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TICKETS FOR OUR PARISH PICNIC – SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 25
Tickets for our Parish Picnic on Sunday, September 25th are on sale after all weekend Masses and in the church office during the week.
Ticket prices for Adults (age 16 +) are $12 each; Children (age 6-15) are $8.00 each; and Children 5 and under are free.
There will be food, music, rides, games and more.  We will also be asking for some volunteer help on the day of the picnic.
Please plan to join your Parish family for a day of fun and fellowship.
St. Clement Parish Picnic

FATHER GREG ABADILLA JOINS THE ST CLEMENT COMMUNITY

On the  weekend of July 2-3, we welcomed Father Greg Abadilla to our Church of St. Clement family.  Bishop David O’Connell recently appointed Father Abadilla to the position of Parochial Vicar for St. Clement effective July 1, 2016.  Father Abadilla was ordained as a priest of the Diocese of Trenton earlier this month.

 

WE WISH FATHER PHILIP RUGGIERO A FOND FAREWELL

The St. Clement community wished Father Philip Ruggiero a fond farewell after the 5 p.m. mass on Saturday, June 25.  We were pleased with the turnout at the dinner.  Bishop David O’Connell has reassigned Father Philip to St. Maxmillian Kolbe parish in Toms River where he will be closer to his family.  During his eight years at St. Clement, Father Phil touched the lives of many of our parishioners and served our community very well.  We wish him well in his new ministry.

 

FATHER TOM VALA FORMALLY INSTALLED AS PASTOR OF ST. CLEMENT

(Reprinted from Trenton Monitor) The importance of family was the theme during the Mass of Installation in St. Clement Church May 22. Father Thomas A. Vala, who had served as the parish administrator since the previous July, stood before his siblings, cousins, friends and parish family during the 11 a.m. Mass where Msgr. Thomas J. Mullelly, diocesan episcopal vicar for clergy and consecrated life, pronounced him the Matawan parish’s fourth pastor. Concelebrating with Msgr. Mullelly and Father Vala at the liturgy included St. Clement parochial vicar, Father Philip Ruggiero; Father Mark T. Devlin, pastor of Holy Family Parish, Keyport, and Father John A. Bogacz, parochial vicar in St. Justin Parish, Toms River. They were assisted by St. Clement deacons Mark Micali and Tom Wadolowski.

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FAITH IN OUR FUTURE – A DIOCESE INITIATIVE IN PLANNING
The Parish of St. Clement – Matawan is participating in the Diocese of Trenton’s planning initiative called Faith In Our Future.  

Part of the program involves parishes sharing ideas and collaborating with other parishes in what the Diocese calls a Cohort.  St. Clement – Matawan will be the largest parish in a cohort that includes Holy Family of Union Beach, St. Joseph of Keyport and Jesus the Lord of Keyport.  We have just completed our Cohort meetings and have submitted a draft final cohort suggestion to the Diocese.  The draft suggestion is listed here for your reading pleasure.  Cohort Suggestion Form (2nd Draft)(1)

Learn more about Faith of Our Future by hearing Bishop O’Connell’s presentation

ST. CLEMENT JOINS THE LOVE, INC. COMMUNITY FOR SUPPORT TO SENIORS
Eloise DeRonde of Love, Inc. spoke at each Mass on April 16-17 about Love, Inc.  Love Inc. provides, with the assistance of volunteers, practical, emotional and spiritual support to older adults who may not be able to remain independent and in their own home without the assistance of others. We will be seeking volunteers for this ministry and also be offering our services to those in need in our community.  Please click the following link if you are interested in volunteering – Love Inc. insert

 

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