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Phase 1 Church Opening


May 25

10 am Live Stream Mass

May 26 - May 31

12-3 pm
6-8 pm

Enter through Wyckoff Avenue Main Plaza Entrance

Masks required

6 Ft Social Distancing in place

A Special Announcement from Father John Gabriel, Pastor

Dear Parish Family:

This past week, the Archdiocese of Newark sent out Directives for Re-Opening our Church. This re-opening will take place in three phases.

I am happy to announce that Phase One will commence this Monday, May 18th.

Beginning that day, and for each day following, we will open the Church from 12 p.m. until 3 p.m. for private prayer (days and hours may be adjusted moving forward as we see how these work). Although Masses or other liturgical celebrations are still not permitted, the Church will be open for private prayer during these times. There are, however, a few restrictions and important expectations I need to communicate so that we can ensure the health and safety of all those who come to pray:

  • Only ten (10) people will be allowed in the Church at any one time. Staff will be at the main entrance of the Church (nearest Wyckoff Avenue)- this will be the only entrance that will be open. Those who wish to enter the Church must wait on line, at least 6 feet apart, for their turn to enter. We ask each person who wishes to come and pray to remain in Church no longer than 5 or 10 minutes so that there will be enough time for all those who want to spend some time in the Lord’s house. As one person leaves, another may enter at the direction of the parish staff. Signs will show those in Church where they may sit.
  • All those who come to St. Paul Church MUST wear masks the entire time;
  • All those who enter St. Paul Church MUST use hand sanitizer upon entering.
  • The main doors into the church and the door through which people may leave will be propped open so that no one needs to touch a door handle to open or close. These doors are to kept open at all times, regardless of the weather outside or temperature inside. Please bring a sweater if necessary.
  • All those who come to pray MUST maintain the requirements of Social Distancing- you must remain minimally six feet apart from others. Our Church is quite large, therefore maintaining a social distance well beyond the required six feet would be possible and expected out of charity for others;
  • There is to be no gathering, chatting, etc. either in the Church or parking lot. All those who enter are to maintain a prayerful silence. No liturgical services of any kind are permitted during this phase of re-opening.
  • Staff members will be in Church during these times to be certain these directives are being maintained. Anyone non-compliant will be asked to leave, again, out of charity for those who want to pray safely and within the limits necessary.
  • If you are elderly or have underlying medical conditions, you should not come to Church at all during this time. If you are feeling ill, you MUST remain home and not put others in our Church at risk.
  • The church will be disinfected daily.
  • The back hallway near the sacristy will be kept off limits to everyone except the priests. Anyone needing a rest room may use the one near the main entrance of the Church (the one nearest Wyckoff Avenue).
  • Phase One also permits the celebration of the Sacrament of Reconciliation, however, we may not use the Penance Room. Anyone wishing to celebrate this sacrament with one of our priests should contact the Parish Office on Monday (or afterwards) to set up an appointment. The priest will tell you where he will meet you for the sacrament. Anyone coming to confession MUST wear a mask, and social distancing between priest and penitent MUST be maintained.

While I am glad that these options for prayer are possible, I am sorry for all of the directives and limitations that must be maintained- they are designed to keep everyone as safe as possible and be in compliance with the state, local and church directives. If Phase One works out well, as time goes on I will communicate details of Phase Two and Phase Three. Currently there are no dates set by the Archdiocese for these phases to commence. For now, let us be grateful for the opportunity to enter God’s House to pray. As Psalm 27 tells us: “There is one thing I ask of the Lord, this I seek: to dwell in the House of the Lord all the days of my life, to savor the sweetness of the Lord, and to behold His Temple.”

Peace in Jesus and Mary,
Father John Gabriel, Pastor


Dear Parish Family:

Some parishioners have brought to my attention today that they have received an email from me, "Fr. John Gabriel" asking for financial assistance. As a reminder, please read the following from the Archdiocese of Newark and PLEASE DO NOT REPLY TO ANY EMAIL OF THIS NATURE.

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Ramsey Responds

Dear Parishioners:

Our Parish Community is collaborating with Ramsey Responds to offer food and toiletries for local residents in need during this uncertain and difficult time.

Beginning Tuesday, April 7th, we will graciously accept donations of non-perishable food such as rice, beans, pasta, pasta sauce, canned fruits and vegetables, pancake mix, peanut butter, soup, canned fish (e.g. tuna) and meats, oatmeal, cereal, boxed meals (e.g. mac & cheese), Parmalat, canned milk and shelf-stable juice. We will also be accepting paper goods and ShopRite gift cards.

Your donations may be dropped off to our volunteers every Tuesday from 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. at the garage behind our church (connected to Mary’s Cottage). Our volunteers will then distribute to those in need.

If you have any questions or would like to volunteer, please call our Help Line at (551) 244-1040 or send an e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Your generosity is greatly appreciated and will alleviate the struggles experienced by countless families.

St. Paul Parish Outreach and Ramsey Responds

A Message from Father John Gabriel

Letter from Fr. John Gabriel 3/26/2020:

Dear Parish Family,

I and all of your priests here in St. Paul Rectory send along our greetings and prayerful regards during this unique period of time in our history. It is a time filled with challenges, and one also filled with graces if we know where to seek them. It is my prayer that each of us will use this time to draw spiritual profit from the time we have been given, a profit that comes to us from a deep awareness of Christ among us even now. I have never before seen so many opportunities for growth in spirituality and understanding of our Catholic faith presented in creative ways through technology. But the “old fashioned” ways (that are not so old fashioned after all) are still powerful: get out your Bibles and read, pray the rosary, get a good spiritual book. Allow God to guide you and be open to His initiative in your life.

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Dear Parish Family:

Although this is a difficult time for all of us, I really want to thank the priests, parish staff, and our parish family for the ways we have been responding and supporting and praying for one another. We will continue to do our best to live stream celebrations of holy Mass and other spiritual events that can keep us united and keep us growing in our relationships with Christ during this Lenten season. We will keep you posted on important information as we become aware.

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2020 Annual Appeal


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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


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.).

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10:30 AM
12:00 PM
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