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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.
17th Sunday in Ordinary Time
First Reading: 1 Kings 3: 7-12
Solomon, realizing that he will succeed his father David as King of Israel and Judah, begs the Lord to give him wisdom and understanding in order to rule his people well. The Lord grants his request saying, “..there will come no one to equal you”.
Second Reading: Romans 8: 28-30
As heirs of God and heirs with Christ, we suffer in order to be glorified with Christ.
Gospel: Matthew 13: 44-52
Jesus speaks again about the “reign of God”, telling the parables of the buried treasure and the merchant’s search for pearls. In each parable, Jesus emphasizes that the “reign of God” is more precious and valuable than any treasure.
DECIMO SEXTO DOMINGO EN TIEMPO ORDINARIO
Primera Lectura: 1 Reyes 3: 7-12
Salomón, dándose cuenta de que sucedería a su padre David como Rey de Israel y Judea, ruega al Señor que le de sabiduría y entendimiento para regir bien a su pueblo. El Señor le concede su deseo diciendo: “…yo te concedo sabiduría e inteligencia como nadie las ha tenido…”
Segunda Lectura: Romanos 8: 28-30
Como herederos de Dios y de Cristo, sufrimos para poder ser glorificados con Cristo.
Evangelio: San Mateo 13: 44-52
Jesús habla nuevamente del “reino de Dios”, diciendo parábolas del tesoro enterrado y del mercader que buscaba perlas. En cada parábola, Jesús enfatiza que el “reino de Dios” es más precioso y valioso que cualquier tesoro.
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.