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ADDITIONAL MASS THIS SUNDAY, OCTOBER 27

Father Vala has announced that we will be having an additional mass this Sunday, October 27 at 7:30 p.m. in the church.  All are welcomed to attend and the mass will count toward the weekend obligation on mass attendance.

FALSE ALARM AT OUR SCHOOL BUILDING – THE FATHER JOHN SCULLY RELIGIOUS EDUCATION CENTER

The St. Clement community would like to thank all of the volunteers and fire companies who responded to what turned out to be a false alarm last night, October 21, at the school building.  We are investigating the cause of the false alarm.

ST. CLEMENT’S ANNUAL CRAFT FAIR NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FROM VENDORS

The St. Clement Annual Craft Fair, sponsored by the Altar Rosary Society, is being held as usual on the first Saturday of December which this year is December 7.  The Altar Rosary Society has announced that the application for vendors for this year is now available, by clicking on this link:  St. Clement Christmas Craft Fair 2019 Application

New Jersey Independent Victims Compensation Program opens June 15

As had been announced in February of this year, the Diocese of Trenton – along with the other Roman Catholic dioceses in New Jersey – has established an Independent Victim Compensation Program (IVCP) to compensate those who, as minors, were sexually abused by a priest or deacon of the Diocese. The IVCP will be open to claims beginning June 15.

The IVCP is independently administered by experienced victim compensation experts Kenneth R. Feinberg and Camille S. Biros. Mr. Feinberg was the plan administrator for the federal 9/11 victim compensation program, as well as the Boston Marathon bombing compensation program.

The IVCP will handle the submission, evaluation and resolution of individual claims, and will operate independently of the Diocese or any Church-affiliated institution.  The administrators of the IVCP will have complete autonomy to determine the eligibility of a claim with the guidelines of the established Protocol. The amount of compensation for those who make a claim will be determined by the IVCP administrators.  All victims – no matter when the abuse occurred – are eligible to participate, and all matters will be handled confidentially. 

Victims of clergy sexual abuse of a minor can begin the process of utilizing the program by going to www.njdiocesesivcp.com and reviewing the Protocol for submitting a claim.

Anyone who was sexually victimized as a minor by a priest or deacon of the Diocese is strongly encouraged to participate in the IVCP.  The Diocese also asks that anyone who knows of someone who was abused to pass along this information to the victim so that he or she is aware of the IVCP.

Diocese of Trenton

AN EXAMINATION OF CONSCIENCE BEFORE MAKING A CONFESSIONThe 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

BEWARE OF SCAMMERS
For the second time this year, our parish has been targeted by scammers trying to have money sent to them by calling, texting or emailing our parishioners.  Please be aware that no priest,deacon or religious person would ever use these communication methods to solicit money from you.  Be aware of this and if you do get a message like that contact the parish office via email to admin@stclementmatawan.org so we can track the number of such contacts.  Thank you and be on guard.

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

LITURGY OF THE WORD:  MASS READINGS FOR THE UPCOMING WEEK

Tuesday, October 22 – Memorial of St. John Paul II:  Romans 5:12, 15b, 17-19, 20b-21; Gospel of Luke 12:35-38

Wednesday, October 23 – Memorial of St. John of Capistrano:  Romans 6:12-18; Gospel of Luke 12:39-48

Thursday, October 24 – Memorial of St. Anthony Mary Claret:  Romans 6:19-23; Gospel of Luke 12:49-53

Friday, October 25 – Ordinary Time:  Romans 7:18-25a; Gospel of Luke 12:54-59

Saturday, October 26 – Ordinary Time:  Romans 8:1-11; Gospel of Luke 13:1-9

Sunday, October 27 – 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time:  Sirach 35:12-14, 16-18; 2nd Timothy 4:6-8, 16-18; Gospel of Luke 18:9-14

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