IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: Greetings everyone. St. Clement parish has returned to pre-Covid arrangements in our church for liturgical celebrations. Parishioners may sit in any of the pews. For continued safety, I encourage you to please maintain social distancing as best as possible. Wearing of masks is now optional. For the distribution of Holy Communion, parishioners will process toward the altar, as was done in the past. It has been great to see many of you returning to Mass and bringing life to our celebrations again.
God bless, Fr. Tom
GUIDELINES AT ST. CLEMENTS FOR WEEKEND AND WEEKDAY MASS (Weekday is celebrated Monday,Wednesday and Friday at 8 a.m.)
Wearing a mask is no longer mandatory when inside the church.
All people that are feeling ill or who have had contact with an individual who has tested positive for Covid-19 should not attend.
Seating is marked to allow for social distancing inside the church. Please maintain social distancing when inside the church.
Reception of the host should only be done by hand.
The church is disinfected before and after each mass.
Please arrive before Mass begins. A significant amount of people trying to enter the church after Mass has begun makes it difficult for coordinating seating with proper distancing measures.
Families should sit together.
Masses will be held at 5 p.m. on Saturday and 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. on Sunday.
The Sign of Peace is omitted.
Collection baskets will be located near the doors of the church as no collection by ushers occur. Please contribute as your means allow. You may continue mailing or using Parish Giving.
DURING THE WINTER MONTHS ANNOUNCEMENTS ABOUT CHANGES TO THE MASS SCHEDULE (DAILY OR WEEKEND) ARE MADE VIA FLOCKNOTE MESSAGES AND ON THE WEBSITE. PLEASE CONSIDER JOINING FLOCKNOTE FOR UP TO DATE INFORMATION.
ST. CLEMENT’S HAS HAD A VOLUNTEER WITH HER OWN YOU TUBE ACCOUNT COME FORWARD TO HELP US WITH VIDEO LINKS, RECORDING AND LIVE-STREAMING. TO VIEW THESE AND FUTURE VIDEOS YOU CLICK ON THIS LINK TO ENTER HER ACCOUNT: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYEjBkSz4zuDnkQheNalI7A/videos MASSES MAY BE RECORDED FROM TIME TO TIME. PLEASE USE THE LINK TO VIEW.BEWARE OF SCAMMERS
Mass Intentions – If you are interested in having a mass for a deceased relative, friend or group, please submit your request with your offering to the Parish Office.
All new parents! – Call the Parish Office at 732-566-3616 to register for the next Baptism Preparation class.
The Altar Rosary Society meets on the first Wednesday of each month, with the exception of July and August. We say the Rosary at 7 pm and start our general meeting at 7:30 pm. We meet in the reception center. All ladies are welcome to join.
The Holy Name Society meets the first Monday of each month at 7:30 p.m. in the Cry Room of the church. Men of the parish are cordially invited to attend.
The Knight of Columbus meets the second and fourth Monday of each month at 8 p.m. in the Parish Reception Center. Men of the parish are cordially invited to attend.
The Senior Citizens Club meets every Tuesday morning at 10:30 a.m. in the Reception Center. All seniors, whether members of St. Clement are not, are invited to join. Make new friends, enjoy activities.
Trips to Atlantic City are sponsored by the Senior Citizens Club and are scheduled for the third Monday of every month
RCIA If interested in learning more about the Catholic faith or in receiving the Sacraments of Holy Communion and Confirmation, please call Peg Scholer at 732-583-0296.
If you would like to bring up the gifts at Mass, please speak to an Usher before Mass begins.
Ushers are needed at Mass. If you can help, please see one of the ushers. Your help is appreciated.
Additional lectors are needed. Please contact the Lector Coordinator if you would like to serve St. Clement’s Church by reading scripture and announcements. It is also a great community service project for high school students. A number of high school students have become lectors.
Check the PREP web page for information regarding our religious education program. See the links page.
No Parking Zone – Please be advised that the entrance to the church is a “no parking zone.” This is to allow fire trucks to enter in case of emergency and also to enable other parishioners to enter the parking lot. Thank you for your cooperation.
MATAWAN FIRE DEPARTMENT HELPED ST. CLEMENT’S RE-ATTACH FLAGS AND FLY THEM AGAIN