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.orgIf a person is not vaccinated, please call or email to reach the parish office.

ST. CLEMENT’S HOLIDAY SCHEDULE FOR ADVENT AND CHRISTMAS:

Immaculate Conception:  Tuesday, December 7 – 7:30pm; Wednesday, December 8 – 8am & 7:30pm     

Christmas Eve:  Friday, December 24 – 5pm & 11pm

Christmas Day:  Saturday, December 25 – 9am & 11am

Solemnity of Mary (New Year’s Eve):  Friday, December 31 – 5pm

Solemnity of Mary (New Year’s Day):  Saturday, January 1 – 10am & 5pm

From the Diocesan office:  For messages from our 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  See the weekly bulletin for more information about making Confessions in local parishes during the advent season.

CATHOLIC CHARITIES NEWS

The economic impact of the pandemic has increased the number of  homeless families. Catholic Charities provides assistance to people in Monmouth County who have lost their homes with food, transitional housing, job skills, and budgeting training. We also provide drug addiction services, domestic violence and immigration services. For assistance call 732-922-0400.  The isolation caused by Covid-19 has resulted in a dramatic increase in drug addiction.  If you know of a parishioner needing addiction 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

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, November 30 – Memorial of St. Andrew:  Romans 10:9-18; Gospel of Matthew 4:18-22

Wednesday, December 1 – Advent Wednesday:  Isaish 25:6-10a; Gospel of Matthew 15:29-37

Thursday, December 2 – Advent Thursday:  Isaiah 26:1-6; Gospel of Matthew 7:21, 24-27

Friday, December 3 – Memorial of St. Francis Xavier:  Isaiah 29:17-24; Gospel of Matthew 9:27-31

Saturday, December 4 – Memorial of St. John Damascene:  Isaiah 30:19-21, 23-26; Gospel of Matthew 9:35 – 10:1, 5a, 6-8

Sunday, December 5 – 2nd Sunday of Advent:  Baruch 5:1-9; Philippians 1:4-6, 8-11; Gospel of Luke 3:1-6

Monday, December 6 – Memorial of St. Nicholas:  Isaiah 35:1-10; Gospel of Luke 5:17-26

Tuesday, December 7 – Memorial of St. Ambrose:  Isaiah 40:1-11; Gospel of Matthew 18:12-14

Wednesday, December 8 – The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary:  Genesis 3:9-15, 20; Ephesians 1:3-6, 11-12; Gospel of Luke 1:26-38

Thursday, December 9 – Memorial of St. Juan Diego Cuauhtlatoatzin:  Isaiah 41:13-20; Gospel of Matthew 11:11-15

Friday, December 10: Memorial of Our Lady of Loreto:  Isaiah 48:17-19; Gospel of Matthew 11:16-19

Saturday, December 11:  Memorial of St. Damasus I:  Sirach 48:1-4, 9-11; Gospel of Matthew 17:9a, 10-13

Sunday, December 12:  Third Sunday of Advent:  Zephaniah 3:14-18a; Philippians 4:4-7; Gospel of Luke 3:10-18

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

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.