St. Francis and St. Clare
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Prayer Life

Spiritual Life Committee

This committee fosters spiritual growth and renewal, both on an individual level and as a community, through various spiritual and devotional practices.


Please come to join in prayer of the Rosary. The scheduled times are listed below:

  • St. Patrick's, Mondays, Thursdays and Friday, 7:50 a.m.
  • St. Mary's, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 7:50 a.m.
  • St. Mary's, Wednesdays, 7 p.m.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

Jesus invites his friends, "Can you not watch one hour with me?" St. Francis and St. Clare Parish offers two opportunities to "watch with Jesus." The Blessed Sacrament is exposed every Thursday at St. Mary's from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Blessed Sacrament is also exposed for the Holy Hour every Wednesday from 5 to 6 p.m. at St. Patrick's. The Rosary and the Chaplet of Divine Mercy are recited. Please refer to the bulletin for seasonal changes.

Prayer Network Committee

This ministry provides prayer support through e-mail networking by offering support to those who are in need of prayers or who want to offer thanksgiving for prayers already answered. If you would like to join this ministry, please call Teresa Dendis at 315-539-9282 to leave a voice mail or e-mail Teresa at

Prayer Requests

If you, a family member, or a friend are in need of prayers or if you want to give praise and thanks to God, please contact Teresa Dendis at 315-539-9282 to have your family member's name added to the e-mail network.

If you would like your family members' or friends' names put in the bulletin under "Pray for our sick and homebound," you may call the Parish Office at 315-651-4349.

Bereavement/Memorial Mass

The Church dedicates the month of November to remembrance of the deceased. Family members are invited by special invitation to a special Mass in memory for all those who have passed away during the past year. During the Mass, as the litany of names is read, candles are lit and flowers are placed in a vase in honor of those whose names are read. Families are invited to bring a picture of their loved one to be displayed during the Mass. A reception follows the Mass; all are welcome.