Look what's happening at SCA!
Same old, same old
Not too much to update you about this week. If you missed the last Flocknote we will be welcoming Deacon Charlie to the St. Clare Family in June! Check out his bio at the end.
WHEN WILL WE BE GETTING BACK TO MASS?!
Short Answer: We do not know!
We do not yet have a date to be back in Church, or for when our meetings and gatherings can resume. As soon as we receive a directive from the Archdiocese, we will publish the information on our website, send out a Flocknote, and post in our MyParish app.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROSITY!
We have an updated total for the amount of money that was donated to Uganda through the Giving Cross. St. Clare donated $14, 250! Moses and our Uganda family is so thankful for your donations.
You will be learning more about our Mission: Uganda in the coming weeks. Fellow parishioners, Chuck & Cindy Aranda our heading up our mission team and they are excited to share with us everything that SCA has done for Uganda so far and what the plan is for the future!
Thank you for giving!
Thank you to all of you and your continued donations to our parish even in these difficult times! We truly appreciate it. Haven't signed up for online giving yet? Click the button below to sign up!
This weekend is Mother's Day and if you can't make it to the store to pick up a card then check in the Gathering Space of church to pick up a card for a good cause. Purchase specially made Mother’s Day (May 10th) & Father’s Day (June 21st) Cards which benefit the
Birthright of Hillsboro.
Just pick out what you want and mail in a donation in the enclosed envelopes. Questions? Contact Dennis Tyberend at
We are currently enrolling for the 2020-2021 school year…and by then we will be happily back in our favorite school building! While we can’t give in-person tours, we can use videos and other technology to show you around and have a chat about the great things going on at SCA. Email or call our school secretary, Mrs. Linneman, for more information at
Keep up to date on our latest activities by following us on Facebook at St. Clare of Assisi School and Instagram at scaschool.
Principal, St. Clare of Assisi School
636-227-8654 ext. 123
HAPPY FIRST COMMUNION DAY!
It was sad that the 2nd grade children couldn't come together to receive their First Eucharist as scheduled but Mrs. Sheila Trani put together this special video for all of the Communicants. There has not been a re-scheduled date yet but we will be excited to congratulate them when they are official! Click the button to see the video.
First Communicants Video
MEET DEACON CHARLIE ARCHER
Parents: Chris and Theresa Archer; siblings, Patrick, Joe and Claire
St. Margaret Mary Alacoque in Oakville
Our Lady of Sorrows (K-2nd); St. Margaret Mary Alacoque (3rd-8th); Saint Louis University High School; University of Dallas; Kenrick School of Theology
I first thought of priesthood in third grade when then-Archbishop Raymond Burke visited my parish, St. Margaret Mary Alacoque. As my family was greeting him after Mass, he looked at me and my two brothers and said, “I think one of these boys is called to be a priest.” That was the first time it occurred to me, “This is something I could do.”
I then began praying (with) regularity shortly afterward — Father Mike Giesler (an Opus Dei priest in St. Louis) recommended praying at least 10 minutes of quiet prayer each day before bed, a practice that has helped me immensely over the years. Thoughts of priesthood continued, but I ceased paying much attention to them as I became busy at SLUH. Then, at a retreat my senior year, I was kneeling before the Blessed Sacrament and remembered, “At one point, I had thought of being a priest. Lord, if you really want this, you better make this clear.” Then a story came to mind from my Confirmation saint, St. Philip Neri. When he was uncertain of his vocation as he was traveling to Rome, he felt an answer in the quiet of his heart, “You will know, but not yet.”
The next year, I started at the University of Dallas and studied philosophy there for four years. The first two were stressful, as I was planning to marry and attend law school while knowing I had never honestly returned to the question of priesthood. The summer before my junior year, I reconnected with Father Giesler, who gave me the advice to “Pray for the strength to say ‘yes’ to whatever your vocation is.” Sure enough, within six months I distinctly felt the invitation from the Lord in prayer: “Will you be my priest?” I said yes. I then finished out at UD before entering the seminary.
Since being in the seminary, my desire for spiritual fatherhood has deepened as well as an appreciation for the messiness of parish life. Nevertheless, it is something I am increasingly eager for — to have the chance to freely commit my life to the Lord in this way is itself a great gift — to say to the Lord, “I am yours and give my life to you to serve your people. Use me as you will.”
And to wrap up this week's Flocknote Fr. Martin would like to read you a story. So grab some popcorn and settle in! If you need anything you know how to reach us. Have a great weekend!
on Thursday, May 7 at 4:45PM