St. Joseph! We are going to celebrate by growing closer to him. Join your parish in taking part in a Consecration to St. Joseph. You can do the consecration on your own or as a group. How will you show your appreciation to St. Joseph? The next consecration starts on February 15th.
Purchase your discounted book through our SCA Website and save at least $5
Purchase the Consecration of St. Joseph Book
More information on the Consecration to St. Joseph
We hope everyone has a great weekend! Don't forget to check out our newest episode of the podcast, Encountering the Purpose of Life. Guest, Jeff Bush, shares with us his story of unfulfillment, desire, encountering Jesus, and continual conversion. Click the image below to listen!
Jan 17th Bulletin
on Friday, January 15 at 11:15AM