FAITH FORMATION Programs have begun. Registration is OPEN and ONLINE, or give us a call. Programs for ALL AGES.
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The heart of a parish is the Sunday Eucharist, but the parish family is the body that makes it a unique and vibrant community with an exciting parish life. Our parish offers a variety of ways to be part of that communal family in addition to the celebration of the sacraments.

Children and Families

Our parish serves residents from a large area that includes many young families and some retirement communities. If you are a younger family, please read more here.

Seniors, Retirees and Seasonal

We have lots of opportunities for you to explore.

Faith Formation

Faith formation is a vital element of the Catholic life as we grow in knowledge and understanding of our faith in Jesus Christ and the Church he gave us. A deeper understanding can lead to a more intimate relationship with the Father, Son and Holy Spirit and through the Trinity to the Church and our family, friends, neighbors, parish, and community. Such faith formation is not just for children, but for all of us as we grow as Catholics. Our parish has many opportunities for faith formation that we encourage you to explore.   Registration Information is posted on the following pages:
Becoming Catholics
Life Teen
Sacrament Preparation
Adult Faith Formation Studies for Practicing Catholics

Another way to participate in our parish life are the various parish ministries, including:

Liturgical ministries: Adult and Childrens's choir, lector, altar server, Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist.

Social Justice ministries: Visiting the homebound, serving the poor, volunteering at food pantries and the St. Vincent de Paul Society.

Other ministries: Youth ministry, men's and women's groups, and the annual parish bazaar/rummage sale just to name a few.

God calls us to use our gifts and talents to glorify Him and make life better for other people. Please prayerfully consider these opportunities for getting involved in ministry. And if you have an idea for a new parish ministry, please contact us.

With so many ways to be part of parish life, you'll want to stay informed
by regularly reading the weekly bulletin which is posted on You can even go there to sign up to have your bulletin sent to your email address, just in case you've misplaced the one you received at Mass. You’ll also want to check the parish calendar of events for a list of events and Mass schedules. We encourage you also to subscribe to our direct notifications to you, based on your interests. This is available to you by subscribing to our Flocknote message system. That way you won't miss announcements about Holy Days of Obligation, Fun Events, Concerts, Your Favorite Social Group, etc.

St. Clare of Assisi Roman Catholic Parish, Surprise
Parish Boundaries

The system of using parish boundaries is so that we have a way of assuring that there is a shepherd guiding every person in a region without duplicating and without allowing people to "fall through the cracks."  This is part of the way the Catholic Church evangelizes the world. The Pastor of each parish is responsible accoring to the canon law of the Church to "preach, teach, sanctify and govern" all the people within his parish boundaries - including Catholics and non-Catholics.

Anyone is welcome to join our parish even if they do not live in the territorial boundaries of our parish. However, you should realize that there are some practical matters of consequence. For example, if a person is ill and needs a house-call, it is usually most efficient, pastorally, to have the nearest pastor of a parish take care of the person and see that they receive the sacraments of the Church in their home. We hope such persons will understand that if the priests of our parish travel all over the region or drive a great distance to care for one of their flock in the case when that person is, for example, in a distant hospital in Glendale, Peoria, Phoenix or Scottsdale, then our priest is risking the possibility that he will not be available "at home" to take care of an emergency request for the Last Sacraments of the Church or some other emergency.

Our Parish Boundaries at St. Clare of Assisi Parish look like this: The map is interactive.






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Registered Homes

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Registered Members

Total Registered Parish Members



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