2018 Stewardship Appeal

Parish Goal = $199,000

Status as of 11/27/18

Pledged Gifts =783

Pledged Donations = $199,639

We have exceeded our goal! 

THANK YOU to those who have 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

 2016-2017  Click Here

Msgr. Murphy

Msgr. Joseph P. Murphy's address is: 

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

  • 2018 Children Choir Angelina's Christmas Concert

    2018 Children Choir Concert at Angelina's

    On Sunday, December 9, 2018 some members of the St Clare Children Choir, under the direction of Mr. George Poppe, made the trek to Angelina's. They brought Christmas joy to all and they did it outdoors to boot. Well done choir members. We are so proud of you. Please enjoy the pictures here.
    Posted Dec 9, 2018, 7:46 PM by Marie Noel
  • Ecumenical Prayer Service
    Image result for ecumenical Thanksgiving prayer serviceJoin us for our annual Ecumenical Thanksgiving prayer service. Every year we come together in Christian unity as brothers and sisters with Great Kills Moravian Church and Great Kills Christ Lutheran Church to give thanks. Pastor Wolfgang Laudert of Christ Lutheran Church will offer the reflection and Pastor Tracy Pryor will lead us in the first reading. We hope you will join us. Refreshments will be provided after the service. See you then.

    Date: Tuesday, November 20, 2018
    Time: 7:30pm
    Location: Our Church

    Posted Nov 11, 2018, 2:25 PM by Marie Noel
  • Saint Clare Honors our Veterans
    Image result for veterans' dayYou are cordially invited to join us this Sunday, November 11, 2018 at 1:00pm for a special mass in honor of and in thanksgiving for our Veterans and members of the Armed Forces. Veterans and their family and friends are particularly invited to this mass. See you then.

    Thank you for your service.
    Posted Nov 7, 2018, 9:31 AM by Marie Noel
  • Parish Library Open House
    Join us on Sunday, November 4 from 9:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. to check out the many books and DVD's for children and adults.
    The library is located below the Lady Chapel. Refreshments will be served.
    Posted Oct 29, 2018, 10:54 AM by Claire Smith
  • Naloxon/Narcan Training
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    Learn how to save a life

    Narcan is a nasal spray that reverses opioid overdoses. 
    Please join us to learn how to administer it and save a life. 

    Date: November 5, 2018
    Time: 7:30PM
    Where: Murphy Center

    To reserve a seat in this training class, contact Linda Rizzotto, St. Clare's Parish Counselor at 718-984-8456 or via email at lrizzotto@stclaresi.com
    or Marie Noel, Pastoral Associate at 718-984-7873 or email: mnoel@stclaresi.com

    Every participant will leave with a free Narcan kits. It is imperative that you register so we can make sure we have enough kit for everyone. 
    Posted Oct 23, 2018, 12:41 PM by Marie Noel
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Fr. Richard's Homilies

Fr. Richard's weekly homilies are available here. Please click here to listen to his compelling message for the  homily for the 2nd Sunday of Advent. Enjoy!!!

Advent Reconciliation Monday

Image result for Reconciliation MondayThe Gospel readings for Advent call on us to prepare the way for the Lord. They challenge us to "make straight the path." The sacrament of Reconciliation is a good way to help us to enter into our hearts and make straight the path for God. Join for the Sacrament of Reconciliation at the following time.

Date: Monday, December 17, 2018

Time: 3:30pm-5:30pm; and 7:30pm to 8:30pm

Location: Chapel

The Sacrament will also be provided on Saturday, December 22, 2018 from 3:00pm to 4:30pm in the Chapel and every Saturday after that from 3:30pm to 4:30pm in the Chapel. You may also call our rectory at any time and a priest will be available to offer the sacrament to you.

Blessed Advent.

Advent Wreath Workshop

Happy New Year to All. With Advent, the Church has entered a New Liturgical Year, C. Thank you to all who attended our Advent Wreath Workshop to make an Advent Wreath for your home and to begin the year in fellowship with each other. Please find the pictures below.

2018 Advent Wreath Workshop

2018 Fall Bible Study


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

Grieving Parents

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.

 One day Retreat

 Saturday, October 20, 2018

St. Francis of Assisi,

San Damiano Hall (Manhattan)

135 West 31st Street,

New York City, NY 10001

9:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.

 $25 per person, $40 per couple

Cost includes breakfast, lunch, dinner, and all retreat materials. Scholarships are available. Pre-registration is required

 To register: www.emfgp.org/2018-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.