God’s love is truly a mystery that we strive to understand and share.  We invite you to explore this site and discover more about us.  There are many aspects of our parish that allow you, no matter where you are in your faith journey, to experience the presence of Christ.  On behalf of the staff and parishioners of St. Clare of Assisi, welcome!  We are glad you are here.


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Into the Breach

An Apostolic Exhortation to Catholic Men, my Spiritual Sons in the Diocese of Phoenix

+Thomas J. Olmsted, Bishop of Phoenix

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Small Christian Communities

Small Christian Communities gather once a week for the four (4) weeks of Advent with approximately 8-10 people to pray, share, care and learn. 

Groups will begin meeting the week of November 23rd—the week prior to the 1st Sunday of Advent – on a day of your preference and/or availability, in a designated home and as much as possible in your own community! Registration form / Learn more

Best Advent Ever™  Rediscover Mercy


Join Matthew Kelly, America’s bestselling Catholic author, and other leading Catholic voices of our time on a life-changing journey through Best Advent Ever™ Rediscover Mercy.

Earlier this year, nearly a quarter million people experienced Best Lent Ever™! Now you can receive daily inspirational emails with short videos, encouragement, and coaching for Advent. Learn more

Rediscover Jesus Book


How well do you know Jesus?

I think about this often, and I always come to the same realization. I don’t know Jesus anywhere near as well as I would like to know him. The desire is there, but life gets in the way. There are times when I seem to be making great progress, and other times when I wonder if I know him at all. 

But I always arrive back at the same inspiring and haunting idea: If there is one person that we should each get to know in a deeply personal way, it is Jesus – the carpenter from Nazareth, the itinerant preacher, the Son of God, the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords, the Lamb of God, the new Adam, the Messiah, the Alpha and the Omega, the Chosen One, the Light of the World, the God-Man who wants good things for us more than we want them for ourselves, the healer of our souls.

The best time to rediscover Jesus is right now. You are holding this book in your hand at this very moment for a reason. I don’t know what God has in store for you, but I am excited for you. There are some questions that we all ask ourselves in different ways: Who am I? Who is God? What am I here for? What matters most? What matters least? What are my unique talents and abilities? What will my contribution be?

We discover the answers to these questions most completely by encountering Jesus. He longs to help us discover deeply personal answers to our deeply personal questions.  Learn more

Jubilee Year of Mercy

December 8, 2015 - November 20, 2016

Faustina ~ Messenger of Divine Mercy

Saturday, January 9, 2016 - 2 PM & 7 PM, at Valley Vista Performing Arts Center, Surprise

Saint Faustina Play Brings Message of Divine Mercy to Life in Surprise!  

Early Bird Ticket Sales now through November 5th $6.50 each | After November 5th - $7.50

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Divine Mercy 3 Day Mission

February 1 - February 3, 2016

Father Mark Baron, MIC (Marians of the Immaculate Conception) will explain the “ABC’s” of Divine Mercy and how we receive the graces of Christ’s Divine Mercy. This mission is being offered by the National Shrine of Divine Mercy. Each day Father will speak after weekday morning Masses and each evening at 7 pm. This event will continue to help us build our faith during this Jubilee Year of Mercy.



Divine Mercy 9 Week Novena

Wednesday Evenings at 7 PM, February 3 - March 30, 2016
Come pray with your fellow parishioners as we gather and pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet along with our choir. This special Novena will lead us to the climax of Divine Mercy, Sunday April 3rd.

Our Parish Mission Statement

A Message from Fr. Hans

To live the Gospel of Jesus Christ without compromise. Read more


Monday - Friday   8am
Wednesday   7pm
Saturday   4pm
Sunday   7am, 9am, 11am, 5pm


Monday 5pm - 6pm (except office holidays)
Saturday   2:45pm - 3:45pm
By Appointment - call office
(623) 546.3444


Wednesday 6pm - 7pm

Friday 1pm - 5pm


Office Hours

Monday-Thursday   9am - 5pm
Friday   9am - 12pm
Closed for Lunch   Noon - 1pm
Saturday-Sunday   Closed

Emergency Assistance Hotline

St. Vincent de Paul Society
(623) 975.5617



Parish News


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