Parish Policies

Parish Registration

In order to be recognized as a practicing member of the Parish, it is necessary to be registered and show your presence and support by attendance at Mass, and also through the regular use of Church offertory envelopes.

If you are new to the area and have any questions regarding Parish Registration, please call the Parish Office (732-566-3616). We are committed to serving the pastoral and spiritual needs of our parish, and we ask your prayers, and your commitment, to help meet this goal.

Weddings

Please call the Parish Office one year in advance of desired wedding date, BEFORE completing any other arrangements (reception hall, etc.).  Weddings are celebrated only for members who have been registered with St. Clement for at lease one year.  The Wedding Liturgy should be planned with care and interest. On that day you celebrate the beginning of your life together, united to each other and Christ in the Sacrament of Matrimony. This Sacrament is very important and should be given the central focus on this very special day. The following practices are not done at St. Clement: the lighting of the Unity Candle, and the presenting of flowers…this is not part of the Roman Rite. We also ask that flower girls and ring bearers be no younger than 6 yrs old.

Baptisms

The Sacrament of Baptism is celebrated on the third and fourth Sundays of each month at 12:15. Arrangements must be made in advance.  Prior to the birth of your first child, attendance at the Baptism Preparation Class is mandatory for parents; sponsors/godparents also are encouraged to attend. Classes are held in the Church at 7:30 P.M. For more information, call the Parish Office.

Sponsorship

In order to be a sponsor/godparent for Baptism or Confirmation, a person must have received all Sacraments through Confirmation; be at least 16 years of age; be married in the Catholic Church; attend Mass faithfully, and also be a registered, actively participating parishioner for a minimum of six months.

Fingerprinting

Parish volunteers that need to be fingerprinted can obtain the Registration Form on Religious Education Website. Go to www.stclementPREP.com and click on the tab for Downloadable Forms to print this document.

Address Change

Please let the Parish know if you have a change of address or phone number

Cell Phones

BEFORE mass begins, please turn off your cell phone.