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Msgr. Murphy

Msgr. Joseph P. Murphy's address is: 

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

  • Ecumenical Service
    Image result for ecumenical servicePlease join us on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 for our annual Ecumenical Service with our brothers and sisters from Great Kills Moravian Church and Christ Lutheran Church. All our clergy will be there and we are counting on you to join us for this beautiful celebration of Christian unity. Refreshment and fellowship will follow immediately after the service. Please bring a dessert to share.

    Location: 121 Cleveland Ave, Staten Island, NY 10308
    Time: 7:30pm
    Posted Nov 14, 2017, 7:28 PM by St. Clare Church
  • 2017 Advent
    JESSE TREE Service and Pizza

    December 6, 2017

    6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

    In the school cafeteria

    Click Here to Register

    -Pizza will be served to all participants 
    -This is a 2 hour Mustard Seed event for parents & children (Pre-School & up) 
    -Children will create ornaments for the Jesse Tree 
    -The Jesse Tree Prayer Service will be followed by dessert. 
    -It is free to attend: however a donation basket will be available to off-set costs

    Posted Nov 9, 2017, 12:34 PM by Cathy Adinolfi
  • Religious Education Unicef Project
    Kids Helping

    On Halloween instead of collecting candy, our Religious Education ARE and Confirmation students collected monetary donation to help Unicef in its effort to feed and care for kids just like them who are less fortunate. They put their hearts into completing this service project, and our community is so very proud of them. 

    Thank you my dear children, you are making a difference!
    Posted Nov 2, 2017, 6:36 PM by Marie Noel
  • First Responders' Mass
    All First Responders and their families are invited to our special First Responders' Mass
    Date: November 19, 2017
    Time: 1pm Mass

    All First Responders, retired and active, Catholics and non-Catholics are all invited to join us with their families for a special mass of thanksgiving. Please wear your uniforms, if permitted.
    Refreshment will be served immediately after mass. Please email Marie Noel at or call 718-984-7873 to RSVP. Thank you for your service!

    Thank you for your service
    Posted Nov 2, 2017, 6:53 PM by Marie Noel
  • Fr. Richard's Homily for the 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time
    Dear parishioners, Fr. Richard's homilies are recorded and are posted on our website. You can click on the Podcast logo on the left hand corner of this page and follow the steps to find the podcast recordings. You can listen his homily for the 28th Sunday on October 15th here. Enjoy!
    Posted Oct 15, 2017, 11:44 AM by St. Clare Church
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Natives and Pilgrims Needed!

Calling on all 3rd and 4th Graders and their families to join us for Thanksgiving Day Mass on 
Thursday, November 23, 2017 @ 9am. Fr. Richard will be looking for Pilgrims and Natives to help him distribute Thanksgiving bread and blessings to our parishioners. Costumes will be provided, but you are welcome to get your own, if you'd prefer that. Please click here to register.

Advent Wreath Workshop

Get in the Advent spirit. Come make an Advent Wreath on Saturday, December 2nd at 1pm to decorate your home and to pray with your family at dinner time during the four weeks we await the birth of our Lord. Click here to register. A donation of $15 is requested per wreath.

We will provide the evergreen, the candles, the ring, the ribbons, and the prayer to do at home before lighting each candle every week. If you've never done an advent wreath before, no worries. We will give you instructions and show you:). Please fill free to bring additional decorations. We will be in the school cafeteria

Podcast: Fr. Richard's Homilies

You can listen to Fr. Richard's homilies on our podcast page by either clicking on this link here or by clicking on the podcast logo on the left column of your screen. Click on descending to listen to the latest one. Here is his message to us on Sunday, November 12th. Enjoy!

Here To Help

Have Hurricanes Harvey and Irma caused you to experience constant fearful emotions?

To have re-occuring disturbing memories of Super Storm Sandy?

 Given you the impulse to run for higher ground?

 Or, have you looked at the ocean and up at the overcast sky in fear?

 Or, are you worried about a loved one in another state or country? 

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

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.


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; enter our parish code GTWHFR; create an account with your username/email and password. 


Image result for RCIAAre you a non-baptized adult seeking the sacraments of initiation?

Are you a baptized Catholic adult seeking to complete your sacraments of Confirmation and First Communion?

Are you a baptized Catholic, who has also completed First Communion and now wishes to receive your confirmation?

Are you a baptized Christian who now wishes to become a member of the Catholic Church?

If you answer yes to any of the questions above, you are the right candidate for the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults.

You will journey with adults just like you who are seeking to complete their sacraments of initiation. Together we will learn about the Catholic faith and take steps toward completing the sacraments. 

If you are interested, please click here to complete the inquiry form and Marie Noel will follow up with you. Or you may call her at 718-984-7873 ext. 1724 or email her at
Thank you for inquiring.