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 St. Clare Religious Education

A Community Growing In Faith

 

Sacramental Preparation and Faith Formation Programs

SUPPORTING YOUR DOMESTIC CHURCH

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  • Accompany families through lessons using textbooks and crafts

  • Guided reflections on Sunday Gospel

  • Guest Speakers 

  • Confirmation virtual fellowship gatherings

  •  Kids virtual prayer time

  • Coordinated service projects for students and families 

  • FORMED streaming service subscription

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE

Dear Families,


As the COVID-19 pandemic dictates how we live today, it is clear that the necessary step to pull out this crisis is the vaccination of the population. As Catholics, we are called to make moral decisions for living in community with others. You are invited to read statements from the Vatican and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops to be properly informed of the Church's position regarding vaccination for Covid-19. 


Statement of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith

(CLICK HERE)


Statement of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

(CLICK HERE)


We are commemorating and honoring our Blessed Virgin Mary with a Mary's Day Rosary. 

Attend one of these options with your child. 

  • In-person recitation of the Holy Rosary in the St. Clare Plaza, Monday, May 3 at 4:30pm. Bring flowers to offer to the Blessed Mother. All participants MUST wear a facial mask. Social distancing will be in place for the rosary. 

  • Virtual recitation of the Holy Rosary - Use ZOOM Link below - Monday, May 3 at 5:30pm.

Mary's Day Rosary Zoom Link: (CLICK HERE)

We are excited to be on Instagram now! We will use this as a way to communicate and share necessary information.

Follow us at :

st.clare.re

st.clare.confirmation

God bless you all,


The R.E. Team

Nancy Nazarian-Medina, Amie Travers, Janet Valadez and Omar Carrillo


Ways to engage at St. Clare Church:

  • Attend Sunday outdoor mass times:  9AM, & 11AM . (Bring a lawn chair and umbrella) Indoor Mass Times : 7AM & 6PM 

  • If unable to attend in-person service, watch Sunday mass through the parish Facebook page. 

  • Make your parish monthly contribution at https://st-clare.weshareonline.org . Your financial support is welcomed in maintaining the needs of the parish and parish staff. 

  • Visit www.LACatholics.org for updates from the Archdiocese and to learn of virtual events hosted by Archbishop Jose Gomez. 

 

Easter Season 

 
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Easter  Videos:

Easter is not ONLY one day! It's 50 days long. 

Learn about the Easter Season: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ynoa_nvNM3s


Experience THE CHOSEN Episodes 3 & 4: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wRBv1r5JJ0s

This series makes a great family time to see Jesus encounter and call on His disciples to follow Him. 


Bishop Barron on the Meaning of Easter:(CLICK HERE)

CRS Video: (CLICK HERE)

Online giving for Rice Bowls. 

Join team "St. Clare Re Family" to make a difference in fighting worldwide hunger. 

(CLICK HERE)

Masses & Office Information

Creating Paths

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Daily Mass Information

ST. CLARE MASS LIVE STREAM - 9AM Daily

Join us for a Live Stream Mass at 9AM daily from St. Clare Chapel. Due to the current LA County order not permitting indoor worship services, St. Clare is hosting Sunday masses at  9AM, & 11AM,  outside in the St. Clare plaza. Indoor masses will be held at 7AM & 6PM. Additionally, the Saturday 5PM Vigil Mass is live-streamed.( Click the link below)
https://www.facebook.com/StClareSCV/

Office Hours

Monday: 2pm-6pm

Tuesday:2pm-6pm

Wednesday:2pm-6pm

Thursday:2pm-6pm

Friday: Closed

Saturday: Closed

Mailing Address:

27341 Camp Plenty Road Santa Clarita, CA 91351-2645

Office Number: 661-252-6950

 

Pray the Rosary as a Family

Pray the Rosary for Healing Our Nation...


Prayer to Overcome Racism - http://www.usccb.org/issues-and-action/human-life-and-dignity/racism/upload/Prayer-to-Overcome-Racism.pdf

Pray the Rosary as a Family 

The Joyful Mysteries (Mondays and Saturdays) 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WShVugWWOx0&t=0s

The Sorrowful Mysteries (Tuesdays & Fridays)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Mdr1Ah8R7A&t=0s

The Glorious Mysteries (Sundays & Wednesdays)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eUeUKsYAbMY&t=0s

The Luminous Mysteries (Thursdays) 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NXcr7YYL12o 

Worship Songs 

Sing-along to Hail Mary, Gentle Woman  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RERoQ1biLdE

Salve Regina Song

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f0YWKLNhTvE 

 
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First Holy Communion Masses

Saturday June 5th

All children making their First Holy Communion are invited to make a personal First Holy Communion Banner. Pick up your kit at the R. E. office beginning May 3- May 6 from 2pm-6pm; May 10-13 from 2pm-6pm. 


Banner must be returned to the R.E. office by May 27 for display at the June 5th Masses. 

Below is a flyer with some information about the First Holy Communion Ceremonies!

Prayer for First Communion: (CLICK HERE)

 
Teacher Tabs

Teacher Tabs

Mrs. Judy Brothers

Sacramental Preparation Yr 1 Grades 1/2

Class dates:  5/5, 5/19 @4:30pm

Teacher App: CLICK HERE

Class Schedule: CLICK HERE

YouTube Video Links: CLICK HERE

IMPORTANT NOTICE:

 Student/teacher telephone evaluations will begin sometime soon.

Special instructions for

Parents/Children:

 1. Parents and child are to view the video: "Jesus - He Lived Among Us"

 2. The reflection questions connected with the video are here: (CLICK HERE)

 3. Email your "He is Risen" responses to:  Nancy Medina at reclare2@gmail.com  OR

       Mail "HE IS  RISEN" assignment page to:

           St. Clare RE Office/Nancy Medina

           27341 Camp Plenty Rd.

           Santa Clarita CA 91351


Class Materials Needed:

Small Whiteboard, Whiteboard Marker

Mrs. Bernadeth Reyes

Sacramental Preparation Yr 1 Grades 3-8

Class dates: 4/13 & 4/27 @5:30

Teacher App: CLICK HERE

Class Schedule: CLICK HERE

Lords Prayer Conversations with God: PDF

Catch up on past weeks or themes. Review for final assessment. Announcement of family interviews to be scheduled via Sign Up Genius.

Mrs. Nazarian-Medina

Sacramental Preparation Yr 2 Grades 2/3

Class dates: 4/12 & 4/26 @ 4

Teacher App: CLICK HERE

Class Schedule: CLICK HERE

Loving God Commandments: CLICK HERE

The Neighbor Commandments: CLICK HERE

Parent Video: FORMED: Forgiven- Session 2: An Encounter with Mercy 

Parent Reflection Guide : CLICK HERE

Family Commandments Slideshow: (CLICK HERE)

Complete handout “Belonging to God’s People”: CLICK HERE

Complete handout " Rite of Penance": CLICK HERE

Watch Brother Francis video: The Mass- A Life-giving Prayer

Complete handout Gathering as One Body: CLICK HERE

Watch Brother Francis video: The Bread of Life: Celebrating the Eucharist.


Complete handout: “Remember Jesus”: CLICK HERE


Complete handout “AMEN Prayers”(CLICK HERE)

Watch Brother Francis video: The Saints- Our Heavenly Friends

Complete handout “Serving Others” : CLICK HERE

Mr. Edwin Legayada

Sacramental Preparation Yr 2 Grade 4/5

Class dates:  4/12 & 4/26 @ 4:45 pm

Teacher App: CLICK HERE

Class Schedule: CLICK HERE

Practice with your parents the proper way to receive Holy Communion. (See book page 83) Remember that you are receiving Jesus in Holy Communion. How often do you plan to receive Holy Communion?

Complete handouts

Sharing a Holy Meal: CLICK HERE

A meal of remembering: CLICK HERE

Mrs. Diane Quintero

Sacramental Preparation Yr 2 Grades 6/7/8 

Class dates: 4/12 & 4/26 @ 5:30 pm

Teacher App: CLICK HERE

Class Schedule: CLICK HERE

Read Eucharist Chapter 1 /  Lenten goals

Complete handout " Rite of Penance": CLICK HERE

Read Text Ch.3 Complete handout “Listening to God’s Word”: CLICK HERE

January PDF's:

So Many Choices: CLICK HERE

Steps to Forgiveness: CLICK HERE

Search for Forgiveness: CLICK HERE

Read Text Chp.4

Complete handout “A Message from Jesus”: CLICK HERE

Read Text Chp.5

Complete handout “Giving Thanks and Praise”: CLICK HERE

Complete handout “A Meal of Remembering”: CLICK HERE

Complete handouts:

Sharing a Holy Meal: CLICK HERE

 Serving Others: CLICK HERE

Mrs. Jessica Rafkind

Faith Formation Grades 3/4

Class dates: 4/14 & 4/28 @5:30pm

Teacher App: CLICK HERE

Class Schedule: CLICK HERE

Google Classroom: CLICK HERE

Ms. Marianne Hamor (A)

Faith Formation Grades 5/6 (A)

Class dates: 4/13 & 4/27 @5:30 pm

Teacher App: CLICK HERE

Class Schedule: CLICK HERE

Bible Search Challenge: CLICK HERE

Video Reflections Worksheet: CLICK HERE

All About Saint Poster: CLICK HERE

Sign up Genius Mary Shrines: CLICK HERE

Class Prayer Form: CLICK HERE

 Formed Link: CLICK HERE 

Letter to God: PDF

Did you hear something: CLICK HERE

When God Speaks: CLICK HERE

Be A Friend To Enemies: CLICK HERE

An Announcement For Jesus: CLICK HERE

The Work of John the Baptist: CLICK HERE

Formed Video- Juan Diego: Messenger of Guadalupe: Jesus Provides a Really Special Meal

Lenten Cross Calendar: CLICK HERE

Jesus Rescues a Wedding: CLICK HERE

Have a conversation with Jesus: (CLICK HERE)

- Use Adoration Card Pray a Rosary Video Reflection Formed Video- The Day the Sun Danced: The True Story of Fatima

Ms. Marianne Hamor (B)

Faith Formation 5/6 (B)
Class dates:  4/15 & 4/29 @5:30pm

Teacher App: CLICK HERE

Class Schedule: CLICK HERE

Bible Search Challenge: CLICK HERE

Video Reflections Worksheet: CLICK HERE

All About Saints Poster: CLICK HERE

Sign up Genius Mary Shrines: CLICK HERE

Formed Link: CLICK HERE

Class Prayer Form: CLICK HERE

Letter to God: PDF

Jesse Tree : PDF

Be A Friend To Enemies: CLICK HERE

Jesus Rescues a Wedding: CLICK HERE

Did you hear something: CLICK HERE

When God Speaks: CLICK HERE

Lenten Cross Calendar: CLICK HERE

An Announcement For Jesus: CLICK HERE

The Work of John the Baptist: CLICK HERE

Have a conversation with Jesus: (CLICK HERE)

- Use Adoration Card Pray a Rosary Video Reflection Formed Video- The Day the Sun Danced: The True Story of Fatima

 Mr. Stephen Phillips& Mrs. MaryAnn Phillips (Son & Mother)

Junior High Grade 7

Class dates:  4/13 & 4/27 @ 6:30 pm

Teacher App Mr.Phillips: CLICK HERE

Teacher App Mrs.Phillips: CLICK HERE

Class Schedule: CLICK HERE

Formed: Documentary- Fatima Message of Hope

PowerPoint: CLICK HERE

Mrs. Veronica Salinas

Junior High Grade 8

Class dates:  5/4 & 5/18 @ 7 pm

Teacher App: CLICK HERE

Class Schedule: CLICK HERE

Check Google Classroom

1. Read Chapter 2 in Alive in Christ book.(and complete the Google Form)

Mr. Alex Zuniga & Mrs. Carmen Zuniga

RCIA

Class dates:   4/15, 4/22 & 4/29 @ 6pm

Teacher App: CLICK HERE

Class Schedule: CLICK HERE

Homework Assignment: CLICK HERE

The Ten Commandments Project: CLICK HERE

4/3 Easter Vigil Mass Sacraments Celebrated Details regarding arrival time, attire and sitting arrangement has been disscussed in the last class for more infomration contact your teacher.

Mrs. Bernadette Garcia & Mrs. Breanne Acosta

Sacramental Preparation Special Needs

Class dates: 4/15 & 4/29 @ 5pm

Class Schedule: CLICK HERE

Teacher App: CLICK HERE

Click this link to: sspj.org/copy-of-first-holy-communion-reconc Scroll down to Session 4 - Episodes 5, 6 & 7, then watch these short videos.

 

Creating A FORMED Account

Activate your account

Step 1: Go to Formed.org

Step 2: Press the create an account

(it is free, because it is paid for by the parish)

Step 3: Input your email

Step 4: Choose your parish

(St. Clare, zip: 91351)

Step 5: Begin streaming!

 

Parent and Family Resources

1.Fifth Sunday of Easter
Gospel: John 15:1-8
Adults: When has God pruned me so that I could grow and give life?
Children: When have I felt good because I did something to help someone?

Gospel Readings and Reflection for Kids: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5rv7Ox4qWfk


Lectio Divina for Adults: https://catholicdotbible.files.wordpress.com/2021/03/easter-5-1.pdf


The Vine and the Branches video reflection:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PAOJ-vURNVo


Celebrate EARTH DAY! Enjoy this worship song as we pray to become better stewards of God's creation. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJz0ZuxxMI0  


Why care about the Environment? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DNU8fn_ap_U


Faith at Home: (CLICK HERE)

 
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Confirmation Information

Forming Missionary Disciples 

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Prayer to the Holy Spirit : Come, Holy Spirit, I invite you into the very depths of my being. Lead me, guide me, coach me, encourage me, and challenge me. Direct me in all things. Teach me to become a great decision maker, so that in every moment of every day I can choose what is good, right, noble, and just. Amen.

Coordinator: Janet Valadez

Confirmation Office Hours: Currently closed due to COVID-19 closure. 

To return completed work and/or Rice Bowl donations, email for assigned drop off time. 

  

Contact information:

Phone: 661-298-8627

Email: youthministrystclare@gmail.com

 

VIRTUAL FIELD TRIP TO THE MOVIES

The Faithful Traveler in the United States

  • Explore Catholic shrines and places of pilgrimages in the East Coast of the United States. 

  • Watch 3 episodes of your choosing from the FORMED series. 

  • Go to Movies Tab, then click documentaries. Find the series: Faithful Traveler. 


Email your reflection to Mrs. Valadez at youthministrystclare@gmail.com by May 3rd. 

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CITY OF SAINTS TEEN CONFERENCE

This year’s City of Saints Teen Conference will offer opportunities for participants to be part of in-person and online experiences. Wherever you are, you will get to experience the culture and diversity of the saints in our cities: Los Angeles, Santa Monica, San Pedro, San Fernando, Santa Barbara. Archbishop Jose Gomez and the Youth Ministry Division of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles are excited to journey with you in this unique way. Over the next few weeks, please pray for the planning committee, speakers, musicians, and all teens participating. This is your city. Be a saint!

In – person experience: Saturday August 7, 2021 from 2pm – 6pm

  • Location details to be announced soon.

  • This time will include various prayer experiences led by dynamic speakers/leaders

Online experiences: Friday August 6, 2021 and post event

  • Kick off for the event

  • Resources for personal and group experiences

  • Content for leaders to share with their teens and remind them of their sainthood

 

Confirmation Program Spring 2021

Do YOU know the Confirmation Program requirements? 

  • Attend Scripture Study ZOOM sessions as scheduled

  • Attend the Gathering ZOOM sessions as scheduled

  • Complete the Called to Mercy online coursework*

  • Complete the Saint research project. (CLICK HERE)

  • Participate in 2 Discipleship projects and turn in reflections. 

  • Participate in 2 Field trips and turn in reflection paragraphs.

* Year 1 - Called to Mercy Modules 1-5

Confirmation Year 1 Spring Program Calendar (PDF) 

*If you missed ANY bible study session this is for YR1 &YR2 all make up work is due April 15th. 


*Confirmation Year 1 Candidates - complete CALLED TO MERCY modules 1-5 by April 15. 


Confirmation Year 1 Bible Study

Bible Study Dates:  Series Completed

If you missed a spring session email Mrs. Valadez to get make up work.

Click the button below labeled Zoom link. After clicking that it will redirect you to your Zoom Classroom.

Self-Examination of Conscience Guide for Reconciliation: (CLICK HERE)

Confirmation Year 2 Bible Study

CONFIRMATION MASS CEREMONY FORM

(CLICK HERE)


Bible Study Dates: 3/29 @ 7PM

Click the button below labeled Zoom link. After clicking that it will redirect you to your Zoom Classroom.

Self-Examination of Conscience Guide for Reconciliation: (CLICK HERE)

Confirmation Gathering Session Yr.1

Gathering session dates:  4/15 @ 7pm


Click the button below to access the Zoom meeting for your gathering sessions.

God and Misery in the World: CLICK HERE

Confirmation Gathering Session Yr.2

Gathering session on 4/22 has been CANCELLED

Confirmation Rehearsals: 

Group A:  April 21st - 4:30pm

Group B: Rehearsal April 21st - 6pm


Click the button below to access the Zoom meeting for your gathering sessions.

Open Wide Our Hearts Presentations: CLICK HERE

RESOURCES FOR YEAR 1 AND YEAR 2 PROGRAM

1. Sign up for Formed subscription. 

How to create a FORMED account

Step 1: Go to Formed.org

Step 2: Press the create an account

(it is free, because it is paid for by the parish)

Step 3: Input your email

Step 4: Choose your parish

(St. Clare, zip: 91351)

Step 5: Begin streaming!

2.Catholic Youth Bible (provided by Youth Ministry office)

3. Called to Mercy Online Program

Virtual Field Trip Options:

Option 1: Museum of Tolerance 

Go to museumoftolerance.com and click the tab named " Hear a Survivor". You will then be directed to register for a live talk with a real Holocaust Survivor on a Wednesday of your choice at 1 pm. You must register. It is FREE.

Option 2: Museum of Tolerance Testimonies

Watch some of their Holocaust Survivor speakers sharing their testimonies

Reflection:

Which every option you choose write a 2 paragraph summary on your thoughts and what you learned. Submit your work to the Confirmation Coordinator @youthministrystclare@gmail.com

To complete either option click the link below.

 
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Net Ministries Section  Year 1 Retreat
for  Group B 
Friday, April 30th

Check-in at 4:15PM

  1. Click the button at the bottom of this section to access the Blue Jean link 

  2. The participant passcode is: 9975

  3. If anyone is using a Mobile device or tablet, you must download the Bluejeans app to participate. There is no need to download anything on a computer.

  4. Check-in at 4:15pm. Have your camera ON! Do not use a filter.

  5. Sign in with their first and last name. No nicknames or profanity. Dress as if you were coming to an in-person retreat. No pajamas or clothing with profanity.

 

Family Discipleship Project

Bridge To Home Family Discipleship Project

Step 1: Sign up using one of the links provided. To access the links (CLICK HERE)

Step 2: Follow the instructions on the Bridge To Home Sign up Genius.

Step 3: On the sign-up page, fill out the information, and in the " My Comment" box write St. Clare Youth Ministry and the child's name.

Step 4: Write a 1-2 paragraph reflection explaining how you organized making the meal and why your family chose to participate.

ADOPT-A-SENIOR  

Connect with the elderly of our parish ! Send a homemade card or drawing to brighten their day!

Email Mrs. Valadez at youthministrystclare@gmail.com to be matched with a senior. 

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Get To Know Our Staff

 

Nancy Nazarian-Medina

Nancy serves as the Director of Religious Education and is a certified California Catechist.  She is facilitator for the national Virtus-Safe Guard the Children Program training teachers, parents and volunteers about the risk of child abuse and how a community can take preventative measures to protect children from abuse. She served on the Advisory Board for the Archdiocese Office of Religious Education (2017-2019). Nancy was a volunteer catechist at St. Clare from 2000-2014.  Prior to working at St. Clare, Nancy served as Dean of Students at Immaculate Heart High School and taught AP Government, AP U.S. History and Economics and developed curriculum for a senior year elective, International Relations. She holds a B.A. in Political Science from UCLA and a M.A in Conflict Resolution from CSUDH. The job she relishes the most is as mom to her sons.

Janet Valadez

Janet joined the staff in 2018 as the Confirmation Coordinator, assisting Nancy Medina in guiding our youth in their sacramental preparation for Confirmation. She and her husband have been parishioners since 1991, raising sons in St. Clare's catholic community.

Amie Travers

Amie joined the team in the summer of 2019. She is a mother of 2. She has managed high end retail stores for many years. Amie has also been involved with PTA in the past. Amie works with elementary and special needs children in the Sulphur Springs School District.

Omar Carrillo

Omar joined the staff in the summer of 2019. He is currently attending California State University of Northridge majoring in Business Law. Mr. Carrillo always has a smile on his face and is always willing to help. Any questions feel free to ask him, he will try to answer them to the best of his ability.

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661-252-6950