Welcome to Our Parish

The office is now re-opened to the public, but entrance is limited to vaccinated persons only.  Office hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday-Friday.   You may still e-mail via admin@stclementmatawan.orgFor those supporting the parish by mail, it is received daily and offerings are opened on Monday morning with the regular Mass collections.  If a person is not vaccinated, please call or email to reach the parish office

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT:  Greetings everyone.  St. Clement parish has returned to pre-Covid arrangements in our church for liturgical celebrations. Parishioners may sit in any of the pews. For continued safety, I encourage you to please maintain social distancing as best as possible. Wearing of masks is now optional. For the distribution of Holy Communion, parishioners will process toward the altar, as was done in the past. It has been great to see many of you returning to Mass and bringing life to our celebrations again.

God bless, Fr. Tom

ST. CLEMENT’S ALTAR ROSARY SOCIETY IS HOSTING ANOTHER DINE-TO-DONATE EVENT AT MJ’S BUTTONWOOD MANOR ON TUESDAY, OCTOBER 19 FROM 11 A.M. TO CLOSING.  PLEASE SEE THE FLYER FOR MORE INFORMATION Dine to Donate.revised

ST. CLEMENT’S WILL BE ORGANIZING A 10-DAY PILGRIMAGE TO ITALY ON APRIL 19-28, 2022.  THERE WILL BE AN INFORMATION NIGHT ON TUESDAY, OCTOBER 26 AT 7 P.M. IN OUR CHURCH.  FOR MORE INFORMATION, CLICK ON THIS LINK FOR A FLYER ON IT:  Info Night_half Page ad

ST. CLEMENT’S  HAS HAD A VOLUNTEER WITH HER OWN YOU TUBE ACCOUNT COME FORWARD TO HELP US WITH VIDEO LINKS, RECORDING AND LIVE-STREAMING.  TO VIEW THESE AND FUTURE VIDEOS YOU CLICK ON THIS LINK TO ENTER HER ACCOUNT:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYEjBkSz4zuDnkQheNalI7A/videos  MASSES MAY BE RECORDED FROM TIME TO TIME.  PLEASE USE THE LINK TO VIEW.

From the Diocesan office

For messages from our Diocese of Trenton, please link to the Diocese of Trenton’s announcements page:  Diocese Announcements

CATHOLIC CHARITIES NEWS

The isolation caused by Covid-19 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 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.

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

Tuesday, October 12 – Ordinary Time:  Romans 1:16-25; Gospel of Luke 11:37-41

Wednesday, October 13 – Ordinary Time:  Romans 2:1-11; Gospel of Luke 11:42-46

Thursday, October 14 – Memorial of St. Callistus I:  Romans 3:21-30; Gospel of Luke 11:47-54

Friday, October 15 – Memorial of St. Teresa of Jesus:  Romans 4:1-8; Gospel of Luke 12:1-7

Saturday, October 16 – Memorials of St. Hedwig and of St. Margaret Mary Alacoque:  Romans 4:13, 16-18; Gospel of Luke 12:8-12

Sunday, October 17 – 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time:  Isaiah 53:10-11; Hebrews 4:14-16; Gospel of Mark 10:35-45

Monday, October 18 – Memorial of St. Luke:  2nd Timothy 4:10-17b; Gospel of Luke 10:1-9

Tuesday, October 19 – Memorial of Sts. John de Brebeuf and Isaac Jogues:  Romans 5:12, 15b, 17-19, 20b-21; Gospel of Luke 12:35-38

Wednesday, October 20 – Memorial of St. Paul of the Cross:  Romans 6:12-18; Gospel of Luke 12:39-48

Thursday, October 21 – Ordinary Time:  Romans 6:19-23; Gospel of Luke 12:49-53

Friday, October 22 – Memorial of St. John Paul II:  Romans 7:18-25a; Gospel of Luke 12:54-59

Saturday, October 23 – Memorial of St. John of Capistrano:  Romans 8:1-11; Gospel of Luke 13:1-9

Sunday, October 24 – 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time:  Jeremiah 31:7-9; Hebrews 5:1-6; Gospel of Mark 10:46-52

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