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 St. Clare Religious Education

A Community Growing In Faith

 

Spring 2021
Online Faith Formation

SUPPORTING YOUR DOMESTIC CHURCH

  • 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)


The season of Lent is upon us! 

Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, February 17. Scroll down to the Journey Through Lent section to find resources for your family. 

Each week new items will be added to help your family experience a meaningful Lenten season. 


Follow us on Instagram to receive daily Lenten reflections beginning on Ash Wednesday. @ st.clare.re


Teens follow us on Instagram @ 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: 7AM, 9AM, 11AM, 1PM (bilingual) and 6PM. (Bring a lawn chair and umbrella)

  • 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. 

 

Daily Live Stream Mass

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 7AM, 9AM, 11AM, 1PM (Bilingual Mass) and 6PM outside in the St. Clare plaza. Additionally, the Saturday 5PM Vigil Mass is live-streamed.( Click the link below)
https://www.facebook.com/StClareSCV/

 

Reconciliation Services for Children

First Reconciliation Services on Friday, February 26 & Saturday, February 27

Examination of Conscience: PDF

A Look into Reconciliation with Fr. Olin: (CLICK HERE)

RECONCILIATION APPOINTMENTS: (CLICK HERE)

 

A JOURNEY THROUGH LENT

A Traditional Madagascar Meal

Weekly Lent video series

Lenten Reflection:

Making a Forgiveness Card: https://www.rclbenziger.com/sites/default/files/sites/default/files/MakeForgivenessCard.pdf

Online giving for Rice Bowls. 

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

https://crs.donordrive.com/participant/StClareREFAMILY

 
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Our Mission

The Office of Religious Education strives to develop a strong sense of faith and Catholic identity in the youngest members of our church through young adulthood. We inspire to cultivate personal relationships for each child with our Lord Jesus Christ. Through these means, each child will become a living missionary disciple of Christ whose character and life are witnesses to His sacred teachings in the Gospels.

 

Registration & Office Information

Creating Paths

School Application
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Registration Information

Registration for the calendar years of 2020-2021 is now closed for all classes. Registration will open back up in May of 2021.

Office Hours

Monday: 2pm-6pm
Tuesday:2pm-6pm
Wednesday:2pm-6pm
Thursday:2pm-6pm
Friday: Closed
Saturday: Closed

 

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=sSy77qPkgRE 

The Sorrowful Mysteries (Tuesdays & Fridays)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Siu8clv8ds4 

The Glorious Mysteries (Sundays & Wednesdays)

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

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 

 
Teacher Tabs

Teacher Tabs

Mrs. Judy Brothers

Sacramental Preparation Yr 1 Grades 1/2

Class dates: 2/17 @4:30pm

Teacher App: CLICK HERE

Class Schedule: CLICK HERE

YouTube Video Links: CLICK HERE

IMPOTANT NOTICE:

Parents: Please pick up 1st semester homework booklets  which I’ve evaluated and are returning for corrections. Please make arrangements to pick this up from the RE office beginning February 22nd, between 2:00-6:30 PM, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday.

Class Materials Needed:

Small Whiteboard, Whiteboard Marker

Mrs. Bernadeth Reyes

Sacramental Preparation Yr 1 Grades 3-8

Class dates:  2/23 @5:30

Teacher App: CLICK HERE

Class Schedule: CLICK HERE

Formed: watch as a family - The Good Samaritan ( will be under "The Jesus Stories" in the tab section)

Lords Prayer Conversations with God: PDF

Sacrifice of possessions. Matthew 6: 24-34 / Motivation to Give (Almsgiving) during Lent – CRS Rice Bowl Project

Mrs. Nazarian-Medina

Sacramental Preparation Yr 2 Grades 2/3

Class dates:  2/22 @ 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

Design an Act of Contrition Prayer Card (Reference page 43)

Complete the following activities before January 11, 2021

  • View Family Commandments Slide Show

  • Examination of Conscience Activity (PDF attached) 

  • Watch Disney film Pinocchio and complete Story of Forgiveness activity sheet based on lessons learned by Pinocchio (PDF attached) 

Watch Brother Francis video : Forgiven- The Blessings of Confession

Family Commandments Slideshow: (CLICK HERE)

Good Choices Cube Video: CLICK HERE

Good Choices Cube: CLICK HERE

Role play with a parent - Steps of Reconciliation Textbook pgs. 47-48

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

Complete handout " Rite of Penance": CLICK HERE

Practice steps of Reconciliation - book page 84

Mr. Edwin Legayada

Sacramental Preparation Yr 2 Grade 4/5

Class dates:  2/22 @ 4:45 pm

Teacher App: CLICK HERE

Class Schedule: CLICK HERE

Ask your family when do you gather as a family? What are the occasions that your family gather? Talk with your family the occasions that members of the parish gather? Where do members of the parish usually gather?

Mrs. Diane Quintero

Sacramental Preparation Yr 2 Grades 6/7/8 

Class dates: 2/22 @ 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

Mrs. Jessica Rafkind

Faith Formation Grades 3/4

Class dates:  2/24 @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:  2/23 @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

Lenten Cross Calendar: CLICK HERE

Ms. Marianne Hamor (B)

Faith Formation 5/6 (B)
Class dates:  2/25 @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

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

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

Junior High Grade 7

Class dates:  2/23 @ 6:30 pm

Teacher App Mr.Phillips: CLICK HERE

Teacher App Mrs.Phillips: CLICK HERE

Class Schedule: CLICK HERE

Formed Clark and Francis 30min video 7th Commandment

Class PowerPoint 2/23/21: CLICK HERE

Formed: Clare and Francis Video 9th Commandment

Mrs. Veronica Salinas

Junior High Grade 8

Class dates:  2/16 & 3/2 @ 7 pm

Teacher App: CLICK HERE

Class Schedule: CLICK HERE

Check Google Classroom for specific instructions:

1. Read Chapter 8 in TOB (and complete the Google Form)..

2. Watch Videos for Chapter 8 on Ascension Press site.

Mr. Alex Zuniga & Mrs. Carmen Zuniga

RCIA

Class dates:  2/18 @ 6pm

Teacher App: CLICK HERE

Class Schedule: CLICK HERE

Homework Assignment: CLICK HERE

The Ten Commandments Project: CLICK HERE

Mrs. Bernadette Garcia & Mrs. Breanne Acosta

Sacramental Preparation Special Needs

Class dates:  2/25 @ 5pm

Class Schedule: CLICK HERE

Teacher App: CLICK HERE

FORMED.Org - The Suitcase: A Story About Giving by Jane Meyer

 

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. Second Sunday of Lent
Gospel: Mark 9:2-10
Adults: How deeply do I believe that God is for me, and no one can destroy me?
Children: When you have important choices to make, do you and your family pray to make the right choice?


Kids Sunday Readings and Gospel Reflection: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RcRBfurdsMw

Lectio Divina for Adults: https://catholicdotbible.files.wordpress.com/2021/02/lent-2.pdf


Faith at Home: PDF

2. CST: Call to Family, Community and Participation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9mGxEAtVGcU

3.   Looking for a mini-retreat to do at home? Daily prayer reflections? Go to

 https://pray-as-you-go.org/

4.  Summary of the New Encyclical of Pope Francis, Fratelli Tutti  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F6Z5qHPT_6M

5.  Pope Francis on everyone's responsibility to combat climate change. 

View: https://www.ted.com/talks/his_holiness_pope_francis_our_moral_imperative_to_act_on_climate_change_and_3_steps_we_can_take?language=en#t-776119

 
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Confirmation Information

Forming Missionary Disciples 

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

Joseph of Nazareth: The Story of the Man Closest to Christ

Pope Francis declared 2021 as the Year of St. Joseph. Let's dive deeper into the person of St. Joseph!


The film depicts the story of St. Joseph, who was a carpenter, the husband of Mary, and the foster father of Jesus Christ.

St. Joseph, a just man, was given the responsibility of becoming the head of the Holy Family. 


Watch the film on FORMED. Click Movies Tab, then Movie Night. Find film in that collection of films. 


Following the film, write 2 paragraphs describing how Joseph demonstrates his faithfulness to the Lord and how 

he serves as a role model of a devoted husband and father. (Use examples from the film). 


Email your reflection to Mrs. Valadez at youthministrystclare@gmail.com by March 22. 

 

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

* Year 2- Called to Mercy Modules 6-10

Confirmation Year 2 Spring Program Calendar (PDF)

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 2 Candidates - complete CALLED TO MERCY modules 1-10. In order to complete the program, all 10 modules must be done by April 15th, 2021.  Saint projects due by March 31st, 2021

Confirmation banners due March 29th, 2021.

CONFIRMATION MASS CEREMONY FORM

(CLICK HERE)

Confirmation Year 1 Bible Study

Bible Study Dates:  3/1 & 3/15 @ 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 Year 2 Bible Study

CONFIRMATION MASS CEREMONY FORM

(CLICK HERE)


Bible Study Dates:3/8 & 3/22 @ 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: 3/11 & 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 dates: 3/18 @ 7pm


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.

 

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.

COMMUNITY DINNERS FOR BRIDGE TO HOME

Donate an item toward “community” dinners delivered to BTH Friday, March 12. 

Use Sign-Up Genius to select an item to donate. We need main dishes, bread, desserts and drinks. 

If your family would like to serve the dinner, notify Mrs. Medina in advance.

Sign up Genius Link: (CLICK HERE)

ADOPT-A-SENIOR  

Connect with the elderly of our parish this Lent! Send a homemade card or drawing to brighten their day and/or to celebrate Easter. 

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

Catholic Relief Services Rice Bowl Collection

Donate to provide humanitarian aid such as food, clean water, access to education and medical care to the most vulnerable children living in Madagascar, El Salvador and East Timor. Your donations make a direct impact on the lives of others. Be active this Lent in the pillar of Almsgiving. 

  Drop off Rice Bowl box at RE office Monday-Thursday 2pm -6pm  
                    OR 
 Donate online by joining our team "St. Clare RE Family" Click this link (https://support.crs.org/donate/change-life-lent-0?ms=orbric1821rbl00nav00&_ga=2.162838260.991349197.1614300199-2079269882.1614300199)

 

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

 

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