Our Catechumens, Jonathan Lam and Yaquelin Valencia-Ramos, were Baptized and received the Sacraments of First Communion and Confirmation. Our Candidates for full communion with the Catholic Church, having previously been Baptized, received First Eucharist and Confirmation. They are Lissette Martinez, Kara Cressey, Melissa Altieri, Mya Organisciak, Axel Johanson. Father John celebrated the Sacraments.
As we prepare for the Easter Sacraments is 2021 we are delighted to introduce our Catechumens and Candidates who are in formation at this time: Kenya Bravo, Kevin Liburdi, Justin Martone, Carly Martone, Alexis Hernandez, Daniela Andrade, Hector Andrade, Oswaldo Alvarado, Angie Moran, Daniel Moran, Jesus Moran, Pedro Rosario, Rosemary Tineo, Albaro Utreca. Look for updates as they continue their journeys.
We express appreciation for the members of our RCIA ministry who are guided 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.
RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) is the process for initiation into the Catholic Church. RCIA is a rewarding journey of faith, learning, and prayer.
RCIA is for:
Adults who are not baptized (Catechumens)
Adults who are baptized in non-Catholic Christian faith but are interested in becoming Catholic (Candidates)
Adults baptized Catholic in need of First Communion and/or Confirmation. (Candidates)
You are invited to inquire and to find peace, wisdom and reconciliation. You will see that the Sacraments are vital to your peace and salvation. 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 named saints? Can the Beatitudes, if practiced, be the solution for peace in the world? When did reconciliation replace confession?
If you sincerely desire to fully embrace the Catholic faith, contact John Nunziata, Pastoral Associate at or call the Parish Center at (201) 327-0976.
2020 has been a year of challenge for all of us. We adapted and were able to celebrate the Sacraments of Initiation for our Catechumens and Candidates who joined the Catholic Church here at St. Paul in Ramsey.