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. 



*****Events are subject to change. Always call the contact number to confirm.****** 

Tuesday, June 5 – 3:00-4:30PM:  Yoga at Blue Heron Park, 222 Poillon Ave.  Free Event.  Call Lynn Rossi @ 718-317-1828.

Wednesday, June 6 – 6:00 PM:  International Food Night @ Fushimi Restaurant,2110 Richmond Road.  Cost is per menu plus 8.875% NY sales tax and 20% gratuity.  Call Bob @ 718-356-6361 for your reservation.

Saturday, June 9 – 12:00PM Irish Fair and Music Festival at Mission of the Immaculate Virgin @ Mount Loretto.  Enjoy Food, Arts and Crafts, International, National, Regional and Local Music.  Admission is $15.00 at the gate or $10.00 advance purchase.  Call Bob @ 718-356-6361.

Sunday, June 10 – 10:00AM-1200PM:  Bowling @ Rab’s Country Lanes, 1600 Hylan Blvd.  Please call Maureen Rachlin @347-733-7507 by Thursday June 7 to let her know if you are bowling so she knows how many lanes to reserve.

Sunday, June 10 – 1:00PM:  Sunday Brunch at Z-Two Restaurant and Lounge, 2925 Veterans Rd W.  Enjoy a sumptuous brunch consisting of a breakfast cocktail, first course, main course and chef’s dessert selection for approximately $30.00.  (The final cost represents the base cost of $22.95 plus 8.875% NY sales tax and 20% gratuity).  Call Maureen @ 347-733-7507 to make your reservation.

Thursday, June 14 – 2:00PM:  Lunch at The Marina Café Dockside Tiki Bar, 154 Mansion Ave.  Join us for Cocktails, Appetizers, Pizza, Salads, Sandwiches and music.  The cost is per menu plus 8.875% NY sales tax and 20% gratuity.  Call Bob @ 718-356-6361 for your reservation.  (RAIN DATE will be Friday, June 15.  We will keep you updated.)

Saturday, June 16 – 11:00AMWalk on the Boardwalk @ the fishing pier on Father Capodanno Blvd, half block from Seaview Ave.  Call Al @ 718-702-4588 to let him know if you are walking.

Wednesday, June 20 – 6:00PM:  Monthly Dinner @ Coles Dockside, 369 Cleveland Avenue.  A prix fixe menu will be available for approximately $31.00.  (The final cost represents the base cost of $23.95 plus 8.875% NY sales tax and 20% gratuity).  Call Bob @ 718-356-6361 to make your reservation.

Thursday, June 21 – 12:30PM:  The Catholic Daughters will be having acomplimentary catered buffet luncheon in the St. Clare School Auditorium, 151 Lindenwood Rd.  Call Maureen Rieb @ 646-418-5569 by June 8 to make your reservation.

Friday, June 22 – 8:40AM:  Atlantic City Bus Trip to the Tropicana – Assemble for the bus in front of the Eltingville Shopping Center, 4310-4370 Amboy Rd on the side of Denny’s.  Cost of $45.00 due to Bob by Monday June 18.   You will be receiving a $45 credit in slot play to gamble at the Tropicana.  Call Bob @ 718-356-6361 to reserve your seat.

Saturday, June 23 – 11:00AM-12:30PM:  Victorian Shell Art @ Blue Heron Park,222 Poillon Ave.  Free Event.  We will be framing a picture with shells on a board.  Bring a small picture (about 3” x 3”) that can be glued down, or one will be provided.  Call Lynn Rossi @ 718-317-1828.

Sunday, June 24 – 4:00-6:00PM:  Singles Together Monthly Meeting @ St. Clare’s,110 Nelson Avenue, Faith Formation Center.  This will be our yearly pot luckdinner.  Please refer to the suggested dishes you can bring.  (Suggestions being sent in separate email.)  Coordinate with Maureen @ 347-733-7507.


Friday, June 22 – 10:00AM–12:00PM Seminar for Seniors! @ The Murphy Center at St. Clare, 110 Nelson Ave.   Learn how to save and protect your money.  Find out about services such as transportation to and from doctor’s offices and grocery shopping.  Presenter: Tom Bellino, CASC.  Please RSVP to Lynn Boardman -718-948-1505.

Saturday June 23 – 12:00:  Food Truck Festival at Mount Loretto.  The best food trucks, live music, beer and sangria gardens.  Parking $5.00.  Admission $5.00.

CPR Training: If you are interested in learning CPR, please call Marie Noel @ 718-984-7873 ext. 1724 or email mnoel@stclaresi. The date will be determined based on level of interest.  Please note there will be a fee of $30.00.

MAHJONG ANYONE? – If you are interested in playing or learning how to playMAHJONG and meeting new people, please contact Patricia @718-948-0282. Meetings will be held at St. Clare.

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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