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sue - Posted Friday, Jul 14, 2017 
Voting ends on this Wednesday , July 19th. Have you cast your vote yet? The chapel is going to be repainted and YOU can help choose the two colors! Choose between 3 white colors and 3 grey colors. The paint samples have been painted on a wall in our Blessed Sacrament chapel so you can compare. The white color chosen will be used on the majority of the chapel and the grey color will be used on the wall that holds the lit white candles. Ballots are in the chapel. Choose one of the white colors and one of the gray colors, sign the ballot and put it in the ballot box. It's YOUR chance to have a voice in how the chapel is decorated.
sue - Posted Friday, Jul 14, 2017 
In March 2018, our parish will officially be 25 years old. Come be a part of Saints Francis & Clare of Assisi history by getting your family's photo in our 25th Anniversary Pictorial Directory! Sign ups begin after all weekend Masses on July 22nd & 23rd. Each family, couple, or individual who has their picture taken will receive: a FREE 8x10 portrait a FREE 25th Anniversary church directory 20% discount off the purchase of any portraits or portrait packages and...bring a nonperishable food item for the "Feed the Need" campaign and get an additional $5 off your order! Sign-up in the narthex on July 22 & 23, or go online at www.ss-fc.org/pictorial_directory to schedule your photo session. If you are having trouble, just call the parish office at (317) 859-4673 x 125 and we will help get you scheduled. To read more, click on the above heading...
sue - Posted Friday, Jul 14, 2017 
Saints Francis & Clare of Assisi's RE/YM Registration for 2017/2018 is open! You can access the on-line registration via the following link: tinyurl.com/ssfc-reym17 . Three weeks remain in our open registration period! If your child will turn two prior to Aug. 1 this year, up through the senior year of high school, we have a faith formation program for them! All families with children in this age range should have received an e-mail with this link as well as general registration information. Registrations are requested by July 30 so that we can secure an adequate number of catechists and resources.
sue - Posted Thursday, Jun 15, 2017 
Come join Saints Francis & Clare of Assisi (SSFC) and Our Lady of the Greenwood (OLG) Catholic Churches as we form a group to march in the 2017 Greenwood Freedom Parade on Saturday, June 24th! The theme of the parade is "GREAT AMERICAN PAST-TIMES". The parade is an easy way to have FUN and represent SSFC! We will meet in the OLG parking lot between 11:00 am - 11:30 am. The parade begins at noon. Remember that the roads close around the parade route at 11:30 am, so come a little early! For more information or to sign up, go to https://tinyurl.com/y7v4owxt. See you there!
sue - Posted Thursday, Jun 15, 2017 
The Archdiocese of Indianapolis has a new Archbishop! This week it was announced that Pope Francis appointed Bishop Charles C. Thompson to become our next Archbishop. His current proper title is Archbishop-Designate until his installation on Friday, July 28th. He comes to us from the Archdiocese of Evansville and you can read more about him at http://www.archindy.org/archbishop/bio-thompson.html .
sue - Posted Thursday, Jun 15, 2017 
Education of Future Archdiocesan Priests The Vocations Office of our Archdiocese receives funds each year from a second collection taken up throughout the Archdiocese to cover the expenses of education our future priests. The Archdiocese anticipates having more than 20 seminarians in formation this fall. Your spiritual and financial support provides the necessary education and formation for our priests. Please be generous in support of this collection and please continue to pray for vocations! If you know of a young man or woman you believe would serve well in priesthood or religious life, please call (317) 236-1496 and leave the individual's name and contact information with the vocation director, Fr. Eric Augenstein.
sue - Posted Friday, May 26, 2017 
Only one on the Southside of Indy! Please plan to come to Saints Francis & Clare of Assisi's annual Memorial Day Mass and Celebration on Memorial Day, Monday, May 29th. Music begins at 8:45 am, with Mass beginning at 9:00 am. We will pay tribute to the courage of the men and women who have served or are currently serving our country. Military veterans are encouraged to wear uniforms or other military paraphernalia. There will be a flag and candle procession, singing of the National Anthem, the playing of TAPS and a rifle volley. Following the ceremony, everyone in invited to move to St. Clare Hall for a small reception. See you there!
sue - Posted Friday, May 26, 2017 
Be sure to register for MAKER FUN FACTORY "Created by God--Built for a Purpose" -- Saints Francis & Clare of Assisi's VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL (VBS) for this summer, June 13, 14, and 15, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm. This year, VBS is a FAMILY EVENT. Each evening adults and children will join together to explore stores and teachings of Sacred Scripture and learn about the beliefs and practices of our Church. We will sing, dance, pray, play and HAVE FUN! Parents will register themselves, along with their children, and participate as a family unit. Volunteers are still needed--both adult and youth. If you would like to join our team or register to participate, just follow the MAKER FUN FACTORY VBS link: tinyurl.com/ssfcvbs17 You can also contact Patricia McGill, pmcgill@ss-fc.org, for more information. A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO OUR SSFC MEN'S CLUB FOR THEIR SPONSORSHIP DONATION TO THIS YEAR'S VBS! Their generosity allows us to offer VBS with no fee.
andrea - Posted Friday, May 26, 2017 
MEN'S CLUB GOLF OUTING - The Men's Club of Saints Francis & Clare of Assisi Catholic Church are holding their annual Golf Outing on Sunday, June 11, with a shotgun start at 1:00 pm. The cost is $70/golfer or $280/foursome. This price includes golf, cart, dinner and prizes. Non-golfers are invited to come to the dinner. Their cost will be $10/person and children under age of 10 are free. Want to help, but you don't golf? You can sponsor a hole for $100, or you can volunteer at the event! Proceeds go to the SSFC Athletic Ministry. For more information, contact Ed Ebenger, 317-439-6908.
sue - Posted Monday, May 15, 2017 
The world-renown Notre Dame Folk Choir will perform at Saints Francis and Clare of Assisi (SSFC) on Monday, May 22 at 7:00 pm in church. The Choir will be traveling through the Midwest on a 14-day tour and SSFC will be one of their first stops! After travelling on tours through Australia and Ireland the last two years, the Notre Dame Folk Choir will be travelling through the Midwest on a 14-day tour this year. Saints Francis and Clare is one of their first stops as life-long parishioner Joe Wolf is a senior member of this choir. A hallmark of the choir is that their concerts are not one where the audience members are spectators, but active participants. As a liturgical choir, they exist to inspire the song of the assembly and aid in their prayer and joyful expression. Tours are seen as pilgrimages from one faith community to another. The 14-day Heartland Spring Tour of 2017 will include a visit to two prisons, Roncalli High School, 11 concerts in four states, three masses, and a National Pastoral Musicians workshop.
sue - Posted Friday, May 12, 2017 
All the staff at Saints Francis & Clare of Assisi wish all the Mothers, Grandmothers, Aunts and Special Women a very Happy Mother's Day Weekend!
sue - Posted Friday, May 12, 2017 
Congratulations to parishioners, Jeffrey Amodeo, Jr. and Adam Wolf, for being selected to lead the Roncalli High School Marching Rebels during the 2017-2018 school year as Drum Majors. This is the first time under Roncalli Band director Ms. Kathy Peach, and possibly in Roncalli history, that both Drum Majors were selected from the same South Deanery Parish. Adam and Jeff are 2014 alumni of Saints Francis and Clare of Assisi School. Both will be attending the prestigious Bands of America Drum Major Institute at Ball State University this June, which is regarded as the best Drum Major camp in the United States. In addition to leading the Marching Rebels, Adam will continue to participate in the trumpet section while Jeff will continue with bass guitar, piano, and trumpet. Both Adam and Jeff serve as Masters of Ceremonies here at our Parish Masses.
sue - Posted Friday, May 12, 2017 
Saint Francis & Clare of Assisi's 8th graders will perform Disney's THE LION KING on Friday, May 19th at 6:30 pm in Roncalli High School's Auditorium. It is a tradition of the eighth graders to pick, practice and perform a musical to cap-off their experience at Saints Francis & Clare of Assisi Catholic School. Tickets are available in the school office and online at www.ss-fc.org/musical. Cost is $8/adults, $5/students and children 5 years old and under are FREE. Don't miss this wonderful musical!
andrea - Posted Wednesday, Apr 12, 2017 
[Greenwood, IN] – Saints Francis & Clare Catholic School's 3rd Annual 5K & Fun Run will be held on May 6th in Greenwood, IN. In addition to the race festivities, various vendors will be serving food and beverages along with Ella's Frozen Yogurt, bounce houses, music, and family activities to enjoy. With over 500 participants last year, the 5K & Fun Run has grown into an event joining all South Deanery schools from the Indianapolis Archdiocese and Johnson County Community. This event is open to the public and walkers, strollers, wheelchairs and wagons are all welcome to participate. Registration Information: Registration is open online. More information can be found online at www.ss-fc.org/race.
andrea - Posted Wednesday, Apr 12, 2017 
Saints Francis & Clare Catholic School's School-wide Spelling Bee was held on April 6, 2017. The spelling bee had 2 representatives from the 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade classes. Adelaide McGill was the overall winner and Matthew Hellinga was the runner up. The Johnson County Spelling Bee is April 18 at 6:30 at Creekside Elementary.
andrea - Posted Monday, Apr 3, 2017 
[Greenwood, IN] – Ella DeWitt, Seth Green, and Vivian Johns, fifth graders at Saints Francis & Clare of Assisi Catholic School, have been accepted into the Ball State Institute for the Gifted in Mathematics (nicknamed "Big M") one-week program in June at Ball State University. DeWitt, Green, and Johns, and 24 others will work in teams exploring connections between mathematics and science, number patterns and algebraic reasoning, and brainteasers of all kinds, as well as recreational activities. They were selected from over 150 applications from mathematically gifted fifth and sixth grade Indiana students. To be selected for the 2017 Big M program is quite an honor.
sue - Posted Monday, Apr 3, 2017 
This weekend, April 8 & 9, Saints Francis & Clare of Assisi Catholic Church will have PALM SUNDAY MASSES on Saturday, 5:30 pm and Sunday, 7:00 am, 8:45 am, and 11:30 am. Palm Sunday is the final Sunday of Lent, the beginning of Holy Week, and commemorates the triumphant arrival of Christ in Jerusalem, days before he was crucified. Please join us and receive your own palm. We will be reading THE PASSION OF THE GOSPEL OF SAINT LUKE 22:14-23:56 and the congregation is invited to participate.
sue - Posted Sunday, Apr 2, 2017 
DON'T MISS OUT on Saints Francis & Clare of Assisi's LAST Fish Fry of the Lenten season! Friday, April 7, from 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm in St. Clare Hall. Fried or Baked Fish or Grilled Cheese Sandwich, with your choice of 3 sides: French fries, mac & cheese, rice or green beans AND your choice of fresh-made coleslaw or green salad. Beverage choices: tea, water or lemonade. All of this for only $8/adult and $5/children 9 and under. Our Youth Ministry will be selling desserts, canned sodas and bottled water for $1 each. We accept cash, checks and credit cards. Take out available! Don't miss out...you won't get fish like this until...our Fall Festival on September 22 & 23, 2017! See you there!!
sue - Posted Saturday, Apr 1, 2017 
All Parishioners and guests are invited to participate in Saint Francis & Clare of Assisi's annual EASTER EGG HUNT on Easter Sunday, April 16, after the 8:45 am Mass. All those interested are asked to gather in the church narthex and wait for Father Steve to release the children to go "hunt". Volunteers are needed and asked to gather at the flag poles for instructions. If you need more information, please contact Adrienne Brown, 859-0188. Don't forget to bring your baskets and camera!
sue - Posted Friday, Mar 24, 2017 
This year, Saints Francis & Clare of Assisi Catholic Church is blessed with helping four different ministries/organizations with our LENTEN ALMSGIVING PROJECT. We will be collecting funds to combat HOMELESSNESS, HUNGER, SICKNESS AND POVERTY all during Lent. The funds collected will be split equally four different way. The organizations that will benefit are: FEED THE HUNGRY -- SSFC Harvest Food Pantry SHELTER THE HOMELESS -- No Place Like Home (Johnson County) GIVE ALMS TO THE POOR -- SSFC Emergency Outreach Ministry VISIT THE SICK -- St. Thomas Clinic (in Franklin, IN) Please donate and use your Lenten Almsgiving envelopes. More envelopes and Almsgiving brochures are located at the Information Desk in our Narthex and at the main office.
sue - Posted Friday, Mar 24, 2017 
Saints Francis & Clare of Assisi Catholic Church will hold a Taizé Prayer Service on Wednesday evening, March 29th, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm. Come to this calm candlelit service end experience song, psalms, Scripture and silence as we meditate on the Garden of Gethsemane, Calvary and The Garden Tomb. If you have never been to one, it is a very calming experience. Don't miss out!
sue - Posted Friday, Mar 24, 2017 
We need CANDY! Every year, the Women's Club of Saints Francis & Clare of Assisi Catholic Church loads HUNDREDS of Easter Eggs for our annual Easter Egg Hunt. As you can imagine, we need LOTS of candy to make the Easter Egg Hunt happen. Please consider purchasing a bag or two of individually wrapped candy (small enough to fit inside an Easter Egg) and dropping them by the Information Desk in the Church lobby or at the Office Desk. We will be filling the eggs on Monday, April 10 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm in the Hospitality Room. Come on by to help if you are available!
sue - Posted Wednesday, Mar 15, 2017 
Friday Night FISH FRY Come to St. Clare Hall for the BEST FISH FRY IN TOWN! March 24, 31, & April 7; 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm Dinners include choice of: Fried Fish, Baked Fish or Grilled Cheese Sides are: French Fries, Mac & Cheese, Coleslaw, Rice, Green Beans, and Green Salad Drinks: Tea, Lemonade, or Water ONLY AT SSFC: Father's Special Cheesy Fish Sandwich $10.00 (grilled cheese sandwich with fish inside with choice of sides) REGULAR PRICES: $8.00 PER ADULT $5.00 CHILDREN 9 AND UNDER TAKE OUT AVAILABLE
sue - Posted Wednesday, Mar 15, 2017 
Come see our Saints Francis & Clare of Assisi youth participate in a LIVING Stations of the Cross. Each station will be re-enacted by students in our School Ministry. The Living Stations begin at 9:00 am in the church. It is always a very moving presentation, so please plan to come and be amazed!
sue - Posted Tuesday, Feb 14, 2017 
Our OFFICES will be CLOSED on Monday, February 20 (President's Day). The SCHOOL and the ECM will also be closed. We will reopen a our normal time on Tuesday, February 21.
sue - Posted Tuesday, Feb 14, 2017 
Are you seeking spiritual renewal? Looking to connect with other women in our parish? Christ Renews His Parish Women's Retreat will be held on Friday, February 24-Saturday 25...
sue - Posted Tuesday, Feb 14, 2017 
Saints Francis & Clare of Assisi's Men's Club is once again hosting it's annual REVERSE RAFFLE on Saturday, February 25 in St. Clare Hall. Cocktails start at 6:30 pm and Dinner will begin at 7:15 am. Tickets are $75.00 for two and includes dinner for two, beer/wine and soft drinks. Tickets are available for purchase in the Parish Office and take note that this event frequently sells out quickly. The GRAND PRIZE is $2,000, with four $250 cash prizes given out before the drawing begins. Silent Auction items will be offered and the Knights of Columbus are sponsoring free childcare for the evening. Come and enjoy!
sue - Posted Tuesday, Feb 14, 2017 
Ash Wednesday is coming up fast - Wednesday, March 1. We will have four masses: 6:30am, 8:15am, noon, and 6:30pm. All are welcome to come forth and receive ashes.
sue - Posted Tuesday, Feb 14, 2017 
Want to help save a life? Saints Francis & Clare of Assisi Catholic Church will be holding a Lenten Blood Drive on Saturday, March 11, from 8:00 am -noon in St. Clare Hall. If you haven't scheduled your time, that's OK...walk-ins are welcome! If you are still wanting to give something up for Lent--how about a little blood!
sue - Posted Tuesday, Feb 14, 2017 
Saints Francis & Clare of Assisi Catholic Church will have a parish-wide Lenten Penance Service on Saturday, March 4, beginning at 9:00 am in church. Other local Penance Service are: Thursday, March 9, 12:30 pm at Roncalli Tuesday, April 4, 7:00 pm at St. Barnabas Monday, April 10, 7:00 pm at OLG
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