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Advent and Christmas Mass Schedule

Bambinelli Sunday
December 14th &15th

Tree Lighting
December 14th
following 5:00pm Mass

Christmas Concert
December 15th, 3:00pm

Confessions
December 7th, 1:00-2:00pm
December 14th, 1:00-2:00pm
December 21st, 1:00-2:00pm
December 23rd, 7:00-8:00pm

Christmas Eve
December 24th
4:00pm Children’s Mass
4:00pm Mass for Hearing Impaired
4:15pm Mass in the Parish Gymnasium
6:30pm
11:30pm Carols in the Church
12:00am Midnight Mass

Christmas Day
December 25th
7:30am, 9:00am, 10:30am and Noon
Solemnity of Mary

Holy Mother of God
December 31st
5:00pm Vigil Mass

New Year’s Day
January 1st
7:30am, 9:00am, 10:30am and Noon

Epiphany Concert
January 4th, 7:30pm

The Priesthood is One

IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM FR. JOHN GABRIEL

Recently, we have received notification of email and text scams that will use the name of a pastor to solicit funds in the form of gift cards or cash donations. The email usually includes no recipients’ name, and asks for financial help for a worthy cause. The pastor’s name concludes the requests.

Law enforcement agencies urge parishioners to question any email or text that doesn’t come from a person in their contacts. If a pastor’s name is used, parishioners should contact the parish office to verify the legitimacy of the appeal.

Please note: No priest or staff member will ever solicit funds in this manner.

A Word About Your Guardian Angel...

From Fr. John Gabriel, Pastor of St. Paul
Feast of the Guardian Angels: 2 October, 2019

Why is it that one of the greatest gifts God gives us is usually something (or rather, someone) that most of us totally ignore?  Certainly the greatest gift God has given us is the gift of Himself, His Son, most especially in the Blessed Sacrament.  Another great gift God gives us is the Holy Scriptures and the Church with her teachings.  But perhaps the greatest gift God has given to you personally in a totally unique way (in that, my gift is different from yours) is your Guardian Angel!  Why does most of humanity (and I suspect even most Catholics) ignore their presence?

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Feast of the Immaculate Conception

December 9th is The Feast of the Immaculate Conception of The Blessed Virgin Mary

Mass Schedule:

December 9
7:30 am

Noon
7:30 pm

HAPPENINGS AT ST. PAUL RC CHURCH

WEEKLY HAPPENINGS 12 8 19

The Christmas Shopping Spree Raffle will take place after the Noon Mass on Sunday, December 8. Winner need not be present!


60 Stars requesting a $20.00 gift card from Land’s End, Visa or Master Card remain on our Christmas Giving Trees. These gift cards will be used by one of our receiving organizations to purchase winter coats for 160 children in need!  Can you help give a child the gift of a warm coat this Christmas? If the answer is yes, please take a star off one of the trees in the church and return the star with the gift card no later than Sunday, December 15. Thank you in advance for your generosity!


Join us for Family Mass at 9 am December 8.

Youth Choir rehearsals, December 8 Angelic Choir K-3 10:15-11:15 ASP Music Room. 4th-High School choirs: 6:15-8:00 pm Don Bosco Prep. High School girls arrive 5:45 pm, Don Bosco Prep.

December 9 Feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary Masses are as follows: 7:30 am, Noon and 7:30 pm.

Welcome the Dawn: All are invited to join Fr. John Gabriel for Lectio Divina at 6:30 am in the rectory living room during Advent – December 9.

Women’s Prayer Group – every Monday evening at 7:30 pm in the Parish Center.

Men’s Prayer Group -- every Tuesday @ 6:30 am and 7:30 pm in the Parish Center.


Sisterhood Christmas Party at Ramsey Golf & Country Club – 12/11 – 7:00 pm - $45 pp includes dinner, dancing and lots of fun! Checks made payable to St. Paul can be dropped off to the Parish Center no later than December 9!


Surviving Divorce 12 Week Program December 11 at 7:30 pm in the Parish Center. Academy of St. Paul Christmas Pageant – Church – 7 pm – December 13

Closing Mass for 2019 Spiritual Adoption Novena – 9 am – December 14

Bambinelli Sunday - 5 pm Mass on Saturday. We encourage you to bring your Bambinelli, the Baby

Jesus figure from your home Nativity set for a blessing at all the Masses this weekend.

Our annual tree lighting and caroling will take place following the 5 pm Mass on the Church Plaza. Hot chocolate will be served!

Join the Spanish Community on December 14 at 7 pm for a Mass celebrating Our Lady of Guadalupe.

DECEMBER DATES

December 15 – ASP Selling Calendar Raffle Tickets after all Masses - $10
December 15 – Parish Christmas Concert – 3 pm - Church
December 16 – Eucharistic Adoration – 12:30 – 6:30 pm/Holy Hour for Life – 6:30-7:30 pm - Church
December 18 – Altar Server Advent Party for servers and families – 5-7 pm - KOC December 19 – Embracing Grace
December 19 – Men’s Ministry Christmas Party – 7:30 pm - KOC

Help Spread the Warmth of our Parish!

Volunteers are needed to WELCOME/GREET fellow parishioners and guests at the doors of the church at all the Christmas Masses. If you can say, “Merry Christmas, Thank you for coming”, and would like to help, please eThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. your full name and note the day and the Mass you will be attending, as well as any questions you might have. You will need to arrive at least 15 minutes before Mass (30 minutes would be ideal, if possible).

 

welcome to the On Line portion of the Parish Community of St. Paul in Ramsey, NJ. It is our hope that the information you gather from these pages will enable you to know better who we are as a parish community and how we work to proclaim the Lord Jesus in our midst.

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Youth Choirs

If you are interested in joining our Youth Choirs

Angelic Choir
K - 3

Alleluia Choir
4 - 8

Voices of Hope
9 - College

 

Sign up here!

healingourchurch1

The twin crisis of sexual-abuse and cover-ups in the church has hit us all very hard. For many of us it has shaken our faith and trust in the Church and like all trauma if not openly addressed, it has the power to control us in ways we may not be aware. As one survivor noted, " To begin the healing process, one must face the truth and admit what has been lost".

Beginning in October our Parish will host a 6 week small-group discussion program moderated by fellow parishioners. Read More..

HOLY HOUR FOR LIFE
THIRD MONDAY OF EACH MONTH
6:30-7:30 PM
ST PAUL CHURCH, RAMSEY NJ

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A Holy Hour for Life will be held at  ST PAUL CHURCH, RAMSEY NJ on the THIRD MONDAY OF EACH MONTH  from 6:30-7:30 pm.  Prayer will make a difference in changing hearts and minds to embrace the value and dignity of all life, from conception to natural death.

Please join this important prayer effort!:
Third Monday of Each Month 6:30-7:30 PM
St Paul Church

200 Wyckoff Avenue, Ramsey NJ 07446

ST. PAUL MEN’S PRAYER GROUP

EVERY Tuesday – Parish Center - 6:30AM and 7:30PM

For 250+ consecutive weeks men of the parish have been meeting every Tuesday. All men of the parish are invited. Whether you stop in occasionally or are a regular you should consider joining the men.  The topics are contemporary and relevant. Recent topics include “Render Unto Caesar - Can You Be A Christian & A Patriot?” …. or “Sometimes Jesus Calms The Sea … Sometimes He Calms The Sailor”. It is a wonderful experience. No RSVP or special invitation required. Just come and add meaning to your week. For information contact John Nunziata (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

financial report

Read Father John's Finance Letter and the parish financial statement issued November 2018
Click Here

MASS SCHEDULE

Saturday Eve: 5:00 PM
(Sunday Obligation)

Spanish Mass - 7 PM
(2nd Saturday of the month)
Sunday:
7:30 AM
9:00 AM

10:30 AM
12:00 PM
7:00 PM

Monday-Friday:
7:30 AM
12:00 PM

Holy Days: See Mass Schedule in the Bulletin
National Holidays: 9:00 AM
Penance Saturday: 1 - 2 PM
or by Appointment

Eucharistic Adoration Schedule

Eucharistic Adoration is held on the First Friday of each month, from 7-8pm

Extended Eucharistic Adoration is held on the third Monday of each month, from 12:30-7:30pm.  Within this “third Monday” Adoration schedule, a Holy Hour for Life is held from 6:30-7:30 pm.  Please join this prayer effort so that all life is both protected by law – and welcomed in life – from conception to natural death.