Look what's happening, SCA!
We have had a great week on campus. We said farewell to Linda, our business manager, and wish her luck with her new adventure. This weekend, we pray for our SCA youth group as they get ready to head off to Steubenville. Teens, your SCA family is praying for you on this amazing weekend! Come Holy Spirit and know that we are excited for you and all that you have to gain from attending this conference. Want to view some of the talks from the weekend? Click the button below. You might even see a familiar face or two!
Take me to Steubenville!
I am sure that you have seen all the construction on the roofs at the gym and the school. Before Father Martin left he continued to make improvements to our campus. The roof project was one that was needed because there were leaks in some places of the building and the roof was simply at the end of its usage. The project consists of a complete replacement of the roof over the gym and part of the school section. The last part of the roofing work on the gym is the sheet metal. COVID has affected the manufacturing of sheet metal. The roofing company does not anticipate receiving it until mid to late August. The sheet metal work will not impede opening or functioning of school. Once the sheet metal is received, the work will be finished. The roofing for the school section is expected to be completed by the end of July. This section will also need sheet metal which will be completed at the same time as the gym. We also did some roof work on the church which was completed back in April. This project is being funded through the maintenance fund that many give to and our general operating fund. Through the regular generosity of our Parish we were able to cover this expense without a special appeal. Keeping the roofs updated is another way we are investing in the future of SCA!
If you heard Father Auer’s homily last weekend he shared a little bit about how important the offertory procession is at the Mass. This is an integral part where the faithful offer to God their sacrifices. The offertory is also known as the preparation of the gifts and it assumed great importance from the beginning in the early church. St. Augustine was impressed by a fifth-century procession of gifts in Rome in which the faithful brought from their own homes things from their kitchen tables. St. Augustine called this an “admirable exchange.” “From the very beginning, Christians have brought, along with the bread and wine for the Eucharist, gifts to share with those in need” (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1351). Tithing and almsgiving are acts of worship (2 Corinthians 9:10-15) and express not only our desire to help those in need but also our generosity to God. Thank you to our hospitality ministers who are helping to make this part of the Mass run smoothly. We will once again be looking for families to bring up the offertory, so if a hospitality minister invites yours, please consider helping. “Pray, brothers and sisters that my sacrifice and yours” — not only bread and wine, but what they symbolize: our work, struggles, joys, money, our very lives — “may be acceptable to God, the almighty Father.”
An individual may ask a priest to offer a Mass for several reasons: for example, in thanksgiving, for the intentions of another person (such as on a birthday or anniversary), or, as is most common, for the repose of the soul of someone who has died. One must never forget the infinite graces that flow from the Sacrifice of the Mass which benefit one’s soul. When a priest offers Holy Mass, he has three intentions: First, to offer the Mass reverently and validly in accord with the norms of the Church. Second, to offer the Mass in union with the whole Church and for the good of the whole Church. Third, to offer the Mass for a particular intention. There are still many openings in our calendar to have the Holy Mass offered for your intentions at St Clare. The usual offering to the priest is $10. If you would like to request a Mass please contact Claudia in the Parish Office and she’ll be happy to get a Mass intention scheduled.
Fr. Anthony R. Yates
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. Thank you for sharing your musical talent with us. We can't wait to hear it!
Shen, our amazing Music Minister, is looking for people who would like to share their musical talents with their SCA family on weekend Masses. Are you interested in volunteering?
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WELCOME BACK TO SCHOOL & WELCOME BACK TO CHURCH!
The end of summer is quickly approaching and we want to welcome you back and help you to get back in the groove of the school year. August 14th, we are going to knock your socks off with fun, faith, and more fun for all ages! We will start in the morning with a talk from Jane Guenther. She will help us to discover our Spiritual Gifts. While that is happening the kids ages 18 mos - 8th grade will be broken into different groups to have fun and embrace their relationship with Jesus. Then we will wrap up the night with some dancing, a fun game of Family Feud as the priests go head to head. Food, fun, a DJ, and a photo booth will all be involved.
This week we will highlight the middle school event that will be happening that week! EDGE is coming back!
On Saturday, August 14th, we will gather in the Life Teen room (Middle Hallway) to launch our EDGE program for 2021-2022. Join us for some competitive games, a tour of the Youth spaces, and a talk from Alyssa to launch us into a year of growing in relationship with Jesus and those around us!
: Open to ALL Middle Schoolers (6th-8th) - bring your friends!
: Saturday, August 14th, 2021, 10:00am-12:00pm
: SCA's Life Teen Room (located in the middle hallway)
CONSIDER JOINING OUR CORE TEAM
We are looking for Moms, Dads, and anyone else who is willing to be a part of our EDGE core team of volunteers for the year. You will be working with Alyssa, Fr. Andrew, and high school students to help facilitate our monthly events. We have many options for volunteering, and let me tell you...Parents often times make
Middle School core members. Please contact Alyssa Norberg if you are interested or would like more information! (
Referees needed for the 2021 CYC Soccer Season!
The 2021 CYC Soccer Season is fast approaching and so are opportunities for those interested in becoming a CYC Soccer Referee. Spots are available to Ref
Pre-K - 8
Grade, so contact us NOW to learn and experience the new revamped training course, make some good friends and be paid a highly competitive wage in the process!
We are in need of all age groups, but especially older (High School & Adults) Referees who can take 5
Grade games. Adults are also highly encouraged to sign up.
If you would like more information, please contact Lindsay or Nick Underwood: Phone Email
We would be happy to help. Go St. Clare!
SAVE THE DATE
Motown Concert | September 18th | 7 – 11 pm
Are you ready to have some fun listening & dancing to music from the Motown era?
Check' em out!
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 for 8 with your closest friends. More information will be coming later this month to get your tickets.
That's all we have for this week. If you have any questions you know how to reach us. Have a wonderful weekend!
July 18th Bulletin
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