St. Francis and St. Clare
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Parents, we welcome the entrance of your children in the Catholic Church through the Sacrament of Baptism. The Sacrament of Baptism is celebrated on Sunday either during a regularly scheduled weekend Mass or at 12:30 pm after the Masses. As the first step in the Baptismal process, if you wish to have your infant baptized, please contact Lena Shipley at the Parish Office at 651-4349 or 529-2944 to schedule a meeting and a Pre-Baptism Class.


We invite children to prepare for their continuing initiation into the life of Christ by coming to eat and drink at the Table of the Lord. The Eucharist offers us the continued presence of the life of our God as we celebrate the Lord's Supper.


This sacrament seals the Christian in the Faith and calls them to fulfill the Mission of Christ. It is celebrated when the person is ready to respond to this responsibility. A preparation process is offered each year and presumes involvement in an ongoing faith formation program.


As people grow and are able to recognize behavior that separates them from God, we invite them to enter into the process for celebrating forgiveness and Reconciliation with God and the Community of Faith. Our Confessionals offer the setting for this sacrament in either the face to face or the more traditional mode. We also offer Communal Penance services during Advent and Lent.

Marriage Preparation/Pre-Cana

Congratulations!! Please call Father Jim a minimum of six months in advance to begin your preparation for your wedding. Pre-Cana is required. St. Francis and St. Clare uses FOCCUS (Facilitating Open Couple Communication) instrument to assist couples in their exploration of their expectations and their communication and problem-solving skills.

Sacrament of the Sick

The anointing of the sick is administered to bring spiritual and even physical strength during an illness, especially near the time of death. It is most likely one of the last sacraments one will receive. However, this Sacrament is not limited to those nearing death. It is for all the sick of body, mind and spirit. In more basic terms, it is a rite that is performed to convey God's grace to the recipient, through the power of the Holy Spirit. If you or a family member would like to receive the "Sacrament of the Sick," please call the Parish Office at 315-651-4349 or 539-2944.

Holy Orders

If you feel the call of God to serve His people as a priest or deacon, we invite you to contact the Diocesan Vocations Director at 1150 Buffalo Road , Rochester, NY 14624, email to, call the Vocations Awareness Office at 585-461-2890.or speak to one of our priests for guidance. We pledge our prayers and support as you discern God's call.