ST. JOSEPH'S CARPENTERS
A group of volunteers who help with maintenance around the church.
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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Click below to find our Ministry Request Form.
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 is currently suspended due to COVID-19.
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.
Different Bible studies are available during the year. Call the office for more information.
Gathers regularly to read and discuss varies styles of literature.
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.
A team of parishioners that count the Sunday Collections.
We assist in preparing our youth for the Sacrament of Confirmation.
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.
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.
We keep our parishioners of ways they can help protect and conserve God's creation.
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.
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.
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!
Religious Education offers a meaningful faith experience to Students in grades K - 8.
Meets regularly to discuss the financial status of our church.
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.
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.
An ancient practice of the church using Sunday scriptures for meditation and reflection. Groups meet seasonally in Advent and Lent.
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.
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.
We are a group that meets regularly to pray.
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.
Serves and supports our senior community through outreach and networking. In addition, seniors are offered opportunities for social and spiritual gatherings.
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
Together to worship every weekend in Spanish!
Watering Ministry is in charge of making sure our flowers in the church are always watered.
Assists married couples on the day of their wedding as well as their wedding rehearsal.