Welcome to Our Parish

The church office is open to visitors.   Regular office hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday-Friday.   You may call the main number or e-mail via admin@stclementmatawan.org for assistance.

St. Clement’s is able to live-stream all masses. To view, please click on the link below:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCM2LyD3NU_6zbsJ1pX69ZKg

ST CLEMENT ATHLETIC ASSOCATION GOLF TOURNAMENT AND OUTING                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             T   This annual fundraiser is back! Join the Athletic Association at Knob Hill Golf Club in Manalapan on Tuesday, October 11th. Don’t Golf? You can still help this worthy cause! The Athletic Association is looking for donations of items for the event.  For more information on Sponsorship, Reservations to participate that day or items requested for donation, please see the flyer in the church lobby or click on this link:  St. Clement 2022 Golf Outing Flyer

Bishop O’Connell remarks on the Roe vs. Wade recent Supreme Court Decision:

https://trentonmonitor.com/Content/Default/Bishop-s-Corner/Article/Bishop-O-Connell-MESSAGE-ON-THE-ROE-v-WADE-DECISION/-3/260/31794

Bishop O’Connell forwards information on humanitarian aid to Ukraine

People have been calling the Chancery asking where and how they can help the people of Ukraine.  Various Catholic agencies are collecting donations to aid with the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine, as people flee to escape Russian bombing and shelling.  Here are some places to donate (this list is not exhaustive):  The international Caritas confederation is collecting funds to help Caritas Ukraine. In the United States, that is through Catholic Relief Services. Internationally, you can donate through Caritas Internationalis.  The Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Philadelphia also has a link to donate.  Two pontifical agencies also are taking donations for Ukraine: Catholic Near East Welfare Association and Aid to the Church in Need. Internationally, Aid to the Church can be reached here.  The Knights of Columbus launched the Ukraine Solidarity Fund for humanitarian needs in Ukraine and through refugee sites in Poland.  Donations can also be made to Jesuit Refugee Service to support the agency’s work with those forced to flee conflict in Europe.  The Salesians also are accepting donations to help refugees

God bless the people of Ukraine.  Our Lady, Queen of peace, pray for us.

Bishop David O’Connell

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

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

LITURGY OF THE WORD:  MASS READINGS FOR THE UPCOMING WEEK

Thursday, September 22 – Ordinary Time:  Ecclesiastes 1:2-11; Gospel of Luke 9:7-9

Friday, September 23 – Memorial of St. Pius of Pietrelcina:  Ecclesiastes 3:1-11; Gospel of Luke 9:18-22

Saturday, September 24 –  Ordinary Time:  Ecclesiastes 11:9 – 12:8;  Gospel of Luke 9:43b-45

Sunday, September 25 –  Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time:  Amos 6:1a, 4-7; 1st Timothy 6:11-16; Gospel of Luke 16:19-31

Monday, September 26 – Ordinary Time:  Job 1:6-22; Gospel of Luke 9:46-50

Tuesday, September 27 – Memorial of St. Vincent de Paul:  Job 3:1-3, 11-17, 20-23; Gospel of Luke 9:51-56

Wednesday, September 28 – Ordinary Time:  Job 9:1-12, 14-16; Gospel of Luke 9:57-62

Thursday, September 29 – Feast of Sts. Michael, Gabriel and Raphael:  Daniel 7:9-10, 13-14; Gospel of John 1:47-51

Friday, September 30 – Memorial of St. Jerome:  Job 38:1, 12-21; 40:3-5; Gospel of Luke 10:13-16

Saturday, October 1 – Memorial of St. Therese of the Child Jesus:  Job 42:1-3, 5-6, 12-17; Gospel of Luke 10:17-24

Sunday, October 2 – Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time:  Habakkuk 1:2-3; 2:2-4; 2nd Timothy 1:6-8, 13-14; Gospel of Luke 17:5-10

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.