Welcome to the St. Clare Parish
We are a welcoming Catholic community serving the needs of the people of Momauguin and beyond. All are welcome to join us.
Monday and Wednesday at 8 am
Saturday Vigil at 5:30 pm
Sunday 9 am
Confessions Monday at 8:30 am
We, the St. Clare Parish Family are a loving Catholic, Spirit-Filled, faith community here to do God's will through the love for our Lord, Jesus Christ. By inviting all to an awareness of God's abiding presence, we proclaim the gospel in diverse ways: sharing resources, talents, liturgies, social gatherings, and the nurturing of God's community through stewardship and prayer.
St. Clare of Assisi
Founded the Order of Poor Ladies (Poor Clares) at San Damiano, and led it for 40 years. Everywhere the Franciscans established themselves throughout Europe, there also went the Poor Clares, depending solely on alms, forced to have complete faith on God to provide through people; a lack of land-based revenues was a new idea at the time. Clare's mother and sisters later joined the order, and there are still thousands of members living lives of prayer in silence.
Clare loved music and well-composed sermons. She was humble, merciful, charming, optimistic, and chivalrous. She would get up late at night to tuck in her sisters who'd kicked off their covers. She daily meditated on the Passion. When she learned of the Franciscan martyrs in Morrocco in 1221, she tried to go there to give her own life for God, but was restrained. Once when her convent was about to be attacked, she displayed the Sacrament in a monstrace at the convent gates, and prayed before it; the attackers left.
Toward the end of her life, when the was too ill to attend Mass, an image of the service would display on the wall of her cell; thus her patronage of television. She was ever the close friend and spiritual student of Francis, who apparently led her soul into the light.
16 July 1194 at Assisi, Italy
11 August 1253 of natural causes
26 September 1255 by Pope Alexander IV