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:



PALM SUNDAY – Masses at Saturday. April 1 – 5pm; Sunday, April 2 – 8am, 9:30, 11am

HOLY THURSDAY – Thursday, April 6 – Mass at 7:30; Adoration from 8:30 until Midnight

GOOD FRIDAY – Friday, April 7 – no morning Mass; The Lord’s Passion – 3pm; Stations of the Cross at 7:30pm

HOLY SATURDAY – Saturday, April 8 – Solemn Easter Vigil at 7:45pm

EASTER SUNDAY – Sunday, April 9 – Masses at 8am, 9:30, and 11am


Saturday will be the Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord, and our thoughts turn to 25 March last year, when, in union with all the bishops of the world, the Church and humanity, especially Russia and Ukraine, were consecrated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Let us not tire of entrusting the cause of peace to the Queen of Peace. I would therefore like to invite every believer and community, especially prayer groups, to renew every 25 March the act of consecration to Our Lady, so that she, who is Mother, may preserve us all in unity and peace. 

The St. Clement Youth Group will be hosting a food drive to benefit the Matawan Food Pantry.  The collection will take place in the church lobby before and
after all masses.  Donations need to be received by Sunday, April 2nd.  Requested items are; Cereal, tuna, canned chicken, pasta, spaghetti sauce, shelf stable milk, baby diapers, size 4 & 5 and baby wipes.


The Mass for Life is scheduled for 8AM on Saturday, April 15, 2023 at St. Anthony of Padua Church (121 Bridge Ave, Red Bank) The March for Life will take place immediately after the Mass as we will proceed from St. Anthony’s to Planned Parenthood on Newman-Springs Road in Shrewsbury where we will pray the Rosary for Unborn Babies in the Womb and their Families.

St. Clement’s Altar Rosary is selling tickets for a Communion Breakfast to be held on Sunday, May 7th from 9:00A.M.- 11:30A.M. at the Reception Center.  The ticket prices are: $25 – adults $15 – children.  The Altar Rosary Society will celebrate 8:00 a.m. Mass followed by the Crowning of the Blessed Mother in the grotto.  All are welcome to participate.  Please join us for breakfast after the Crowning to celebrate our First Communion Children and welcome them to our parish community.
Use this link to fill out the form for the breakfast.  You may pay for tickets online:    https://forms.parishgiving.org/form-6392755/

From the Diocesan office:  For messages from our Diocese of Trenton, please link to the Diocese of Trenton’s announcements page:  Diocese Announcements

Bishop O’Connell gives his Lenten Message:

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


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


Wednesday, March 29 – Memorial of St. Berthold:  Daniel 3:14-20, 91-92, 95; Gospel of John 8:31-42

Thursday, March 30 – Memorial of St. Peter Regalado:  Genesis 17:3-9; Gospel of John 8:51-59

Friday, March 31 – Memorial of St. Benjamin:  Jeremiah 20:10-13; Gospel of John 10:31-42

Saturday, April 1 – Memorial of St. Hugh of Grenoble:  Ezekiel 37:21-28; Gospel of John 11:45-56

Sunday, April 2 – Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord:  Gospel of Matthew 21:1-11; Isaiah 50:4-7; Philippians 2:6-11; Gospel of Matthew 26:14 – 27:66  

Monday, April 3 – Memorial of St. Benedict the African:  Isaiah 42:1-7; Gospel of John 12:1-11

Tuesday, April 4 – Memorial of St. Isidore of Seville:  Isaiah 49:1-6; Gospel of John 13:21-23, 36-38

Wednesday, April 5 – Memorial of St. Vincent Ferrer:  Isaiah 50:4-9a; Gospel of Matthew 26:14-25

Thursday, April 6 – Holy Thursday:  Exodus 12:1-8, 11-14; 1st Corinthians 11:23-26; Gospel of John 13:1-15

Friday, April 7 – Good Friday:  Isaiah 52:13 – 53:12; Hebrews 4:14-16; 5:7-9; Gospel of John 18:1 – 19:42

Saturday, April 8 – Holy Saturday:  Genesis 1:1 – 2:2; Genesis 22:1-18; Exodus 14:15 – 15:1; Isaiah 54:5-14; Isaiah 55:1-11; Baruch 3:915, 32 – 4:4; Ezekiel 36:16-17a, 18-28; Romans 6:3-11; Gospel of Matthew 28:1-10

Sunday, April 9 – Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord:  Acts 10:34a. 37-43; Colossians 3:1-4; 1st Corinthians 5:6b-8; Gospel of John 20:1-9; Gospel of Matthew 28:1-10

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


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).  Please note – creating a Parish Giving  account does not at the same time register you into the parish.  Recently some people have assumed that Parish Giving made them parishioners.  It takes the completion of our registration form to become a parishioner.  That form is also on our website.  Many thanks to those that are supporting this parish.