SCA, today is Holy Thursday and other happenings!
Happy Holy Thursday! This week we have a
for the children and some fun coloring pages for them as well. So gather the children and watch Brother Francis' Stations of the Cross.
Make sure to grab a spot for Easter. Plans are changing and people are cancelling some of their spots so make sure to check for open spots. If you have spots that you saved but your plans have changed please update your reservation.
Easter Masses | 4/3 - 4/4
Please sign-up for Easter Masses. If your usual Mass is full, please pick a different one or join us on YouTube: St. Clare STL
Saturday, Easter Vigil - 8 PM
Sunday 6:30 AM
Sunday 8 AM
Sunday 10 AM - Church
Sunday 10:05 AM - Gym
Sunday 12 PM
NOON PARKING LOT MASS
Just a friendly reminder that we do offer a noon parking lot Mass and this will also be true for Easter.
YES THERE IS A NOON EASTER PARKING LOT MASS!
Please remember to park in the Assisi House and then overflow is in front of the Rectory. Park, tune radio to 89.9, and then put headlights and flashers on to let the celebrant know you would like to receive Holy Communion. Please see more detailed instructions in attachment below.
CALLING ALL CHILDREN... THE EGG HUNT IS BACK!
The Knights of Columbus are bringing the Egg Hunt back this year. So gather the baskets and join in on the fun! If you want to work on your artistic talent, the SCA Youth Group will be hosting sidewalk chalk drawing in front of church starting at 10 AM. Bring your friends, whether they are SCA parishioners or not. We love everyone and all are welcome!
THANK YOU TO ALL WHO ORDERED HONEY BAKED HAM & SIDES!
Now, please do not forget to pick up your orders! There is an easy drive-thru option for pickup April 2 (4-6pm) or April 3 (9am-Noon) in front of the school cafeteria.
If you have any questions, please contact:
DIVINE MERCY NOVENA STARTS TOMORROW!
Want to pray the Divine Mercy Novena with us? You can sign up on the Ascension Press website to get the novena sent right to your inbox daily! Click the button below to sign up.
Divine Mercy Novena
What is a Novena?
The word “novena” is derived from the Latin word for nine, or “novem.” Typically, a novena refers to nine days of prayer, asking God for a specific intention, often through a Saint’s intercession. Novenas are a beautiful way to grow purposeful, consistent, and persistent in daily prayer.Many of the most popular and widely-prayed novenas begin or end on a Saint’s feast day. And it’s important to note that while most novenas are indeed nine days long, there are some exceptions (like the St. Andrew Christmas novena, which is 25 days long!).
Why is a Novena 9 Days?
There are a few reasons why the number nine might be significant.
The first comes from
the Acts of the Apostles
, when Jesus told His disciples to gather together and pray after His Ascension into Heaven. Tradition tells us that the Apostles, along with the Blessed Virgin Mary, went to the Upper Room and prayed together for the nine days between Jesus’ Ascension (believed to have been 40 days after His Passion/Passover) and Pentecost.
Another reason could be that nine is significant because of the nine months that Mary carried Jesus in her womb. In fact, people in the Middle Ages traditionally spent nine days in prayer leading up to Christmas to signify the nine months that Jesus spent in the womb of His mother!
What is the Divine Mercy Novena?
The Church prays the
Divine Mercy Novena
each year for 9 days: from Good Friday through the Vigil of Divine Mercy Sunday. On each day of the Novena, we pray the
Divine Mercy Chaplet
and "bring" to Jesus various people who need our prayers.
Why should I pray the Divine Mercy Novena?
The central prayer of the Divine Mercy Novena begs Jesus to "have mercy on us, and on the whole world." We pray the Divine Mercy Novena in sorrow for our own sins, to ask mercy for the sins of our loved ones, and to intercede for God's mercy upon the whole world.
What makes the Divine Mercy Novena special?
Jesus himself taught these prayers to
St. Maria Faustina Kowalska
, or "St. Faustina," a humble Polish nun who lived in the early 1900s. There are many wonderful novenas and prayers that the saints have written out of their love for God - the Divine Mercy prayers are a gift Jesus himself gave out of his love for us.
Are you saying that Jesus himself gave us this Novena?
Jesus spoke and appeared repeatedly
to St. Faustina, instructing her to write down the messages she received from him. St. Faustina obediently did so, and after many decades, the Church, under the leadership of St. John Paul II, approved her writings as being authentic. Read more about that
**Information above was taken from
net and Ascensionpress.com**
JOIN US FOR OUR NEXT ELEPHANT IN THE PEW!
Fr. Martin is taking the reins for the last two Elephant in the Pew sessions. We hope you can join us as we tackle the tough topics.
MEN'S CLUB MEETING | APRIL 5 | 7 PM in the GYM
Are you a man that is new to the parish and looking to meet some new friends? Try attending a Men's Club meeting. They meet on the first Monday of the month and are always happy to have new members to join in on the fun. All Men are invited and welcomed. Questions? please email:
or call John Zeiser 314-409-9955
Have you taken up golf during COVID or maybe you have been fine tuning your golf game over the past year? Well, now is the time to shine and show everyone what you have been working on. Grab some friends and hit the course with your St. Clare community. Don't have a foursome? Contact Russ Klingel, 314-306-6541,
and he will be sure to help you out.
So what are you waiting for? Click on the attachment below and join us for some fun! Registration due by APRIL 30th.
2021 Registration Form.pdf
Let's give our new families this month a warm SCA welcome! See new faces in the crowd when you are at Mass? Offer a friendly wave or smile! Get to know our new church family members and introduce them to your friends.
Are you one of the new families listed below? We invite ALL NEW members of St. Clare to join the Welcome Committee for a light breakfast in the Cafeteria on Sunday, April 11 following the 10:00 am Mass. You will have the opportunity to meet other parishioners and get information on what's going on in your new parish.
Not a member of our parish yet but want to join? Click the button below.
Join our SCA Family!
We hope everyone has a blessed Triduum and Easter!
April 4th Bulletin
on Thursday, April 1 at 5:03PM