9:00am Mass on the Memorial of St. Jerome, Priest and Doctor of the Church: Wed. September 30, 2020

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2020 Stewardship Appeal

Parish Goal = $182,000

Status as of 9/4/20

668 Donors

$168,580 Pledged Gifts

92.5% 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.

Cardinal's Appeal Video

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Annual Report

 2018-2019  Click Here

Capital Campaign

As of 7/23/20

697 families have pledged $2,024,728.40

Paid: $1,570,324.56

Balance to be paid: $454,403.84

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

Letter From the Cardinal

Dear Family of the Archdiocese of New York,

 The Covid-19 pandemic, which has caused disruption across many aspects of our daily lives, is having an especially profound impact on young people, including those in our Catholic schools, whose education is being altered or interrupted.

 The pandemic and resulting economic impact have dramatically reduced the number of parents who can afford to make tuition payments for the upcoming school year. Two weeks ago, I shared the sad news that 20 of our schools, already facing soaring deficits, would not be able to re-open this Fall due to steep declines in enrollment. Without assistance to our parents and children from the Federal government, many more of our Catholic schools may have to close permanently. These closures will harm thousands of students from our archdiocese, and across the nation. 

 Many of our nation’s elected officials of both parties recognize the crisis that is confronting all schools, including Catholic and other non-government schools. Congress is working on another bill to provide relief from the Covid crisis for critical parts of our economy and society such as our schools. Catholic and other non-government schools must be included in that relief.

 The time to make your voices heard is now. If Congress does not provide assistance to our schools within the next few weeks before the school year opens, many parents may find themselves unable to meet even our modest tuition costs, and we will be forced to write you again announcing yet more school closures.

 Please contact your elected officials – Senator Chuck Schumer at (202) 224-6542 or (212) 486-4430, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand at (202) 224-4451 or (212) 688-6262,  and your local Member of Congressman Max Rose (202)225-3371 or (718)667-3313)  – and implore them to provide assistance to prevent our Catholic schools from closing permanently.  

 With gratitude and prayerful best wishes, I am,

 Faithfully yours in Christ,

Timothy Michael Cardinal Dolan

Archbishop of New York 

Employment Group featured in 'Catholic New York'

In the August 13 edition of Catholic New York newspaper, page 12 has a wonderful feature article (click here) honoring St. Clare's Employment Group. Directed first by Margaret Flynn and now by Arthur Merlino, in 25 years these experienced professionals and their colleagues have advised nearly 2,000 people with job search support, free of charge. Please see their webpage here. Because of Covid-19, the group will continue to help you with your job search and employment advice via zoom every 3rd Thursday of the Month, beginning on Thursday, September 17, 2020. Registration is required so you can get the link to the meeting. Please call the Rectory at (718) 984-7873 for remote contact information. 

Harvest of Courage

Join Project Hospitality for the Harvest of Courage Virtual Gala honoring the Frontline and the Fallen, including Fr. Richard and Msgr. Murphy.

Click here to purchase tickets.

Charismatic Prayer Service via Zoom, Fridays at 7:30pm

Join us Fridays at 7:30pm by clicking on the link below:

Meeting ID: 262 324 4025

You can also call:

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Meeting ID: 262 324 4025

Ignatian Spirituality Prayer Group: Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020 via Zoom

Are We All Ready to Follow Jesus? - Fr Marcel Rodrigues Sj in His Homily  during St Ignatius Loyola Feast Mass - Mangalorean.comDo you wish to experience a mini retreat in the comfort of your home? Then join on this Saturday, September 12, 2020 at 10am via Zoom for our monthly Ignatius Spirituality Prayer Group. 

So what is Ignatius Spirituality?

· God loves us as we are and desires friendship with us in a heart-to-heart relationship.

· God starts conversations with us in nature, in our day-to-day experience, in relationships with others, and in prayer.

· We know God loves us because His Son Jesus lived a human life and died for us.

· We are called to respond to God’s love by how we live the life He gave us, by the choices we make, and by setting aside some time to be with God in prayer.

Ignatius Spirituality allows us to spend some time with God. Join us by Zoom for our Prayer Group on the second Saturday of each month at 10 a.m. https://zoom.us/j/8355851452. For more information email manresacompanions2014@gmail.com.

You also call into the meeting at 

1-646-558-8656 (New York)  

Meeting ID: 835 585 1452

See you Saturday.

Fr. Richard's Homilies

Fr. Richard's weekly homilies are available here. Please click here to listen to his message for 3rd Sunday of Lent. It also his last podcast. May he rest in God's perfect peace. God bless you all.

Here To Help: St. Clare's Parish Counseling Program

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 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


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Grieving Parents

There are one day retreats coming up. Click Here for more information and to register.