Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults - RCIA
RCIA is in place to serve those interested in becoming members of the Roman Catholic faith. This includes those who will receive the three Sacraments of Initiation - Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist. It also serves those who have been baptized in another Christian faith and those who have not completed their Sacraments of Initiation. The RCIA team consists of catechists, hospitality members and other members who walk with the candidates and catechumens through the process.
Staff Contact: Dr. Deborah Kuzma - firstname.lastname@example.org 973-635-0625 x 23
This ministry is provided to reacquaint parents who are going to have children baptized with the sacramental significance of baptism. It provides a deeper understanding of the sacrament and the responsibilities connected to bringing children into the Body of Christ.
Staff Contact: Deacon Joe Wisneski - email@example.com 973-635-4976
First Eucharist & Reconciliation
The sacramental preparation for the children of the parish is an experience-filled time for both child and parent. It is a two-year preparation period which stresses Eucharistic participation, prayer and celebration. Family and parish experiences are necessary and important. All parents, along with their child, take part in family preparation for Reconciliation, First Eucharist, and Retreat Day prior to the celebration of First Eucharist. First Reconciliation is usually celebrated in the fall. First Eucharist is celebrated in the spring at a Sunday liturgy or in a group celebration on one or more Saturdays in May. Many catechists and volunteers are needed to support this ministry.
Staff Contact: Virginia Salvatore - firstname.lastname@example.org 973-635-0625 x 27
Each year the sacrament of Confirmation is administered to High School youth during their sophomore year. Preparation for this sacrament occurs through participation in the Youth Ministry Process as freshmen and sophomores. Our Confirmation preparation is focused on enabling the young person to come to a fuller awareness of God’s presence in their lives.
Staff Contact: Maggie Grady - email@example.com 973-635-0625 x 28
Marriage (Pre Cana)
‘Pre Cana’ is derived from John 2:1-12, which tells of the wedding feast of Cana in Galilee. This course or consultation time is prior to the wedding and is time to view the upcoming marriage as a sacrament and to consider who you are as a couple, in the eyes of God. Couples wishing to celebrate the sacrament of Matrimony should notify the Church one year in advance of the planned wedding date by contacting one of the priests. Sessions are held regularly.
Staff Contact: Fr. Bob Mitchell - firstname.lastname@example.org 973-635-0625 x 22
Anointing of the Sick
If you or a family member would like to celebrate the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick, please call the parish office to arrange a date and time with one of our priests.
Parish Office: 973-635-0625
After business hours, please call the office phone number 973-635-0625 and dial extension 5.