Welcome to Our Parish

The church office is open 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.org for assistance.

SPECIAL MASSES FOR DECEMBER:

Wednesday, December 7 – Immaculate Conception Virgil – 7:30 pm

Thursday, December 8 – Immaculate Conception – 7:30 pm

Saturday, December 24 – Christmas Eve Midnight Mass – 11 pm

Because Christmas is on Sunday – the masses for Dec. 24 & 25 will be 5pm (Sat.) 8am (Sun.) & 11am (Sun.) as usual (other than the Midnight Mass listed above)

Because New Year’s Day is also on Sunday – the masses for Dec. 31 & Jan 1 will follow the normal weekend schedule (5pm, 8am & 11am)

St. Clement’s is able to live-stream all masses. To view, please click on the link below:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCM2LyD3NU_6zbsJ1pX69ZKg

Bishop O’Connell Asks Catholics for Support for Hurricane Victims

Bishop O’Connell stated “News reports indicate that the staggering devastation occasioned by Hurricane Ian is among the worst experienced in United States history.  Please join me in praying for victims of the storm and in contributing to Hurricane Ian relief efforts the Catholic Charities USA.  Thank you.”

Please note when you donate:  “Hurricane Ian Relief:  and send all donations directly to:  Catholic Charities USA, 2050 Ballenger Avenue, Alexandria VA 22314.

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

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

LITURGY OF THE WORD:  MASS READINGS FOR THE UPCOMING WEEK

Friday, November 25 – Ordinary Time:  Revelations 20:1-4, 11 – 21:2; Gospel of Luke 21:29-33

Saturday, November 26 – Ordinary Time:  Revelations 22:1-7;  Gospel of Luke 21:34-36

(YEAR A) Sunday, November 27 – First Sunday of Advent:  Isaiah 2:1-5; Romans 13:11-14; Gospel of Matthew 24:37-44

Monday, November 28 – Advent Monday:  Isaiah 4:2-6; Gospel of Matthew 8:5-11

Tuesday, November 29 – Advent Tuesday:  Isaiah 11:1-10; Gospel of Luke 10:21-24

Wednesday, November 30 – Feast of St. Andrew:  Romans 10:9-18; Gospel of Matthew 4:18-22

Thursday, December 1 – Advent Thursday:  Isaiah 26:1-6; Gospel of Matthew 7:21, 24-27

Friday, December 2 – Advent Friday:  Isaiah 29:17-24; Gospel of Matthew 9:27-31

Saturday, December 3 – Memorial of St. Francis Xavier:  Isaiah 30:19-21, 23-26: Gospel of Matthew 9:35 – 10:1, 5a, 6-8

Sunday, December 4 – Second Sunday of Advent:  Isaiah 11:1-10; Romans 15:4-9; Gospel of Matthew 3:1-12

Monday, December 5 – Advent Monday:  Isaiah 35:1-10; Gospel of Luke 5:17-26

Tuesday, December 6 – Memorial of St. Nicholas:  Isaiah 40:1-11; Gospel of Matthew 18:12-14

Wednesday, December 7 – Memorial of St. Ambrose:  Isaiah 40:25-31; Gospel of Matthew 11:28-30

Thursday, December 8 – The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary:  Genesis 3:9-15, 20; Ephesians 1:3-6, 11-12; Gospel of Luke 1:26-38

Friday, December 9 – Memorial of St. Juan Diego Cuauhtlatoatzin:  Isaiah 48:17-19; Gospel of Matthew 11:16-19

Saturday, December 10 – Memorial of Our Lady of Loretto:  Sirach 48:1-4, 9-11; Gospel of Matthew 17:9a, 10-13

Sunday, December 11 – Third Sunday of Advent:  Isaiah 35:1-6a, 10; James 5:7-10; Gospel of Mathew 11:2-11

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.