" I was a stranger and you welcomed me." Mt: 25 vs35 

A Statement From Daniel Cardinal Di Nardo, Archbishop of Galveston - Houston Texas, President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops -June 13, 2018: Spring Assembly of American Catholic Bishops.

 Fort Lauderdale, Florida - "At its core, asylum is an instrument to preserve the right of life. The Attorney General's recent decision elicits deep concern because it potentially strips asylum from many women who lack adequate protection. These vulnerable women will now face return to the extreme dangers of domestic violence in their home country. This decision negates decades of precedents that have provided protection to women fleeing domestic violence. Unless overturned, the decision will erode the capacity of asylum to save lives, particularly in cases that involve asylum seekers who are persecuted by private actors. We urge courts and policy makers to respect and enhance, not erode, the potential of our asylum system to preserve and protect the right of life.

Additionally, I join Bishop Joe Vasquez, Chairman of USCCB's Committee on Migration, in condemning the continued use of family separation at the U.S./Mexico border as an implementation of the Administration's zero tolerance policy. Our government has the discretion in our laws to ensure that young children are not separated from their parents and exposed to irreparable harm and trauma. Families are the foundational element of our society and they must be able to stay together. While protecting our borders is important, we can and must do better as a government, and as a society, to find other ways to ensure that safety. Separating babies from their mothers is not the answer and is immoral."

2018 Stewardship Appeal

Parish Goal = $199,000

Status as of 6/18/18

Pledged Gifts = 674

Pledged Donations = $149,620

THANK YOU to those who have already pledged their commitment to this year’s Appeal. We are at 75% of our goal.

Capital Campaign

660 families have pledged $2,005,000
You can still make a pledge at: RenewRebuild.org.
Click here to see campaign details.

Annual Report

 2016-2017  Click Here

Msgr. Murphy

Msgr. Joseph P. Murphy's address is: 

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

  • Blood Drive

    Please help save lives by donating blood.

    When:  Thursday, July 12th, 3:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

    Where: School Cafeteria

    Click here to register
    Posted Jun 15, 2018, 8:43 PM by Marie Noel
  • 2018 Little Clares and Francis Needed
    Calling on all 3rd to 5th graders to help us celebrate our Patroness on Saturday, August 11, 2018 at the 5:00pm Mass. Please click here to register. Thank you in advance for considering.

    Posted Jun 15, 2018, 8:58 PM by Marie Noel
  • Corpus Christi Procession Invitation

    Posted May 16, 2018, 6:59 PM by Marie Noel
  • 2018 Vacation Bible School

    2018 Vacation Bible School (VBS)
    Mon, Aug. 6th - Fri, Aug. 10th
    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 2018. 
    $100.00 for one child; $160.00 for two children; and $50.00 for each additional child.
    Posted May 21, 2018, 11:16 AM by Cathy Adinolfi
  • The Ascension of the Lord: Holy Day of Obligation
    Image result for AscensionJoin us this Thursday, May 10, 2018 to celebrate the Ascension of the Lord.

    Vigil Mass, Wednesday, May 9th


    Solemnity of the Ascension Day Mass,

    Thursday, May 10th






    All Eucharistic Celebration will be in the Church


    Posted May 7, 2018, 9:55 AM by Marie Noel
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VBS 2018

2018 Vacation Bible School (VBS)
Mon, Aug. 6th - Fri, Aug. 10th
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 2018. 
$100.00 for one child; $160.00 for two children; and $50.00 for each additional child.

30 Years of Serivce

On Sunday, June 10th, our St. Clare Dance Company celebrated 30 years of service to children and their families in our community at their annual dance recital at the Staten Island Academy. The company has provided a safe space for children to dance and and to grow. Congratulations to the Dance Company. Please see their pictures below.

2018 Dance Company 30th Anniversary

Thank you First Communicants

On May 26, 2018 and on June 3, 2018, some of our First Communicants joined the rest of the community to crown Mary and again the next week to process with Jesus from the church to the chapel. Inspired by this walk of faith, two of parishioners, reminiscing of the Great Feast of Corpus as celebrated in their home country, Ghana and Italy, shared their pictures and stories with us. What a grace. Thank you to all who participated in these amazing celebrations of faith. I know you've inspired me and I know you've touched the life of someone walking on Nelson Avenue that day. Please see pictures of both event below.

2018 May Crowning

Corpus Christi Around the World

Fr. Richard's Homilies

Fr. Richard's weekly homilies are available here. Be sure to click on sort and select descent to listen to the latest homily. Here is his homily for the 11th Sunday in Ordinary Time. Enjoy! 

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

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!
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