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Welcome from the Pastor

Welcome to you in Christ

We are glad that you are here! Whether you are new to our parish, a current parishioner, a Catholic from another parish thinking about joining us, curious about becoming a Catholic, or just interested in learning more about the Catholic faith, we welcome you to St. Clare! It is our hope that you will find our parish a place of hospitality as well as a spiritual home for you and your family.

We hope to get to know you better, soon. It makes a lot of sense for you and your family to get connected with us by introducing yourself to the clergy and staff of our parish and to lay leaders and parishioners. We realize that can be a challenge for some people. It has been especially challenging during the pandemic when we only see half of each other's faces; the other half being covered by masks. Likewise, many people just don't feel safe yet and want to avoid crowds or need to take super precautions because of their own compromised health. 

Please let us know how we can make your transition into our Catholic community go smoothly. If you are a family with children, a couple of empty-nesters, or single, we are here for you. 

Normally, under better times, we invite new parishioners to join us at Our Come and See Sunday Registration meet and greet. We give you a 30 minute presentation on what our parish can offer you and your family.  We are a large parish but we strive to create small communities of friends who are on a journey with Christ and looking for inspiration, fellowship, deepening faith opportunities and ways to serve others.  Your safety is our priority, but when we can safely return to church and parish meetings, we will have plenty of ways to gather with you and help you feel at home at St. Clare of Assisi Parish. 

We are committed to sharing the gifts God has given us in loving and useful ways. Everything we receive is a gift from God, so we strive to discern how our life reflect the generosity of God.  We hope you will join us by putting faith in action. as you practice your faith and get to know our community.

I offer my gratitude for all that you do for God. I hope you make many friends in our parish community. Come grow with us in the love of the Lord!

If you would like to register in our parish, please click this link to start online registration.

Sincerely yours in Christ,

Fr. Hans Ruygt, Pastor
 Fr. Hans Ruygt








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