Our History


Welcome to the St. Clare Parish Community: Church, School, and Preschool. We invite you to share and celebrate the transforming power of God's love through worship, education, and service. St. Clare Church celebrated its first Holy Mass on Sunday, August 17, 1913. Father Capistran Damek O.F.M. welcomed over 30 parishioners that day, and today almost one hundred years later, St. Clare Church serves over 1,000 families.

On Thursday, September 10, 1914, the Ven. Mother Willamine superioress accompanied by Rev. Mother M. Pauline arrived at St. Clare Church. Four days later, the two Franciscan sisters opened St. Clare School’s doors to welcome 31 children—a number beyond expectation. St. Clare School's long tradition of academic excellence within a faith-filled community continues today.