Parish Policies

Parish Registration

In order to be recognized as a practicing member of the Parish, it is necessary to be registered and show your presence and support by attendance at Mass, and also through the regular use of Church offertory envelopes.

If you are new to the area and have any questions regarding Parish Registration, please call the Parish Office (732-566-3616). We are committed to serving the pastoral and spiritual needs of our parish, and we ask your prayers, and your commitment, to help meet this goal.  Registration can be done using this form:  Parish Form fillable(1)


Please call the Parish Office one year in advance of desired wedding date, BEFORE completing any other arrangements (reception hall, etc.).  Weddings are celebrated only for members who have been registered with St. Clement for at lease one year.  The Wedding Liturgy should be planned with care and interest. On that day you celebrate the beginning of your life together, united to each other and Christ in the Sacrament of Matrimony. This Sacrament is very important and should be given the central focus on this very special day. The following practices are not done at St. Clement: the lighting of the Unity Candle, and the presenting of flowers…this is not part of the Roman Rite. We also ask that flower girls and ring bearers be no younger than 6 yrs old.


The Sacrament of Baptism is celebrated on the third and fourth Sundays of each month at 12:15. Arrangements must be made in advance.  Prior to the birth of your first child, attendance at the Baptism Preparation Class is mandatory for parents; sponsors/godparents also are encouraged to attend. Classes are held in the Church at 7:30 P.M. For more information, call the Parish Office.


In order to be a sponsor/godparent for Baptism or Confirmation, a person must have received all Sacraments through Confirmation; be at least 16 years of age; be married in the Catholic Church; attend Mass faithfully, and also be a registered, actively participating parishioner for a minimum of six months.

Safe Environment

All parish volunteers working with minors or vulnerable adults in a direct or administrative capacity and all parish employees must follow the policies set forth by the Diocesan Office of Youth and Child Protection. This includes submitting to a criminal background check through fingerprint analysis and attending the required VIRTUS Awareness Training Program. To begin this process, please create an account at and contact Amy Colen (908-267- 0161). Virtus website registration instructions can be found at

Address Change

Please let the Parish know if you have a change of address or phone number

Cell Phones

BEFORE mass begins, please turn off your cell phone.