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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-FIRST SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
First Reading: Isaiah 22: 19-23
This passage refers to the use of authority and indicates the Key as the symbol of authority. The words “open” and “shut” refer to the power that will eventually be given to Peter.
Second Reading: Romans 11: 33-36
Paul writes ecstatic and praise-filled words about God’s plan for his people. In him, he writes, “all things are”.
Gospel: Matthew 16: 13-20
When Jesus asks his disciples, “Who do you say that I am”? Peter exclaims, “You are the Messiah”! Christ then declares that Peter is the “Rock” upon which he will build his Church, promising him the power “to bind” and “to lose”.
VIGESIMO PRIMER DOMINGO EN TIEMPO ORDINARIO
Primera Lectura: Isaías 22: 19-23
Este pasaje se refiere al uso de la autoridad e indica que la Llave es el símbolo de autoridad. Las palabras “abrir” y “cerrar” se refieren al poder que eventualmente se le dará a Pedro.
Segunda Lectura: Romanos 11: 33-36
Pablo escribe palabras de éxtasis llenas de alabanza por el plan que Dios tiene para su gente. En El, Pablo escribe: “Todas las cosas existen por El”.
Evangelio: San Mateo 16: 13-20
Cuando Jesús le pregunta a sus discípulos: “¿Quién dice que soy?” Pedro exclama: “¡Tú eres el Mesías!” Cristo entonces declara que Pedro es la “Roca” sobre la cual edificará su Iglesia, prometiéndole el poder de “atar” y “desatar”.
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.