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This space is reserved for events and information of interest to our parishioners and friends beyond the ministries and services offered at St. Clare's.  
Check back often for information on charity events, community programs and services, and other helpful information.

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Hearing Our Heroes Needs Your Votes!
Requested by Sean Egan, 
Rectory clerk and student at Msgr. Farrell High School

Hearing our Heroes is a group established by students at Msgr. Farrell High School to assist veterans and remind others how much our brave veterans sacrificed to protect liberty.  They have applied for a grant from State Farm Insurance for $25.00 to address an unmet need in the community.  They need votes to win, and you can help by LIKING them on Facebook.  Click here to vote.  Don't forget to share with your friends too!

Here's some quick information about their group:

Last year, we received $20,000 in material and monetary donations. This money was used to provide thousands of "care packages" to homeless veterans and veterans at local VA Hospitals, host a BBQ that hosted hundreds of veterans to celebrate their service, run a snow shoveling program serving 50 veterans, provide aid to local veterans in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, and run trips that allow our members to meet veterans at VA Centers such as Walter Reed VA Center. The $25,000 grant would in part be used to help continue these activities. The bulk of the money would be used towards our EXPANSION to schools throughout the COUNTRY. Whether it was in Texas, where we were invited by and spent time with President Bush, or from veterans in our community, we have been told that we should try to start HOH chapters in other schools. This money would allow us to start up programs throughout the country, by giving other chapters part of the grant money to run programs similar to ours.

Be the Match - Bone Marrow Donors Needed
Requested by Jerry Curatolo

Stephen Curatolo age 23 was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma and needs a bone marrow transplant. Anyone willing to donate please go to either location below:  It is an in-evasive procedure. You must be between the ages of 18-44.

  1. January 28, 2013 at Staten Island Blood Donor Room located at 2791 Richmond Ave. above the (Verizon Store) Suite #2 between the hours of 12-7 p.m. phone number is (718) 447-7950.

  2. January 31, 2013 at St. Andrew Church 40 Old Mill Road between 12-4 p.m.

For questions or to learn more, please contact Melinda Calabiano (212) 570-3452 of "Be the Match."

Project Homefront

Requested by Camille Cimaglia

Camille, a student at St. John Viila High School is doing a community service drive for Staten Island Project Homefornt.  Project Homefront ia a not for profit organization dedicated to supporting all of our deployed military personnel.  Every 6 weeks, care packages are sent to our soldiers from Staten Island and other areas of New York.  We are collecting new Christmas lights, ornaments, garlands, or any small items for them.  If anyone would like to contribute, please contact Cindy Cimaglia at 718-967.5471.  All items must be received by October 30.  Thank you for your support!!!

People, possibilities and new experiences!
Requested by Kim Calvo

Saturday, October 13, 2012 
Hudson River Park's Pier 63 

Double Up 4 Vision is more than just a tandem bike ride and walk to fight vision loss; it’s a celebration of an ideal, where you are not defined and confined by limitations, but set free to ride, walk and enjoy life in a spirit of mutual respect and unity.  Click here to learn more.

Click here to view a video of St. Clare's own Lauren Calvo with NBC Michael Gargiulo 

“To celebrate our servicemen and women, past and present”
Requested by Sean Egan

Sunday, October 7, 2012 
From 2:00- 5:00 PM 

At Monsignor Farrell High School Football Field, All Are Invited! 

Located at: 2900 Amboy Road, Staten Island NY 10306

Cost: $10.00 per Person (Under 12- $5) / All Veterans are FREE
All active duty servicemen and women and their families are also FREE 

Includes: Food, Dessert, Beer, Soda, Water, and Entertainment
Any Questions call Sean @ 1(347)996-0486

Please RSVP by September 30th - Attn: Hearing Our Heroes - Msgr. Farrell High School- 2900 Amboy Road, Checks can be made out to Msgr. Farrell HS, and on the memo line, Hearing Our Heroes

Hearing Our Heroes is an organization founded and run by students at Msgr. Farrell HS, which aims to assist local veterans, thank them for their service, and in doing so remind our members and others how much our brave veterans sacrificed to protect the blessings of liberty.

Requested by Kim Calvo

Sunday, October 7, 2012, PROMPTLY at 3:00 PM
come earlier to register!

Showplace Entertainment Center 
141 N. Service Road, SI, NY 10314 
Lauren was born with a genetic eye condition called Aniridia, which accompanies various eye problems, including congenital glaucoma.

Please come join us for  the kickoff event of “bowling fun” to raise money for Lauren  as she prepares for her ride at  the  Lighthouse International’s,  Double Up For Vision Tandem Bike Race/Walk.  50/50, raffle baskets and more… 

COST: $30 adults and $20 children (12 and under) 5-6 people per team, includes: two (2) hours 
of bowling, 1 slice of pizza, soda and shoe rental.  
Check Payable to: Kim Calvo   Memo: Lighthouse International for Lauren’s Heroes  
Mail to: Lauren’s Heroes, c/o Kim Calvo, 278 Greaves Avenue, SI, NY 10308

Contact for Registration and More Information: 
    Kim: 917-620-1970; 
    Gina: 917-584-9388;
    Elissa: 201-417-7312;

Portions of Proceeds will be donated to the  Lighthouse International  on behalf of Lauren’s 
Heroes Team for the  Double Up For Vision Tandem Bike Race/Walk  that will be held on 
October 13, 2012.  “Lighthouse International is dedicated to fighting vision loss through prevention, treatment and empowerment.”

PLEASE “LIKE” Lauren’s Heroes on FACEBOOK to follow us!

Our main focus is to raise money for education, research, and support of  children with vision 
impairments through fundraising.  We are looking to promote awareness to the public and local 
communities about this low  profile disability and the misconceptions around children living with 
vision impairment.

I Want to Meet Spiderman and Mickey Mouse!
Kyle is a lovable 3-year-old who loves Spiderman, Lightning McQueen, Buzz Lightyear and, of course, Mickey Mouse. His favorite toys to play with are his toy cars and trains and his favorite game is hide-and-seek. Kyle enjoys singing “Pop! Goes the Weasel” and “Five Little Monkeys,” and his favorite foods are pizza and French fries. When he was just two weeks old, Kyle’s doctor told his mother that he had a rare condition called methylmalonic academia. This is an inherited metabolic disorder in which the body cannot break down certain proteins which build up and attack the body’s major organs. This can lead to organ failure, visual impairment, seizures, a coma, or even death. In Kyle’s case, he has already experienced vision loss and he must follow a severely protein restricted diet and daily medication regimen. For his wish, Kyle wants to meet his heroes, Spiderman and Mickey Mouse, at their “homes” at theme parks in Orlando, Florida. Get your autograph book ready, Kyle, because your wish is about to come true!


Dining to Donate Fundraiser to support St. Edward Food Pantry.
On Friday, November 18, 2011 there will be an all day fundraiser for Mount Loretto's St. Edward Food Pantry at the Perkins Restaurant located on Amboy Road in Eltingville. 

Simply click here to download the flyer which you must give when paying your bill.  Then Perkins will donate 15% of your bill to the pantry.

54th Annual Blue Army of our Lady of Fatima Communion Breakfast

On Saturday October 29, 2011 at St Ann’s Church 101 Cromwell Ave. 

The Guest Speaker will be
Rev. John Wroblewski. 

8:30 – Recitation of the Rosary 
9am – Mass. 
Breakfast will follow at the Colonnade Diner.

For Tickets and more information contact 718-351-8532 or 718-351-5991

Lighthouse International

Requested by: The Calvo Family

An organization promoting awareness of vision impairments in children and in adults. Lighthouse International is a very old organization that has done a world of good for many people, young and old.  Their Annual Report is available by clicking here.

October 22, 2011
2nd Annual Double Up 4 Vision Bike Ride/Walk
Click here to download a flyer with details

SNOWMEN is a humorous and heartfelt coming-of-age story about three unlikely heroes and the winter that changed their lives forever. After a surprising discovery in the snow catapults three small-town boys into the spotlight, the best friends hatch a plan to be remembered forever by setting a Guinness World Records® title. Along the way, the trio battles schoolyard bullies, unites their community and discovers that - while fame may be fleeting - true friendship lasts forever. The film stars Bobby Coleman (Last Song), Ray Liotta (Wild Hogs), Bobb’e J. Thompson (Role Models), Josh Flitter (Ace Ventura Jr.) and Christopher Lloyd (Back to the Future).

Bring your family to the theater the weekend of October 21-23, 2011. EVERY ONE COUNTS.

Watch the movie trailer below, and click here to visit their movie website directly.

Stand Together for Autism
Requested by: Joanne Nuzzo, 
Director of Special Events

On Sunday, October 16th, Borough President James P. Molinaro will be holding his second annual “Stand Together for Autism Services on Staten Island” event at the Michael J. Petrides School, 715 Ocean Terrace in the school auditorium, beginning at 1:00 p.m. The goal is to fill the auditorium with Staten Island families, friends and caregivers of those living with autism to join us as we hold a Community Information Open House and call on government to do more to help the autism community.

Staten Island has one of the highest rates of autism in New York State. In that vein, Borough President Molinaro continues to hold this event to let Staten Island’s autism community know that they do not stand alone in their fight for services they need and deserve.

Click here to download a flyer with more details.

Ongoing Events & Programs
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"Pathmark Perks Community Rewards"
Contact Christina Swiderski

Next time you go shopping Pathmark considering using your rewards cards which translate to benefits for St. Clare's!  Remember!!!! Your own reward points are not affected and you still receive the benefits you always did.  This is open to any parishioners and friends of St. Clare who care to help in a small way.
Pathmark Group ID # = 6674545

“Stop & Shop: A+ School Rewards”
Contact Christina Swiderski
  • Everytime you check out using your preferred shopper’s card Stop & Shop will allocate points that will add up to cash rebates to St Clare’s!
  • Register your shopper’s card and assign your “contributions” to St Clare School (our school code is #08570) online at
  • This program runs from October thru March.
  • It costs you nothing more than the price of the items you purchased!