Dear Friends,

As many of you know when I retired as pastor of St. Clare’s in June 2008 I moved to the priest residence at Msgr. Farrell High School. A few years later that residence was needed to accommodate regional offices for the Archdiocese of New York. At the time, Fr. Richard very graciously invited me to come back to St. Clare’s where I have lived very comfortably in the Presentation Center. 

As I have aged and become less mobile due to my arthritic condition I began to recognize that the time was approaching for me to move to the Cardinal Egan Pavilion at the John Cardinal O’Connor Priest’s Residence where my physical needs can be adequately cared for. I made the move on October 5, 2016.

I wish to sincerely thank Fr. Richard for all he did to make me feel at home here at St. Clare’s. I also am so grateful to the entire staff of the parish for the wonderful support given me in my retirement. Finally, I thank the many parishioners and friends for your kindness and love given me while I was living in retirement at the Presentation Center.

My new address is:

Edward Cardinal Egan Pavillion

5655 Arlington Ave.

Bronx, New York, 10471

Please keep me in your prayers and know that I am praying for you.

God bless you,

Msgr. Joseph P. Murphy

2016 Cardinal's Appeal

2016 Cardinal’s Appeal Status

Parish Goal = $212,000

Pledged Gifts =838

Pledged Donations = $217,196.00

We are over of our goal!

During this Jubilee Year of Mercy, we are called to help one another and be merciful, as Jesus is for all of us. It is only with your help that the Cardinal’s Annual Stewardship Appeal continues to be a beacon of hope for our brothers and sisters through our ministries and charities.

Thank you to those who have already pledged! 

Annual Report

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  • All Souls Day Special Mass of Remembrance
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     Wednesday, November 2, 2016

    @7:30P.M. Mass

    In the  Church

    Please note: the name of your deceased loved one(s) who died from November 2015-present will be read out loud during the mass. If the funeral mass did not take place at St. Clare’s but you would like the person’s name to be called, please contact our rectory at 718-984-7873 and/or email mnoel@stclaresi.com to give us the name of your deceased loved one. 

    Posted Oct 22, 2016, 6:59 AM by Marie Noel
  • Saints Among Us
    Calling on all 3rd graders and their parents for a morning of retreat praying with and for the Saints among us. On Saturday, October 29, 2016 from 9a.m. to 11a.m. There will be an opening prayer by Fr. Richard, an activity on the Saints and a final prayer of remembrance of deceased family members and friends. Please remember to bring pictures of your deceased loved ones. Breakfast will be provided. Please click here to register. 
    Posted Oct 17, 2016, 11:22 AM by Marie Noel
  • Bible Study
    We're studying the book of Revelation. Join us on Wednesdays at 7:30pm in the Presentation Center at 169 Lindenwood Road.
    Bring a friend. We will provide you with a Bible, if you don't have one. All are welcome!
    Posted Sep 29, 2016, 7:25 AM by St. Clare Church
  • Blessing of the Animals
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    Join use Sunday, October 02, 2016 for the blessing of the Animals.

    4pm in the school playground behind the presentation center. 
    All pets are welcome.

    Please make sure all pets are leashed or in a carriage.

    See you there

    Posted Sep 25, 2016, 9:34 AM by Marie Noel
  • Welcoming the Stranger

    Posted Sep 12, 2016, 1:50 PM by Marie Noel
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All Saints Day Mass Schedule

Tuesday, November 1, 2016 is the Solemnity of All Saints, a Holy Day of Obligation. Please plan to join us for Mass

 Vigil Mass

Monday, October 31, 2016 @ 7:30 p.m.


Day Mass

Tuesday, November 1, 2016 @:

7a.m.; 8:30a.m.; 11:30a.m. 3:30p.m. & 7:30p.m.

 Please note: All Masses will be celebrated in the Church

Pep Rally

Come join us after the 
5:00 p.m. Mass on Saturday, October 29th

in the Cardinal Cooke Center 

New Handicap Signs

The SmartSign brand, MyParkingSign.com is donating new handicap signs to St. Clare Parish. The signs are redesigned to comply with new NY state law. It features the International Symbol of Access (ISA).

The donation is part of MyParkingSign.com's campaign to spread accessible parking signage throughout the state and beyond. Click Here for more information.