Welcome to Our Parish

Office hours during the Coronavirus pandemic – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mon-Fri. – remote access only.  Email admin @ stclementmatawan.org.  The office remains closed to the public including parishioners.  Mail is received daily and opened twice per week for offerings (Monday and Friday mornings).

PLEASE JOIN US AT OUR LADY OF FATIMA FOR THE LIVE-STREAM OF CELEBRATE LIFE 2021 – THE NOVENA FOR LIFE ON FACEBOOK:

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Celebrate Life 2021- Novena For Life

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Our Lady of Fatima Parish,                    Keyport, NJ

St Benedict Parish,                                 Holmdel, NJ

St Clement Parish,                                  Matawan, NJ

Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus

St Joseph Council 3402                 Keyport, NJ

Cardinal Newman Council 5324    Matawan, NJ

St Benedict Council 11649             Holmdel, NJ

Jesus The Lord Council 12232      Keyport, NJ

 

JANUARY IS THE RIGHT-TO-LIFE MONTH – BISHOP URGES ALL TO PRAY A NOVENA TO ST. JOSEPH
The Novena to St. Joseph to end abortion, and should be prayed daily from January 14th through the 22nd, is below:

St. Joseph, Patron of the Universal Church and Guardian of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the Child Jesus, the Son of God whom she carried in her Immaculate womb: intercede for us, we pray, that all recourse to abortion might cease in our nation and our world.  As your cared for Mother and Child, care for all women who bear the gift of life in their womb.  May no harm ever endanger them and may no choice ever threaten the blessing of human life that God has created within. Guard them with your loving protection, at every moment, until His will has been fulfilled.  St. Joseph, spouse of Mary and foster father of the Lord, help us build a culture of life that yields a civilization of love among us.       Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be

DAY OF PRAYER AND FASTING TO END ABORTION:   On January 22, the 48th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision, the Diocese of Trenton will join the other New Jersey (arch)dioceses in observing a Day of Fasting and Prayer to end abortion.  On this day, parishes throughout the Diocese will celebrate the Mass for Legal Protection of the Unborn.

IN LIEU OF MARCH FOR LIFE:  In keeping with public health recommendations to avoid crowds and closed-in settings due to COVID-19 infection risk, the Diocese and its parishes will not sponsor or organize travel to Washington, D.C., for the National March for Life on January 29th. Instead, the Diocese encourages the faithful to keep a local focus by participating on that day in a Mass of Thanksgiving to God for the Gift of Human Life, celebrated by Bishop O’Connell, which will be available online beginning at 11 a.m.

FLYER WITH ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES INCLUDING AT ST. CLEMENTS – CLICK on this to expand 
Message from the Diocesan office

BISHOP O’CONNELL ASKS ALL PARISHIONERS TO PRAY THE ROSARY DURING THIS DIFFICULT TIME.  CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL MESSAGE.  Bishop’s message

AT THIS TIME, WEARING A MASK INSIDE CHURCH IS MANDATORY FOR ALL MASSES AND PRIVATE PRAYER TIMES

GUIDELINES AT ST. CLEMENTS FOR WEEKEND AND WEEKDAY MASS (Weekday is celebrated Monday,Wednesday and Friday at 8 a.m.) Please Click on this link to review the guidelines for attending mass. Guidelines for Attending Mass

ST. CLEMENT’S  WILL LIVE-STREAM THIS WEEKEND’S MASS (Jan 23-24) VIEW THE LINK HERE:  Mass – St. Clement – 8 a.m. Sun.,Jan. 24

MAYER CATERING IS HAVING ANOTHER CURBSIDE ORDER JANUARY 21-22. CLICK HERE FOR MENU WHEN AVAILABLE- Link to Reception Center  

VIDEOS OF MASSES are located on another page – follow this link:  Video Masses at St. Clement

ST. CLEMENT’S WILL BE OPEN DURING SPECIFIC TIMES FOR PRIVATE PRAYER

Father Vala is pleased to announce that, following guidelines of the Diocese about opening for Private Prayer, St. Clement’s will be open on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. for Private Prayer.  There are three restrictions:  (1) masks must be worn.  (2) no more than 10 people may be in the church at any one time.  (3) Except for immediate family members residing in the same house, attendees must sit apart from each other by a minimum of six feet.

CATHOLIC CHARITIES NEWS

The economic impact of the pandemic has increased the number of  homeless families.  Catholic Charities provides transitional housing, job skills and budgeting training to people in Monmouth County, who have lost their homes.  For assistance call 732-922-0400.

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 not attending mass) or join our online giving program (information on this program is included in this website).  If at all possible, please mail in your offering.  Many thanks to those that are supporting this parish.

BISHOP O’CONNELL HAS ISSUED A DISPENSATION FROM SUNDAY MASS

Bishop David O’Connell of the Diocese of Trenton:  “I am granting a DISPENSATION from the OBLIGATION to attend weekend/Sunday mass to all the Catholic faithful until further notice.  I recommend that the faithful pray and take advantage of/participate in Holy Mass as broadcast on television.”

For other messages from out 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

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

Wednesday, January 20 – Memorials of St. Fabian and of St. Sebastian:  Hebrews 7:1-3,15-17; Gospel of Mark 3:1-6

Thursday, January 21 – Memorial of St. Agnes:  Hebrews 7:25 – 8:6; Gospel of Mark 3:7-12

Friday, January 22 – Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unknown Children:  Hebrews 8:6-13; Gospel of Mark 3:13-19

Saturday, January 23 – Memorials of St. Vincent and of St. Marianne Cope:  Hebrews 9:2-3, 11-14; Gospel of Mark 3:20-21

Sunday, January 24 – Third Sunday in Ordinary Time:  Jonah 3:1-5, 10; 1st Corinthians 7:29-31; Gospel of Mark 1:14-20

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

Tuesday, January 26 – Memorial of Sts. Timothy and Titus:  2nd Timothy 1:1-8; Gospel of Mark 3:31-35

Wednesday, January 27 – Memorial of St. Angela Merici:  Hebrews 10:11-18; Gospel of Mark 4:1-20

Thursday, January 28 – Memorial of St. Thomas Aquinas:  Hebrews 10:19-25; Gospel of Mark 4:21-25

Friday, January 29 – Ordinary Time:  Hebrews 10:32-39; Gospel of Mark 4:26-34

Saturday, January 30 – Ordinary Time:  Hebrews 11:1-2, 8-19; Gospel of Mark 4:35-41

Sunday, January 31 – Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time:  Deuteronomy 18:15-20; 1st Corinthians 7:32-35; Gospel of Mark 1:21-28

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