Please notify the office if you know of someone who is in hospital or confined to the home due to sickness or old age. We will gladly bring Communion to them.
St. Clare's Roman Catholic Parish
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - Easter Season
Welcome to St. Clare's
From the Pastor's Desk
Here's a beautiful reading about Christian living:
From a letter to Diognetus
The Christians in the world
Christians are indistinguishable from other men either by nationality, language or customs. They do not inhabit separate cities of their own, or speak a strange di... Read more...
Keeping our Garden Beautiful
As Spring approaches, we are looking to prepare our church garden. We would need the grass to be cut every two weeks and would love to plant some perennials that would be low maintenance and also beautify our space. If you have a green thumb and can spare a little time to plant or to help maintain the garden, please call the office. Thank you!
Legion of Mary
Just a reminder that our parish has a Legion of Mary; a Catholic Marian Movement who participates in a program of weekly prayer, service, scriptural readings and reflection. This ladies group gathers every Sunday morning at 10:00 a.m. in the parish Meeting room. For more information, please pick up a brochure at the entrance of the church.
Preparation for Confirmation
Saturday, May 13th will be the last class for those preparing for Confirmation and who attend Private or Public schools.
A Retreat Day has been scheduled FOR ALL CONFIRMANDI for Saturday, May 27th from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall.
Confirmation takes place on Saturday, June 3 at 10:30 a.m. for students of St. Clare School and at 2:00 p.m. for all other schools.
CHILDREN'S SPRING CONCERT
Dear friends, it is with great pleasure that we invite you to our first SPRING CONCERT, brought to you by our wonderful Children's Choir. This simple and beautiful event will take place on Friday, June 16 at 7:00 p.m. We look forward to seeing you! More information later!
Pancake Breakfast/Bake Sale & Jewelry Sale
Join us on Sunday, June 11, for a Pancake Breakfast along with an opportunity to purchase some baked good and some jewelry from a vendor who will be present.
Tickets are on sale today and are only $5!
CHILDREN'S SPRING CONCERT
Dear friends, it is with great pleasure that we invite you to our first SPRING CONCERT, brought to you by our wonderful Children's Choir. This simple and beautiful event will take place on Friday, June 16 at 7:00 p.m.
We look forward to seeing you! Tickets are $5 for children & $10 for adults and can be purchased after the Masses or at the parish office during office hours!
December 17, 2016 marks the 175th anniversary of the Archdiocese of Toronto, kicking off a year-long celebration of this historic milestone.
More information about our anniversary celebrations is available here!
ShareLife is more than an annual appeal – it is the way that we bring the hands of Christ to those in need! One of the core directions of our Pastoral Plan is Catholic Outreach in Justice and Love, and our support for ShareLife helps to bring this to life, not only in our archdiocese, but also around the world.
Each year, thousands of people turn to a ShareLife agency for help. Our agencies provide service in an environment that is infused with Catholic values, bringing the Gospel message to the marginalized.
When we support ShareLife, we are making more than a financial contribution – we are demonstrating that the Catholic community is actively making a difference in the social service network in our archdiocese!
Thank you for your support of ShareLife!
"Words cannot convey our gratitude to Elizabeth and to the Society of Sharing for giving our mother a new meaning to her life. Before the friendly visit program started, our mother was very depressed and unmotivated. However, her life changed when Elizabeth started to visit her. Elizabeth is a very kind, energetic and enthusiastic volunteer and her hobby is artwork. She decided to share her talent with our mother and has been giving her art lessons in acrylic painting. The intellectual stimulation has been tremendous and, as a result, has enhanced her health and her quality of life as she relaxes and focuses on her art projects. Thank you again, for all your support." Last year ShareLife-supported agencies provided outreach programs that met the needs of over 2,200 seniors.
Copies of our 100th Anniversary celebration book are still available!
In May the book committee presented the parish community with St. Clare’s Church: Celebrating 100 Years of Faith & Service and has been busy selling it locally and around the city ever since. This gorgeous hard-cover volume contains over 300 photos of the interior of the church, rare archival images, and of special events. The cost is $70 if you pay by cash or cheque, or $75 through paypal online. To order please email us at email@example.com or visit our website at www.stclarespublishing.com. A perfect gift for family and friends. All proceeds go to St. Clare’s Church. Thank you to all who have supported this special project.
Visit Souvenir Bethlehem eStore and purchase Holy Land souvenirs. You will not only have a piece of Bethlehem to share with your family and friends but you will also be supporting the Christian community that has dared to stay in this Holy City as we continue to celebrate the wonderful truth of His life.