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n/a - Posted Wednesday, Oct 14, 2020 11:00:00 AM
6th ANNUAL TRIVIA NIGHT AT SAINTS FRANCIS & CLARE OF ASSISI, Saturday, November 7, 2020, 6:30 pm. Saints Francis & Clare of Assisi Catholic School is hosting the 6th Annual Trivia Night as a fundraiser for the school ministry. This year, due to Covid-19, the event will be VIRTUAL, presented by Hambone's Trivia.  The bonus of this is that the game can be played anywhere there is an internet connection!   This fun event welcomes everyone over the age of 21.  Tickets are $30 per person and teams can consist of 2 to 8 people.  For more information, go to To register, go to . Can't make it to the event? If you would like to support the school but cannot attend Trivia Night, please consider being a sponsor. More information can be found on their website at
sue - Posted Wednesday, Oct 14, 2020 10:00:00 AM
Saints Francis & Clare of Assisi's Outreach Ministry will be conducting its annual Christmas Store Collection on the weekends starting Saturday, October 10th thou Sunday, October 18th.   WHAT IS THE CHRISTMAS STORE?  This is a unique program of the Archdiocese that serves the needy during the Christmas Time. Families are referred to the store from various community agencies and churches. (Our parish is authorized to send 20 families to shop at the Store.)   All items available are new and include: clothing for all ages, toys, household items and school items. This project is staffed by volunteers and funded by donations. Our support will assure its continuance.  Last year, the Christmas Store helped over 900 families, which included 4,000 children.  To be part of the Christmas Store, please bring NEW, UNWRAPPED GIFTS to the Outreach Ministry's table during the weekends of October 10th and 18th.
sue - Posted Friday, Sep 18, 2020 10:39:00 AM
The Youth Ministry of Saints Francis & Clare is hosting its annual PURSE BINGO on Wednesday, October 7th from 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm.  This year, there will be a few new "Covid twists", to make sure everyone is safe and happy... We will gather in tables of FOUR.  There is a limit of TWO tables reserved under the same name.  No individual reservation will be accepted.  You can reserve your table at .   The price of a table is $120 (includes 12 games of bingo).  There will be opportunities for food, drink, raffle baskets, 50/50 raffle and, of course, the possibility of winning a designer purse (valued at at least $150).  Payments for reserved tables will be accepted after all Masses on the weekend of September 26th/27th.  On September 28th, all reservations that were not paid in full will be forfeited for those on the waiting list.  Masks will be required for the event.
sue - Posted Friday, Sep 18, 2020 10:13:20 AM
Saints Francis & Clare will be holding a PET BLESSING on Sunday, October 4, 2020 in honor of St. Francis' Feast Day. The Blessing will take place at 2:00 pm on the lawn in front of the church...
sue - Posted Tuesday, Sep 8, 2020 5:47:00 PM
Help Save a Life! Our next scheduled BLOOD DRIVE is Saturday, September 12, from 8:00am - 12:00pm in Saint Clare Hall (cafeteria). To reserve your spot, sign up at .  If you have questions, please contact Michael Brand at  You could help save a life!
sue - Posted Tuesday, Aug 25, 2020 12:16:00 PM
Saints Francis & Clare of Assisi wishes everyone a safe and happy Labor Day.  School, ECM & Offices are CLOSED on Monday, September 7.  Mass time will be at 8:00 am.
sue - Posted Wednesday, Aug 19, 2020 10:09:00 AM
Saints Francis & Clare of Assisi Catholic Church is holding a HUGE 50/50 Raffle!  Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, we will not be holding our usual Fall Festival this year.  Instead, we are having a 50/50 Raffle and a Quilt Raffle.   The 50/50 Raffle could be HUGE, depending how many tickets are sold!  The price of tickets is $10/ticket or $25 for 3 tickets.  Tickets are available to pick up in the narthex.  Simply fill out the ticket and return filled out part, along with payment, to the parish/school office or put them in an envelope and deposit them in the offering basket in church.  Feel free to sell them to your friends and neighbors!  The more tickets are bought, the BIGGER the payout will be!  Thank you to Alexander Dentistry and Kim Alexander for sponsoring our raffle! Tickets for our beautiful Quilt Raffle are available in the parish/school office OR in the narthex after all weekend Masses on August 22/23, August 29/30, September 12/13 and September 19/20.  The for a chance to win this wonderful handmade, queen-size quilt, the tickets are only $5/one ticket or $10/three tickets! Thank you to Pam Hart for making and donating our 2020 Quilt! Drawing for both raffles will be 4:00 pm on Friday, September 25, 2020.
sue - Posted Sunday, Jul 26, 2020 12:00:00 AM
Our Parent-Faculty Organization (PFO) is holding its annual TRASH BAG FUNDRAISER.  This is the only fundraiser that PFO will have this year and all profits go to benefit Saints Francis and Clare of Assisi School and teachers throughout the year.  They will be selling White kitchen bags (15 gallon, 65 bags/roll); Yellow trash bags (39 gallon, 25 bags/roll);  Blue trash bags (55 gallon, 16 bags/roll); and  BACK THIS YEAR, PINK trash bags (39 gallon, 25 bags/roll).  Each roll or pack is just $10.00.  These are very high quality trash bags and...
sue - Posted Thursday, Jul 23, 2020 2:22:00 PM
Are you called to become an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion (EMHC)?  The next training sessions are Saturday, August 8, 6:30 pm and Sunday, August 9, 9:30 am.  If you would like to register or have questions, please contact Deacon Ron Pirau, .
sue - Posted Thursday, Jul 23, 2020 2:11:00 PM
WELCOME BACK EVERYONE!  School begins back at Saints Francis & Clare of Assisi Catholic School on Thursday, August 6, 2020.  There is an EARLY DISMISSAL at 1:00 pm on this day and the following day, Friday, August 7.  There is NO AFTERCARE on these two days. Normal hours for school are: ...
sue - Posted Wednesday, Jun 24, 2020 3:47:42 PM
Saints Francis & Clare of Assisi's Religious Education Ministry is hosting a Family Movie Night and Picnic on Wednesday, July 15th!  Come watch "Honey, I Shrunk the Kids" in air conditioning.  Bring your own drinks and we will provide a FREE boxed meal--or you can bring your own picnic dinner.  Everyone will go home with a special sweet treat!  RSVPs are required.  Go to and reserve your spot by July 8th.
sue - Posted Wednesday, Jun 24, 2020 3:29:00 PM
Please join the Saints Francis & Clare of Assisi Facility and Grounds Committee to "spruce up" the parish property and school by joining us at our Annual Parish and School Work Day on Saturday, July 25 from 8 am - 1 pm.  We will be working inside and outside, so please dress appropriately.  Make sure to bring work gloves and plenty of sunscreen.  We would also appreciate it if you could bring any yard tools (labeled with your last name) to help with the cleanup.  Please make sure to review this year's COVID-19 guidelines for the work day.  Check in will be outside the doors of the school cafeteria.
sue - Posted Friday, Jun 19, 2020 3:21:39 PM
A BIG Happy Father's Day to all the Fathers, Step-Fathers, Grandfathers, Uncles...who have made a difference in some child's life!  You are very appreciated! Thank you and enjoy your day!
sue - Posted Tuesday, Apr 7, 2020 9:10:52 AM
Dear Saints Francis and Clare of Assisi Family and Friends, We are very sorry and grieved that the current Coronavirus Pandemic has affected almost every aspect of your lives.  Please know that you are included in our thoughts and prayers. Due to the pandemic, our schools, offices and church building are closed as we respect the call for social distancing. We are still here for you!  Our staff is mostly working from home, but we are still answering emails and returning phone calls and our students are involved with E-learning over the internet.  We are not having any public Masses, but rest assured that all Masses are being said privately by Father Steve Giannini and Father Jey Sengolraj.   We do not have a date that we will reopen.  We are not scheduling any events or meetings until June and are taking our direction from the Archdiocese of Indianapolis and our Indiana governor.   Everyone stay healthy and contact us if you need help. Again...we are here for you! 317-859-4673.
sue - Posted Friday, Mar 13, 2020 2:29:00 PM
LAST Lenten Friday Night FISH FRY  Tonight, March 13 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm CARRY OUT ONLY!! Because of the Coronavirus Pandemic, this will be the last Fish Fry of this Lenten Season.  Tonight we will have a limited menu of: Fish, French Fries, Coleslaw and Salad
sue - Posted Thursday, Feb 13, 2020 12:30:00 PM
Our OFFICES and SCHOOL will be CLOSED on Monday, February 17 (President's Day).  The SCHOOL will be closed but the ECM will remain open.  We will reopen at our normal time on Tuesday, February 18.
sue - Posted Thursday, Feb 13, 2020 12:23:00 PM
Saints Francis & Clare of Assisi's Men's Club is once again hosting it's annual REVERSE RAFFLE on Saturday, February 22 in St. Clare Hall.  Cocktails start at 6:30 pm and Dinner will begin at 7:15 am.  Tickets are $75.00 for two or $40 for one.  If you purchase a couple's ticket, you and your date names will be entered.  Each ticket includes dinner, beer/wine and soft drinks.  Tickets are available for purchase after weekend Masses or at the door on the evening of the event.  Take note that this event frequently sells out. The GRAND PRIZE is $2,000, AND there will be four additional $250 cash prizes given out during the evening.  Silent Auction items will be offered and 50/50 drawings will occur throughout the evening. Come and enjoy!
sue - Posted Thursday, Feb 13, 2020 12:17:55 PM
WELCOME CRHP 2.0 Men's Retreat - Friday & Saturday, February 28 & 29, at Saints Francis & Clare of Assisi Catholic Church. Do you sense that something is missing in your life? Do you feel that if you weren't so busy, you would be happier, healthier, more effective, more fulfilled, and maybe even a better person? Let WELCOME and your fellow parishioners help you discover what's missing and what to do about it. Come to the next WELCOME Experience (formally Christ Renews His Parish) and participate in the program refreshed by Dynamic Catholic's Matthew Kelly! This WELCOME retreat is open to ALL Catholic men, takes place right here at SSFC, and is led by your fellow parishioners. The retreats begin on Friday at 6:30 pm and end on Saturday at 8:00 pm. No sleepover required! You can sign up for the Men's Retreat at
sue - Posted Wednesday, Feb 5, 2020 4:44:00 PM
Due to potential icy weather, we have two cancellations/closings for Wednesday, February 5 & Thursday, February 6: Wednesday, February 5 - Adult Faith Catholic Studies, 6:30 pm, is cancelled. Thursday, February 6 - Senior Core Strength Exercise Class, 9:00 am, has been cancelled.
sue - Posted Saturday, Nov 23, 2019 7:40:00 AM
Come to Saints Francis & Clare of Assisi Catholic Church on Sunday, December 8th! During the 8:45 am Mass, Father Steve Giannini will bless the tree and the ornaments that our third graders have made.  The children will then place their ornaments on the Jesse Tree.  Jesse Trees are a very old Christmas Tradition that first started in medieval times.   It helps connect the custom of decorating a Christmas Tree to the events leading to Jesus' birth.  Each decorated ornament represents the people, prophesies and events leading up to the birth of Jesus.
sue - Posted Saturday, Nov 23, 2019 3:00:00 AM
We begin the Holy and Joyous Season of Advent on Sunday, December 1st.  The Season of Advent lasts until Christmas Eve.
n/a - Posted Saturday, Nov 23, 2019 2:00:00 AM
Saints Francis & Clare of Assisi will host the 5th Annual Christmas Bazaar following 11:30 am Mass on December 8th, 2019 from 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm. Come purchase for those "hard to buy for" people and possibly find an unusual gift for yourself! Limited vendor space is available for $50. Concessions will be open, so stop by for a light lunch and get a jump start on your Christmas shopping!
sue - Posted Saturday, Nov 23, 2019 1:00:00 AM
Saints Francis & Clare of Assisi will be sponsoring an Advent Blood Drive SATURDAY, December 7, from 8:00 am - noon in St. Clare Hall (cafeteria). The blood supply is very low right now, so your donation could definitely help SAVE A LIFE!  Drop in anytime or call Michael Brand, (317)760-0643 to schedule an appointment.
sue - Posted Monday, Nov 11, 2019 3:49:00 PM
The Discover Catholic Schools Week OPEN HOUSE, scheduled for November 19th, has been POSTPONED due to the burst pipe and water damage in the Early Childhood Ministry (ECM) building.  It will be rescheduled for a later date after the ECM reconstruction is completed. If you would like information on our school and ECM, please call our office at (317)859-4673.
sue - Posted Monday, Nov 11, 2019 3:41:07 PM
Join us on Sunday, November 17, as our Religious Education Preschool, Kindergarten and First Grade Students share a special Thanksgiving Program and Art Fair with the parish!  We invite you to join us in the church at 10:15 am as the children remind us all to be thankful for the blessings God shares with us every day.
sue - Posted Friday, Oct 25, 2019 2:52:33 PM
Tickets are still available for Saints Francis & Clare of Assisi's Trivia Night fundraiser, Saturday, November 2nd.  Come join in the fun!  Doors open at 6:30 pm, with dinner quickly following.  Trivia starts at 8:00 pm. Tables are made up of teams of 8 can either bring your own team or a team will be grouped together as you come.  There is also a table decorating contest (optional). NEW...You can purchase "Mulligans", which will give you a pass on one question per round.  Buy 5 now and save $20!  The mulligans are $20 each, but if you purchase them before November 2nd, you can get 5 for $80! Tickets are still available and can be purchased either in the office or through our website,  Tickets are $50 per person, which includes dinner, drinks and trivia.  This fundraiser will benefit our Saints Francis & Clare of Assisi School Ministry.  
sue - Posted Friday, Oct 25, 2019 2:31:07 PM
Did you just receive your DRIVER'S LICENSE in the past year?  Congratulations and come to the 8:45 am Mass on Sunday, November 3 and receive a blessing (and possibly a blessed keychain) from Father Steve Giannini!
Sue LaRue - Posted Thursday, Sep 26, 2019 12:00:00 AM
Our SSFC 2019 FESTIVAL is HERE!  The 13th annual FESTIVAL is Friday, September 27 (5 pm - 11 pm) and Saturday, September 28 (Noon - 11 pm).  We have A LOT going on and you won't want to miss a single minute! For those who keep coming back every year, we still have one of the area's largest Silent Auction Booth, Art In the Park, Spin and Win in the Children's booth, lots of food in the Food Tent, LIVE BANDS, and, of course, a wonderful midway of rides for everyone! Bonus for kids...from Noon to 3:00 pm on Saturday, ride all the rides for one price.  Purchase a ride bracelet for only $15 and the kids can ride ALL the rides they want! Don't forget to buy tickets on our $15,000 RAFFLE.  This year, we are offering even more prizes!  First Prize is $7,500, Second Prize is $2,000, Three $1,000 Prizes and Five $500 Prizes.  Ten chances to win in all! Be sure to check the website for more details.
sue - Posted Saturday, Sep 21, 2019 12:00:00 AM
Everyone is invited to Saints Francis & Clare of Assisi Catholic Church for our 13th annual Fall Festival on Friday, September 27 & Saturday, September 28th!  We have carnival rides, great food, games of chance and great company!  We also have LOTS of Food, in the Food Tent and in our air conditioned cafeteria! Friday night is Fish Fry Dinner and Saturday night is our Fried Chicken Dinner!  Don't forget all the rest of the FUN: Live Music, Elephant Ears, Beer Garden, Monte Carlo, roasted Corn on the Cob, Quilt Raffle, Art in the Park, Children's Tent, Wine & Dessert Bar and much more!  Friday hours are 5:00 pm - 11 pm and Saturday hours are 12:00 noon to 11:00 pm. Don't miss out! See you there!
sue - Posted Friday, Sep 13, 2019 12:00:00 AM
Saints Francis & Clare's 13th annual FALL FESTIVAL is less than 2 WEEKS AWAY! Our annual FESTIVAL will be held on Friday, September 27, 5:00pm-11:00pm and Saturday, September 28, noon-11:00pm. Purchase tickets for our $15,000 Mega Raffle in our parish office and after Masses on the weekends. Come join the fun at our Spin'n Win, Dime Toss or Cake Wheel booths. We have delicious festival food in our food tent, as well as, sit-down dinners of Fish Fry on Friday Night and Fried Chicken Dinner on Saturday Night. Amusement Rides...Silent Auction...Monte Carlo Tent...Beer & Wine Tent...and MUCH MORE...
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