2018 Stewardship Appeal

Parish Goal = $199,000

Status as of 3/15/18

Pledged Gifts = 418

Pledged Donations = $100,063

THANK YOU to those who have already pledged their commitment to this year’s Appeal. We are at 50% of our goal.


2018 Come to the Table

Related imageCalling on all our First Communion candidates to join us for a great day of reflection, prayer, practice of the Eucharist and making of the Banner. 
Date: Sat, March 24, 2018
Time: 9am-11:30am
Location: School Cafeteria

Breakfast will be provided. Please click here to register

Thank you and God bless.

Capital Campaign

657 families have pledged $1,997,010.00
You can still make a pledge at: RenewRebuild.org.
Click here to see campaign details.

Annual Report

 2016-2017  Click Here

Msgr. Murphy

Msgr. Joseph P. Murphy's address is: 

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

  • 2018 Family Stations
    Stations and Pizza

    Date Changed to March 28, 2018

    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 20, 2018, 11:15 AM by Cathy Adinolfi
  • Lenten Passion Play

    The Passion of Christ in drama, song and dance
    presented by The Xavier Company

    Sunday, March 4 at 4 P.M.
    in the church
    All are welcome.
    No admission charge - donations welcome.

    Posted Feb 20, 2018, 7:44 AM by Claire Smith
  • First Penance 2018

    First Penance 2018

    on Saturday, January 13, 2018 and Saturday January 20, 2018, our second graders attended their First Penance retreat in preparation for First Penance. Please keep them in your prayers this sacramental season.
    Posted Jan 22, 2018, 9:19 AM by Marie Noel
  • Seamless Garment

    Seamless Garment - Annual Pro-Life Event
    Sunday, January 21, 2018
    Advancing a Culture of Life
    1P.M. Mass in the Church followed by a presentation by the Sisters of Life 

    How can we build a culture in which all life is valued and protected?
    Update on efforts to legalize assisted suicide in New York State
    All are welcome - Refreshments will be served

    Posted Jan 9, 2018, 9:27 AM by Claire Smith
  • 2018 Baptismal Renewal

    2018 Baptismal Renewal Mass

    On Sunday, January 7, 2018 we celebrated a baptismal renewal mass for all the babies who were baptized at our Church in the past year and a half. It was a joy having some the children join us. Thank you for coming out in the cold. We hope to do it again next year for the children receiving their baptism this year.
    Posted Jan 7, 2018, 8:45 PM by Marie Noel
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Mission 2018

St. Clare went "Thumps Up for Jesus" for our uplifting 2018 Mission that was led by Brother Jack Rathschmidt, O.F.M. Cap. Please see the pictures below. A sincere thanks to Brother Jack and to you who participated in these wonderful three days of grace. The full retreat will be on our podcast soon.

Mission 2018


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RCIA 2018

On Sunday, February 18th, the First Sunday of Lent, our Catechumens—Azael Valquez & Audra Tracy Gurnich, were sent forth from the community to Cardinal Dolan at St. Patrick Cathedral, who elected them for the Easter Sacraments: Baptism, Confirmation and First Communion. 

Last Sunday, February 25th, those who are already baptized but are preparing for their Confirmation and some First Communion were called to continuing conversion by Fr. Richard and Fr. Joseph. They are:  Amber Esposito, Alyssa Esposito, Alessandra Guarnera, Armando Riccobono, Krizia Guarnera, Nicole Tumbarello, Cristina Terjesen, Nicholas Alessandro, Gabrielle SanFelice and James Aiello.  Please keep them in your prayers. If you are reading this and you have not completed your sacraments of initiation, may their journey inspire you to join us. 

2018 RCIA

Podcast: Fr. Richard's Homilies

You can listen to Fr. Richard's homilies on our podcast page by either clicking on this link here or by clicking on the podcast logo on the left column of your screen. Click on descending to listen to the latest one. Here is the Homily for Sunday, February 18th: 1st Sunday of Lent. Enjoy!

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

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.


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