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AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE HAS BEEN SENT OUT BY BISHOP O’CONNELL

Bishop O’Connell has sent out a message to all parishes in the Diocese of Trenton about the upcoming Lenten Season.  Please click on the link to read this important message.   Letter from Bishop O’Connell

ST. CLEMENT’S IS HAVING A ST. PATRICK’S DINNER DANCE 

on Saturday, March 7 at the Reception Center.  Doors open at 6 p.m.  Tickets are $40 per person and tables for large groups can be reserved.  The featured DJ is DJ Carl.  There will be a cash bar for those 21+.  Proceeds will benefit the St.Clement Roof Loan Reduction Program.  Tickets will be sold after each mass starting this weekend and online at www.stclementmatawan.org.   Link for Online Ticket Sales  

See the flyer here:

Information from the Monitor – Click on the Link below (NEW AS OF February 22)

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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:  REGISTRATION 

LITURGY OF THE WORD:  MASS READINGS FOR THE UPCOMING WEEK

Wednesday, February 26 – Ash Wednesday:  Joel 2:12-18; 2nd Corinthians 5:20-6:2; Gospel of Matthew 6:1-6, 16-18

Thursday, February 27 – Thursday after Ash Wednesday:  Deuteronomy 30:15-20; Gospel of Luke 9:22-25

Friday, February 28 – Friday after Ash Wednesday:  Isaiah 58:1-9a; Gospel of Matthew 9:14-15

Saturday, February 29 – Saturday after Ash Wednesday:  Isaiah 58: 9b-14; Gospel of Luke 5:27-32

Sunday, March 1 – 1st Sunday of Lent:  Genesis 2:7-9; 3:1-7; Romans 5:12-19; Gospel of Matthew 4:1-11

Monday, March 2 – Lenten Monday: Leviticus 19:1-2, 11-18; Gospel of Matthew 25:31-46

Tuesday, March 3 – Memorial of St. Katharine Drexel:  Isaiah 55:10-11; Gospel of Matthew 6:7-15

Wednesday, March 4 – Memorial of St. Casimir:  Jonah 3:1-10; Gospel of Luke 11:29-32

Thursday, March 5 – Lenten Thursday:  Esther C:12, 14-16, 23-25; Gospel of Matthew 7:7-12

Friday, March 6 – Lenten Friday:  Ezekiel 18:21-28; Gospel of Matthew 5:20-26

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.

New Jersey Independent Victims Compensation Program

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 is now open to claims.

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.

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