Here at St. Clare, we divide our active parish life, parish ministries and apostolates, into three categories: Come to Know, Come to Love, and Come to Serve. This is based on the Baltimore Catechism, which states the answer to the question of “Why did God make you?” is “God made me to know Him, to love Him, and to serve Him in this world, and to be happy with Him for ever in heaven.” Our path to sanctity is simply to live these three paths well.

Apostolates are services of mercy towards our neighbor, honoring Jesus’ command to love our neighbor more than ourselves.

Prayer Blanket Ministry

Join the compassionate community of the St. Clare Prayer Blanket Ministry! If you have sewing experience, we invite you to lend your skills and join us on the second Tuesday of each month at 10:00AM in Room 11. While having your own sewing machine is a plus, it’s not a requirement. We…

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CORE team

We on CORE Team are committed to serving our parish through our own relationship with Christ and planning and running Youth Events for High School and Middle School throughout the year to lead others closer to Christ. CORE members help run Life Nights, chaperone events, disciple our teens, and more!…

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Money Counters (St. Matthew Guild)

The St. Matthew Guild meets weekly to count the offertory, second collection, and other offerings and to prepare the bank deposit and supporting documentation.  If you feel called to this ministry, please contact stmatthew@stclarecc.org.  Requirements include a volunteer application, background check and credit check. 

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Funeral Receptions

The St. Clare Funeral Receptions Committee is comprised of a group committed to providing comfort to fellow Parishioners in times of loss by providing hospitality and reception for families after a funeral held at St. Clare. The Committee Chairman coordinates with the family to provide a meal after the funeral…

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Seniors

Mission: Serve the spiritual, practical and social needs of senior adults of the parish 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…

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Bereavement

St. Clare welcomes any person who has lost a loved one to our new Bereavement Group to find healing and compassion with others going through this suffering. We usually meet on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month. Our next meeting will be September 10 at 6:00pm in Room…

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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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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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Church Cleaners and Decorators

Church Cleaners 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 1-1/2 hours and includes light dusting, vacuuming, straightening the chairs, and cleaning the windows. Linen Guild With deep love and reverence for the Holy…

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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. SVDP is in need of…

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