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October 3 - October 9, 2021
October is Respect Life Month
In October, the Catholic Church in the United States celebrates Respect Life Month, and the first Sunday of October is designated as Respect Life Sunday. To support these annual observances, the USCCB Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities provides materials to help Catholics understand and value the gift of human life and help build a culture that cherishes and protects it. Click here for resources and prayers.

The Year of Saint Joseph
As the faithful protector of both Jesus and Mary, we find in Saint Joseph a profound reminder of our own call to welcome, safeguard, and defend God’s precious gift of human life. Dear Saint Joseph, help us to imitate your faithful trust and courage.

Click the image below for a prayer to Saint Joseph for Respect Life Month.
Start off Respect Life Month with this non-confrontational prayer vigil on Sunday, October 3rd! Bring a friend or two or everyone you know who values life! All are welcome! Click here to sign-up for one hour to pray for babies and their mothers at the West Ashley Planned Parenthood! 
This Weekend
  • We need GREETERS at all Masses this weekend.  If you are able to help out, please sign up via this link.  Thank you.
  • Please return your filled ECCO grocery bags to Mass this weekend. Thank you.
  • Our Saint Vincent de Paul Society will hold its monthly special collection this weekend.  Member volunteers will be collecting donations after all Masses.  You may also donate via your online giving account or use the Venmo code in the Order of Worship.  Thank you

Click the image to view our 5:00 p.m. Vigil Mass this Saturday, October 2nd and
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Next Weekend
Calling all young people!
On Sunday, October 10, starting at 10:15 a.m. we will be holding a training for new altar servers. In between Masses at the Bishop England  PAC, we will learn about how to serve the priest and deacons at the altar. Our altar server numbers are currently low, so please consider getting your children into service and reach out to Madelaine Beckford for more information.
Oktoberfest tickets are on sale! 
Get your tickets now before we reach capacity.
On Sunday, October 10 from 3:00 - 7:00 p.m. we will party at Bishop England, German style. An email with information and the link to purchase tickets was sent out on September 23rd.  You may view that email here.  You may also purchase tickets at the button below. 
Oktoberfest Tickets!
The Week at a Glance
The Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time, October 3, Respect Life Sunday
  • FAMILY: Join us for Mass in the Bishop England Performing Arts Center (PAC). Nursery care is offered in the teachers' lounge at BEHS, from 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  You can prepare for Mass by reflecting on this Sunday's scriptures, or view an Order of Worship.
  • CHILDREN: Listen to a Homily for Kids at Catholic Kids Media.
  • ECCO FOOD DRIVE: Please return your filled grocery bags this weekend.  Thank you.
  • SAINT VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY:  Our SVdP will hold its monthly special collection this weekend. Thank you.
  • FAMILY:  40 Days for Life Prayer Vigil at Planned Parenthood, 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Let's pray for the unborn and their mothers.
  • YOUTH & FAMILIES: Join us for our first XLT of the year this Sunday, 5:00-7:00 p.m. in the PAC. We'll be gathering with parishes all around Charleston for an exciting night of music and prayer. The night will include a guest speaker, worship music, Eucharistic Adoration, food, and will also offer the Sacrament of Reconciliation. All are welcome!!!
All Week 
  • DAILY MASS: Monday - Thursday at 8:00 a.m. at the Church of the Holy Cross, 299 Seven Farms Drive, Daniel Island. 
  • OFFICE HOURS: Monday - Thursday - 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The Chapel is open during office hours.
Monday, October 4
  • FEAST DAY:  Saint Francis of Assisi.  Would we have a Saint Clare of Assisi without this once worldly partier and knight?  Click here to read about Francis' life, his conversion, and desire to spread and live out the Gospel.  
Tuesday, October 5
  • ADULTS:  We Believe: The Catholic Faith Re-Presented - 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. in the Parish Office.  Please register to attend.
  • FEAST DAY:  Saint Maria Faustina Kowalska.  Click here to learn about Maria Faustina's life and the Divine Mercy Messages and Devotion.
Wednesday, October 6
  • MEN: Waking up to Faith 6:00 a.m. via Zoom - If you are seeking substantive conversation with men who are trying to live faith-filled lives, please join us. For more info please email Jonathan Marston or phone him at 678-570-7724.
  • ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT:  8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend.  To get on the list of scheduled Adorers, contact Mandy Riley.
  • CONFESSIONS: Wednesdays from 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. at the Parish Office.
  • PIZZA & PRAISE:  We will continue Eucharistic Adoration from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the PAC. The hour will include music and benediction. All ages are welcome. Stay for pizza afterwards!
  • CHILDREN: Story Time with Ms. Kat, Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. by Zoom.
  • ADULTS:  We Believe: The Catholic Faith Re-Presented - 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. in the Parish Office and via Zoom.  Please register to attend.
Thursday, October 7
  • ADULTS:  Bible Study on the Book of Revelation Kick Off - 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. via Zoom.  Please register to attend.
  • MEMORIAL:  Our Lady of the Rosary.  Click here for the history behind this day, formerly known as Our Lady of Victory.   This website is a good resource for praying the Rosary.  Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.
Friday, October 8
Saturday, October 9
  • RESPECT LIFE MONTH: Begin a Spiritual Adoption. By participating in a Spiritual Adoption, you pledge to pray for nine months for a baby in danger of abortion. Mix it up, say a simple prayer, recite the Rosary or say a Chaplet, attend Adoration, fast, volunteer at a women's shelter - anything so to remember 'your child' and pray for his or her protection. While this child will remain unknown to you, their ‘spiritual parent’, God knows who the child is. Naming ‘your child’ helps to keep focused on the reality that your prayers are helping to save a particular baby from abortion. Then in nine months, have a birthday party celebrating the hope and belief that 'your child' was born safely. Please remember the moms and dads while you're at it!
We Pray for Each Other
 In your time of prayer, please remember the following people and intentions of our parish:
  • Any parishioners struggling with health issues and/or financial hardship
  • Janice Bunn +
  • Kelly Darling (niece of Anne Medio)
  • Florence Decker + (daughter of Walt Heck)
  • Lexis Dunst (niece of Anne Medio)
  • Lois Eischeid of our parish
  • Isabella Fernandes + on the second anniversary of her passing (mother of Alice Menezes)
  • Michael Ferrara of our parish
  • Thomas Hafner + (by Anne and Franklin Medio)
  • Barbara Hart of our parish
  • Walt Heck +
  • Kaillee (by Isabell Wells)
  • David Lape (father of Dawn Dowd)
  • Bill McDonald and Family (grandfather of T.J. Cofield)
  • Chelsea Oswald of our parish
  • Lorraine Paquette of our parish
  • Peter and Reagan (grandchildren of Doris and Roger Monast)
  • Ray and Evelyn Rouse + (uncle and aunt of Dave Iauco)
  • Bob Sharib + (by Terry Ziegler)
  • Special Intentions
  • Angel Suitt (by Kerri Scarth)
  • Tim Taylor of our parish
  • Claire Trowbridge of our parish
  • Jan van der Poel + (by the Vatalaros)
  • Chadwick Waldrop (by Sue Snyder)
  • Ellen Walker (by Mary Lee Busick)
  • Shelia Washington of our parish
  • Jim Wasson of our parish
  • The residents of Summit Place & Wellmore
Altar Flowers
This weekend's altar flowers are the gift of Jim and Kathleen Courtney in celebration of their
62nd Wedding Anniversary

The ambo flowers are the gift of Mitch and Kristin Earley in honor of their daughter

Kendall's 18th Birthday
We are taking reservations for 2022.  The weeks fill up quickly, so don't hesitate. If you would like to sponsor the altar flowers, click this link to sign up or contact Rosemary. Flowers will be present only when sponsored.
Faith Formation

Register now for Adult Faith Formation Classes Starting this week and next week!  Registration is open for two upcoming faith formation opportunities:
  • Bible Study on the Book of Revelation: A 7-week study being offered on Wednesdays (beginning Oct 13) from 9:30 - 11:00 a.m. in the parish office and on Thursdays (Kick Off is October 7) from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. via Zoom. Thursday session from October 14 and onward will be in the parish office and via Zoom.
  • We Believe: The Catholic Faith Re-Presented: An 18-week study covering Catholic doctrine, the sacraments, moral teaching, and prayer beginning the first week of October. Sessions will be on Tuesdays (beginning October 5) from 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. in the parish office and on Wednesdays (beginning October 6) from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. in the parish office and via Zoom.
Register now or visit the Adult Formation Classes page of our website for more information.

Small Groups - There is Still Time to Sign Up!
Thank you to everyone who has signed up for small groups so far! We're working on matching up parishioners with similar interests and availability.

If you haven't signed up yet, please complete the Small Group Interest Form as soon as possible. Small groups provide the opportunity to grow in faith and friendship with others who want to become better disciples of Jesus Christ. Groups can consist of couples, singles, men, women, young adults, or seniors. They can focus on study, prayer, discipleship, or a mix of all three. They can meet on an ongoing basis or for a limited period, such as 4 to 6 weeks. Let us know what kind of group will meet your needs, and we'll help you find the right group or form a new one. Sign up today for small groups!
Community Happenings
Saturday, October 9 - Harbor Cruise with the Knights of Columbus.
October 22-24 - Always in Your Heart is a weekend retreat for people who have suffered a miscarriage. Consider attending  to find healing and peace for unresolved and complicated grief.  The event will be held in the Greenville area.  For more information call Kathy 803.547.5063 or email
October 22 - October 23 - 9th Marian Eucharistic Conference - Hilton Hotel in Greenville. Featured speakers include: Bishop Robert Guglielmone, Father Donald Calloway, Father Glenn Sudano (CFR, Exorcist), Matthew Leonard, Sister Briege McKenna, and Father Jeffrey Kirby. Click here for more information and/or to register.
Beginning with the weekend of October 22, 2021, Retrouvaille is a program for couples struggling in their marriage.  One never knows when or where they will realize that their marriage is in trouble – not just discontent or disillusionment – but real trouble.  Retrouvaille has helped tens of thousands of couples communicate and heal their marriages. It can help you too.  For confidential information or to apply to attend the program call (434) 793-0242  or email: or visit the website at Scholarships to attend are available.
November 15 - 21 and November 27 - December 4 - 2021 Mepkin Abbey Creche Festival - Bethelehem Within"  Click here for tickets.  
A message from the Abbey "Consultation with our Public Health Advisers assures us that it is safe to hold this event if we insist that adult participants must be vaccinated; all participants, adults and children, must wear masks."
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Parish Offices
Saint Clare of Assisi Catholic Church
225 Seven Farms Drive, Suite 100
Daniel Island, SC 29492

Office Hours
Monday thru Thursday
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Please consult our website for ongoing operational updates in regards to
COVID-19 policies and recommendations.

Mass Times
Saturday, 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, 9:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m.

Bishop England High School, Daniel Island
Performing Arts Center (PAC)

Mondays - Thursdays, 8:00 a.m.
Holy Cross Church, Daniel Island

Wednesdays, 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

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