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RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION FOR ADULTS

RCIA - (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) is the process for initiation into the Catholic Church. It is a rewarding journey of faith development, learning and prayer. RCIA is for unbaptized adults; adults who are baptized in another Christian faith but interested in becoming Catholic; adults baptized Catholic in need of First Communion and/or Confirmation. You are invited to inquire and find peace, wisdom and reconciliation. You will learn how the History of Salvation is relevant today. Have you ever wondered about the devotions and gestures of the Catholic Church? Do you really understand the Mass? Did you know there are more than 12,000 saints? Can the Beatitudes, if practiced, be the solution for peace in the world? When did reconciliation replace confession? All this and more …. If you sincerely desire to fully embrace the Catholic faith contact John Nunziata at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call the Parish Center at (201)327-0976.

 

WEEKEND OF MARCH 22ND AND 29TH


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We recently celebrated significant milestones in the journey of our Catechumens and Candidates who are part of Saint Paul's RCIA ministry.

Our Catechumens, Jonathan Lam and Yaquelin Valencia-Ramos, are completing a year of preparation to receive the Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, Communion and Confirmation) at the Easter Vigil on April 11th.  Jonathan and Yaquelin, with their sponsors and the RCIA team, experienced the beautiful Rite of Election at the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark.  Cardinal Joseph Tobin presided. As members of "The Elect" Jonathan and Yaquelin are now in a period of Purification & Enlightenment which will culminate with the reception of the Sacraments of Initiation at the Easter Vigil.

Our Candidates for full communion with the Catholic Church, having previously been Baptized, will receive First Eucharist and Confirmation on Pentecost Sunday. Lissette Martinez, Kara Cressey, Melissa Alfieri, Mya Organisciak, Axel Johanson and their sponsors and the RCIA team experienced the Call to Continuing Conversion at the Cathedral in Newark. Bishop John Flesey presided.

We express appreciation for the members of our RCIA ministry who are guiding our Catechumens and Candidates through this journey of conversion and faith. They are Karen Little, Eddie Scholl, Walter Zuck, John Nunziata and Mary Jane Weir.

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RITE OF ELECTION
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On Sunday, February 22nd Danielle Yager and Dorothy Natt, her sponsor, along with Rob Natt and John & Chris Nunziata experienced an incredible Rite of Election ceremony celebrated by Archbishop Hebda this past Sunday. It was moving and impressive - Danielle is now a member of the "Elect" as she prepares to be Baptized and receive Confirmation and First Eucharist at the Easter Vigil on April 4th. Congratulation to Danielle as she continues her spiritual journey with the support of the Saint Paul community. There has been overwhelming positive reaction to the Rites and Dismissals at varied Masses. This is a blessing for our parish.

RITE OF CONTINUING COVERSION
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Craig Zurlini and Eddie Scholl with John Nunziata experienced an uplifting Rite of Continuing Conversion ceremony celebrated by Archbishop Hebda on Saturday February 21st. Craig & Eddie are baptized Christians who will receive Confirmation and Eucharist on Pentecost Sunday, May 24th.  There has been overwhelming positive reaction to the Rites of Sending and the Dismissals at varied Masses. This is a blessing for our parish. Congratulation to Eddie & Craig as they continue their spiritual journey with the support of the Saint Paul community.

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.