ST. JOSEPH'S CARPENTERS 

A group of volunteers who help with maintenance around the church.

STEPHEN MINISTRY

Trained ministers to listen, pray, extend emotional and spiritual support, provide distinctively Christian care and, if appropriate, will help with referrals to professional and community resources.

USHERS

Serve as ministers of hospitality and provide assistance at a Mass of choice on weekends and holidays. They help with taking up the collection, assisting with seating and coordinating the Offertory procession. 

YOUTH MINISTRY

St. Paul Youth Group is a place for friends to gather and use the teachings of our faith to enrich our community, peers, and self. We aim to reach others through prayer, service and living the Gospel in everyday action. There are opportunities for community service

and retreats as well as events just for fun.

Ministries

Thank you for your interest in our many ministries! Here you will find brief descriptions on the ministries currently offered through St. Paul. If you would like more information, please call (201) 327-0976 or email ministries@stpaulrcchurch.org. Click below to find our Ministry Request Form.

ALTAR SERVERS

Altar Servers assist the priest during all Liturgical Celebrations and is open to all 10 years and older.

ART AND ENVIRONMENT

Based on the teachings of Pope Francis in his encyclical "On Care for our Common Home" (Laudato Si`) this ministry addresses how we are shaping the future of our planet. All are invited to join the St. Paul Environmental Awareness Ministry which offers education, small group discussion, community awareness and action programs as we look to our common future with hope, candor and humility.  

BAPTISM MINISTRY TEAM

The Baptism Team assists parents who are baptizing their children by leading Parent Preparation Sessions and assisting at Baptism Ceremonies. Some members of the team also assist in the creation of the white garments worn by the babies at baptism. 

BASKETBALL

Basketball is currently suspended due to COVID-19.

BEREAVEMENT MINISTRY

Twice a year (fall and spring), the bereavement support group meets for 8 weeks providing a caring and supportive group environment for those grieving the loss of a loved one. Training is available at the Archdiocese of Newark for those interested in becoming a Bereavement Minister.

BIBLE STUDY

Different Bible studies are available during the year. Call the office for more information.

BOOK CLUB

Gathers regularly to read and discuss varies styles of literature.

BREAD MINISTRY

This ministry delivers bread from Panera in Ramsey to Toni’s Kitchen in Montclair.  Toni’s Kitchen is the food ministry of St. Luke’s Church in Montclair, and they are responsible for providing thousands of meals to people in need every year since 1982.

COLLECTION COUNTING

A team of parishioners that count the Sunday Collections.

CONFIRMATION

We assist in preparing our youth for the Sacrament of Confirmation.

CORNERSTONE

Men’s Cornerstone and Women’s Cornerstone begins with a 27 hour retreat at the parish. Members then participate in social, spiritual and service programs throughout the year that allow members an opportunity to spend time together praying, sharing and participating in community service projects.

CURSILLO

An informal 3 day spiritual retreat, organized mainly by lay people with Spirtual Directors.

Cursillo means short course in Christianity to deepen our faith. 

DEVOTIONAL PRAYER AND WORSHIP

This ministry offers prayer opportunities for all interested parishioners included Candlelight Living Rosary,   Divine Mercy Prayer Service, Eucharistic Adoration,  and Stations of the Cross.

DIVORCED AND SEPARATED

A support group for all those who have been recently divorced or separated.

ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS

We keep our parishioners of ways they can help protect and conserve God's creation.

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion assist in the distribution of Holy Communion at Mass. Some volunteers extend this ministry by bringing communion to those in the hospital or who are homebound.

EVANGELIZATION

Assists the people of the parish in carrying out their mission to build a welcoming community, and to reach out and invite all to share our journey by Knowing the Faith, Living the Faith, Sharing the Faith, and inspiring others to do the same.

FAITH FOREVER

No one is ever too old to learn about their faith. Faith Forever's goal is to continue to educate all ages on our faith!

FAITH FORMATION

Religious Education offers a meaningful faith experience to Students in grades K - 8. 

FINANCE COUNCIL

Meets regularly to discuss the financial status of our church.

HARRISON HOUSE

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KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS

A Catholic Fraternal Benefit Society that assists the church formed to assist those in need. Fellowship is promoted among members and their families through educational, charitable, religious, social welfare, war relief and public relief works.

LAZARUS MINISTRY

Members are trained to assist families who have lost a loved one to prepare for the liturgy for the Mass of Christian Burial. A member of the ministry meets with the immediate family to offer comfort and compassion as they assist with the planning of the funeral liturgy.

LECTIO DIVINA

An ancient practice of the church using Sunday scriptures for meditation and reflection. Groups meet seasonally in Advent and Lent.

LECTORS

Lectors proclaim the Word of God at Mass and other liturgical functions. Training is provided.

LINEN AND ALTAR MINISTRY

This ministry cares for the altar and liturgy linens insuring the dignity of the altar, the center of worship for Catholics.

MEDIA MINISTRY

Our media team assists in the production of our Sunday mass livestreams and other special events as well as works together to evangelize through technology.

MEN'S MINISTRY

We are a group that meets regularly to pray.

MUSIC MINISTRY

The music ministry provides music during weekend Masses, holy days, wedding, funerals, and other para-liturgical services. 

PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL

Please see our pastoral council page for more information!

PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY

This ministry meets once to create beautiful Prayer Shawls for anyone undergoing surgery, suffering, grieving or celebrating a joyous occasion as well. Shawls are knitted prayerfully for the individual to receive it and blessed by each member of the ministry when completed.  

RCIA (RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF ADULTS

The process for full initiation into the Catholic Church. RCIA is for unbaptized adults, adults who are baptized in another Christian faith interested in becoming Catholic, or adults baptized Catholic in need of First Communion and/or Confirmation. 

RESPECT LIFE MINISTRY

Our mission is to witness, by word and action, to the teachings of Jesus Christ on the respect for the dignity of each human being from conception to natural death.

SENIOR MINISTRY

Serves and supports our senior community through outreach and networking. In addition, seniors are offered opportunities for social and spiritual gatherings.

SISTERHOOD

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SOCIAL CONCERNS

Social Concerns Committee is an outreach group involved in a wide range of service programs and special projects to assist those who are in need. Programs include, Scholarships, School Supply Collection, Food Certificate Program, Food Pantry, Thanksgiving and Easter Meals, Christmas Giving Tree, Hackensack Soup Kitchen, Harrison House, Diaper Collection and Lighthouse Baby Bottle

SPANISH MINISTRY

Together to worship every weekend in Spanish!

VOCATIONS

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WATERING MINISTRY

Watering Ministry is in charge of making sure our flowers in the church are always watered.

WEDDING MINISTRY

Assists married couples on the day of their wedding as well as their wedding rehearsal.

YOUNG ADULTS

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Sunday Mass

Saturday ‣ 5:00 PM

Saturday Spanish Mass ‣ 7:00 PM

Sunday ‣ 8:00 AM, 10:00 AM (Livestream), 12:00 PM, 7:00 PM

 

Daily Mass

Monday – Friday ‣ 7:30 AM, 12:00 PM (Livestream)

Saturday ‣ 9:00 AM (Livestream)

St. Paul RC Church

200 Wyckoff Ave.

Ramsey, NJ 07446

Phone: (201) 327-0976   Fax: (201) 327-6197

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