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2020 Stewardship Appeal

Parish Goal = $182,000

Status as of 3/23/20

317 Donors

$100,932 Pledged Gifts

55% 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

661 families have pledged $2,010,470

Paid: $1,066,404

Balance to be paid: $900,301

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

Msgr. Murphy

Msgr. Joseph P. Murphy's address is: 

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

Prayer for an End to Covid-19 by St. Clare RE 3rd Grade Students

Prayer for an end to Covid 19

We pray through the Intercession of Mary, our Blessed Mother: By Pope Francis

O Mary,
you always shine on our path
as a sign of salvation and of hope.
We entrust ourselves to you, Health of the Sick,
who at the cross took part in Jesus' pain, keeping your faith firm.
You, Mother of the world,
know what we need,
and we are sure you will provide
so that, as in Cana of Galilee,
we may return to joy and to feasting
after this time of trial.
Help us, Mother of Divine Love,
to conform to the will of the Father
and to do as we are told by Jesus,
who has taken upon himself our sufferings
and carried our sorrows
to lead us, through the cross,
to the joy of the resurrection. Amen.


Under your protection, we seek refuge, Holy Mother of God.

Do not disdain the entreaties of we who are in trial,

but deliver us from every danger, 

O glorious and blessed Virgin. Amen

Important Message from Fr. Richard

A Note from Fr. Richard

In a letter to the Faithful of the NY Archdiocese, 

Cardinal Timothy Dolan stated:

 Just like you and your family, the parishes of the archdiocese are suffering from this crisis as well.  Now, perhaps more than at any time in recent history, your parish and the archdiocese need your help.  It can’t survive without you.”

You can help by enrolling in St. Clare’s Online Giving program. During this difficult time when you are unable to attend Mass in person, we ask you to continue your generous offerings that we rely exclusively upon to keep our Parish operating both now and beyond this crisis. Simply click the “Online Giving” image on the left hand side of this page or the link below to begin your enrollment.  As always, May God Bless the wonderful people of St. Clare, Fr. Richard


Important Message

If we have your correct email address, you will be receiving an email this and every Saturday containing our Church Bulletin.

If you do not receive the email containing the Bulletin on Saturday, PLEASE click:

Enter the zip code of the Church (10308), and choose St. Clare to sign up for FREE St. Clare Church Bulletins by email. This is our way of keeping in touch during this difficult time.
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Resources for Daily Mass and Prayer

Dear friends,
As we all continue to experience this dark moment in history and deal with the coronavirus and its impact, we want to spend more time with God. Below are some resources that will help you to keep the faith at home. Come back often to this website as we update our site daily. 
St. Patrick Cathedral: Daily Masses, Adoration and Stations of the Cross

EWTN: Daily Mass, prayers and formation Reflection, meditation and prayer
Dynamic Catholic: Inspirational Reflection

Ascension Press: Spiritual Resources during Covid 19

Watch on TV: Call your cable company for a list of channels to watch the Mass live on TV: Fios: 296 & 285/ Spectrum: 162, 460 & 471 

Fr. Richard's Homilies

Fr. Richard's weekly homilies are available here. Please click here to listen to his message for 2nd Sunday of Lent. Blessed Lent to All!

Grieving Parents

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


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 freeTo create a new FORMED account...
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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