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75 Years of Faith; Service; Excellence

September 2011 - September 2012
Check back often for news and related events surrounding this historic time for our school community.
75th Anniversary
Committee Members  

Msgr. Richard J. Guastella

Mrs. Jo N. 

Mrs. Virginia Gallagher
Assistant Principal

Mrs. Jennifer Pristash Bogart, ‘93

Mrs. Bobby Bulger

Mrs. Lisa Carp

Mrs. Cindy Cimaglia

Mr. Tony Cimaglia

Mrs. Carolyn Davis

Mr. John Esposito

Mrs. Margaret Flynn

Mr. John Gillen

Mr. Larry Hansen

Mrs. Tracy Kramer

Ms. Gale LaForge, ‘52

Mrs. Maureen Miller

Mrs. Linda D'Auria Petrocelli, '80

Ms. Claire Regan

Mr. Tom Reilly, '74

Mrs. Laura Vitale Treacy, '96

Mrs. Barbara Vullo

Gala Reception - September 28, 2012

Nicotra's Ballroom, Hilton Garden Inn
Includes Open Bar, Music by Partners in Sound

Cocktail Reception at 7:00 PM

Butler Passed Hors d'oeuvres

Gunpowder Chicken, Ranch Dip
Crostini, Filet Mignon Tip, Wasabi Cream Sauce
Baked Clams, Cracker Crusted Shrimp, Creole Fondue
Farmer's Market Vegetables and Goat Cheese Strudel
Mini Rosotto Cake with Saffron
Mini Crab Cakes

Tuscan Table 

Grilled Seasonal Vegetables, Roasted Mushroom Salad
Caponata with Crostini, Tomato, Mozzarella and Fire Roasted Peppers
Freshly Baked Herb Infused Foccacia, Black and Green Regional Olives 


Proscuitto di Parma, Mortadella, Hot and Sweet apicola and Genoa Salami 

International Cheeses 

Assorted Crackers and Flatbreads 

Pasta Station 

Penne Pasta, Blush Sauce, Mushrooms and Peas
Oreccchiette Pasta, Broccoli di Rabe, Assorted Sausages 

Italian Regional Station

Corn Meal Crusted Fried Calamari, Chicken Scarpiello with Sausage
Eggplant Rollatini, Creamy Impastata Cheese, Tomato andn Basil Sauce

Dinner at 8:00 PM


Penne Rigate, Prosciutto di Parma, Sweet Vidalia onions, Fresh Tomato Basil


Gathered Greens Virgin Olive Oil, Balsamic Vinaigrette


Herb Marinated Grilled Filet Mignon, Cabernet Wine Sauce
Chicken Wrapped in Phyllo with Seasonal Vegetables, Roasted Garlic Cream Sauce
Pretzel Crusted Salmon, Honey Mustard Sauce


Apple Caramel: Apple Cake with Caramel Streusel
Freshly Brewed Regular and Decaffeinated Coffee, Herbal Teas and Assorted Soft Drinks

Invitations were mailed to over 3,400 people late July! This included all alumni who have helped update their contact information, friends of St. Clare’s School, and current/former staff.

September, 28, 2012 
7 p.m cocktail reception 
8 p.m. four-course dinner 

Music provided by Partners in Sound 
Nicotra’s Ballroom, Hilton Garden Inn 

Tickets $125 per person 
RSVP August 28, 2012 

Anyone who has not received an invitation, and is interested in attending can:
  • Click here to download your own
  • Stop by the rectory to pick one up
  • Call the rectory to have one mailed to you

Click the newspaper for coverage of the 
Opening Mass & Reception in the 
Sunday, September 18, 2011 newspaper.

Click on the podcast icon to listen to audio of the Opening Mass
which includes Fr. Dobbin's homily, 
the school chorus singing the Alma Mater, 
and Fr. Richard's final remarks




If you are able to help support the gala with the donation of an item, basket or gift card for our raffle table, please call: 

Cindy Cimaglia at 
(718) 967-5471 

75th Anniversary Commemorative Christmas Ornaments
To mark the occasion, a limited number of ornaments are being produced for sale.  Click here to download a flyer with more details.

16 Month Commemorative Calender Fundraiser
The calendars continue to be sold for $5.00 in the School and Rectory offices during regular hours. Please be sure to get yours before they run out! You will want a piece of history sure to become a favorite reference for knowing our history. 

All proceeds will help support the ongoing education at St. Clare’s.  

Jul 30, 2012, 2:22 PM