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Our Knights of Columbus will be hosting a blood drive with the American Red Cross in our gym this coming weekend on Sunday, Aug. 25th from 8am-1pm.


The usually scheduled first Sunday 7:30pm evening Mass is being moved to Sunday, September 8th due to the Labor Day holiday weekend.


The St. Clement Annual Craft Fair, sponsored by the Altar Rosary Society, is being held as usual on the first Saturday of December which this year is December 7.  The Altar Rosary Society has announced that the application for vendors for this year is now available, by clicking on this link:  St. Clement Christmas Craft Fair 2019 Application

New Jersey Independent Victims Compensation Program opens June 15

As had been announced in February of this year, 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 will be open to claims beginning June 15.

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.

Diocese of Trenton

AN EXAMINATION OF CONSCIENCE BEFORE MAKING A CONFESSIONThe 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

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.

REGISTRATION INTO OUR PARISH:  To register yourself in the St. Clement community, the Parish Registration form is here:  REGISTRATION 


Thursday, August 22 – The Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary:  Judges 11:29-39a; Gospel of Matthew 22:1-14

Friday, August 23 – Memorial of St. Rose of Lima: Ruth 1:1,3-6,14b-16, 22; Gospel of Matthew 22:34-40

Saturday, August 24 – Memorial of St. Bartholomew:  Revelation 21:9b-14; Gospel of John 1:45-51

Sunday, August 25 – 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time:  Isaiah 66:18-21; Hebrews 12:5-7, 11-13; Gospel of Luke 13:22-30

Monday, August 26 – Ordinary Time: 1st Thessalonians 1:1-5, 8b-10; Gospel of Matthew 23:13-22

Tuesday, August 27 – Memorial of St.Monica:  1st Thessalonians 21-8; Gospel of Matthew 23:23-26

Wednesday, August 28 – Feast of st.Augustine:  1st Thessalonians 2:9-13; Gospel of Matthew 23:27-32

Thursday, August 29 – The Passion of St.John the Baptist:  1st Thessalonians 3:7-13; Gospel of Mark 6:17-29

Friday, August 30 – Ordinary Time:  1st Thessalonians 3:7-13; Gospel of Matthew 25:1-13

Saturday, August 31 – Ordinary Time:  1st Thessalonians 4:9-11; Gospel of Matthew 25:14-30

Sunday, September 1 – 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time:  Sirach 3:17-18,20, 28-29; Hebrews 12:18-19, 22-24a; Gospel of Luke 14:1, 7-14

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