Mission Statement and Novena

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Our Mission Statement
Leading People to Christ by Celebrating Our Faith

In the welcoming spirit of our beloved patroness, we, the parishioners of St. Clare of Assisi Catholic Community, seek to:

  • Be strengthened by Christ in the Eucharist and sacramental grace;
  • Embrace life in the Holy Spirit;
  • Recognize the presence of Christ in all;
  • Serve through prayer, works and compassion;
  • Nourish lifelong spiritual journeys;
  • Be responsible stewards of the gifts given by God.

Novena to St. Clare

Dear St. Clare, as a young girl you imitated your mother’s love for the poor of your native Assisi. Inspired by the preaching of St. Francis, who sang enthusiastically of His Lord Jesus and Lady Poverty, you gave your life to Jesus at 19 years of age, allowing St. Francis to cut off your beautiful hair and invest you with the Franciscan habit.

All through your life you offered your great suffering for your Sisters, the Poor Clares, and the conversion of souls. You greatly aided St. Francis with his new order, carrying on his spirit in the Franciscans after his death. Most of all you had a deep love of Jesus in the Most Blessed Sacrament, which fueled your vocation to love and care for the poor.

Please pray for me (mention your request) that I will seek to keep Jesus as my first love, as you did. Help me to grow in love, as you did. Help me to care for the poor, and offer my whole life to God.

Heavenly Father, thank you for the gift of St. Clare. Through her intercession, please hear and answer my prayer, in the name of Jesus your Son. Amen.

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