Annual Report

 2016-2017  Click Here

Capital Campaign

640 families have pledged $1,971,920.00
You can still make a pledge at:
Click here to see campaign details.

Msgr. Murphy

Msgr. Joseph P. Murphy's address is: 

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

  • 2017 Advent Wreath Workshop: Thank you!!!

    2017 Advent Wreath Workshop

    Thank you to all who participated at our Advent Wreath Workshop on Saturday, December 2nd. We'll do it again next year.
    Posted Dec 9, 2017, 8:34 PM by Marie Noel
  • Waiting for Jesus

    Please join us as we prepare for the arrival of the longed for Messiah,
    Jesus Christ.

    Nov. 28:     Awaiting with the Prophets
    Dec. 5:     Awaiting with John the Baptist
    Dec. 12:  Awaiting with St. Joseph
    Dec. 19:     Awaiting with Mary

    7:30 P.M. in the Murphy Center
    Presenter:  Fr. Brendan Gormley

    Posted Nov 24, 2017, 8:50 AM by Claire Smith
  • Blood Drive
    Please support our 

    30th annual blood drive

    Date:  Thursday, December 7, 2017

    TIme:  4:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

    Location: School Auditorium

    Sign up online: Blood Drive Registration
    Posted Nov 20, 2017, 12:36 PM by Denise Olsen
  • Religious Education Unicef Project
    Kids Helping

    On Halloween instead of collecting candy, our Religious Education ARE and Confirmation students collected monetary donation to help Unicef in its effort to feed and care for kids just like them who are less fortunate. They put their hearts into completing this service project, and our community is so very proud of them. 

    Thank you my dear children, you are making a difference!
    Posted Nov 2, 2017, 6:36 PM by Marie Noel
  • First Responders' Mass
    All First Responders and their families are invited to our special First Responders' Mass
    Date: November 19, 2017
    Time: 1pm Mass

    All First Responders, retired and active, Catholics and non-Catholics are all invited to join us with their families for a special mass of thanksgiving. Please wear your uniforms, if permitted.
    Refreshment will be served immediately after mass. Please email Marie Noel at or call 718-984-7873 to RSVP. Thank you for your service!

    Thank you for your service
    Posted Nov 2, 2017, 6:53 PM by Marie Noel
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New Year's Mass/The Solemnity of the Mary the Mother of God

Image result for mary the mother of godCome give thanks for the New Year as we also celebrate Mary, the Mother of God.

New Year's Mass Schedule

Monday, January 1, 2018

8:30 a.m.

10:00 a.m.

11:30 a.m.

1:00 p.m.

 All Masses will take place in the Church 

Podcast: Fr. Richard's Homilies

You can listen to Fr. Richard's homilies on our podcast page by either clicking on this link here or by clicking on the podcast logo on the left column of your screen. Click on descending to listen to the latest one. Here is his message to us on Sunday,December 10th. Enjoy!

Here To Help

Have Hurricanes Harvey and Irma caused you to experience constant fearful emotions?

To have re-occuring disturbing memories of Super Storm Sandy?

 Given you the impulse to run for higher ground?

 Or, have you looked at the ocean and up at the overcast sky in fear?

 Or, are you worried about a loved one in another state or country? 

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

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.


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; enter our parish code GTWHFR; create an account with your username/email and password. 


Image result for RCIAAre you a non-baptized adult seeking the sacraments of initiation?

Are you a baptized Catholic adult seeking to complete your sacraments of Confirmation and First Communion?

Are you a baptized Catholic, who has also completed First Communion and now wishes to receive your confirmation?

Are you a baptized Christian who now wishes to become a member of the Catholic Church?

If you answer yes to any of the questions above, you are the right candidate for the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults.

You will journey with adults just like you who are seeking to complete their sacraments of initiation. Together we will learn about the Catholic faith and take steps toward completing the sacraments. 

If you are interested, please click here to complete the inquiry form and Marie Noel will follow up with you. Or you may call her at 718-984-7873 ext. 1724 or email her at
Thank you for inquiring.