5:00pm Vigil Mass on the 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time: July 31, 2021

Worship Aid for the 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time: August 2, 2021

Children Liturgy: Share the Word at home with your child using the fun coloring activities and puzzles below. Just click to open the activities.

Have a Blessed Week

Upcoming Events -- when conditions allow

2021 Stewardship Appeal

Parish Goal = $174,000

Status as of 7/16/21

640 Donors

$179,768 Pledged Gifts

We Have Exceeded Our Goal!

THANK YOU to those who have  pledged their commitment to this year's Appeal. We are grateful for your continued generosity.

Cardinal's Appeal Video

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Year of St. Joseph

On the Solemnity of Mary, the Immaculate Conception, December 8, 2020, Pope Francis proclaimed the 2020-2021 liturgical year as the Year of St. Joseph. As we journey with St. Joseph, we will pray together the prayer of St. Joseph found below at the end of the General Intercessions on Sundays. You can read the Pope's letter here. Further below you will find the Litany of St. Joseph and information on Plenary Indulgences for the Year of St. Joseph.

Annual Report

 2019-2020  Click Here

Capital Campaign

As of 5/21/21

703 families have pledged $2,025,528

Paid: $1,763,750

Balance to be paid: $261,778

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

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.

Vocations: Considering God's Call

Please see this thought-provoking new 10-minute video from the Archdiocese (https://vimeo.com/500504879) on young men considering the possibility of a priestly vocation.

God, in His remarkable grace, can take what is broken and transform it into something good. Is God calling you to a meaningful life in the priesthood? Give yourself the gift of the sacraments. Consider a dynamic, joy-filled life in service to our Lord. Visit NYPriest.com or call the Office of Vocations at 914-968-1340 to learn more.


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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

Grieving Parents

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

Litany of St. Joseph

Image result for year of st. josephLord, have mercy on us.
Christ, have mercy on us.
Lord, have mercy on us. Christ, hear us.
Christ, graciously hear us.

God the Father of Heaven, have mercy on us.
God the Son, Redeemer of the world, have mercy on us.
God the Holy Ghost, have mercy on us.
Holy Trinity, One God, have mercy on us.

Holy Mary, pray for us.
St. Joseph, pray for us.
Illustrious son of David, pray for us.
Light of patriarchs, pray for us.
Spouse of the Mother of God, pray for us.
Chaste guardian of the Virgin, pray for us.
Foster father of the Son of God, pray for us.
Watchful defender of Christ, pray for us.
Head of the Holy Family, pray for us.

Joseph most just, pray for us.
Joseph most chaste, pray for us.
Joseph most prudent, pray for us.
Joseph most valiant, pray for us.
Joseph most obedient, pray for us.
Joseph most faithful, pray for us.
Mirror of patience, pray for us.
Lover of poverty, pray for us.
Model of workmen, pray for us.
Glory of home life, pray for us.
Guardian of virgins, pray for us.
Pillar of families, pray for us.
Solace of the afflicted, pray for us.
Hope of the sick, pray for us.
Patron of the dying, pray for us.
Terror of demons, pray for us.
Protector of Holy Church, pray for us.

Lamb of God, Who takes away the sins of the world,
Spare us, O Lord!
Lamb of God, Who takes away the sins of the world,
Graciously hear us, O Lord!
Lamb of God, Who takes away the sins of the world,
Have mercy on us!

V. He made him the lord of His household,
R. And prince over all His possessions.

Let Us Pray
O God, Who in Thine ineffable Providence didst vouchsafe to choose Blessed Joseph to be the spouse of Thy most holy Mother, grant, we beseech Thee, that he whom we venerate as our protector on earth may be our intercessor in Heaven. Who lives and reigns forever and ever. Amen.

Please click here for more prayers for the Year of St. Joseph

Plenary Indulgences for the Year of St. Joseph

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How to Receive the Indulgences for the Year of St. Joseph:

“The Plenary Indulgence is granted under the customary conditions (sacramental confession, Eucharistic communion and prayers according to the Holy Father’s intentions) to the faithful who, with a soul detached from any sin, shall participate in the Year of Saint Joseph, in the occasions and with the modalities indicated by this Apostolic Penitentiary…”     The Plenary Indulgence is granted to those who:

  1. Shall contemplate the Lord's Prayer (The Our Father) for at least 30 minutes or participate in a Spiritual Retreat which involves a meditation on Saint Joseph.

  2. Shall fulfill a corporal or spiritual work of mercy

  3. Shall recite the Holy Rosary in families and among betrothed

  4. Shall daily entrust their life to the protection of Saint Joseph through the prayer of the intercession of the Worker of Nazareth. 

  5. Shall recite a prayer to Saint Joseph proper to the liturgical traditions for the relief of Christians who suffer from any form of persecution. 

  6. Shall recite a prayer to Saint Joseph or perform an act of piety in honor of Saint Joseph especially on March 19, May 1, Feast of Holy Family, Sunday of Saint Joseph, 19th of each month, or each Wednesday. 

  7. For those elderly, sick or suffering and unable to leave the house, shall recite the prayer of the Patron of a Happy death, offering their suffering and hardships of their life. 

Want to learn more about Indulgences?: Please Click

2021-2022 Religious Education New Student Registration

Cathedral of St. Francis of Assisi: Program Registration & SchedulesDear friends, Registration for the 2021-2022 Religious Education year is open for new students, 1st graders and older students new to our program.
Please Click here to complete this fillable PDF. In order to fill in the information online, you must click on download or print and you'll be able to fill in the answers right on your computer. Save the document with your answers and email it to sobrien@stclaresi.com and copy mnoel@stclaresi.com.

A Couple of Things Before You Register:

  • Parish Registration ID: If you are a new family, meaning this is your first child in our program and you have not been registered to our parish, welcome to our Church family. Please be sure to register to the Parish to complete this form. You can register by calling 718-984-7873 or by coming to the rectory Monday-Friday from 9:00am-4:00pm. The Office Support Staff will give you a Parish ID
  • Baptismal Certificate: Please note, your registration is incomplete until we receive a copy of your child's baptismal certificate, even if the child was baptized at St. Clare. Please scan and email the certificate to sobrien@stclaresi.com or drop it off at the rectory. If you child has not been baptized, please email mnoel@stclaresi.com and we will help you get the child baptized.

2021-2022 Religious Education Returning Students Re-Registration

  • If you have a child who is currently in our 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, or 6th grade Religious Education, then you need to complete a Re-registration form.
  • Please click here to re-register your returning student 
  • Please note: every current student in grades 1-6 must re-register for the upcoming year to continue his/her Religious Education and continued preparation for Confirmation.
  • It is our hope that you will return for 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th grade Religious Education, but we cannot assume that you are.
  • That's why we ask you to please complete and email back to us that Re-registration form as soon as possible.
  • Email complete form tsobrien@stclaresi.com.
  • Please remember if you have an incoming 1st grader, you must also complete a New Student Registration Form.

Ignatian Spirituality Prayer Group: Every 2nd Saturday via Zoom

Join us on Saturday, April 10th at 10 AM for our Ignatian Spirituality Prayer Group.

We will be praying with John 20.26-29 when Jesus appears to his disciples in the upper room and encounters the apostle Thomas who confesses, "My Lord and my God!"

Ignatian Spirituality Monthly Prayer Group: Every 2nd Saturday of the month on Zoom @ 10:00 a.m.

So what is Ignatian 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.


You also call into the meeting at 

1-646-558-8656 (New York)  

Meeting ID: 835 585 1452

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Society of St. Vincent de Paul

The Society of St Vincent de Paul is an international voluntary organization in the Catholic Church, founded in 1844 for the sanctification of its members by personal service of the poor. The Society numbers about 800,000 members in some 140 countries worldwide. 

Here at St. Clare’s, our chapter is also focused on service to the poor through many activities. Our most active corporal works are focused around the St. Clare’s Food Panty. Through the dedication of 31 volunteers under the direction on John Petrullo, the Pantry provides monthly food packages for over 50 families. The pantry also responds to food emergencies for families in need. The Pantry also provides special holiday meals and gifts for the families during the holiday season.

If you are in need our services or know someone who may benefit from our services:

Contact us at (718) 984-7873     Ext.  2526

Ways you can help:

·         Bring a non-perishable food donation to Mass on the 4th Sunday of each month and leave it in the back of the Church.

·         Donate to the Poor Box located in the Church.

·         Become a Food Pantry Volunteer.

·         Let us know if you are interested in having a food drive with your organization.

·         Check the bulletin regularly for special gift and food drives.

For further information, contact John Petrullo at 718-984-7873  rectory@stclaresi.com 

Remembering 9/11

On the 20th Anniversary of 9/11, our Church will be remembering all of the family and friends we've lost on that day and those whom we've lost over the last 20 years due to 9/11 related illnesses and complications. We don't want to leave anyone out. If you have a loved one who died of any illness related to 9/11 within the last 20 years and the funeral was celebrated here at St. Clare's please email mnoel@stclaresi.com or call the rectory at 718-984-7873 to give us his/her name so that we may include him/her in the list of names to be called out loud at our Mass of Remembrance on 9/11/2021. Mass will begin at 4:30pm near the 9/11 Eternal Flame Memorial by the Pathway of Prayer. See you then.

11:30am Mass on the 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time: July 25, 2021

Prayer for World Day of the Grandparents

60 Things Grandparents Should Never Do | Best LifeI thank You, Lord,

for the comfort of Your presence:

even in times of loneliness,

You are my hope and my confidence,

You have been my rock and my fortress since my youth!

I thank You for having given me a family

and for having blessed me with a long life.

I thank You for moments of joy and difficulty,

for the dreams that have already come true in my life and for those that are still ahead of me.

I thank You for this time of renewed fruitfulness to which You call me.

Increase, O Lord, my faith,

make me a channel of your peace,

teach me to embrace those who suffer more than me,

to never stop dreaming

and to tell of your wonders to new generations.

Protect and guide Pope Francis and the Church,

that the light of the Gospel might reach the ends of the earth.

Send Your Spirit, O Lord, to renew the world,

that the storm of the pandemic might be calmed,

the poor consoled and wars ended.

Sustain me in weakness

and help me to live life to the full

in each moment that You give me,

in the certainty that you are with me every day,

even until the end of the age. Amen.

Happy Grandparent's Day!!!

Returning to Normal: The weekend of July 4th: Please click on the picture for better view

Pray the Rosary With Us

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Every Day Family Rosary via Zoom

Saturday Rosary for the Safety of the Family with Fr. Brendan Gormley on youtube: 
  • Join Fr. Brendan every Saturday at 12:00noon-12:30pm via our youtube channel to pray the rosary for the protection of the family

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