St. Francis and St. Clare
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Pastoral Care

Funeral Planning

Lena Shipley meets with the family of the deceased to plan the funeral liturgy. Families are given the opportunity to personalize the Mass by selecting readings and music that may have been special to their loved one. Family members and/or friends of the deceased also have the opportunity to proclaim the readings/prayers and present the gifts. This is a time for the family to grieve in a comforting atmosphere and to put closure to their loss.

Hospital/Nursing Home Visitations
St. Francis and St. Clare Parish's outreach to the sick and homebound consists of:
Nursing Homes

Monthly Mass is celebrated at both Huntington (3rd Thursday) and Seneca (4th Thursday). Communion Services are celebrated monthly at both facilities. The Catholic Daughters recite the Rosary on the 4th Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at Seneca with the residents and also help with bingo on the 1st Wednesday at 2:14 p.m.


Visitations occur weekly and when a call is made to the Pastor or Pastoral Associate, through the parish office. We appreciate a call when someone in your family requires hospitalization so that we can bring them the sacraments.


There are several parishioners who take Communion to the homebound weekly or as desired. Lena Shipley maintains a database of the homebound statistics and their assigned visitors. When a family member can no longer get to church, please call the Parish Office at 315-651-4349 or 539-2944 to help us to keep their file updated on our homebound list.