Saint Patrick & Assumption / All Saints Parish
For nearly 150 years, Saint Patrick & Assumption/All Saints Parish has been the visible presence of Christ’s love of, and commitment to, the people of Jersey City’s Bergen-Lafayette neighborhood. The parish is uniquely situated just a short distance and on a rise above the city’s waterfront, and, from its higher promontories, within sight of the Statue of Liberty. It is a first stop for pilgrim peoples of other lands and distant places who migrated to America or relocated to metro New York carrying little more than their hopes of a better life in a new land.
Once established, these newcomers expressed their gratitude to God and celebrated their religious identity by constructing schools, developing a rich parish life, and building three beautiful churches — St. Patrick, a grand gothic cathedral located at the intersection of Ocean and Grand Avenues; All Saints, a smaller gothic structure, on Pacific Avenue; and the more modern red-brick Assumption at 344 Pacific Avenue.
Saint Patrick & Assumption All Saints Parish was created by the merger of these parishes in the 1980s. The mission of the combined parish incorporates the legacy of each — to welcome, encourage, nourish, minister, and educate — within the framework of Christ’s living presence in the Eucharist and in the sacramental life and ministries of the Church.
Today, the parish is a rich spiritual community blending the strength and stability of an established congregation with vibrant Catholic traditions from around the world. Eucharist is celebrated at St. Patrick and Assumption churches. We encourage you to join us at Sunday Mass and to experience first-hand our community of faith.
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“All must give as they are able, according to the blessings given to them by the Lord your God.”Deuteronomy 16:17