Welcome to Our Parish

The church office is now closed again to visitors.  Regular office hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday-Friday.   You may call the main number or e-mail via admin@stclementmatawan.orgWe will be keeping this situation in place for the next few weeks due to the rise in the numbers of people infected by the virus.

There will be a video recording of the 8 a.m. Mass on Sunday, January 16 available for viewing later.  The link is posted via the information below.

For videos, from a parishioner who has graciously agreed to record Masses and post them on her You Tube Channel, please click on this link:

Video links to You Tube

ST. CLEMENT’S WILL BE HAVING ANOTHER COLLECTION FOR THE TROOPS

The collection will be for the Valentine’s Day period and the deadline will be Sunday, January 23.  For a list of suggested items, please click on the link that follows:  Suggested Items for Troops

Bishop O’Connell encourages prayer, financial support for tornado victims, survivors

On Dec. 14, Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., conveyed an appeal from leaders in the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops as relief work begins in Kentucky and other states that suffered an incalculable toll from the recent outbreak of tornadoes. The Bishop shared, “Catholics are encouraged to donate to recovery efforts and financial help for tornado victims by supporting the work of Catholic Charities USA via the website: www.catholiccharities.us

In a message posted Dec. 11, Bishop O’Connell called upon the faithful of the Diocese of Trenton to join in prayer for all those impacted by the devastating tornadoes that were reported in nearly a dozen Midwestern and Southern states. He stated: “We pray for the souls of those who have died; for the comfort of their grieving loved ones; for the healing of the injured, and for the strength and perseverance of all those who lost their homes and livelihoods.”

The Bishop’s message concluded, “May all those traumatized by this vast devastation find hope in God’s abiding love and be assured that they will not be forgotten.”

Bishop O’Connell’s Message on the Synod

Please listen to the words of our Bishop David O’Connell as he discusses the upcoming Synod and the process that will be used for this Synod.  Please open this link to receive the message:  https://youtu.be/bTWTdkQyfqg

From the Diocesan office:  For messages from our Diocese of Trenton, please link to the Diocese of Trenton’s announcements page:  Diocese Announcements

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  See the weekly bulletin for more information about making Confessions in local parishes during the advent season.

CATHOLIC CHARITIES NEWS

The economic impact of the pandemic has increased the number of  homeless families. Catholic Charities provides assistance to people in Monmouth County who have lost their homes with food, transitional housing, job skills, and budgeting training. We also provide drug addiction services, domestic violence and immigration services. For assistance call 732-922-0400.  The isolation caused by Covid-19 has resulted in a dramatic increase in drug addiction.  If you know of a parishioner needing addiction 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

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, January 11 – Ordinary Time:  1st Samuel 1:9-20; Gospel of Mark 1:21-28

Wednesday, January 12 – Ordinary Time:  1st Samuel 3:1-10, 19-20; Gospel of Mark 1:29-39

Thursday, January 13 – Ordinary Time: 1st Samuel 4:1-11; Gospel of Mark 1:40-45

Friday, January 14 – Ordinary Time:  1st Samuel 8:4-7, 10-22a;  Gospel of Mark 2:1-12

Saturday, January 15 – Ordinary Time:  1st Samuel 9:1-4, 17-19; 10:1a; Gospel of Mark 2:13-17

Sunday, January 16 – Second Sunday in Ordinary Time:  Isaiah 62:1-5; 1st Corinthians 12:4-11; Gospel of John 2:1-11

Monday, January 17 – Memorial of St. Anthony:  1st Samuel 15:16-23; Gospel of Mark 2:18-22

Tuesday, January 18 – Ordinary Time:  1st Samuel 156:1-13; Gospel of Mark 2:23-28

Wednesday, January 19 – Ordinary Time:  1st Samuel 17:32-33, 37, 40-51; Gospel of Mark 3:1-6

Thursday, January 20 – Ordinary Time:  1st Samuel 18:6-9; 19:1-7; Gospel of Mark 3:7-12

Friday, January 21 – Memorial of St. Agnes:  1st Samuel 24:3-21; Gospel of Mark 3:13-19

Saturday, January 22 – Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children:  2nd Samuel 1:1-4, 11-12, 19, 23-27; Gospel of Mark 3:20-21

Sunday, January 23 – Third Sunday in Ordinary Time:  Nehemiag 8:2-4a, 5-6, 8-10; 1st Corinthians 12:12-14, 27; Gospel of Luke 1:1-4, 4:14-21

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

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.