2019 Stewardship Appeal

Parish Goal = $191,500

Status as of 7/16/19

663 Donors

$151,930 Pledged Gifts

79% 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

  • Summer Play

    Posted Jul 12, 2019, 6:32 AM by Denise Olsen
  • Fr. Joseph 25th Years of Saying Yes to the Lord
    Make sure you join us this Sunday, July 14, 2019 at the 1:00pm to celebrate Fr. Joseph's 25th anniversary in the priesthood. The mass will have some Ghanaian flavor to it, you won't want to miss it:). Since his arrival, Father has been a blessing to our community. It is only fitting that we celebrate with him this Silver Jubilee.

    Immediately following mass, refreshments will be provided as we continue the celebration in the school gym. 
    Posted Jul 12, 2019, 6:27 AM by Denise Olsen
  • Faith in the Dark Summer Films
    Join us in the Murphy Faith Formation Center at 7 P.M.on Monday evenings during July and August to view some of the best, recent films.
     All are welcome!
    Monday, July 8:    Green Book
    Monday, July 22: The Old Man and the Gun
    Monday, August 5:    Mission Impossible: Fallout
    Monday, August 19:    To Be Announced 

    Posted Jul 1, 2019, 9:00 AM by Claire Smith
  • Blood Drive

    Date:  Thursday, July 11, 2019
    TIme:  3:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

    Location: School Cafeteria

    Please Donate

    Click here to schedule an appointment
    Posted Jun 21, 2019, 3:01 AM by Denise Olsen
  • Corpus Christi Procession
    Related imageAs Catholics we believe the Eucharist is the source and the summit of our faith. Jesus present to us in the Holy Eucharist is one of the greatest gifts of our faith. The Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi) is an opportunity for us to share that belief with the world.

    So join us on Sunday, June 23, 2019 at the 1:00pm to celebrate this most solemn mass. Immediately following the mass, led by our first communicants, we will process with Jesus from the church to the chapel. Those of us who can stay, will spend an hour with Christ in adoration, reflection and benediction by Deacon Rich. 

    If you will be attending an earlier or later mass that day, no problem, come for the procession, which should start around 1:50pm following the mass. Come and share your faith with the world.
    Posted Jun 14, 2019, 2:19 PM by St. Clare Church
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Little Clares/Francises Needed!!!

We are calling on all 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th graders to join us for our Feast Day dressed as Little Clares and Little Francises. Please click here to register. Vestments will be provided.Thank you in advance. 

And See you at the Feast on Saturday, August 10, 2019. More details below.

Fr. Richard's Homilies

Fr. Richard's weekly homilies are available here. Please click here to listen to his compelling message for the 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time. Enjoy!!!

2019 Corpus Christi

2019 Corpus Christi

On Sunday, June 23, 2019 five of our First Communicants returned on the beautiful summer day to help us celebrate the Solemnity of the Holy Eucharist (Corpus Christi). After an amazing mass, we processed with Jesus from the Church to Chapel and many of us stayed for Holy Hour. A sincere thanks to our amazing Altar Servers and our First Communicants who really made the mass an amazing experience. Enjoy the pictures.

St. Clare Dance Program showing their "True Colors." Recital 2019.

2019-2020 Religious Education Registration Continues

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Welcome to all new families.

If you missed our registration, no worries. You are still welcome to stop by our office and register your first grader for Religious Education. Children older than first grade are also welcome.

Please call Mrs. Jo Ann O'Connor to make an appointment: 718-948-4829

Please bring with you a copy of your child's baptismal certificate. 

Payment: Tuition is $300 per year for one child and $400 for two children or more. You do not have to bring your payment with you for registration. We offer a payment plan through Smart Tuition. More details when you come to see us.

Find us at the Presentation Center: 169 Lindenwood Road SI, NY

Grieving Parents Retreat May 18, 2019

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.


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