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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

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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,January 21 – Memorial of St. Agnes:  1st Samuel 16:1-13; Gospel of Mark 2:23-28

Wednesday, January 22 – Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children: 1st Samuel 17:32-33, 37, 40-51; Gospel of Mark 2:23-28

Thursday, January 23 – Memorials of St.Vincent and of St. Marianne Cope:  1st Samuel 18:6-9; 19:1-7; Gospel of Mark 3:7-12

Friday, January 24 – Memorial of St. Francis de Sales:  1st Samuel 24:3-21; Gospel of Mark 3:13-19

Saturday, January 25 – Memorial of the Conversion of St. Paul the Apostle:  Acts 9:1-22; Gospel of Mark 16:15-18

Sunday, January 26 – Third Sunday in Ordinary Time:  Isaiah 8:23 – 9:3; 1st Corinthians 1:10-13, 17; Gospel of Matthew 4:12-23

Monday, January 27 – Memorial of St. Angela Merici:  2nd Samuel 5:1-7, 10; Gospel of Mark 3:22-30

Tuesday, January 28 – Feast of St. Thomas Aquinas:  2nd Samuel 6:12b-15, 17-19; Gospel of Mark 3:31-35

Wednesday, January 29 – Ordinary Time:  2nd Samuel 7:4-17; Gospel of Mark 4;1-20

Thursday, January 30 – Ordinary Time:  2nd Samuel 7:18-19, 24-29; Gospel of Mark 4:21-25

Friday, January 31 – Memorial of St. John Bosco:  2nd Samuel 11:1-4a, 5-10a, 3-17: Gospel of Mark 4:26-34

Saturday, February 1 – Ordinary Time:  2nd Samuel 12:1-7a, 10-17; Gospel of Mark 4:35-41

Sunday, February 2 – The Presentation of the Lord:  Malachi 3:1-4; Hebrews 2:14-18; Gospel of Luke 2:22-40

Monday, February 3 – Feast of St. Blaise and of St. Ansgar:  2nd Samuel 15:13-14, 30; 16:5-13; Gospel of Mark 5:1-20

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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