Welcome to Our Parish

The office is now re-opened to the public, but entrance is limited to vaccinated persons only.  Office hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday-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.  If a person is not vaccinated, please call or email to reach the parish office

THERE WILL BE NO 8 A.M. MASS ON WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 OR ON THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 16 AS FATHER VALA WILL BE ATTENDING THE BISHOP’S CONVOCATION THAT MORNING

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

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

Wednesday, September 15 – Memorial of Our Lady of Sorrows:  1st Timothy 3:14-16; Gospel of John 19:25-27

Thursday, September 16 – Memorials of Sts Cornelius and Cyprian:  1st Timothy 4:12-16; Gospel of Luke 7:36-50

Friday, September 17 – Memorial of St. Robert Bellarmine:  1st Timothy 6:2c-12; Gospel of Luke 8:1-3

Saturday, September 18 – Ordinary Time: 1st Timothy 6:13-16; Gospel of Luke 8:4-15

Sunday, September 19 – 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time:  Wisdom 2:12, 17-20; James 3:16 – 4:3; Gospel of Mark 9:30-37

Monday, September 20 – Memorials of Sts. Andrew Kim Tae-gon and Paul Chong Ha-sang:  Ezra 1:1-6; Gospel of Luke 8:16-18

Tuesday, September 21 -Memorial of St. Matthew:  Ephesians 4:1-7, 11-13;  Gospel of Matthew 9:9-13

Wednesday, September 22 – Ordinary Time:  Ezra 9:5-9; Gospel of Luke 9:1-6

Thursday, September 23 – Memorial of St. Pius of Pietrelcina:  Haggai 1:1-8; Gospel of Luke 9:7-9

Friday, September 24 – Ordinary Time:  Haggai 2:1-9; Gospel of Luke 9:18-22

Saturday, September 25 – Ordinary Time:  Zechariah 2:5-9, 14-15a; Gospel of Luke 9:43b-45

Sunday, September 26 – 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time:  Numbers 11:25-29; James 5:1-6; Gospel of Mark 9:38-43, 45, 47-48

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