2019 Stewardship Appeal

Parish Goal = $191,500

Status as of 3/19/19

432 Donors

$103,910 Pledged Gifts

54% of Our Goal

THANK YOU to those who have already pledged their commitment to this year’s Appeal. We are grateful for your continued generosity.

Capital Campaign

661 families have pledged $2,010,470

Paid: $1,066,404

Balance to be paid: $900,301

You can still make a pledge at: RenewRebuild.org.
Click here to see campaign details.

Annual Report

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Msgr. Murphy

Msgr. Joseph P. Murphy's address is: 

Edward Cardinal Egan Pavillion
5655 Arlington Ave.
Bronx, New York, 10471

  • 2019 Family Stations

    Stations and Pizza

    April 3, 2019

    6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

    In the Murphy Center (chapel basement)

    Click Here to Register

    -Pizza will be served to all participants in the Murphy Center 
    -This is a 2 hour Mustard Seed event for parents & children (Pre-School & up) 
    -Children will color Stations of the Cross. 
    -Stations upstairs in the chapel.
    -Followed by dessert in the Murphy Center. 
    -It is free to attend: however a donation basket will be available to off-set costs
    Posted Mar 7, 2019, 10:02 AM by Cathy Adinolfi
  • With Jesus at Calvary
    Fr. Brendan will be presenting a Lenten program on Tuesday evenings March 12, 19, 26, April 2,and 9 at 7:30 p.m. The program will be repeated on Friday mornings March 15, 22, 29, April 5 and 12 at 9:45 a.m.  Both sessions will be in the Murphy Center. See the bulletin for further details.

    March 12/15:  Encountering the Dying Jesus
    March 19/22:  Encountering Those Who Rejected Jesus
    March 26/29:  Encountering the Mercy of Jesus
    April 2/5:         Encountering the Love of Jesus
    April 9/12:       Encountering the Mother of Jesus
    Posted Mar 5, 2019, 8:35 AM by Claire Smith
  • St. Clare Celebrated National Marriage Week 2019

    National Marriage Week

    On Sunday, February 10, 2019, some our married couples joined us at the 1:00pm Mass to celebrate National Marriage Week. What a blessing it was witness seeds of love growing.

    Thank you to all the couples who joined us for that mass. We pray that God continues to bless your marriage and guard over your family.
    Posted Feb 11, 2019, 8:25 AM by Marie Noel
  • Parish Library
    Join us on the First Sunday of the Month 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.
    Posted Jan 8, 2019, 11:47 AM by Cathy Adinolfi
  • Dialogue and Reconciliation
    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

    Posted Oct 1, 2018, 1:11 PM by Marie Noel
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Praying the Psalms for Lent

As we journey together in lent as a parish family, let us take time to encounter God in prayer. For the Second Week of Lent, we are meditating on Psalm 27. Please click here to pray with us and share your thoughts.


17th Annual St. Clare Parish Dance

Saturday, April 6, 2019

7:30 p.m.—11:30 p.m.

Cardinal Cooke Center (Elevator Accessible)

$45 per person—$400 for a table of 10 people

Call Gerri Smith in the rectory at (718) 984-7873 for more information or to reserve your  tickets. 

Fr. Richard's Homilies

Fr. Richard's weekly homilies are available here. Please click here to listen to his homily for the 2nd Sunday of Lent. Enjoy!!!

2019 Continuing Conversion

On Sunday, March 17th, eleven RCIA candidates were called to Conversation at the Church of St. Clare. Four of the candidates will be receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation and Holy Eucharist, two of them, having been baptized in another Christian Church/Denomination, will be received into full communion with the Church and the rest will be receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation. Please keep them in your prayers: Julianne B., Adam M., Robert K., Dorothy N., Christopher H., Nicholas L., Anthony P., Brandon S., Kelly T., Ethan R., and Lauren Y.

2019 Rite of Continuing Conversion

Our Lenten Journey

Image result for LentAs we journey through Lent this year, our focus will be on the everlasting and universal mercy of God. We believe in a God who is always ready to forgive and to welcome back not only Christians, but all who call upon him.

 Join us on this journey. It doesn't matter who you are, all are welcome because we are all children of God. Please find below the many ways St. Clare will journey through Lent. Join us for some or all of the liturgies. May God be with you on this journey.

Stations of the Cross

Related imageJoin us every Friday of Lent beginning on 

Friday, March 9, 2019

to Friday, April 13, 2019 @ 7:30p.m. in the Chapel 

as we walk the way of the Cross with Jesus

Lenten Reflection with Sr. Maureen Sullivan, OP, PhD.

Image result for sr. maureen sullivanTo get us started on our theme, "Where is there a God like you?" Sr. Maureen Sullivan, OP, PhD. will be here to guide us in our Lenten reflection. Courtesy of Sadlier Publishing.

Sister's presentation will help us experience the mercy of God through the Lens of Scripture and Vatican II. You won't want to miss her presentation.

Date: Monday, March 25, 2019 at 7:30pm in the Church

Parish Lenten Reconcilation with Fr. Walter Modrys, SJ.

Related imageThroughout the Lenten Season, there will be opportunities to encounter Christ in the Sacrament of Reconciliation. To get our started, our very own Fr. Walter Modrys, SJ will come back to lead us in our Parish Reconciliation service. We will have communal Penance, followed by individual Confession. You will not want to miss this one either. Plan now so you can be with us.

Date: Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at 7:30pm


Lenten Reconciliation Monday


April 15, 2019 in the Chapel

3:30p.m. to 5:30p.m.

7:30p.m. to 8:30p.m.

Our priests will also be available to offer extended hours of Reconciliation in the Chapel at 7:30p.m.-8:30p.m on April 16th and the 17th, 2019

"Don't be afraid to go to the Sacrament of Confession, where you will meet Jesus who forgives you”

(Pope Francis)


We are pleased to announce that our parish has subscribed to an exciting new online platform: Formed.orgView the best Catholic videos, audio programs, e-books and movies on your computer, tablet or smart- phone for free!
Go to Formed.org; enter our parish code GTWHFR; create an account with your username/email and password. 

Here To Help

Remember to reach out and talk it out!

 St. Clare's Parish Counseling Program can provide you with supportive counseling and the resilience management that you just may need at this time or anytime for that matter.  There is never a fee charged for these services. We only ask that you to be proactive with your mental health. By reaching out when you need to talk in confidence to a professional you can decrease symptoms related to life's problems, sustain or regain your strengths and avoid suffering.

To schedule an appointment or to ask a question about the Parish Counseling Program. Please call me at 718-984-8456.


Linda Rizzotto, LCSW, CASAC

Grieving Parents

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.

 For information go to www.emfgp.org/2019-archny

or contact Sue DiSisto at:


or (646) 794-3191


If you have lost a child of any age, having died by any cause, click here to find out about the Emmaus Ministry's one day retreats for grieving parents.