If you are seeking baptism for your infant to five year old, call the the parish office for registration and Pre-Baptism Classes:
(661) 252-3353

* Parents are required to attend pre-Baptism classes
* One parent must be registered at St. Clare for six months prior to baptism
* For more information, please see our Pre-Baptism Classes page or call the parish office during business hours M-F.

For more information on being a Godparent/Sponsor or Christian Witness, please visit The Role of a Godparent at

Religious Education

Director: Nancy Nazarian-Medina
Secretary: Ana De Hoyos

Phone: 661-252-6950

Office Hours:
Sunday -- 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Monday -- 1:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday -- 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday -- 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Thursday -- 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Friday -- CLOSED
Saturday -- CLOSED

See our [[stclare:our_parish:ministries:confirmation:Confirmation]] page for information on Confirmation.
Visit our [[stclare:our_parish:ministries:rcia:RCIA]] page for information on becoming Catholic through our Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults.

See the Church bulletin for more information
Hospital & Home Visits

Home Visits: Holy Communion
For a home visit for Holy Communion, please contact the parish office during business hours:
Monday 1:30 - 5pm
Tuesday-Friday 9am - 12:30pm, 1:30 - 5pm
(661) 252-3353
A parish priest or eucharistic minister will visit you to attend to your needs.

In the case of hospitalization, please inform the admissions office that you are Catholic, so that they will be able to notify us.

In case of emergency or death in the family, a priest can be reached

For information on Confirmation at St. Clare Parish, please contact:

The Religious Education Office

"Quinceañera (lit. meaning One (f.) who is fifteen), sometimes called "Fiesta de quince años", "Fiesta de Quinceañera", "Quince años" or simply "quince", is the celebration of a girl's fifteenth birthday in parts of Latin America and elsewhere in communities of people from Latin America." ((From

"The quinceanera tradition dates back more than 600 years when the Aztec and Maya cultures celebrated the time when a young girl became eligible to marry, have children, and take on the responsibilities of women in the community. Eventually the Spaniards influenced the event and a deeply Catholic connection emerged." ((From

For information on Quinceañera at St. Clare Parish, please contact:

Araceli Castenada

To schedule a funeral service at St. Clare, please call the the parish office during business hours, M-F:
(661) 252-3353


Make an appointment with a priest to start the 6 month preparation period. Appontments with priests can be made through the parish office or by speaking directly with a priest after mass.

Rev. Olin Mayfield (Pastor)
Rev. Malcolm Ambrose

Parish Office


9:30 AM
4:30 PM

And by appointment.
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