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 St. Clare Religious Education

A Community Growing In Faith

 
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Fall 2020
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, 

Advent is upon us and we are so excited to reach a NEW liturgical year- HELLO 2021! 

The season of Advent is special to Catholics around the world. We experience the coming of night earlier while the tradition of holiday lights around the neighborhood reminds us that on Christmas day the true light of the world arrives. Jesus is born and He defeats the darkness of the world. 


Our catechists created wonderful Advent lessons with crafts to be done by families. Make sure to visit the class sections to download activities or view videos. Log onto FORMED to view excellent holiday inspired films. Follow the Gospel reflections for the Sundays of Advent in the Parent & Family resource section. 


Purchase the Gathering Box Prayer Kit for your family to use during the holidays and during various liturgical seasons of the year. Each kit is $30 and available in the RE office. Call to reserve yours today. View demo video:CLICK HERE 


Celebrate the Feast of the Immaculate Conception on Tuesday, December 8 either virtually at home or in-person at the St. Clare Plaza. Details below in Upcoming Celebrations. 


Sincere thanks to the families and parishioners (some anonymous) for participating in the Secret Santa project for foster teens. Due to the generous response, 40 teens in LA County will have a brighter holiday season not only receive a gift but knowing that they are prayed for by this community of faith. List of donors available in the parish bulletin. 


Wishing all our families a blessed, healthy and safe Advent season,

Nancy Nazarian-Medina, Director of Religious Education


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. 


May God’s peace be with you and your family,


Nancy Nazarian-Medina, Director of Religious Education

 
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Upcoming Celebrations

Feast of the Immaculate Conception

Tuesday, December 8th

Livestream Mass at 9am.: 

https://www.facebook.com/StClareSCV/

Mass in the plaza (Bilingual) at 7pm.

Our Lady of Guadalupe Celebration

Saturday, December 12th

Live-Stream: Las Mananitas 5 am

Live stream mass @ 9am with communion until 10am.

https://www.facebook.com/StClareSCV/

Communion Service only from 7pm-8pm

Flowers may be dropped off at the Lady of Guadalupe Gazela All day

 

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/

 
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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

The Religious Education & Youth Ministry Offices are currently closed for in-person service.
Visit the program website at www.stclarere.com for information pertaining calendars, family resources and Confirmation.
For questions regarding the elementary sacramental preparation program and faith formation classes, email us at reclare2@gmail.com
For Questions regarding the Confirmation program, email us at youthministrystclare@gmail.com
Office number : 661-252-6950
To email the Director, Nancy Nazarian-Medina, directly - stclare.rel.education@gmail.com
RE Office staff will return messages and emails Monday-Thursday.

 

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: 12/02  & 12/16 @ 4:30pm

Teacher App: CLICK HERE

Class Schedule: CLICK HERE

YouTube Video Links: CLICK HERE

Class Materials Needed:

Small Whiteboard, Whiteboard Marker

Mrs. Bernadeth Reyes

Sacramental Preparation Yr 1 Grades 3-8

Class dates:12/8 @5:30pm.

Teacher App: CLICK HERE

Class Schedule: CLICK HERE

Watch: Ryan Defrates, Secret Agent Series- The Undercover Queen

Brother Francis : O'Holy Night : CLICK HERE

Advent Project

Mrs. Nazarian-Medina

Sacramental Preparation Yr 2 Grades 2/3

Class dates:12/14 @ 4pm.

Teacher App: CLICK HERE

Class Schedule: CLICK HERE

Loving God Commandments: CLICK HERE

The Neighbor Commandments: CLICK HERE

Steps to Creating My Prayer: CLICK HERE

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

Parent Reflection Guide : CLICK HERE

Making a Paper Advent Wreath Video: CLICK HERE

Advent Calendar: CLICK HERE

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

Watch: Brother Francis - O Holy Night (Episode 8) FORMED

Mr. Edwin Legayada

Sacramental Preparation Yr 2 Grade 4/5

Class dates: 12/14 @ 4:45pm.

Teacher App: CLICK HERE

Class Schedule: CLICK HERE

Go to page 43. and start to learn and read the Act of Contrition.

Continue reading the Ten Commandments

Memorize the Act of Contrition

Mrs. Diane Quintero

Sacramental Preparation Yr 2 Grades 6/7/8 

Class dates:  12/14 @ 5:30pm.

Teacher App: CLICK HERE

Class Schedule: CLICK HERE

Read Chapter 3, Refusing to Love

Christmas Wreath Video: CLICK HERE

Learn about a tradition your family does in preparation for Christmas

Mrs. Jessica Rafkind

Faith Formation Grades 3/4

Class dates: 12/2 & 12/16 @ 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: 12/1 & 12/15 @ 5:30pm.

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

Advent Prayers: PDF

Jesse Tree : PDF

Nativity Craft: PDF

Nativity Coloring: PDF

Ms. Marianne Hamor (B)

FF 5/6 (B)
Class dates: 12/3 & 12/17 @ 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

Advent Prayers: PDF

Jesse Tree : PDF

Nativity Craft: PDF

Nativity Coloring: PDF

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

Junior High Grade 7

Class dates: 12/8  @6:30pm

Teacher App Mr.Phillips: CLICK HERE

Teacher App Mrs.Phillips: CLICK HERE

Class Schedule: CLICK HERE

Class PowerPoint: CLICK HERE

Class Power point 10/27: CLICK HERE

Class PowerPoint's: CLICK HERE

Class PowerPoint 11/10: CLICK HERE

Watch Episode 3 of the Witness Trilogy

Class PowerPoint 11-24: CLICK HERE

Thanksgiving and Christmas Work: CLICK HERE

Mrs. Veronica Salinas

Junior High Grade 8

Class dates: 12/1 & 12/15 @ 7pm.

Teacher App: CLICK HERE

Class Schedule: CLICK HERE

Mr. Alex Zuniga & Mrs. Carmen Zuniga

RCIA

Class dates: 12/3 & 12/17 @ 6pm.

Teacher App: CLICK HERE

Class Schedule: CLICK HERE

Homework Assignment: CLICK HERE

The Ten Commandments Project: CLICK HERE

FORMED: 1531 A Story That Is Not Finished Yet

Mrs. Bernadette Garcia & Mrs. Breanne Acosta

Sacramental Preparation Special Needs
Class dates: 12/3 & 12/17 @ 5PM

Class Schedule: CLICK HERE

Teacher App: CLICK HERE

Watch: Brother Francis, Forgiven The Blessings of Confession

Pick a saint. Go to FORMED.org and go to Lukas Storyteller. Watch any episode

 

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

1.1st Sunday of Advent
Gospel: Mark 13:33-37
Adults: At this time, how faithful do you feel you are to God’s plan for you?
Children: What good thing might God be asking you to do right now?  


Gospel readings for Children: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bfA4gcE02_g&list=PLbg4F9JBVbPc16Vesi_BOEKUG8xLTrehd


Special Video - Time with you, Jesus. Meaning of Advent: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFTTt1AxINs


Lectio Divina for Adults: https://catholicdotbible.files.wordpress.com/2020/11/advent-1-2.pdf

Faith at Home : PDF

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

 https://pray-as-you-go.org/

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

4.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

 

Confirmation Program Fall 2020

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. 

  • Participate in 2 Discipleship projects and turn in reflections. 

* Year 1 - Called to Mercy Modules 1-5

* Year 2- Called to Mercy Modules 6-10

Confirmation Year 2 Fall Program Calendar (PDF)

Confirmation Year 1 Fall Program Calendar (PDF) 

Confirmation Year 1 Bible Study

Bible Study Dates:  

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

Bible Study Dates: 

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

Confirmation Gathering Session Yr.1

Gathering session dates: 12/03 @7pm.


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

Confirmation Gathering Session Yr.2

Gathering session dates: 12/10 @7pm


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

(Session was held on October 8th)

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.

 

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 worked 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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Location

19606 Calla Way, Canyon Country, CA 91351

661-252-6950

 

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