Easter Vigil - Sacraments Celebrated

Heaven reached out snatching us from darkness and plunging us into the loft of Christ and the waters of eternal life. We witnessed this as our newly Baptized committed to a life of faith.

Justin Martone, Donald Martone, Sponsor
Hector Andrade, Gerardo Perez, Sponsor
Carly Martone, Donald Martone, Sponsor
Oswaldo Andrade, Cecilia Morales, Sponsor
Kevin Liburdi, Kathleen Kern Liburdi, Sponsor
Daniela Andrade, Maricela Maldanado, Sponsor
Albaro Lopez, First Communicant

The Easter Vigil was a beautiful liturgy at which seven new Catholics were welcomed into the Church receiving the Sacraments of Baptism, Eucharist and Confirmation. Justin, Hector, Carly, Oswaldo, Kevin and Daniela and their sponsors celebrated the culmination of a year of prayer, study and reflection. RCIA Candidate, Albaro Lopez, received First Eucharist. Father John presided at the Mass, assisted by Father Paul, Father Hermes and Deacon Tom. The history of Salvation was told in Word and Song.  Music Director, Tim Gysin, with talented cantors and musicians were magnificent. Gifted lectors, Tom Skrobala and Michael Galow, proclaimed the Scriptures. Head Usher, Peter Raventine, ensured a safe environment in the church. 


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 jnunziata@stpaulrcchurch.org 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.