• Welcome to St. Clare of Montefalco Parish!
      We are delighted to have you visit our website.  Here you will explore vibrant spirit of the parish and all of the opportunities for spiritual growth and education that St. Clare Parish and School have to offer you and your children. 

      Located at the corner of Mack Avenue at Outer Drive, St. Clare is a modest-sized parish in the Archdiocese of Detroit, founded by the Order of St. Augustine.  Many Augustinians and Dominican Sisters ... read more
    • Top 10 Reasons to Consider St. Clare of Montefalco
      10. We have a wonderful home!  Our large church with beautiful stained glass windows and murals tell the story of Jesus Christ; Creation, Redemption and Salvation.
      9. We are fun!  We enjoy our family friendly Sunday Socials with plenty of donuts, a fall Oktoberfest, a Parish Dinner Dance, a St. Patrick’s Corned Beef Dinner, a Vocations Dinner and an annual Strolling Dinner/Auction to support our School.
      8. We’ve got Kids!  We have the only Eastside Catholic Elementary School that borders Detroit and serves the children of 11 different Catholic Churches as well as Detroit Area Children of non-Catholic faiths.
      7. We are in the black! We are financially strong with no outstanding debt. 
      6. We’ve got rhythm!  Our Music Ministry is led by the globally recognized tenor soloist, organist and choral director, Dr. David Troiano.
      5. We have faith!  We have four weekend Masses, daily Mass, Confessions, bible study, prayer groups and adult formation such as Altar Society and ALPHA.
      4. We’ve got heart!  We have a very active St. Vincent de Paul, Knights of Columbus and Christian Service Commission.  Presently we are preparing and delivering food to St. Leo’s Soup Kitchen during Lent.  We also have many ministries for you to join.
      3. We are connected!  We are on Social Media with an active website, Facebook page and a weekly Constant Contact e-blast of all the news in the Parish.  We even Tweet on occasion!
      2. We’ve got location! Our beautiful St. Clare of Montefalco Campus on Mack Ave. and Whittier consists of our Church, Offices, Rectory, and Social Hall, our School and the Sweeney Center Gym and classroom complex.
      1. We have a great leader!  We are led by a dynamic, enthusiastic and energetic Pastor, Fr. Andrew Kowalczyk.  He is a Michaelite Father, a Polish religious order of  St. Michael the Archangel. 

      We hope you will join us on our journey.
    • Pastoral Plan
      We are eager to engage you in our pastoral plan. We already have remarkable things happening in our parish and we want to celebrate and build on that foundation recognizing that more can be accomplished. 
      We welcome your involvement in our parish: as a member of the parish council, commissions, or the various ministries and we ask you to pray and discern your personal involvement. Please give us your feedback on this parish vision.

      View Plan || Prayer for our Parish
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    • Parish Highlights
      • April 10, 2014 | by George Cascos
        We hear that the founding fathers of the United States were not all Christians. We know that Thomas Jefferson was a deist. A deist believes that there is a God who created the world but once it was created, God went away and left the world “to run” like a clock.
      • April 6, 2014 | by Barb Koster-Rigg
        A huge thank you to those who’ve generously responded to the request to help Tameka and her family who lost everything when their apartment building burned to the ground on March 5. We have offers of a refrigerator, stove and a washing machine. Others have donated cash and gift cards. We would still like to find or purchase a clothes dryer for them.
      • April 3, 2014
        The Alpha Course will meet again next Thursday April 10th and we will view Fr. James Mallon's Alpha for Catholics Video. The content of his talks are true to the original Alpha content but offered from his Catholic experience.
    • Parish Mission Statement

      We bring together and welcome into our Catholic Community a richly diverse people to pray, to serve, and to learn in the name and presence of Jesus Christ.