2019 Stewardship Appeal

Parish Goal = $191,500

Status as of 6/10/19

637 Donors

$149,000 Pledged Gifts

78% 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

  • Corpus Christi Procession
    Related imageAs Catholics we believe the Eucharist is the source and the summit of our faith. Jesus present to us in the Holy Eucharist is one of the greatest gifts of our faith. The Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi) is an opportunity for us to share that belief with the world.

    So join us on Sunday, June 23, 2019 at the 1:00pm to celebrate this most solemn mass. Immediately following the mass, led by our first communicants, we will process with Jesus from the church to the chapel. Those of us who can stay, will spend an hour with Christ in adoration, reflection and benediction by Deacon Rich. 

    If you will be attending an earlier or later mass that day, no problem, come for the procession, which should start around 1:50pm following the mass. Come and share your faith with the world.
    Posted Jun 14, 2019, 2:19 PM by St. Clare Church
  • 2019 School Ascension Day Mass
    On Thursday, May 30, 2019 our St. Clare School students under the leadership of the fourth graders celebrated an amazing Mass for the Ascension of our Lord Jesus Christ. While it was wet outside, inside the Church the Holy Spirit was animating them. You can see their pictures here at mass and you can also listen to them singing to God on the right hand column. Enjoy!

    2019 School Ascension Mass

    Posted Jun 1, 2019, 1:19 PM by Marie Noel
  • 2019 May Crowning
    On Saturday, May 25, 2019, some of our First Communicants, dressed in their First Communion suites and dresses helped us crown our heavenly Mother.  A great thanks to them and their parents. Please enjoy the pictures below. Also on the right column you can watch them sing the Litany of Mary and crown Mary. Enjoy!!!

    May Crowning 2019

    Posted May 26, 2019, 11:29 AM by Marie Noel
  • 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
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2019-2020 Religious Education Registration Continues

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Welcome to all new families.

If you missed our registration, no worries. You are still welcome to stop by our office and register your first grader for Religious Education. Children older than first grade are also welcome.

Please call Mrs. Jo Ann O'Connor to make an appointment: 718-948-4829

Please bring with you a copy of your child's baptismal certificate. 

Payment: Tuition is $300 per year for one child and $400 for two children or more. You do not have to bring your payment with you for registration. We offer a payment plan through Smart Tuition. More details when you come to see us.

Find us at the Presentation Center: 169 Lindenwood Road SI, NY

2019 Sacraments at St. Clare's

This year at St. Clare's 178 children celebrated the sacraments of First Penance and First Holy Eucharist, 199 adolescents celebrated the sacrament of Confirmation, 18 adults celebrated their sacraments of initiation through the RCIA process and 11 couples celebrated their golden and silver jubilee. Please see the pictures below of all these amazing celebrations. If you are an adult in need of completing your sacraments or you simply wish to join our Catholic faith, please call Marie Noel at 718-984-7873 ext. 1724 or email her at mnoel@stclaresi.com.

2019 RCIA Pentecost Confirmation

2019 Confirmation Masses

2019 First Holy Eucharist

Fr. Richard's Homilies

Fr. Richard's weekly homilies are available here. Please click here to listen to his encouraging message for the 6th Sunday of Easter. Enjoy!!!

Confirmation for students with special needs at the Cathedral

Easter 2019 RCIA Sacraments of Initiation

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2019 St. Clare School Kindergarten Ascending Jesus into Heaven

May Crowning 2019-Singing the Litany of Mary

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.


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