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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-NINTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
First Reading: Isaiah 45: 4-6
Cyrus, King of Persia and friend to the Jewish people, becomes the Lord’s anointed one, and through God’s intervention, returns the Jews to their own country.
Second Reading: 1 Thessalonians 1: 1-5
Paul rejoices that the Thessalonians, newly converted to Christianity, are displaying remarkable constancy in their new found faith.
Gospel: Matthew 22: 15-21
Seeking to entrap Jesus in his speech, the hostile and hypocritical Pharisees ask him this dangerous question, “Is it lawful to pay tax to the emperor or not?” Realizing their treacherous motives, Jesus asks for a Roman coin, and pointing to the inscription of Caesar’s he answers, “Give to Caesar what is Caesar’s, but give to God what is God’s”.
VIGESIMO NOVENO DOMINGO EN TIEMPO ORDINARIO
Primera Lectura: Isaías 45: 4-6
Ciro, Rey de Persia y amigo del pueblo judío, se convierte en el consagrado del Señor, y a través de la intervención de Dios, devuelve a los judíos a su propia tierra.
Segunda Lectura: 1 Tesalonicenses 1: 1-5
Pablo se regocija de que los tesalonicenses, recién convertidos al cristianismo, demuestran admirable constancia en su nueva fe.
Evangelio: San Mateo 22: 15-21
Buscando poner trampa a Jesús en su discurso, los hostiles e hipócritas fariseos le hacen una pregunta peligrosa: “¿Está bien que paguemos impuestos al emperador romano o no?” Dándose cuenta de la mala intención que llevaban, Jesús pide una moneda romana, y señalando la inscripción de César, les responde: “Den al César lo que es del César, y a Dios lo que es de Dios”.
RECTORY OFFICE HOURS
Monday - Friday
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Tel. 973 - 790 - 8651
Fax. 973 - 790 - 8534
Monday, Wednesday & Thursday
4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Friday - 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Tel. 973-790-8651 Ext 204