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Catholic students at Ramapo College can enjoy many different opportunities offered to them by Catholic Campus Ministry. Our mission is to help students grow together as a Christ-centered community through spiritual, social and community service programs. Catholic Campus Ministry is sponsored and operated by the Department of Campus Ministry for the Archdiocese of Newark.


Weekly Events

Sunday Mass
: 8:00 p.m. Alumni Lounges

Daily Mass: Monday-Friday at 12 Noon; Saturday at 9am (Immaculate Conception Church)

Eucharistic Adoration: Wednesdays from 2:00-3:00pm, Spiritual Center 

FOCUS Bible Studies: there are several Bible studies for Men and Women throughout the week. Contact a FOCUS Missionary for more information.


Catholic Campus Ministry Staff

Fr. Manolo Punzalan

Deacon Pat Quagliana, M.A.
Campus Minister

FOCUS Missionary Team

Paul Nitkiewicz (Team Leader)

Taylor Robbins

Arianna Johnson

Madeline Carson


Newman Club E-board:
Alex Rigoli, President –
Ashley Stanton, Vice-President –
Mike Stellitano, Secretary –
Matthew Vantslot, Treasurer –


Catholic Student Group: Newman Catholic

About Newman Catholic at Ramapo

Newman Catholic Campus Ministry is named after Blessed John Henry Cardinal Newman. In fact, many secular colleges and universities across the country have named their Catholic Campus Ministries after him. Newman lived in the 19th century in England and spent a majority of his life working on college campuses. He was a convert to Catholicism, a professor, and a very holy priest.

One of his many works, The Idea of the University, asserts that Universities/Colleges exist so that students can seek universal truth. He explained that the beauty of the University was in those coming together from many different backgrounds for that very purpose. It is due to his many years of service to universities that so many Catholic Campus Ministry centers are named after him. These centers provide a means for students to experience the Church on their individual campuses. At Ramapo College, we do this through our many spiritual, social, and community service events.

FOCUS – Fellowship of Catholic University Students

Rooted in Sacred Scripture and Sacred Tradition, FOCUS was born out of a passion and zeal to share how a relationship with Jesus Christ and the Catholic faith can transform the world. Beginning with our nation’s future leaders, FOCUS sends teams of young, trained missionaries to the college campus in order to reach students with the gospel. In partnership with the university parish and Newman Catholic, FOCUS missionaries host large group outreach events, weekly Bible studies and offer one-on-one mentoring with student leaders.


Helpful Links

Newman Catholic at Ramapo College
Immaculate Conception Church
Archdiocese of Newark

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