NEW TO SAINT PATRICK'S? WELCOME!
Whatever brought you here on your journey, welcome home.
Pope Francis said it best: “Knowing Jesus is the best gift that anyone can ever receive. That we have encountered Him is the best thing that has happened in our lives. And making Him known by our deeds and words is our greatest joy.” That's what we're all about at Saint Patrick's Pro-Cathedral.
We exist to offer every person in our community a life-changing encounter with Jesus Christ so that we can grow as His intentional and missionary disciples so that we can go out and serve those around us, especially the most vulnerable among us.
If you have been seeking a parish community in which to learn, to pray, to join in social activity and to be of service to others - our doors and hearts are open. We are thankful God has sent you to us, and we welcome you to our parish family at Saint Patrick's Pro-Cathedral!
If you are new to the community or checking us out, we hope that you will not be shy about introducing yourself to Fr. Bismarck, Fr. Juan, or other parish leadership, and contacting us with any questions you have, or assistance we can lend you.
If you are new in the area, interested in learning more about the Catholic faith, or if you cannot find the information you are seeking on this website, please feel free to contact us at (973) 623-0497.
YOU ARE WELCOME HERE.
We want you to meet Jesus Christ. Once you encounter Him, life will never be the same.
Are you looking for a way to learn more and meet others?
Join us for fellowship (every Sunday after each Mass in the Parish Garden) as a way to get to know more about our parish life. Clergy, Staff, Council Members, and Ministry Leaders are all available then and look forward to getting to know you!
Eventually, we plan to offer a brief Orientation and Tour - which is a convenient and interesting way to learn about our parish history while familiarizing yourself with all that we have to offer you.
TO THE PARENTS OF YOUNG CHILDREN
• God put the wiggle in children – don’t feel you have to suppress those wiggles in God’s house.
• Quietly explain the parts of the Mass and actions of the priest, musicians, ushers, etc.
• Sing the hymns, pray and voice the responses. Children learn behavior by mimicking you.
• Consider sitting toward the front where it is easier for your little ones to engage.
• If you have to leave the Sanctuary with your child, feel free to do so, but please come back. As Jesus said, “Let the children come to me.”