On Wednesday, October 31, 2018, our Archbishop, Cardinal Dolan visited our school for a prayer service and celebrated Mass with us. It was truly a grace filled moment. We thank our dear Cardinal for accepting our invitation and spending time with us. In addition to spending time with our students in the lab and seeing some of their amazing work, he also stayed and trunk or treat with our Religious Education students after mass. What joy it was. Thank you all for coming and participating. Please find below the pictures of our time with the Cardinal.

2018 All Saints Mass with Cardinal Dolan

2018 Stewardship Appeal

Parish Goal = $199,000

Status as of 11/6/18

Pledged Gifts =783

Pledged Donations = $182,595

THANK YOU to those who have already pledged their commitment to this year’s Appeal. We are at 92% of our goal.

Capital Campaign

661 families have pledged $2,008,950
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

Blood Drive

Give Thanks

Give Life

Give Blood

St. Clare RC Church

Thursday, December 6th

3:30 pm - 9:30 pm

School Gym

151 Lindenwood Road

Blood Drive

  • Ecumenical Prayer Service
    Image result for ecumenical Thanksgiving prayer serviceJoin us for our annual Ecumenical Thanksgiving prayer service. Every year we come together in Christian unity as brothers and sisters with Great Kills Moravian Church and Great Kills Christ Lutheran Church to give thanks. Pastor Wolfgang Laudert of Christ Lutheran Church will offer the reflection and Pastor Tracy Pryor will lead us in the first reading. We hope you will join us. Refreshments will be provided after the service. See you then.

    Date: Tuesday, November 20, 2018
    Time: 7:30pm
    Location: Our Church

    Posted Nov 11, 2018, 2:25 PM by Marie Noel
  • Saint Clare Honors our Veterans
    Image result for veterans' dayYou are cordially invited to join us this Sunday, November 11, 2018 at 1:00pm for a special mass in honor of and in thanksgiving for our Veterans and members of the Armed Forces. Veterans and their family and friends are particularly invited to this mass. See you then.

    Thank you for your service.
    Posted Nov 7, 2018, 9:31 AM by Marie Noel
  • Parish Library Open House
    Join us on Sunday, November 4 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 Oct 29, 2018, 10:54 AM by Claire Smith
  • Naloxon/Narcan Training
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    Learn how to save a life

    Narcan is a nasal spray that reverses opioid overdoses. 
    Please join us to learn how to administer it and save a life. 

    Date: November 5, 2018
    Time: 7:30PM
    Where: Murphy Center

    To reserve a seat in this training class, contact Linda Rizzotto, St. Clare's Parish Counselor at 718-984-8456 or via email at lrizzotto@stclaresi.com
    or Marie Noel, Pastoral Associate at 718-984-7873 or email: mnoel@stclaresi.com

    Every participant will leave with a free Narcan kits. It is imperative that you register so we can make sure we have enough kit for everyone. 
    Posted Oct 23, 2018, 12:41 PM by Marie Noel
  • 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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Advent 2018

JESSE TREE Service and Pizza

December 5, 2018

6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

In the school cafeteria

Click Here to Register

-Pizza will be served to all participants 
-This is a 2 hour Mustard Seed event for parents & children (Pre-School & up) 
-Children will create ornaments for the Jesse Tree 
-The Jesse Tree Prayer Service will be followed by dessert. 
-It is free to attend: however a donation basket will be available to off-set costs

Pilgrims and Natives Needed

Please register your 3rd and 4th graders to help Father Richard distribute bread on Thursday, November 22nd to our parishioners who attend the Thanksgiving Day Mass. Pilgrim and native outfits will be provided. But you are free to bring your own. 
Please click here to register.

Advent Wreath Workshop

Image result for advent wreathCome make an Advent Wreath for your home. Let's continue this great family tradition. Supplies will be provided. You only have to bring a pruner to cut the green. Please click here to register. A donation of $15 is requested for the supplies. You can pay at the door, cash or check. 

Date: Saturday, December 1, 2018
Time: 1:00pm
Location: School Cafeteria 

Fr. Richard's Homilies

Fr. Richard's weekly homilies are available here. Please click here to listen to his message for the 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time. Enjoy!!!

2018 Fall Bible Study

2018 School Prayer Service with Cardinal Dolan


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.

 One day Retreat

 Saturday, October 20, 2018

St. Francis of Assisi,

San Damiano Hall (Manhattan)

135 West 31st Street,

New York City, NY 10001

9:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.

 $25 per person, $40 per couple

Cost includes breakfast, lunch, dinner, and all retreat materials. Scholarships are available. Pre-registration is required

 To register: www.emfgp.org/2018-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.