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Making All Things New

Results of last fall's Parish Survey have been compiled and made available to anyone who wishes to read them.  

Click here to read the results and click here to read more about Making All Things New.

Annual Pastoral Report

At all Masses on the weekend of November 2nd and 3rd Fr. Richard presented the 2012 - 2013 Annual Parish Report to the parish. A printed version was in the bulletin as an insert and is available by clicking here.

Online Giving

Saint Clare's now provides Online Giving—a convenient and safe way to make a one-time or recurring donation. Getting started is easy—just click here.  When you participate, your gift will be securely transferred directly into the parish bank account. And you won’t have to remember to write a check or stop by the ATM on Sundays! [And if you still want to place something in the offertory basket, just pick up one of our “I GAVE ONLINE” cards on your way into church and use that at offertory time.]    

Click here to learn more and register today!

  • Dance to the Oldies

    Be transported back to when you danced the night away to the sounds of the 50's. Meet other seniors who have similar interests and enjoy the same type of music. Dancing is fun at any age, and you don't need to be an expert to join in. For ages 50 and over.
    Wednesday, April 23 from 7 pm to 9 pm in the Murphy Faith Formation Center
    Posted Apr 18, 2014, 10:13 AM by Claire Smith
  • Expectant Parent Mass

    By birth or Adoption
    Come join us at Mass:
    Saturday, May 3rd 
    5:00 pm in the Church
    Each family will receive a baby blanket made by the St. Clare Prayer Shawl Ministry. Refreshments to follow in the Rectory. Please pre-register for the Mass and Reception.   (718) 984-7873 or email
    Posted Mar 24, 2014, 9:33 AM by Cathy Adinolfi
    and Pizza Night
    Wednesday April 2nd
    6:00 - 8:00 pm
    Murphy Center (Chapel Basement)
    This Event is FULL
    Posted Mar 24, 2014, 8:17 AM by Cathy Adinolfi
  • Ignatian Spirituality for Men - New Date
    The Jesuit Collaborative in partnership with the Manresa Companions is offering Ignatian Spirituality for Men - a new prayer group that is beginning on 
    Monday, March 3, 2014 at 7:30pm    Rescheduled Date
    in the Presentation Center chapel 
    located at 169 Lindenwood Road.
    click here for more information click here (pdf)
    Posted Feb 11, 2014, 7:17 AM by Claire Smith
  • SCMT Winter Fundraiser Show
    Saturday, March 1st at 7:00 P.M.

    School Auditorium - 169 Lindenwood Road

    Featuring our favorite songs from more than a decade of performances!

    Admission $10.00

    Posted Jan 27, 2014, 2:10 PM by John Gillen
  • Join the Zumba Party
    Dance your way into shape for the New Year.
    Buy a 20 Session Card for  $150!  
    Pick your nights – and enjoy 5 FREE classes!!
    Card Valid Januaary 6 – March 30, 2014
    Pay as you go - $10/class
    Pastoral Center Dance Room 
    Mon.Wed./Thurs. 7:30pm
    Register: or Dorothy Poppe: 718-966-3779
    Posted Jan 7, 2014, 9:02 AM by Cathy Adinolfi
  • Ignatian Prayer and Spirituality
    Join us for a continuing program of Ignatian prayer and spirituality led by Robert Giugliano and Rick D'Aversa of the Jesuit Collaborative.
    Saturday, January 4, 2014 at 10 AM in the Presentation Center.
    Mustard Seed credit = 1

    Posted Dec 30, 2013, 11:10 AM by Claire Smith
  • 2013 Vacation Bible School Reunion
    Saturday, December 28th 1- 3 pm
     Questions? email:
    Posted Dec 23, 2013, 9:29 AM by Cathy Adinolfi
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Msgr. Murphy's 60th Anniversary

May 14, 2014 marks the 60th Anniversary of ordination to the priesthood of our beloved pastor emeritus, Msgr. Joseph P. Murphy. It is a moment that must be both acknowledged and celebrated. At his request he would like the celebration to be both prayerful and simple. I invite you therefore to join Msgr. Murphy as he concelebrates mass with me and our parish priests on Sunday, May 4, 2014 at 1:00 pm. A reception in his honor will follow in the school gymnasium. Again at his insistence there will be light refreshments only. He asks that there be no gifts. If any one wishes to give a gift, Msgr. requests that a donation be given to the St. Clare Improvement Fund in his honor.

Fr. Richard

THANK YOU to the 653 donors who have pledged $156,778 to this year’s Annual Appeal. To date we have received $88,716 in paid pledges which brings us to 82% of our parish goal of $194,000.

Everyone’s kind participation is appreciated.

Click here to learn more about this year's Appeal and the goals.

Job Search - Pastoral Associate

With the retirement of Mrs. Terri Miyamoto, Director of Liturgy a search committee has been formed and is currently seeking candidates for the position of Pastoral Associate.  This new position will continue the focus on Liturgy, RCIA, and Faith Formation Activities and be expanded to include other pastoral responsibilities within our parish. Interested candidate must be a practicing Catholic with B.A., M.A., M.Div of equivalent, skillful working with people and utilizing technology including social media. For more information click here.

Sharing God's Gifts

As you continue to reflect on your commitment to St. Clare’s please take some time to read the parishioner reflections which were also presented at all Masses on November 9th & 10th.
  • Michael Christiano
  • Jim Flood
  • Judy Kneeshaw
  • Bebe Kuck
  • Rick Olsen
  • Patricia Padavano
Click here to read each talk.