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).

CHRISTMAS MASS SCHEDULE FOR 2020:
Christmas Eve (Thursday, December 24): Masses at 2:30 p.m. and 5 p.m.  Solemn Midnight Mass at 11 p.m.
Christmas Day (Friday, December 25):  Masses at 8 a.m. and 11 a.m.
New Year’s Eve (Thursday, December 31):  Mass at 5 p.m.
New Year’s Day – Solemnity of Mary (Friday, January 1): 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.
OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE PRO-LIFE TORCH PROGRAM – Praying for our country, the unborn and the Holy See, at St. Clement’s Church, Matawan (Sat., Nov. 21 – Sun., Nov. 29)
Sat., Nov. 21 – 8:15 pm – 1) 1st Marian Song; 2) Incense Torch & Prayers; 3) Invitation to Respect Life meetings; 4) 2nd Marian Song
Sun., Nov. 22 – 1:15 pm – Prayers & Invitation to Respect Life meetings
Mon., Nov. 23 – 8:30 am & 7:30 pm – Prayers & Invitation to Respect Life meetings
Tues., Nov. 24 – 8:30 am – Prayers & Invitation to Respect Life meetings
Tues., Nov. 24 – 7 pm – 1) Hour of Adoration sponsored by our local chapter of the Knights of Columbus (for info – contact Grand Knight Michael Hickey (czrfree@yahoo.com))
Wed., Nov. 25 – 8:30 am & 7:30 pm – Prayers & Invitation to Respect Life meetings
Thur., Nov. 26 – 11:15 am – Prayers & Invitation to Respect Life meetings
Fri., Nov. 27 – 8:30 am & 7:30 pm – Prayers & Invitation to Respect Life meetings
Sat., Nov. 28 – 6 pm – Prayers & Invitation to Respect Life meetings
Sun., Nov. 29 – 12 pm – Prayers & Invitation to Respect Life meetings
Prayers are as follows:  Prayer for our country; AM-Holy Rosary, for the holy souls in purgatory; PM-Holy Rosary, Profile Rosary; Litany to the Blessed Mother
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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 (Nov 21-5pm).    USE THIS LINK TO VIEW:  St. Clement’s Mass – Nov. 21

MAYER CATERING IS HAVING ANOTHER CURBSIDE ORDER ON NOV. 19-20  CLICK HERE FOR MENU – 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

Saturday, November 21 – The Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary:  Revelations 11:4-12;  Gospel of Luke 20:27-40

Sunday, November 22 – Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe:  Ezekiel 34:11-12, 13-17; 1st Corinthians 15:20-26, 28; Gospel of Matthew 25:31-46

Monday, November 23 – Memorials of St. Clement, and of St. Columban, and Blessed Miguel Agustin Pro:  Revelations 14:1-3,4b-5; Gospel of Luke 21:1-4

Tuesday, November 24 – Memorial of St. Andrew Dung-Lac:  Revelations 14:14-19; Gospel of Luke 21:5-11

Wednesday, November 25 – Memorial of St. Catherine of Alexandria:  Revelations 15:1-4; Gospel of Luke 21:12-19

Thursday, November 26 – Thanksgiving Day:  Revelations 18:1-2, 21-23; 19:1-3, 9a; Gospel of Luke 21:20-28

Friday, November 27 – Ordinary Time:  Revelation 20:1-4, 11 – 21:2; Gospel of Luke 21:29-33

Saturday, November 28 – Ordinary Time: Revelation 22:1-7; Gospel of Luke 21:34-36

Sunday, November 29 = 1st Sunday of Advent:  First Sunday of Advent:  Isaiah 63:16b-17, 19b; 64:2-7; 1st Corinthians 1:3-9; Gospel of Mark 13:33-37

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