Sunday Services Suspended

Because of Governor Whitmer’s recent advisory urging people to avoid large gatherings to prevent the further spread of COVID-19, regular worship services, events, meetings and rehearsals have been temporarily suspended until further notice.

Take the Sacred Ground Interest Survey

Take the Sacred Ground Interest Survey

Have you heard the buzz around the Sacred Ground program that is coming to St. Clare’s this fall? If you think the program is something you’d like to participate in, please take this survey. Your responses will help us in planning for this program.

By taking the survey, you are not committed to participating, just telling us that you are interested.

Click here to take the Survey

Sacred Ground is a 10-part, film-based discussion series, framed as a spiritual journey, that explores the historical roots of systemic racism and the lasting impacts seen today. The program was created by a white woman and is primarily intended for white people. That said, the curriculum is flexible and will work if the Spirit leads to the formation of interracial dialogue circles.

For more details, see our Sacred Ground info page on the St. Clare’s website.

Thank you,

St. Clare’s Sacred Ground Working Group

Mass On the World

Mass On the World

Thursday, August 13 at 7 pm

St. Clare’s will hold a Zoom service using an adaptation of the essay Mass On the World by Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, a French priest, philosopher, geologist and paleontologist. Finding himself in remote areas of the world without benefit of an altar, bread, or wine, Teilhard created this prayer, which begins: “Since once again, Lord…I have neither bread nor wine nor altar, I will raise myself beyond these symbols, up to the pure majesty of the real itself; I, your priest, will make the whole earth my altar, and on it will offer you all the labors and suffering of the world.” If you are interested in being one of the readers, please contact Laurie Kantner (laurkantner at gmail dot com).

Image by Arek Socha from Pixabay

Backpack Drive

Backpack Drive

Through Sunday, August 23, we will collect backpacks, kid-sized face masks, hand sanitizer, pencils, pens, paper, erasers, glue sticks, kids scissors, crayons, etc. to distribute to public school children in need. Please leave your donations on Katie Oppenheim’s porch, 1120 Granger Ave, Ann Arbor. 

If you prefer to donate money, it needs to be received by St. Clare’s before August 16 to allow time for shopping.

Thank you in advance for your generosity in this effort. Questions? Please see Suzanne Di Piazza (suzanne@saintclareschurch.org).