First time parents are required to attend a baptismal preparation session, preferably during the pregnancy. Also, expectant parents who have already had children baptized are strongly encouraged to attend on of these reflective and supportive sessions. Sessions are offered by appointment, please call the parish office. Faithful, seven years and older, who have not been baptized will need to contact the parish office.
This sacrament of healing where we are reconciled to God and one another is also called Penance or Confession. Please call the parish office to receive this sacrament by appointment. The reconciliation room provides the opportunity to receive the sacrament behind a screen or face to face. In addition, the Sacrament of Reconciliation is celebrated communally during the Church's seasons of Advent and Lent.
Students in grade two of a Catholic school or St. Clare's PSR begin preparation in the Fall, in partnership with their parents, to celebrate their First Reconciliation during the Season of Advent.
The sacrament of Holy Eucharist is offered at St. Clare Parish with our Morning Masses at 8:30 a.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays and at our 2 Sunday weekend liturgies at St. Clare Parish at 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
Students in grade two of a Catholic school or St. Clare's PSR are prepared, in partnership with their parents, to celebrate the Sacrament of First Holy Eucharist. First Holy Eucharist is during the Sunday 10:30 a.m. Mass on the first weekend of May. Our program consists of a series of meetings for candidates and their parents.
Parents of older children or adults wishing to receive First Eucharist should contact the parish office.
Candidates for Confirmation participate in classroom instruction, evening meetings, service projects and a retreat day. Parents and sponsors are expected to attend specific evening sessions with their candidate. The sacrament of Confirmation is celebrated with our seventh and eighth grade students every other year.
Older candidates should contact the parish office.
Couples planning on marriage should not set a date until first contacting one of the priests and making and appointment. This should be no later than six months before the date you have in mind. Please call the parish office for information.
Persons interested in becoming priests, deacons, sisters or brothers should contact a priest for guidance and further information. Information on becoming a priest is found at the Archdiocesan website.
ANOINTING OF THE SICK
This sacrament of healing provides Christ's healing presence to those who are experiencing serious illness, those undergoing surgery as well as those who are in danger of death from sickness or old age. The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick may be repeated for those whose illness becomes more serious or for those who regain health and then fall sick again. Communal celebration of this sacrament is celebrated annually. In an emergency, for the homebound, or before surgery, please call the parish office.