Welcome to Our Parish

Office hours during the Coronavirus pandemic – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mon-Fri. – remote access only.  Email admin@stclementmatawan.orgThe office remains closed to the public including parishioners.  Mail is received daily and opened twice per week for offerings (Monday and Friday mornings).

AT THIS TIME, WEARING A MASK INSIDE CHURCH IS MANDATORY FOR ALL MASSES AND PRIVATE PRAYER TIMES

GUIDELINES AT ST. CLEMENTS FOR WEEKEND AND WEEKDAY MASS (Weekday is celebrated Monday,Wednesday and Friday at 8 a.m.) Please Click on this link to review the guidelines for attending mass. Guidelines for Attending Mass

ST. CLEMENT’S  PLANS TO LIVE-STREAM THIS WEEKEND’S MASS (Apr 25 – 8 a.m.)

MAYER CATERING IS HAVING A CURBSIDE PICK-UP THIS FRIDAY, APRIL 23 – CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE MENU:  Mayer Menu.Apr.23

MAYER CATERING WILL BE HAVING A SPECIAL MOTHER’S DAY CATERING CURBSIDE PICK-UP ON SUNDAY.MAY 9.  ORDERS MUST BE PLACED BY THE WEDNESDAY PRIOR – MAY 5.  PLEASE REVIEW THE MENU AND DETAILS BY CLICKING THIS LINK: Mayer Mother’s Day Menu

VIDEOS OF MASSES are located on another page – follow this link:  Video Masses at St. Clement

ST. CLEMENT’S WILL BE OPEN DURING SPECIFIC TIMES FOR PRIVATE PRAYER

Father Vala is pleased to announce that, following guidelines of the Diocese about opening for Private Prayer, St. Clement’s will be open on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. for Private Prayer.  There are three restrictions:  (1) masks must be worn.  (2) no more than 10 people may be in the church at any one time.  (3) Except for immediate family members residing in the same house, attendees must sit apart from each other by a minimum of six feet.

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

CATHOLIC CHARITIES NEWS

The isolation caused by Covid19 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 not attending mass) or join our online giving program (information on this program is included in this website).  If at all possible, please mail in your offering.  Many thanks to those that are supporting this parish.

BISHOP O’CONNELL HAS ISSUED A DISPENSATION FROM SUNDAY MASS

Bishop David O’Connell of the Diocese of Trenton:  “I am granting a DISPENSATION from the OBLIGATION to attend weekend/Sunday mass to all the Catholic faithful until further notice.  I recommend that the faithful pray and take advantage of/participate in Holy Mass as broadcast on television.”

For other messages from out 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

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, April 21 – Memorial of St. Anselm:  Acts 8:1b-8; Gospel of John 6:35-40

Thursday, April 22 – Thursday during the Easter Season:  Acts 8:26-40; Gospel of John 6:44-51

Friday, April 23 – Memorials of St. George and of St. Adalbert:  Acts 9:1-20; Gospel of John 6:52-59

Saturday, April 24 – Memorial of St. Fidelis of Sigmaringen: Acts 9:31-42; Gospel of John 6:60-69

Sunday, April 25 – Fourth Sunday of Easter:  Acts 4:8-12; 1st John 3:1-2; Gospel of John 10:11-18

Monday, April 26 – Monday during the Easter Season:  Acts 11:1-18; Gospel of John 10:1-10

Tuesday, April 27 – Tuesday during the Easter Season:  Acts 11:19-26; Gospelof John 10:22-30

Wednesday, April 28 – Memorials of St. Peter Chanel and of St. Louis Grignion de Montfort:  Acts 12:24 – 13:5a; Gospel of John 12:44-50

Thursday, April 29 – Memorial of St. Catherine of Siena:  Acts 13:13-25; Gospel of John 13:16-20

Friday, April 30 – Memorial of St. Pius V:  Acts 13:26-33; Gospel of John 14:1-6

Saturday, May 1 – Memorial of St. Joseph the Worker:  Acts 13:44-52; Gospel of John 14:7-14

Sunday, May 2 – Fifth Sunday of Easter:  Acts 9:26-31; 1st John 3:18-24; Gospelof John 15:1-8

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