Welcome to Our Parish

GOOD LUCK BILL FIORELLI – NEED FOR A NEW MUSIC DIRECTOR

Our long-time Music Director Bill Fiorelli will be leaving us here at St. Clement’s in a few short weeks for his retirement.  Bill, you will be definitely missed.  You have added so much to our mass celebrations and your work with our Children’s Choir and the Adult Choir was simply superb.  However, now it is time for us to try to find someone to fill those shoes.  Our position advertisement is attached here: Music Dir Ad

ST. CLEMENT’S ANNUAL CRAFT FAIR STILL 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 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 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

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

Wednesday, November 13 – Memorial of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini:  Wisdome 6:1-11; Gospel of Luke 17:11-19

Thursday, November 14 – Ordinary Time:  Wisdom 7:22b-8:1; Gospel of Luke 17:20-25

Friday, November 15 – Memorial of St. Albert the Great:  Wisdom 13:1-9; Gospel of Luke 17:26-37

Saturday, November 16 – Memorial of St. Margaret of Scotland and of St. Gertrude:  Wisdom 18:14-16, 19:6-9; Gospel of Luke 18:1-8

Sunday, November 17 – 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time:  Malachi 3:19-20a; 2nd Thessalonians 3:7-12; Gospel of Luke 21:5-19

Monday, November 18 – Dedication of the Basilica of Sts. Peter & Paul and Memorial of St. Rose Philippine Duchesne: 1st Maccabees 1:10-15,41-43, 54-57,62-63; Gospel of Luke 18:35-43

Tuesday, November 19 – Ordinary Time: 2nd Maccabees 6:18-31; Gospel of Luke 19:1-10

Wednesday, November 20 – Ordinary Time: 2nd Maccabees 7:1, 20-31; Gospel of Luke 19:11-28

Thursday, November 21 – The Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary: 1st Maccabees 2:15-29; Gospel of Luke 19:41-44

Friday, November 22 – Memorial of St. Cecilia:  1st Maccabees 4:36-37, 52-59; Gospel of Luke 19:45-48

Saturday, November 23 – Memorial of St. Clement I, and of St. Columban, and of Miguel Agustin Pro:  1st Maccabees 6:1-13; Gospel of Luke 20:27-40

Sunday, November 24 – Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe:  2nd Samuel 5:1-3; Colossians 1:12-20; Gospel of Luke 23:35-43

Monday, November 25 – Memorial of St. Catherine of Alexandria:  Daniel 1:1-6, 8-20; Gospel of Luke 21:1-4

Come as a guest – Leave as a Friend