Hello, SCA Prayer Warriors... & other happenings!
Another great week in the books. A big congratulations to our second graders who received their First Communion this past weekend. They all looked so beautiful and handsome all dressed up. Besides that nothing big to announce but one thing to mention. If you didn't notice last week, we have taken down the blue ribbons and added some funny signs instead. Every other pew is still closed. We did this to make it easier to replace the kneelers. Yes, new kneelers will be coming soon! Yay!
In this week's "What's your story?", Andrea Bowman, shares how she went from thinking Jesus only stayed in church for Sundays to bringing Him everywhere with her. Don't put Jesus in a corner. He is meant to be shared and you are meant to have a relationship with Him. Boom!
Last week, we covered step two of sharing your story. The second step challenges you to reflect on how you came to know Jesus. This past week you may have reflected on the following question:
What were some of the key moments in your relationship with Jesus? What did God do to reveal himself to you?
So are you ready for step three: My life in Jesus Christ?
SHARE YOUR STORY CHALLENGE STEP #3: My Life in Jesus Christ
What changes have occurred in my life because of my relationship with Jesus? How am I living differently? How has a relationship with Jesus allowed me to live a life that is freer, fuller and more joyful? Emphasize this part of your story because the listener needs to know the significance of a relationship with Jesus. Be attentive to the language you choose here; not everyone listening to your story will be familiar with “churchy” language.
Avoid extremes. Try not to come across as a perfected saint. At the same time, don’t dwell on the details of your struggles and failures.
Discuss: How has a relationship with Jesus allowed you to live a life that is freer, fuller and more joyful? What do you want others to know about having a relationship with Jesus?
Scripture for Thought:
Read Acts 26:19–23.
FUTURE PRAYER WARRIORS | Building a relationship with Jesus
So how did you do with your challenge last week? Were you able to schedule your prayer time and stick to it. Did you choose to do this in the morning or the afternoon?
So now that you have dedicated a certain time to pray and nailed down a time amount, which can range from 5 minutes to an hour, gradually increasing, we are going to look at different types of prayer.
FUTURE PRAYER WARRIOR CHALLENGE:
This next week, try different types of prayer. See which one you enjoy more and why. See the videos below.
ROSARY MISSION TEAM
Do you enjoy saying the rosary with a group of people? You should join the parish rosary mission team. We lead the rosary @ 4:30 each Saturday before the five o’clock mass. Please consider sharing the love of Jesus through Mary’s most praiseworthy tradition. Responsibility includes one Saturday per month.
Contact Dawn Casey at rosarystca@
Men's Club May Meeting
Men of the Parish, please mark your calendar for our May meeting on Monday, May 3rd at 7:00 PM at the cafeteria. Last meeting before our SCA Golf Tournament. Food, fun and refreshments will be served and please bring a friend for the camaraderie. Woody, Chuck and any new men of St. Clare you're invited.
Questions? Contact John Zeiser, firstname.lastname@example.org
St. Joseph the Worker Procession | Saturday, May 1st @ 8:15 AM | Parking Lot
A procession for St. Joseph, the worker, will take place on Saturday, May 1st. We will meet at 8:15 AM in the church
parking lot and process westward on Clayton, praying a litany & Rosary. This procession will include the Knights of Columbus carrying St. Joseph statues and images while a Vatican and USA flag is flying high and proud. What a fun way to show our devotion to St Joseph and a great show of faith. We will then return eastward on Clayton Rd ending with a procession into 9am Mass. All are welcome. Bring the family!
It's time for our blood drive! Please click the picture above to sign up. Your donation saves lives!
ANNUAL CATHOLIC APPEAL | THY WILL BE DONE - Last Weekend!
The 2021 Annual Catholic Appeal (ACA) began last weekend. Most parishioners who have donated to the Appeal within the last five years should have received a pledge card in the mail at some point in the last two months from the Archdiocese. If you haven’t sent in your pledge yet, you may do so at the parish now. If you have not yet received a pledge card, you can find yours at the tables in the Gathering Space at church for the next three weekends—through May 2nd. Although there will not be the normal group of volunteers to assist you with this, you may pick up your card at your convenience. Pledge cards and donations can be placed in the offering basket at church or may be dropped off at the black mailbox by the front door of the rectory at any time. Pledge cards may be mailed to the rectory as well. If you’d prefer, you may make a secure online donation by going to: aca.archstl.org. (As long as you are a registered parishioner, the Archdiocese will know to credit your donation to St. Clare of Assisi.) The need is greater than ever for so many of the organizations that are supported by the Annual Catholic Appeal. Please consider a donation and be the answer to someone’s prayers! If you have any questions, contact parish chairperson Dawn Burger at 636-256-2575. Thank you!
Please take time to sign up for Mass this weekend. All Mass sign ups for May are up and on our parish website (www.saintclareofassisi.org) under Mass resources. Also if you are a fan of the myParish app they are released on Mondays.
Mass Sign-ups for 5/1 - 5/2
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 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 CATHOLIC ARSONIST | Spiritual Gifts
Want to listen to our SCA podcast this week? Click below to find all of our episodes. This week we discussed spiritual gifts and charisms. Have you ever thought about what yours are?
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We hope everyone has a great weekend and we will see you around!
May 2nd Bulletin
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