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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-FIFTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
First Reading: Isaiah 55: 6-9
Isaiah expresses an urgent plea that all should seek the Lord and turn to him for mercy.
Second Reading: Philippians 1: 20-24
In a strongly personal message from Paul while in prison, he says that he wishes “to be freed from this life and to be with Christ”, but he realizes that he still has much important work to do.
Gospel: Matthew 20: 1-16
Jesus tells the parable of the owner of an estate who hires workmen for his vineyard. When, at the end of the day, he pays a full day’s wage to those who worked only one hour, those who worked all day complained bitterly. But the owner says, “I am free to do as I please, am I not?” Jesus reminds us through his parable that “the last shall be first and the first shall be last”.
VIGESIMO QUINTO DOMINGO EN TIEMPO ORDINARIO
Primera Lectura: Isaías 55: 6-9
Isaías expresa una súplica urgente de que todos debemos buscar al Señor y volcarnos a El buscando misericordia.
Segunda Lectura: Filipenses 1: 20-24
Pablo envía un fuerte mensaje personal desde la prisión, en donde expresa “quisiera morir para ir a estar con Cristo”, pero se da cuenta de que aún tiene mucho trabajo importante que realizar.
Evangelio: San Mateo 20: 1-16
Jesús cuenta la parábola del dueño de una finca que contrata trabajadores para su viñedo. Cuando al final del día le paga un jornal completo a aquellos que trabajaron sólo una hora, aquellos que habían trabajado todo el día se quejaron amargamente. Pero el dueño dice: “tengo el derecho de hacer lo que quiera”. Jesús nos recuerda a través de esta parábola que “los últimos serán los primeros, y los primeros serán los últimos”.
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.