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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
sue - Posted Friday, Jan 20, 2017 
The Feast of Saint Blaise, the patron saint of throat illnesses, animals, wool combers, and wool trading, is Friday, February 3. In honor of his feast day, throats will be blessed during the 8:00 am Friday morning Mass and all weekend Masses. Saint Blaise, according to legend, cured a boy of choking on a fish bone and, since then, he has been invoked as an intercessor for good health. Father Steve Giannini, Father James Brockmeier and others will be blessing of throats before or after Weekend Masses on February 4 & 5.
sue - Posted Wednesday, Jan 4, 2017 
Saints Francis & Clare of Assisi School will be closed on Monday, January 16th in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Both the Parish Offices and the Early Childhood Ministry (ECM) will remain open for their normal hours.
sue - Posted Wednesday, Jan 4, 2017 
Saints Francis & Clare of Assisi School Ministry is announcing two upcoming open houses for prospective families on Wednesday, Jan. 18 5:30-7:30 P.M. and Thursday, Jan. 19, 9:00-11:00 A.M. Prospective families are invited to tour the classrooms, meet the teachers, and learn about all facets of the school ministry. Saints Francis & Clare School Ministry offers: - Faith-filled education fueled by a strong Catholic identity - 21st Century Catholic education for infants through 8th - Differentiated instruction that allows teachers to target each student's strengths and needs - Monthly service projects that reflect our commitment to know, love, and serve God - Project-based learning - Highly qualified teachers who utilize the most current, research-based best practices For more information on these events or to inquire about registration for the upcoming 2017-2018 school year, please contact Saints Francis & Clare of Assisi School Ministry at (317) 215-2826 or email admissions@ss-fc.org
sue - Posted Wednesday, Jan 4, 2017 
Saints Francis & Clare of Assisi will be starting up a NEW BEREAVEMENT MINISTRY FOR WOMEN! Losing a loved one is very difficult, but having an outlet to freely express your feelings and fears might help ease the feelings of anguish and loss. Starting Thursday, January 19, 2017, a group of women with similar losses will be meeting to share their feelings and concerns. This will be a small intimate group that is confidential and caring. If you would like to join or get more information, contact Joy Burianek, jburianek@ss-fc.org, 317-859-4673 x 119.
sue - Posted Wednesday, Jan 4, 2017 
The annual Chili Cook-Off will be Saturday, January 28th, starting immediately after the 5:30 pm mass. Join us for a family fun event to taste a variety of chili, spend time with our SSFC community, and participate in a live auction supporting our Godparent Fund. The Godparent Fund provides tuition assistance to our school families. Please come and help support one of the school's largest fundraisers! Are you proud of your chili? Why not enter it in the Chili Cook-Off. To sign up, go to www.ss-fc.org/chili. See you there!
sue - Posted Wednesday, Jan 4, 2017 
As we are all making New Year's resolutions, why not make a spiritual one and come to the next Christ Renews His Parish (CRHP) retreat? It will be a springboard to help draw you nearer to Christ. Saints Francis & Clare of Assisi is offering a Men's CRHP Retreat on February 3rd and 4th...
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