Adult Faith Formation


"Faith seeks understanding":it is intrinsic to faith that a believer desires to know better the One in whom he has put his faith, and to understand better what He has revealed; a more penetrating knowledge will in turn call forth a greater faith, increasingly set afire by love. the grace of faith opens "the eyes of your hearts" to a lively understanding of the contents of Revelation: that is, of the totality of God's plan and the mysteries of faith, of their connection with each other and with Christ, the center of the revealed mystery. "The same Holy Spirit constantly perfects faith by his gifts, so that Revelation may be more and more profoundly understood." In the words of St. Augustine, "I believe, in order to understand; and I understand, the better to believe." (Catechism of the Catholic Church #158)


Adult Faith Formation at St. Clare's Parish has two goals:
  1. To form a parish that is vitally alive in faith. We seek to provide a parish climate and an array of activities and resources designed to help adults more fully understand and live their faith.

  2. To form adults who actively cultivate a lively baptismal and eucharistic spirituality with a powerful sense of mission and apostolate. Nourished by word, sacrament, and communal life, they will witness and share the Gospel in their homes, neighborhoods, places of work and centers of culture.


In short, the aim of this program is to do everything we can to support and encourage each member of this parish on his or her spiritual journey with Jesus Christ.



Adult Faith Formation Events and Information



Single Together is a social group for men and women ages 50 and over who are single for any reason. Meetings are usually held on the last Sunday of the month from 4 to 6 pm in the Murphy Faith Formation Center located below the Lady Chapel. Check the Sunday bulletin for more details. All are welcome. 


SINGLES TOGETHER

OCTOBER 2019 EVENTS

 

Thursday, October 3 – 10:00AM:  Breakfast @ The Annadale Terrace, 801 Annadale Road.  Cost will be per menu plus 8.875% NY sales tax & 20% gratuity.  Call Bob @ 718-356-6361 if you would like to attend.

Sunday, October 6 – 2:00PM:  “Evita” @ Wagner College, 1 Campus Rd.  Bob has already purchased our group tickets.  However, if you wish to attend, you can call the Wagner College box office directly @ 718-390-3259 regarding availability.  If you are attending and have any questions concerning ticket distribution and meet up location, please call Bob @ 718-356-6361.

Wednesday, October 9 – 6:00PM:  International Food Night.  We will be celebrating Oktoberfest @ Killmeyer’s, 4254 Arthur Kill Road.  Cost is per menu plus 8.875% NY sales tax & 20% gratuity.  Call Bob @ 718-356-6361 for your reservation.

 

Saturday, October 12 – 3:00PM:  Italian Festival at the Mount @ Mount Loretto, 6582 Hylan Blvd.  Join us for the Island’s Biggest Columbus Day Celebration featuring the best food vendors around, beer and sangria garden, rides, games, live music on stage and more!  There will be a $5.00 per person entrance fee and parking is free.  If you would like to attend with our group, call Maureen Rachlin @ 347-733-7507 to sign up and get additional info on the meet up location.

 

Saturday, October 19 – 12:00PM:  Walk on the Boardwalk in Midland Beach (weather permitting).  Meet in the parking lot by the fishing pier on Father Capodanno Blvd, half block from Seaview Ave.   If you are interested in participating, please call Maureen Rachlin @ 347-733-7507.

Monday, October 21 – 10:45AM:  Day at the Met Museum.  Meet at the Eltingville Transit Center (Arthur Kill Road & Richmond Avenue) for our trip to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Avenue, New York City via Express Bus.  As one of the world’s largest and finest art museums, its collection spans 5,000 years of world culture, from prehistory to the present from every part of the globe.  The Museum’s two-million-square-foot building has vast holdings that represent a series of collections, each of which ranks in its category among the finest worldwide.  In addition to the Museum’s approximately 2,500 European paintings, it also houses one of the greatest collection of Egyptian art outside of Cairo.  Our visit to the Met will be followed by dinner at Via Brasil, 34 West 46 Street, New York’s oldest Brazilian restaurant.  Call Bob @ 718-356-6361 for additional information and to advise him if you will be attending.

 

Wednesday, October 23 – 6:00PM:  Monthly Dinner @ Nino’s, 1110 Hylan Blvd.  A prix fixe menu will be available with cost ranging from approximately $33.00-$39.00, depending on your choice of entrée.  (The final price represents the base costs of $24.95 to $29.95 plus 8.875% NY sales tax & 20% gratuity).  Call Bob @ 718-356-6361 to make your reservation.

 

Sunday, October 27 – 4:00-6:00PM:  Singles Together Monthly Meeting @ St. Clare Murphy Faith Formation Center, 110 Nelson Avenue.  Guest Speaker to be advised.

 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Sunday, November 17 – 2:00PM:  “She Loves Me” @ Wagner College, 1 Campus Rd.  Ticket cost is approximately $28.00.  Your payment must be received NO LATER THAN THURSDAY, OCTOBER 31.  Dinner will follow @ Trattoria Toscana, 4200 Hylan Blvd.  Cost will be per menu plus 8.875% NY sales tax and 20% gratuity.  Call Barbara Schmardel @ 718-356-8992 to make ticket payment arrangements.

Saturday, December 7 – 8:00PM:  “A Holiday Doo Wop Spectacular 2019” @ St. George Theatre, 35 Hyatt Street, starring Jay Siegel’s Tokens, The Vogues, The Crystals, Eddie Holman, The Classics, The Elegants, The Fireflies and Bobby Brooks Wilson with a tribute to his father, Jackie Wilson.  The balcony ticket cost is $49.00.   If you are interested in attending, Bob will coordinate ticket payment.  Payment due date will be advised.  Please contact Bob @ 718-356-6361 for additional information.

 

F.Y.I. – STATEN ISLAND EVENTS TO DO ON YOUR OWN OR WITH FRIENDS:

October 2-6:  Art & Craft Show, at the Staten Island Mall, 2655 Richmond Avenue, features a display of products like ceramic, jewelry, digital, photo, fiber, metalwork, sculptures, glass, mixed media, wood, graphics, painting and much more.

October 5-26 – 12:00-5:00PM:  Pumpkin Picking at Decker Farm (part of Historic Richmond Town), 435 Richmond Hill Road.  Harvest season is fun for the entire family!  Pick a pumpkin to take home, enjoy an old-fashioned hayride, corn maze, arts and crafts, etc.

October 12 – 12:00-7:00PM:  Rolling Thunder’s Oktoberfest @ Historic Richmond Town, 441 Clarke Avenue.  The Rotary Clubs of Staten Island and Rolling Thunder are organizing the Staten Island Oktoberfest.  There will be entertainment, vendors, food and fun.  All proceeds go to helping Veterans in need.

October 16 – 7:00-9:00PM (doors open 6:30PM): Italian Heritage is being hosted by NYC Comptroller Scott M. Stringer at CYO Center at Mount Loretto, 6581 Hylan Blvd.  Come celebrate Italian Heritage honoring Eleanor Conforti, a Founding Member, Women of Staten Island, Louis DeLuca, Ed.D., CEO, United Activities Unlimited, The Honorable Ralph J. Lamberti, 12th Borough President of Staten Island.  Admission is FREE.

October 18-19, 24-26 @ 8:00PM & October 20 & 27 @ 2:00PM:  The Little Victory Theatre, 4089 Victory Blvd., presents “Arsenic & Old Lace”.  A laugh out loud comedy hit, this is the story of the charming and innocent ladies who populate their cellar with the remains of socially and religiously “acceptable” roomers; the antics of their nephew who thinks he’s Teddy Roosevelt, and the activities of their other nephew.  Contact the box office directly @ 718-524-8467 for ticket cost and availability.  For more information about the theatre itself, contact Maureen Rieb @ 718-948-1849.

October 26 – 3:00-7:00PM:  Halloween in Richmond Town, 441 Clarke Avenue.  In the nostalgic spirit of an old-fashioned community Halloween, visitors will enjoy a safe, fun trick-or-treating experience, while visiting historic structures, catching mystifying shows and sampling delicious Halloween treats!

October 26-27 – 12:00-6:00PM:  The Fall Festival at the Mount, Mount Loretto, 6582 Hylan Blvd. will feature rides, games, food, scarecrow making, live DJ, and of course the island’s BIGGEST Pumpkin Patch.  The event takes place October 26 and 27 from Noon to 6:00PM.  Admission is FREE and parking is $5.00.

 


IMPORTANT!  PLEASE BRING YOUR CHECKBOOK OR CASH TO OUR MONTHLY MEETINGS IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN PARTICIPATING IN ANY EVENT THAT REQUIRES PAYMENT OR DEPOSIT IN ADVANCE.  THANK YOU!!



Changing Leaves


SINGLES TOGETHER

 EVENTS 

 

 Sunday, November 17 – 2:00PM:  “She Loves Me” @ Wagner College, 1 Campus Rd.  Ticket cost is approximately $28.00.  Information on ticket payment date and post-theatre dinner location will be available at a later date.  Call Bob @ 718-356-6361 for additional information.

Saturday, December 7 – 8:00PM:  “A Holiday Doo Wop Spectacular 2019” @ St. George Theatre, 35 Hyatt Street, starring Jay Siegel’s Tokens, The Vogues, The Crystals, Eddie Holman, The Classics, The Elegants, The Fireflies and Bobby Brooks Wilson with a tribute to his father, Jackie Wilson.  The balcony ticket cost is $49.00.   If you are interested in attending, Bob will coordinate ticket payment.  Payment due date will be advised.  Please contact Bob @ 718-356-6361 for additional information.

 



 

 

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Meeting Christ in Everyday Life is  a program of prayer, music, scripture reading and reflection based on Ignatian spirituality.

It is led by Manresa companions Bob Giugliano, Ph.D. and Rick D’Aversa. Meetings are usually held on the first Saturday of the month at 10 am in the chapel in the Presentation Center. Mass is celebrated at 9 am in the Lady Chapel for those who wish to attend.

All are welcome.



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Committee Members


Marcy Dabbene

Lianne Ericsson

Bernice Fisher

Michael Hillers

Maureen Italiano

Gale LaForge

Mary Mahoney

Marilyn Marotti

Ginger Miller

Maureen Rachlin

Jo N. Rossicone

Claire Smith

Tom Tuminello

Valerie Winslow