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.org.  The office remains closed to the public including parishioners.  Mail is received daily and opened twice per week for offerings (Monday and Friday mornings).

Message from the Diocesan office regarding the upcoming election.
With the Presidential election a month and a half away, a special dedicated page has been set up on the diocesan website that focuses on the USCCB document:  “Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship.”    Included is Bishop O’Connell’s article in the Monitor in which he provides clear and supported guidance for the faithful in exercising their political responsibility. You will find that special content here: dioceseoftrenton.org/faithful-citizenship.

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BISHOP O’CONNELL ASKS ALL PARISHIONERS TO PRAY THE ROSARY DURING THIS DIFFICULT TIME.  CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL MESSAGE.  Bishop’s message

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  WILL LIVE-STREAM THIS WEEKEND’S MASS (8am Sun. Oct. 25).    USE THIS LINK TO VIEW:  St. Clement Mass – Oct. 25

EAGLES UP THANKS ST. CLEMENT’S COMMUNITY FOR DONATIONS FOR OUR TROOPS – VIEW THE LETTER –Thank You -Church St Clement September 2020

MAYER CATERING IS HAVING ANOTHER CURBSIDE ORDER ON OCT. 22 (THURSDAY ONLY) CLICK HERE FOR MENU – Link to Reception Center

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.

CATHOLIC CHARITIES NEWS

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.

St. Clement Parish has partnered with St. Benedict’s Parish and the RAINE Foundation

In an effort to help local families that are in need because of the effects of the Coronavirus pandemic, St. Clement Parish partnered with St. Benedict’s Parish and the RAINE Foundation. Members from both parishes worked with volunteers from the RAINE foundation to gather needed fresh produce and other grocery items, which have been distributed to families in our area.  For example, in total, emergency food was purchased and delivered to 101 adults and 119 children on Friday, May 8th. If you wish to help for future food drives, donations can be mailed in or dropped off at the Rectory, to St. Clement Social Concerns.

ALTAR ROSARY’S MAY CROWNING OF MARY

Our St. Clement’s Altar Rosary Society has produced this video of their May Crowning:  May Crowning of Mary

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

LITURGY OF THE WORD:  MASS READINGS FOR THE UPCOMING WEEK

Friday, October 23 – Memorial of St. John of Capistrano:  Ephesians 4:1-6; Gospel of Luke 12:54-59

Saturday,October 24 – Memorial of St. Anthony Mary Claret:  Ephesians 4:7-16; Gospel of Luke 13:1-9

Sunday, October 25 – 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time:  Exodus 22:20-26;  1st Thessalonians 1:5c-10; Gospel of Matthew 22:34-40

Monday, October 26 – Ordinary Time:  Ephesians 5:21-33; Gospel of Luke 13:18-21

Tuesday, October 27 – Ordinary Time:  Ephesians 5:21-33; Gospel of Luke 13:18-21

Wednesday, October 28 – Memorial of Sts. Simon and Jude:  Ephesians 2:19-22; Gospel of Luke 6:12-16

Thursday, October 29 – Ordinary Time:  Ephesians 6:10-20; Gospel of Luke 13:31-35

Friday, October 30 – Ordinary Time:  Philippians 1:1-11; Gospel of Luke 14:1-6

Saturday, October 31 – All Hallow’s Eve:  Philippians 1:18b-26; Gospel of Luke 14:1, 7-11

Sunday, November 1 – All Saints Day:  Revelations 7:2-4, 9-14; 1st John 3:1-3; Gospel of Matthew 5:1-12a

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