Welcome to Our Parish

The office is now re-opened to the public.  Office hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mon-Thurs. and 9 a.m. to Noon on Friday.   You may still e-mail via admin@stclementmatawan.orgFor those supporting the parish by mail, it is received daily and offerings are opened on Monday morning with the regular Mass collections.

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT:  Greetings everyone.  St. Clement parish has returned to pre-Covid arrangements in our church for liturgical celebrations. Parishioners may sit in any of the pews. For continued safety, I encourage you to please maintain social distancing as best as possible. Wearing of masks is now optional. For the distribution of Holy Communion, parishioners will process toward the altar, as was done in the past. It has been great to see many of you returning to Mass and bringing life to our celebrations again.

God bless, Fr. Tom

Bishop’s Anniversary Blessings 2021:  October 10, Ocean/Monmouth

All couples celebrating their 1st, 25th or 50+ wedding anniversary during the 2020 or 2021 calendar year are invited to share the Eucharist, reaffirm your sacred wedding vows, and receive Bishop O’Connell’s Episcopal Blessing.  Couples from Ocean and Monmouth Counties may attend the Mass and Blessing at the Co-Cathedral of St. Robert Bellarmine in Freehold on Sunday, October 10, 2021 at 3 pm. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, attendance at Mass is limited but the event will be live-streamed. Couples may register through their parish or online pending approval of their parish. For more information or to register online go to www.dioceseoftrenton.org/bishops-anniversary-blessing. The registration deadline for all anniversary couples is September 15, 2021.

ST. CLEMENT’S  HAS HAD A VOLUNTEER WITH HER OWN YOU TUBE ACCOUNT COME FORWARD TO HELP US WITH VIDEO LINKS, RECORDING AND LIVE-STREAMING.  TO VIEW THESE AND FUTURE VIDEOS YOU CLICK ON THIS LINK TO ENTER HER ACCOUNT:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYEjBkSz4zuDnkQheNalI7A/videos  MASSES MAY BE RECORDED FROM TIME TO TIME.  PLEASE USE THE LINK TO VIEW.

Message from the Diocesan office

BISHOP O’CONNELL ASKS ALL PARISHIONERS TO PRAY THE ROSARY DURING THIS DIFFICULT TIME.  CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL MESSAGE.  Bishop’s message

BISHOP O’CONNELL’S DISPENSATION FROM SUNDAY MASS HAS NOW EXPIRED DUE TO THE ABILITY TO RETURN TO MASS WITH PROPER VACCINATIONS.

For other messages from out Diocese of Trenton, please link to the Diocese of Trenton’s announcements page:  Diocese Announcements

CATHOLIC CHARITIES NEWS

The isolation caused by Covid-19 has resulted in a dramatic increase in drug addiction.  Catholic Charities provides assistance with food, housing, drug addiction, domestic violence and immigration services. If you know of a parishioner needing assistance, please contact us at  http://www.catholiccharitiestrenton.org  or call 800-360-7711.  The link for the video regarding drug addiction is:   Catholic Charities on Drug Addiction

The economic impact of the pandemic has increased the number of  homeless families.  Catholic Charities provides transitional housing, job skills and budgeting training to people in Monmouth County, who have lost their homes.  For assistance call 732-922-0400.

EVERY PENNY COUNTS

For those that are able, please remember your church during this most difficult time. It would be greatly appreciated if you could either mail in your weekly contribution if you are not attending mass, or join our online giving program (information on this program is included in this website).  Many thanks to those that are supporting this parish.

AN EXAMINATION OF CONSCIENCE BEFORE MAKING A CONFESSION:  The Diocese of Trenton has sent this link to all parishes to help parishioners before making a Confession  Examination of Conscience

FLOCKNOTE:  You are invited to join Flocknote and get information from our parish by email or text message.  In winter months, changes to the mass schedule will appear on the website and via Flocknote message – to join, click on this link FLOCKNOTE

REGISTRATION INTO OUR PARISH:  To register yourself in the St. Clement community, the Parish Registration form is here:   Parish Form fillable(2)

LITURGY OF THE WORD:  MASS READINGS FOR THE UPCOMING WEEK

Tuesday, July 27 – Ordinary Time:  Exodus 33:7-11; 34:5b-9, 28; Gospel of Matthew 13:36-43

Wednesday, July 28 – Ordinary Time:  Exodus 34:29-35; Gospel of Matthew: 13:44-46

Thursday, July 29 – Memorial of St. Martha:  Exodus 40:16-21, 34-38; Gospel of John 11:19-27

Friday, July 30 – Memorial of St. Peter Chrysologus:  Leviticus 23:1, 4-11, 15-16, 27, 34b-37; Gospel of Matthew 13:54-58

Saturday, July 31 – Memorial of St. Ignatius of Loyola:  Leviticus 25:1, 8-17; Gospel of Matthew 14:1-12

Sunday, August 1 – Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time:  Exodus 16:2-4, 12-15; Ephesians 4:17, 20-24; Gospel of John 6:24-35

Monday, August 2 – Memorials of St. Eusebius of Vercelli and of St. Peter Julian Eymard:  Numbers 11:4b-15; Gospel of Matthew 14:13-21

Tuesday, August 3 – Ordinary Time:  Numbers 12:1-13; Gospel of Matthew 14:22-36

Wednesday, August 4 – Memorial of St. John Vianney:  Numbers 13:1-2, 25 – 14:1, 26-29a, 34-35; Gospel of Matthew: 15:21-28

Thursday, August 5 – Memorial of the Dedication of the Basilica of St. Mary Major:  Numbers 29:1-13; Gospel of Matthew 16:13-23

Friday, August 6 – Memorial of the Transfiguration of the Lord:  Daniel 7:9-10, 13-14; 2nd Peter 1:16-19; Gospel of Mark 9:2-10

Saturday, August 7 – Memorials of St. Sixtus II and of St Cajetan:  Deuteronomy 6:4-13; Gospel of Matthew 17:14-20

Sunday, August 8 – Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time:  1st Kings 19:4-8; Ephesians 4:30 – 5:2; Gospel of John 6:41-51

For the text of readings, please click on this link: USCCB daily readings