Altar Servers

This ministry is open to any young Catholic boy or girl who has received First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion. Servers assist the priest and deacon in the celebration of the liturgy during Mass. Servers carry the cross, the processional candle(s), hold the book for the priest celebrant when he…

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Bereavement

The St. Clare Bereavement Committee is comprised of a Group committed to providing comfort to fellow Parishioners in times of loss. The Committee Chairman coordinates with the family to provide a meal after the funeral and to have food in the home for visiting relatives. There are approximately 30 members…

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Bible Study

Bible studies are held throughout the year for adults.

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Cenacle of Divine Mercy

This is a small church group of up to 15 persons that meet on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays after the 9 am Mass (around 9:25 am) in the Chapel to pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet and study the Diary of St. Faustina, as well as Scripture and the Catechism…

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Cleaning of the Nave

This group gets together Monday mornings after the 9:00 am Mass to lightly clean the Nave of our church. It should only take approximately 1-1/2hours and includes light dusting, vacuuming, straightening the chairs, and cleaning the windows.

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Extraordinary / Holy Communion

The purpose of this ministry is to assist the Priest and Deacon in the distribution of Holy Communion to the people in attendance at mass. History When St. Clare Catholic Mission was formed, the people who served as Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion came from other parishes where they had…

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Extraordinary / Sick & Homebound

This ministry serves by bringing Holy Communion to the homebound and those in assisted living. This ministry serves by bringing Holy Communion to the homebound and those in assisted living. There are minimum requirements for this ministry, including training and attendance at Mass, and review, approval, and certification by Father…

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Giving Tree

Our mission is to ensure less fortunate families and children are remembered during the Christmas season. We contact several local organizations and coordinate the process identifying Christmas needs of that group. We request, collect, sort, distribute, and track gifts that fulfill those needs. In October, November and December we need…

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Hospitality & Welcome

Our mission is to unite parishioners in a welcoming atmosphere after Mass to build relationships in our church community. We welcome volunteers who want to help serve pastries after Mass on the first Sunday of each month. Welcome People at Mass, answer questions and improve communications. Hospitality Our mission is to…

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Knights of Columbus

Thanks to the efforts of Father Michael J. McGivney, assistant pastor of St. Mary’s Church in New Haven and some of his parishioners, the Connecticut state legislature on March 29, 1882, officially chartered the Knights of Columbus as a fraternal benefit society. The Order is still true to its founding…

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Lectors

The Lector Ministry is an important part of the Liturgy as its members are responsible for proclaiming the Word of the Lord to the congregation. The Lector Ministry is an important part of the Liturgy as its members are responsible for proclaiming the Word of the Lord to the congregation.…

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Mom’s Group

This group is meant to bring Catholic Moms from St. Clare and surrounding parishes together to share, grow and help raise our children in the faith. Our mission is to make disciples for Christ while building a community at St. Clare. Our hope is this community will support one another,…

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Music

The volunteer music ministry at St. Clare of Assisi is a vibrant and exciting place to serve God. There are a wide variety of options to join for all ages. Please contact Amelia Kuhlken if you are interested in joining the music ministry. Because we integrate our young people into this ministry, volunteers are…

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Parking

We have one person in the parking lot at the front of our driveway before the 10:30 am Sunday Mass to Welcome all who are coming to celebrate Holy Mass with us and to direct them into the parking lot. Parish School Religion classes are getting out as those coming…

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Sacristans & Linen Guild

Arranges the books needed for the celebration, marking all of the divisions. He or she lays out the vestments and anything else needed for the celebration, such as cruets, chalices, ciboria, linens, oils, processional crosses, and candles. With deep love and reverence for the Holy Eucharist, we launder and care for…

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Seniors

Mission: Serve the spiritual, practical and social needs of senior adults Make more effective use of the time, talent, experience, maturity and wisdom of senior adults Goals: Develop spiritual formation programs that address the unique spiritual needs of senior adults. Incorporate social programs into the senior adult ministry that complement…

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St Vincent de Paul

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul leads women and men to join together to grow spiritually by offering person-to-person service to all those who are needy and suffering within our community. SVdP currently provides assistance to those in need through our parish food pantry. The Society of St. Vincent…

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Ushers

Volunteer requirements: Background check and Virtus training Greeting the parishioners as they enter the service. Assist in finding available seats. Passing the collection baskets. Guarding the aisles during communion to ensure speed and order. Ushers also assist parishioners who are differently abled, elderly, etc. with seating and Communion. Passing out the…

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