2019 Stewardship Appeal

Parish Goal = $191,500

Status as of 5/14/19

609 Donors

$144,950 Pledged Gifts

75.5% 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.

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

  • 2019 Jubilarian Mass
    On Sunday, May 19, 2019, ten (10) couples renewed their marriage vows at the Church of St. Clare. Two celebrated their 25th Silver Jubilee and eight celebrated their 50th Golden Jubilee. Please join use in wishing them our sincere congratulations. May their enduring love continue to witness for us the everlasting love of God. Congratulations too to the other couples who could not make the Mass but also celebrated their Silver and Golden Jubilee.

    2019 Jubilarian Mass

    Posted May 21, 2019, 8:03 AM by Marie Noel
  • 2019 Vacation Bible School Registration

    Mon, Aug. 5th - Fri, Aug. 9th
    9:00 a.m - Noon
    Click Here to register
    The program is open to children going into 4 year old preschool through going into 5th grade in September 2019. 
    $100.00 for one child; $160.00 for two children; and $50.00 for each additional child.
    Posted May 14, 2019, 6:58 AM by Cathy Adinolfi
  • Summer Stem

    Posted Apr 29, 2019, 8:54 AM by Denise Olsen
  • Faith in the Dark Film Series
    Please join us in the Murphy Center at 7 p.m.on the Tuesdays in May for a series of inspirational films.
    Tuesday, May 7: Paul, the Apostle
    Tuesday, May 14:  The Life of Mother Cabrini
    Tuesday, May 21: Called and Chosen: The Life of Fr. Vincent Capodanno
    Tuesday, May 28:  Pope Francis: A Man of His Word 
    After the film there will be a discussion.
    The Murphy Center is located below the Lady Chapel. All are welcome.

    Posted Apr 29, 2019, 8:49 AM by Claire Smith
  • 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
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May Crowning 2019

Image result for May crowningMay is the Month of Mary. Join us this Saturday, May 25, 2019 at the 5:00pm Mass as we we bring flowers of the rarest and flowers of the fairest to crown our Blessed Mother. Our students who received their First Holy Communion this month will lead the way.

Fr. Richard's Homilies

Fr. Richard's weekly homilies are available here. Please click here to listen to his compelling message for the 5th Sunday of Easter on Love. Enjoy!!!

2019 Ascension Thursday

Grieving Parents Retreat May 18, 2019

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.

Confirmation for Childen with Special Needs

On Sunday, April 28th, Cardinal Dolan celebrated Confirmation Mass for children in our Archdiocese with Special Needs. It was one of the most moving and powerful experiences for me personally. Ten of our students participated. We congratulate all of them. May the Holy Spirit continue to guide and strengthen them. Please see their pictures below.

Confirmation for students with special needs at the Cathedral

Holy Week 2019 at St. Clare's

We hope you were able to join us this Holy Week for one or all of the Liturgical Services. We hope it was a time of faith renewal for you and your family. At the Easter Vigil, 5 adults were given new life at the water of baptism and 6 more joined them in completing their sacraments of Christian initiation. Please find all of these pictures below and enjoy. 

Also find the below the podcast for the entire Triduum, Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Vigil.

Happy Easter and enjoy!

Easter 2019

Good Friday 2019

Holy Thursday 2019

17th Annual Parish Dance

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


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