St. John the Baptsit
381 Grand Street
Paterson, New Jersey 07505 U.S.A.
Welcome to the Cathedral Parish of St. John The Baptist
The Lord invites all of us saying: "Come to me all who labor and are heavily burdened and I will give you rest." (MT. 11: 28)
I welcome all of you to this oasis in the heart of the City of Paterson, NJ. The Cathedral Parish of St. John the Baptist. Come to be refreshed, renewed, to be transformed and to be healed by the grace of Jesus Christ through His Living Word, the Eucharist and the other Sacraments.
Come journey with us, grow in the life of Christ, in this faith-filled community. Come use your God given talents to be the face of Christ to others and to see Christ in other people.
Let us all "Cry out to the Gospel with our lives." (C. de Foucauld)
My prayerful best wishes,
Rev. Msgr. Mark J. Giordani
Bienvenido a la Parroquia Catedral de San Juan Bautista
El Señor nos invita a todos diciendo: "Vengan a mi los que estan cansados y agobiados que Yo les dare descanso." (Mateo 11: 28)
Les doy la más cordial bienvenida a este Oasis de paz en el corazón de la ciudad de Paterson NJ. La Parroquia Catedral de San Juan Bautista. Vengan a tener descanso, a renovar fuerzas, a ser transformados y a ser sanados por la gracia de Jesucristo a traves de Su Palabra Viva, de la Eucaristia y de los otros Sacramentos.
Vengan a caminar con nosotros, a crecer en la vida de Cristo en esta comunidad plena de fe. Vengan y usen los talentos que Dios les ha dado y puedan ser el rostro de Cristo para otros y puedan ver el rostro del Señor en otra gente.
Vengan y "proclamemos todo el Evangelio con nuestra vidas." (C. de Foucauld)
Con mis oraciones y los mejores deseos,
Rev. Msgr. Mark J. Giordani
The Roman Catholic Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist is the Mother Church of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Paterson and the Seat of its Bishop.
La Catedral Católica de San Juan Bautista es la Iglesia Madre de la Diócesis Católica Romana de Paterson y la Sede de su Obispo.
Since the Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist is closed for renovation, our Pastoral Services (Masses/Sacraments) will be held at:
Dado que la Catedral de San Juan Bautista está cerrada para renovación, nuestros Servicios Pastorales (Misas/Sacramentos) se celebrarán en:
The Bishop Frank J. Rodimer Center
387-389 Grand Street, Paterson, NJ 07505 USA
Every Saturday: 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
When possible the Priests are available for Confession before Mass.
Also by appointment by contacting the Cathedral Office.
Don't be afraid to go to the Sacrament of Confession, where you will meet Jesus who forgives you.
"Even I go to Confession every 15 days, because the Pope is also a sinner. And the confesor listens to what I tell him, he advices me and absolves me, because we are all in need of this forgiveness."
Please keep us informed when a person is sick or in the Hospital.
Contact the Cathedral Office in order to put his/her name on the Mass Intention list.
If the person needs to receive Communion, a Priest will visit or send an available Extraordinary Eucharistic Minister.
Please contact the Cathedral Office for information.
Every Monday: After the 7:00 PM Spanish Mass until 8:30 PM
HOLY ROSARY OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY.
(2000 HAIL MARY MINISTRY AND EXPOSITION OF THE MOST BLESSED SACRAMENT.)
For more information regarding this Ministry, please see the Link above under Parish Ministries.
CHAPLET OF THE DIVINE MERCY
Every Friday: 3:00 PM
Catholic Relief Services seeks $5 million over the next 3 years to provide humanitarian assistance to 21,000 children affected by the ongoing Syrian civil war. The escalation of turmoil in the region calls for a significant expansion of assistance for those who are the most vulnerable: children.
CRS and our partners will scale up programming in Lebanon and Jordan to help the most vulnerable displaced Syrian families with a special focus on education and emotional healing for children. We are deeply grateful for your consideration of support as we bring education, healing and hope to the children who need us most.
Now in its sixth year, Syria’s internal armed conflict has taken an alarming toll on millions of people—and the war continues to wage with no end in sight. The widespread insecurity and unbearable economic conditions have resulted in the displacement of 11 million people, with nearly 5 million seeking refuge in neighboring countries. The majority of the displaced are women, children and the elderly.
It is the worst refugee crisis since World War II. Syria’s neighboring countries are bearing a heavy burden. Lebanon and Jordan are now home to nearly half of the Syrian refugee population, with more than 1 million refugees in each country.1 Syrian refugees now represent 25 percent of Lebanon’s total population, a higher proportion of refugees than in any other nation.
After 5 years, Syrian refugees are losing hope that there will be a political solution to end the conflict anytime soon. In their host countries, they have limited livelihood and education opportunities, and living conditions are steadily deteriorating. Their savings have been depleted and they have had to sell their valuables to cover rent, food and other basic needs. Refugees have become increasingly vulnerable to risks like child labor, begging and child marriage.