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2018 Children Choir Angelina's Christmas Concert

posted Dec 9, 2018, 7:45 PM by Marie Noel   [ updated Dec 9, 2018, 7:46 PM ]

2018 Children Choir Concert at Angelina's

On Sunday, December 9, 2018 some members of the St Clare Children Choir, under the direction of Mr. George Poppe, made the trek to Angelina's. They brought Christmas joy to all and they did it outdoors to boot. Well done choir members. We are so proud of you. Please enjoy the pictures here.

Ecumenical Prayer Service

posted Nov 11, 2018, 2:25 PM by Marie Noel

Image result for ecumenical Thanksgiving prayer serviceJoin us for our annual Ecumenical Thanksgiving prayer service. Every year we come together in Christian unity as brothers and sisters with Great Kills Moravian Church and Great Kills Christ Lutheran Church to give thanks. Pastor Wolfgang Laudert of Christ Lutheran Church will offer the reflection and Pastor Tracy Pryor will lead us in the first reading. We hope you will join us. Refreshments will be provided after the service. See you then.

Date: Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Time: 7:30pm
Location: Our Church

Saint Clare Honors our Veterans

posted Nov 7, 2018, 9:31 AM by Marie Noel

Image result for veterans' dayYou are cordially invited to join us this Sunday, November 11, 2018 at 1:00pm for a special mass in honor of and in thanksgiving for our Veterans and members of the Armed Forces. Veterans and their family and friends are particularly invited to this mass. See you then.

Thank you for your service.

Parish Library Open House

posted Oct 29, 2018, 10:54 AM by Claire Smith

Join us on Sunday, November 4 from 9:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. to check out the many books and DVD's for children and adults.
The library is located below the Lady Chapel. Refreshments will be served.

Naloxon/Narcan Training

posted Oct 15, 2018, 9:18 AM by Marie Noel   [ updated Oct 23, 2018, 12:41 PM ]

Image result for Narcan
Learn how to save a life

Narcan is a nasal spray that reverses opioid overdoses. 
Please join us to learn how to administer it and save a life. 

Date: November 5, 2018
Time: 7:30PM
Where: Murphy Center

To reserve a seat in this training class, contact Linda Rizzotto, St. Clare's Parish Counselor at 718-984-8456 or via email at
or Marie Noel, Pastoral Associate at 718-984-7873 or email:

Every participant will leave with a free Narcan kits. It is imperative that you register so we can make sure we have enough kit for everyone. 

Dialogue and Reconciliation

posted Oct 1, 2018, 11:59 AM by Marie Noel   [ updated Oct 1, 2018, 1:11 PM ]

On Sunday, September 30th at 4:30 p.m. in the Murphy Center, our priests: Fr. Richard, Fr. Brendan and Fr. Patrick sat together with parishioners to dialogue on the sex abuse scandal after the Pennsylvania Report. Together we discussed the scandal, addressed concerns our parishioners had and we shared thoughts on how the Church can move forward. Thank you to all who attended. We hope our time together provided some healing comfort and some clarity. Please find the pictures below. You may also click on the podcast to listen to Cardinal Dolan's presentation sharing with us the steps the Archdiocese has taken to keep our children safe.

Dialogue and Reconciliation

Blessing of the Animals

posted Sep 26, 2018, 4:46 AM by Marie Noel   [ updated Sep 26, 2018, 4:46 AM ]

Image result for Blessing of the AnimalsBring your pets and join us on Sunday, October 7, 2018 for the Blessing of the Animals.

Time: 4:00 p.m.
Location: Play Ground behind the Presentation Center

See you there.

Book Club/Faith in the Dark Movie Event

posted Sep 25, 2018, 7:27 AM by Claire Smith   [ updated Sep 25, 2018, 7:28 AM ]

Join us to watch the film "I Can Only Imagine", the true story about a chart topping Christian song
 and the forgiveness between an abusive father and his song-writer son.

Tuesday, October 9 from 6:45 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Murphy Faith Formation Center
A discussion led by Sr. Grazyna Michniewicz, Srs. of Charity-Halifax will follow.
All are welcome

Grieving Parents

posted Sep 18, 2018, 8:43 AM by Cathy Adinolfi

Of all the pains that life can hand us, arguably one of the most searing is the death of a child. As Jesus joined his distraught disciples on the road to Emmaus after his crucifixion, we ask him to join each of us in this ministry as we continue on our difficult journeys from grief to the healing peace that we, like Jesus’ disciples, can find in the Eucharistic community.

To meet the spiritual needs of parents whose children of any age have died by any cause—no matter how long ago—the Family Life Office offers the Emmaus Ministry for Grieving Parents. A unique, faith-based program providing spiritual retreats for grieving parents offered by grieving parents, the Emmaus Ministry offers a safe place where you can find peace, comfort, and hope, at least for a time. The entire retreat focuses on the parents’ personal spiritual journey, where one can engage as much or as little as one wants.

 One day Retreat

 Saturday, October 20, 2018

St. Francis of Assisi,

San Damiano Hall (Manhattan)

135 West 31st Street,

New York City, NY 10001

9:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.

 $25 per person, $40 per couple

Cost includes breakfast, lunch, dinner, and all retreat materials. Scholarships are available. Pre-registration is required

 To register:

or contact Sue DiSisto at:

or (646) 794-3191

Thank you Catechists

posted Sep 10, 2018, 12:43 PM by Marie Noel   [ updated Sep 10, 2018, 1:34 PM ]

Catechetical Sunday 2018 Banner

On Sunday, September 16th, the Church will celebrate Catechetical Sunday to acknowledge and thank all Cathechists who dedicate themselves to hand on the faith and enlist witnesses for Christ. On this occasion, I would like to thank all of our catechists on behalf of our children, parents, and parish for their commitment to our children. In their ministry they assist our parents in keeping the promise they made at the baptism of their children to raise faith filled and informed catholic families. Also we thank all of the helpers who assist our catechists in their mission. Please join us at the 1pm Mass to renew your commitment and to be recognized by the community for your amazing service. May God bless and reward you for your invaluable service.


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