Welcome to Our Parish

The church office is now re-opened 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

Altar Rosary Society leads the May Crowning of Mary – to view the video we have of the event, click on the link below:

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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

Bishop O’Connell’s Message on the Synod

Please listen to the words of our Bishop David O’Connell as he discusses the upcoming Synod and the process that will be used for this Synod.  Please open this link to receive the message:  https://youtu.be/bTWTdkQyfqg

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  See the weekly bulletin for more information about making Confessions in local parishes during the advent season.

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

PLEASE KNOW THAT THERE ARE SCAMMERS TRYING TO GET PARISHIONERS TO PURCHASE GIFT CARDS FOR “FATHER VALA”  WE HAVE EXPERIENCED THIS BEFORE AND AGAIN A PARISHIONER WAS ASKED TO PURCHASE A GIFT CARD BY THE SCAMMER.  THE PARISH WOULD NEVER MAKE SUCH A REQUEST

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, May 14 – Feast of St. Matthias:  Acts 1:15-17, 20-26; Gospel of John 15:9-17

Sunday, May 15 – Fifth Sunday of Easter:  Acts 14:21-27; Revelations 21:1-5a; Gospel of John 13:31-33a, 34-35

Monday, May 16 – Easter Monday:  Acts 14:5-18; Gospel of John 14:21-26

Tuesday, May 17 – Easter Tuesday:  Acts 14:19-28; Gospel of John 14:27-31a

Wednesday, May 18 – Easter Wednesday: Acts 15:1-6; Gospel of John 15:1-8

Thursday, May 19 – Easter Thursday:  Acts 15:7-21; Gospel of John 15:9-11

Friday, May 20 – Easter Friday:  Acts 15:22-31; Gospel of John 15:12-17

Saturday, May 21 – Memorial of St. Christopher Magallanes:  Acts 16:1-10; Gospel of John 15:18-21

Sunday, May 22 – Sixth Sunday of Easter:  Acts 15:1-2. 22-29; Revelations 21:10-14, 22-23; Gospel of John 14:23-29

Monday, May 23 – Easter Monday:  Acts 16:11-15; Gospel of John 15:26 – 16:4a

Tuesday, May 24 – Easter Tuesday:  Acts 16:22-34; Gospel of John 16:5-11

Wednesday, May 25 – Easter Wednesday:  Acts 17:15, 22 – 18:1; Gospel of John 16:12-15

Thursday, May 26 – Memorial of St. Philip Neri:  Acts 18:1-8; Gospel of John 16:16-20

Friday, May 27 – Easter Friday:  Acts 18:9-18; Gospel of John 16:20-23

Saturday, May 28 – Easter Saturday:  Acts 18:23-28; Gospel of John 16:23b-28

Sunday, May 29 – The Ascension of the Lord:  Acts 1:1-11; Ephesians 1:17-23; Gospel of Luke 24:46-53

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.