Remembering St. Clares School 2020.mp4

9:00am Mass, Wednesday of the 9th Week in Ordinary Time June 3, 2020

Upcoming Virtual Events: Please Join Us

As usual in this emergency period, all of our liturgical services will be provided via live stream only. You can participate via our YouTube channel, Facebook, and of course this website. Thank you for your constant support and for your faith.

11:30 a.m. Mass

Monday-Saturday: 9:00 a.m. Daily Mass

Monday & Friday: 3:00 p.m. Divine Mercy Chaplet and prayer for an end to Covid-19 with Fr. Patrick and Seminarian Jonathan. We will have this Chaplet until this nightmare is over.

Saturday, June 6, 2020: 10:00 a.m. Ignatius Spiritual Prayer: Please join us by Zoom for our Ignatian Spirituality Prayer Group meeting. We will be praying with John 10.1-18 The Good Shepherd wherein Jesus tells us that he came so that we may have life and "have it abundantly" in listening to his voice. The Zoom Link will be posted on this site Friday, June 7th.

Wednesdays: 2:00 p.m. Small Christian Community Faith Sharing Wednesdays via zoom. 
Please email for the link to join.
You can also click here to join.

Fridays: 7:30pm-9:00pm Charismatic Prayer Service via zoom: You can also call 646-876-9923 to join by phone. Meeting ID: 262 324 4025

Saturdays: 12:00 p.m: Family Holy Rosary with Fr. Brendan asking God for an end to Covid-19.

Honoring Fr. Richard: Please down to see other ways we are continuing to pay tribute our beloved Pastor, Fr. Richard J. Guastella. Join us if you can.

Upcoming Events

2020 Stewardship Appeal

Parish Goal = $182,000

Status as of 5/29/20

559 Donors

$158,291 Pledged Gifts

87% 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.

Annual Report

 2018-2019  Click Here

Capital Campaign

As of 5/29/20

695 families have pledged $2,024,578.40

Paid: $1,523,570.39

Balance to be paid: $501,008.01

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

Honoring Fr. Richard

The following are ways we are trying to continue to honor and remember Fr. Richard. Please support if you can

1. Commemorative Lawn Sign:
All proceeds will go to support the continued ministry of the Church. Thank you for your support.

2. A Warm Hugs from Fr. Richard Initiative
The Warn Hugs from Fr. Richard Initiative is delivering warm meals once a week to the ICU in SIUH South in honor of Fr. Richard. We are also sending warm hugs to parishioners in need of a warm meal and to our local first responders to show our appreciation. We are working with Portobello Restaurent who caters and delivers the meals. To join the group of amazing donors who are making this initiave possible, please email You can also complete the attached form here. Feel free to mail or drop off a check in any amount to the Church of St. Clare attention Gerri Smith and in the memo area be sure to specify that  it is for the Warm Hugs Initiation.

Thank you for all that you do to keep on remembering Father. A sincere thanks to Patrice Crowley of the Prayer Shawls Ministry for having crocheted all of these angels and created these prayer cards for the people receiving the meals in honor of Father.

2020-2021 Religious Education Re-Registration Now

Welcome to St. Clare Religious Education, where we learn and share the love of God with all families. Please click here to register for the 2020-2021 Religious Education Year.

Please note: in order to receive First Holy Eucharist in the 2nd grade, a child must first complete 1st grade Religious Education. So please register your child for Religious Education if he/she is entering 1st Grade in September. Please use this form if you are new to St. Clare Religious Education or if you are returning family that has not been in our program in a while. If you have a child currently attending Religious Education, please email for a Re-Registration Form and on that form, add the name of your incoming 1st grader

Children with Special Needs: At St. Clare's we serve all families. If you have a child with Special Needs, please do not hesitate to register him/her. We have a Special Needs Program designed specifically to share the faith and the love of God with children with special needs. All are welcome here.

Friends in Heaven: A Tribute to our Pastors

Remembering Msgr. Murphy

Retirement Homily by Monsignor Murphy: In His Own Words (full text here)

A Tribute of Monsignor Murphy (44 min.)

Msgr. Murphy Parish Farewell, from his 2008 retirement as our Seventh Pastor

Blessing on the 100th Anniversary of St. Clare Cornerstone, May 19, 1920-2020

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 rests 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 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


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Grieving Parents

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