9:00am Mass on Saturday of the First Week in Ordinary Time: January 16, 2021

Interfaith Prayer Service for our Country on Zoom

Prayer for America – Election Day 2012: 'The Crossroads' | BoilingTheFrogsPlease join a group of ministers of all faith traditions from Staten Island as we pray for our country in these troubled times.

Meeting ID: 812 2153 5231

Date: Sunday, January 17, 2020

Time: 3:45pm

You can also call into the prayer service: 646-876-9923

Meeting ID: 812 2153 5231

Upcoming Events -- when conditions allow

2020 Stewardship Appeal

Parish Goal = $182,000

Status as of 1/8/21

717 Donors

$179,813 Pledged Gifts

99% 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.

Cardinal's Appeal Video

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Annual Report

 2019-2020  Click Here

Capital Campaign

As of 7/23/20

697 families have pledged $2,024,728.40

Paid: $1,570,324.56

Balance to be paid: $454,403.84

You can still make a pledge at: RenewRebuild.org.
Click here to see campaign details.


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Rosca De Reyes 2021

7:30pm Charismatic Prayer Service: Friday, January 15, 2021

Seamless Garment 2021: Sunday, January 21, 2021 @ 1:00 pm Mass

St. Clare Safe: Covid-19 Safety Guidelines While Attending Mass

While we gather for worship, please follow all safety guidelines we have in place so we can keep each other safe:

  • Wear your mask at all times you are in the Church. Mask must cover your nose and mouth, and must fit tightly to your face, except at the moment of consuming Communion after receiving in the hand.

  • Maintain 6ft distancing - follow the markers on the pews of the Church, especially for Communion and for departure. Members of the same household can stay together.

  • If you or your close contacts are at high risk, stay home and worship with us virtually.

  • If you have Covid-like symptoms, stay home and join us virtually.

  • If you have been exposed to someone with Covid or if you are sick, stay home and join us virtually.

Mass Attendance During Covid-19

Daily Masses:
  • Monday-Friday at 7:00 a.m., 8:15 a.m.; and 9:00 a.m in the Church

  • Saturday: 8:15 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. in the Church

Weekend Masses:
  • Saturday Vigil Mass: 5:00pm

  • Sunday Masses: 7:00 a.m.; 8:30 a.m.; 10:00 a.m.; 11:30 a.m.; 1:00 pm. and 7:00 p.m.
Live Streamed Masses:

  • 9:00 a.m. Daily Mass

  • 11:30 a.m. Sunday Mass

  • Masses for which we have an overflow in the Chapel.

  • Saturday- 3:30pm-4:30pm in the Chapel

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament/Private Prayer:
  • Monday-Friday at 12:00pm-5:00pm
  • 1st Tuesday of the Month 12:00pm-8:30pm Adoration including Holy Hour & Benediction from 7:30pm-8:30pm

Pray the Rosary With Us

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Every Day Family Rosary via Zoom

Saturday Rosary for the Safety of the Family with Fr. Brendan Gormley on youtube: 
  • Join Fr. Brendan every Saturday at 12:00noon-12:30pm via our youtube channel to pray the rosary for the protection of the family

Daily Updates: Please keep visiting this site for daily updates. Once we hear of any changes, we will inform you right here.

Society of St. Vincent de Paul

The Society of St Vincent de Paul is an international voluntary organization in the Catholic Church, founded in 1844 for the sanctification of its members by personal service of the poor. The Society numbers about 800,000 members in some 140 countries worldwide. 

Here at St. Clare’s, our chapter is also focused on service to the poor through many activities. Our most active corporal works are focused around the St. Clare’s Food Panty. Through the dedication of 31 volunteers under the direction on John Petrullo, the Pantry provides monthly food packages for over 50 families. The pantry also responds to food emergencies for families in need. The Pantry also provides special holiday meals and gifts for the families during the holiday season.

If you are in need our services or know someone who may benefit from our services:

Contact us at (718) 984-7873     Ext.  2526

Ways you can help:

·         Bring a non-perishable food donation to Mass on the 4th Sunday of each month and leave it in the back of the Church.

·         Donate to the Poor Box located in the Church.

·         Become a Food Pantry Volunteer.

·         Let us know if you are interested in having a food drive with your organization.

·         Check the bulletin regularly for special gift and food drives.

For further information, contact John Petrullo at 718-984-7873  rectory@stclaresi.com     

Charismatic Prayer Service via Zoom, Fridays at 7:30pm

Join us Fridays at 7:30pm by clicking on the link below:

Meeting ID: 262 324 4025

You can also call:

Dial by your location
  +1 646 876 9923 US (New York)
Meeting ID: 262 324 4025

Ignatian Spirituality Prayer Group: Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020 via Zoom

Are We All Ready to Follow Jesus? - Fr Marcel Rodrigues Sj in His Homily  during St Ignatius Loyola Feast Mass - Mangalorean.com

Ignatian Spirituality Monthly Prayer Group: Every 2nd Saturday of the Month on zoom @ 10:00 a.m.

So what is Ignatius Spirituality?

· God loves us as we are and desires friendship with us in a heart-to-heart relationship.

· God starts conversations with us in nature, in our day-to-day experience, in relationships with others, and in prayer.

· We know God loves us because His Son Jesus lived a human life and died for us.

· We are called to respond to God’s love by how we live the life He gave us, by the choices we make, and by setting aside some time to be with God in prayer.


You also call into the meeting at 

1-646-558-8656 (New York)  

Meeting ID: 835 585 1452

For more information email manresacompanions2014@gmail.com.

Year of St. Joseph

On the Solemnity of Mary, the Immaculate Conception, December 8, 2020, Pope Francis proclaimed this liturgical year as the Year of St. Joseph. As we journey with St. Joseph, we will pray together the prayer of St. Joseph found below at the end of the General Intercessions on Sundays. You can read the Pope's letter here

11:30am Mass of the Baptism of the Lord: January 10, 2021

Worship Aid for the Baptism of the Lord: January 10, 2021

MATTHAIA,3:1-17 | davidrenthlei's BlogPlease click here to access our Worship Aid to sing and pray with us this weekend.  

Talk about the Word of God at home with your children. Please click on the activities below to help your children understand today's Gospel.

Thank you for joining us in prayer.

Fr. Richard's Homilies

Fr. Richard's weekly homilies are available here. Please click here to listen to his message for 3rd Sunday of Lent. It also his last podcast. May he rest in God's perfect peace. God bless you all.

Here To Help: St. Clare's Parish Counseling Program

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 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

There are one day retreats coming up. Click Here for more information and to register.