9:00 am Mass on Friday of the 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time: August 7, 2020

Worship Aid for the Feast of St. Clare: August 9, 2020

St. Clare of Assisi – TOM PERNASing with us on our Feast Day. Please click here for the music and readings for the Mass.

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



Upcoming Events -- when conditions allow

2020 Stewardship Appeal


Parish Goal = $182,000

Status as of 7/24/20

615 Donors

$162,825 Pledged Gifts

90% 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

 
 2018-2019  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.






















Feast of St. Clare Prayer Request Form

Letter From the Cardinal

Dear Family of the Archdiocese of New York,

 The Covid-19 pandemic, which has caused disruption across many aspects of our daily lives, is having an especially profound impact on young people, including those in our Catholic schools, whose education is being altered or interrupted.

 The pandemic and resulting economic impact have dramatically reduced the number of parents who can afford to make tuition payments for the upcoming school year. Two weeks ago, I shared the sad news that 20 of our schools, already facing soaring deficits, would not be able to re-open this Fall due to steep declines in enrollment. Without assistance to our parents and children from the Federal government, many more of our Catholic schools may have to close permanently. These closures will harm thousands of students from our archdiocese, and across the nation. 

 Many of our nation’s elected officials of both parties recognize the crisis that is confronting all schools, including Catholic and other non-government schools. Congress is working on another bill to provide relief from the Covid crisis for critical parts of our economy and society such as our schools. Catholic and other non-government schools must be included in that relief.

 The time to make your voices heard is now. If Congress does not provide assistance to our schools within the next few weeks before the school year opens, many parents may find themselves unable to meet even our modest tuition costs, and we will be forced to write you again announcing yet more school closures.

 Please contact your elected officials – Senator Chuck Schumer at (202) 224-6542 or (212) 486-4430, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand at (202) 224-4451 or (212) 688-6262,  and your local Member of Congressman Max Rose (202)225-3371 or (718)667-3313)  – and implore them to provide assistance to prevent our Catholic schools from closing permanently.  

 With gratitude and prayerful best wishes, I am,

 Faithfully yours in Christ,

Timothy Michael Cardinal Dolan

Archbishop of New York 

Young Adult Night

August Young Adult Night
Saturday, August 15, 7:30 p.m.
St. Michael's Church, 211 Harbor Road, Staten Island NY 10303
Spend an hour with Jesus! Young adults in their 20s and 30s are invited to a night of prayer in Eucharistic Adoration, with live praise and worship music. Confessions will be available. A face mask is required to attend and social distancing will be in place. For more information search “Catholic Staten Island” on Facebook or email Kaitlyn.Colgan@archny.org.




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

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Warm Hugs from Fr. Richard


The Warm 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 Restaurant who caters and delivers the meals. To join the group of amazing donors who are making this initiative possible, please email mnoel@stclaresi.com. You can also complete the attached form here. Feel free to mail or drop off a check in any amount. Write the check to the Church of St. Clare, attention Gerri Smith. In the memo area be sure to specify that  it is for the Warm Hugs Initiative.

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 joconnor@stclaresi.com 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.

2020 Feast of St. Clare

Please join us for the Feast of St. Clare, our Patroness on the Weekend of the Sunday, August 9th. 

While we won't have our usual community party, we will celebrate a beautiful mass. If you have not been back to mass, maybe that will be the weekend you return.


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 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.

Sincerely, 

Linda Rizzotto, LCSW, CASAC

Formed

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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Grieving Parents


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