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St. Mary Help of Christians Church
410 Union Avenue
Paterson, NJ 07502
Phone: (973) 790-8651
Fax: (973) 790-8534
A Parish of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Paterson, NJ USA
Fr. Jorge Rodriguez, Pastor
A Welcome Message from Fr. Jorge Rodriguez
When I first came to St. Mary Help of Christians Church, I was reminded by how amazing the parishioners accepted me as a Servant of God. As time went by, countless of beautiful memories reminded me of how impressive the church as a whole. But this was not the reason why the church was built.
Every church has its own missions. Our church invites people to worship, thank, and praise God. It is a place of adoration and fellowship. A place where we open up our hearts and let Jesus come into our lives.
This website is the virtual door to St. Mary Help of Christians Church. Our website connects you to our community. I invite you to explore the different ways that you can get involved in our community. Share your time and hearts to be a part of this beautiful community of St. Mary Help of Christian Church.
Welcome to St. Mary Help of Christians Church Website. Thank you for visiting the website.
TWENTY-SECOND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
First Reading: Jeremiah 20: 7-9
In this particularly poetic passage, Jeremiah complains that while teaching the Lord’s word, he is subjected to insults and derision. He determines to remain silent, but he cannot because the desire to speak the Lord’s name is “like a fire burning in my heart”.
Second Reading: Romans 12: 1-2
Paul tells the Christians to make sacrifices to avoid the trappings of the times, and to do God’s will.
Gospel: Matthew 16: 21-27
Jesus tries to make his disciples realize that by following him, they will endure suffering, degradation, and death. He tells them that they must deny themselves and take up the cross in order to be his disciples.
VIGESIMO SEGUNDO DOMINGO EN TIEMPO ORDINARIO
Primera Lectura: Jeremías 20: 7-9
En este pasaje particularmente poético, Jeremías se queja de que al enseñar las palabras de Dios, es sometido a insultos y burla. Está determinado a mantenerse en silencio, pero no puede ya que su deseo de hablar el nombre del Señor “se convierte en un fuego que me devora”.
Segunda Lectura: Romanos 12: 1-2
Pablo le dice a los cristianos que hagan sacrificios para evitar tentaciones, y también les dice que hagan lo que Dios desea.
Evangelio: San Mateo 16: 21-27
Jesús trata de que sus discípulos se den cuenta de que al seguirlo, ellos soportarán el sufrimiento, degradación y muerte. Les dice que ellos deben negarse a sí mismos y llevar la cruz para ser sus discípulos.
RECTORY OFFICE HOURS
Monday through Friday
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Monday, Wednesday & Thursday
4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Friday - 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.