2019 Stewardship Appeal

Parish Goal = $191,500

Status as of 4/16/19

551 Donors

$127,860 Pledged Gifts

67% 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.

Capital Campaign

661 families have pledged $2,010,470

Paid: $1,066,404

Balance to be paid: $900,301

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

Annual Report

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Msgr. Murphy

Msgr. Joseph P. Murphy's address is: 

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

  • My Easter Companion: Fr. Patrick's Book is Available in the Rectory
    If you were at mass with us on Palm Sunday, Saturday, April 13th at 5pm and Sunday, April 14th at 7pm you probably participated in the book signing for Fr. Patrick's book, my Easter Companion. Thank you so much for your support and for making the book signing a success. If you missed us on Palm Sunday, no worries. The books are available in the rectory for a donation of $15-$20. You can also click here to purchase a copy on Amazon. Father will gladly autographs it for you. The proceeds from the book sale will provide water to help the Seminary, which Fr. Patrick and all of our Ghanian priests attended remain open. So even if you do not want a book, make a donation to this great cause.  Thank you again for your support.
    Posted Apr 14, 2019, 8:35 PM by Marie Noel
  • With Jesus at Calvary
    Fr. Brendan will be presenting a Lenten program on Tuesday evenings March 12, 19, 26, April 2,and 9 at 7:30 p.m. The program will be repeated on Friday mornings March 15, 22, 29, April 5 and 12 at 9:45 a.m.  Both sessions will be in the Murphy Center. See the bulletin for further details.

    March 12/15:  Encountering the Dying Jesus
    March 19/22:  Encountering Those Who Rejected Jesus
    March 26/29:  Encountering the Mercy of Jesus
    April 2/5:         Encountering the Love of Jesus
    April 9/12:       Encountering the Mother of Jesus
    Posted Mar 5, 2019, 8:35 AM by Claire Smith
  • St. Clare Celebrated National Marriage Week 2019

    National Marriage Week

    On Sunday, February 10, 2019, some our married couples joined us at the 1:00pm Mass to celebrate National Marriage Week. What a blessing it was witness seeds of love growing.

    Thank you to all the couples who joined us for that mass. We pray that God continues to bless your marriage and guard over your family.
    Posted Feb 11, 2019, 8:25 AM by Marie Noel
  • Parish Library
    Join us on the First Sunday of the Month 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 Jan 8, 2019, 11:47 AM by Cathy Adinolfi
  • 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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Reconciliation Monday and Extended Reconciliation

Image result for Reconciliation Pope FrancisMonday , April 15, 2019 (Chapel)

Reconciliation Monday

3:30-5:30 P.M. and 7:30-8:30 P.M.

Tuesday and Wednesday, April 16-17, 2019

Extended hours for confession

7:30-8:30 P.M. (Chapel)

Praying the Psalms for Lent

As we enter Holy Week, the final week in our Lenten Journey together,  let us take time to encounter God in prayer. For this Holy Week, we are meditating on Psalm 22. This Psalm should be your prayer, especially if you have ever felt abandoned by God. This will reassure you that the times you feel all alone are the times during which he is carrying you. Please click here to pray with us and share your thoughts.

Stations of the Cross

Related imageJoin us every on Friday, April 19, 2019 @ 7:30p.m. in the Church

as we walk the way of the Cross with Jesus one last time. Stations will be followed by Veneration of the Cross.

Fr. Richard's Homilies

Fr. Richard's weekly homilies are available here. Please click here to listen to his compelling homily on the power of forgiveness for Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord. Enjoy!!!

17th Annual Parish Dance

Thank you to all who participated and support our 2019 Parish Dance.

Women Of Achievement

Parish Reconciliation Service Homily

Related imageI hope you were able to be with us last night for the Parish Reconciliation Service with Fr. Walter. What a daring and challenging homily on our understanding of Hell and the mercy of God. A sincere thanks for Father for such an amazing service and thank you who attended. Please find the full service here. You can also skip and listen to the homily only. It it powerful. Enjoy and discuss.


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.

 For information go to www.emfgp.org/2019-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.