Saint Clare Parish 714 Myrth Ave, Essex, MD21221 Saint Clare has been a fixture among Essex Roman Catholics for decades. The church is led by Rev. C. Lou Martin. Along…More with offering daily mass services, the church tries to reach out to many segments of the community, including offering youth ministry programs and Spanish services while also hosting Boy Scout and Girl Scout meetings. The church also operates the Saint Clare Reception Hall and Pavilion that is available to rent for all types of special events. The Parish was also home to Saint Clare School from 1956 until 2010 when it was one of 13 Catholic schools closed in the area.