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17th Sunday in Ordinary Time
July 26  -  August 1
        There are many beautiful insights we can take from this Sunday's gospel passage.  Certainly we can see the Kingdom of Heaven as analogous to that “Pearl of Great Price!”  But the passage actually states that the Kingdom of Heaven is analogous to the “merchant searching for fine pearls.”  This is a revealing fact. 
One insight this offers us is that the Kingdom of Heaven is found in our diligent search.  We search the mystery of Heaven and it is this search that, in and of itself, presents to us God’s Kingdom. 
  NOTE: Due to issues with equipment overheating outdoors, we will live-stream only the 5:00 p.m. Vigil Mass, starting this weekend. Click the photo below for the link. After the live-stream has occurred, the taping will remain available on our YouTube channel, so you can attend Mass with Saint Clare of Assisi virtually anytime! Subscribe to our YouTube Channel.
Week at a Glance
All Week
  • DAILY MASS:  Attend daily Mass 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, now back at Holy Cross Church, 299 Seven Farms Drive, Daniel Island.
  • FAMILY: Attend Mass outdoors with Saint Clare of Assisi at 9:00 a.m., between the Bishop England tennis courts and track. Bring a lawn chair, or you can sit in your car in the designated parking area by the baseball field. (Please bring and wear a mask when attending Mass in person)
    • Detailed guidelines on how to participate.
    • Prepare for Mass by reading and reflecting on this Sunday's scriptures here. View an Order of Worship for Mass here.
  • CHILDREN: Sunday Bulletins for kids Age 3+ and Age 7+. You can also listen to Catholic homily for kids based on the readings here: Catholic Kids Homilies
  • FAMILY: Make a celebratory dinner in honor of Saint Anne and Saint Joachim on their July 26th feast day!
  • ADULTS: Take advantage of early bird registration for the 3rd Annual SC Life Conference, hosted by Pro-Life Charleston at Christ Our King Stella Maris School, Saturday, September 12. Come experience a full day of prayer and talks about pro-life issues in South Carolina. Early Bird registration concludes August 1st and seating is limited. Register here. 
  • FAMILY: Looking for some unique ways to perform corporal and spiritual works of mercy? The USCCB provides this helpful list, with some new ideas on how to help and grow! 
  • ADULTS: The Diocese of Charleston has signed an agreement to partner with the University of Dayton in offering Adult Faith Formation opportunities, via online courses. To sign up for a course and new classes starting in the fall, visit UD Virtual Learning Community. Create your student profile and chose a course. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Sister Kathy Adamski, OSF, Associate Director of the Office of Spirituality and Formation for Ministry, at
  • FAMILY: Watch out for the Saturday 5:00 p.m. Mass Reservation link to be posted today! You must obtain a reservation to attend this Mass. 
  • CHILDREN:  Story Time with Ms. Kat, now at a new time! 6:30 p.m. Use the new Zoom link to join. 
  • ADULTS: Art as Spiritual Therapy Retreat. To take your mind off of this pandemic and improve your spiritual well-being, the Catholic Conference Center in Hickory, NC, is hosting a special one-night retreat August 21-22.  All retreatants will be safely distanced in our spacious retreat center and given a private lodging room, workspace, and dining table. For more information, or to register, call us at 828.327.7441, email, or visit our website
  • ADULTS: Have a FORMED Friday! Tune in to watch In God We Trust: Religious Liberty—Your First Amendment Right . In these highly informative presentations, Bishop David Malloy and Monsignor Eric Barr show us that the protection of religious freedom is fundamental for Catholics, as well as for people of all faiths. 
  • FAMILY: Take Out: Family Faith on the Go, is a one-of-a-kind combination activity guide and support tool designed and written for busy families. This eight-page, monthly mini-magazine offers insightful, creative solutions to real life issues and interesting, fun ideas for the whole family to live the Faith. Start making new family connections with a positive approach today!
We Pray for Each Other
In this time apart, it's important that we remain connected in prayer.
Use extra time at home to meet the Lord in quiet prayer and meditation. In your time of prayer, please remember the following people and intentions:
Anonymous parishioners who are struggling with issues and requesting our prayers
Kenny Bair + and Family (brother-in-law of Al Vitalo)
Virginia Mary Bowling + (mother of Jessica Hughes)
Father Mike Coleman (by Carolyn & Phil Reuther)
Enzo DeMasi (by Franklin Medio)
Mildred White Dodds + (Godmother of Kathleen Fryml
James and Veta Fahey (by the Vatalaros)
Erin Heyneman (by Joe Boscoe)

Katie Kiester (sister of Tedi Whetsell)
Betsy Mason (mother of Julie Smear)
Jeanine and Tim Pottridge of our parish
Paul Russell + of our parish (father of Paula Hamblin)
W.J. Ruzek of our parish
Special Intentions
Meg Stancil (niece of Carolyn Reuther)
Peter Stirling of our parish
Claire Trowbridge of our parish
Karen Weisser of our parish
Terry Ziegler of our parish
The residents of Summit Place & Wellmore
Good News
Our Saint Vincent de Paul Society remains hard at work getting your donations out into the community! Over the span of two months, a total of 714 pounds of food for the OLM food drive was collected and distributed, and during the month of June, they helped 9 families in our area and twinned with 2 clients in other conferences. In the chart below, you can see how exactly your donations are being used to help neighbors in need! 
Neighbors  Assistance  Value
6 Electric $3,967.94
1 Water $308.07
3 Rent / Housing Assistance $2,024.91
1 Cell  Phone $80.00
1 Home Repairs / Roof repair $1,800.00
1 Christ Our King - Twin for transportation $350.00
1 St. John the Beloved - twin for utilities $300.00
14  Total $8,830.92
Please know that the whole staff of Saint Clare of Assisi is praying for YOU! 
We miss seeing each and every one of you, and can't wait to be reunited in person again.
If we can be of service in any way during these stressful times, please don't hesitate to reach out to us via phone, zoom, or email.
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Parish Offices
Saint Clare of Assisi Catholic Church
225 Seven Farms Drive, Suite 100
Daniel Island, SC 29492

(*Denotes times currently suspended)

Office Hours
*Monday thru Thursday - 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
*Friday 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

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)
Tuesdays - Thursdays, 8:00 a.m.
Bishop England High School, Daniel Island
Performing Arts Center (PAC)

*Wednesdays, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Parish Offices
*Saturday, 4:00 - 4:30 p.m.
BEHS PAC Hallway Classroom
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