|In pursuit of this priestly calling, Paul attended Seton
Hall College in 1946, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1950.
Beginning in 1948, Paul went through his preparation for priesthood at
the Darlington Seminary in Ramsey, N J. On May 29, 1954, Paul was ordained
as a Roman Catholic priest by Archbishop Thomas Boland at the St. Patrickís
Pro-Cathedral in Newark.
Fr. Paulís first assignment was as an assistant pastor
at St. Johnís Parish in Bergenfield from 1954-1964.This was followed by
his assignment as administrator to the Sacred Heart Parish in Haworth in
1964. Three years later, Fr. Paul was appointed as Chaplain at the Martland
Hospital in Newark. After spending 4 months in a monastery in Elmira, New
York in 1973, Fr. Paul served the St. Michaelís Parish in Newark.
From 1975-1985, Fr. Paul served as pastor of his home
parish - St. Michaelís in Elizabeth. On June 10, 1977, Fr. Paul was baptized
in the Spirit in Steubenville, Ohio. This ushered in Fr. Paulís active
involvement in the Catholic Charismatic movement, which included extensive
interactions with covenant communities and prayer groups. For four months
during his sabbatical year in 1985-86, Fr. Paul visited the Philippines
and stayed with the Ligaya ng Panginoon community. When he returned to
the US, Fr. Paul served the St. Aedanís Parish in Jersey City from 1986-1989.
His next assignment was as pastor of the St. Antoninus Parish in Newark,
the only Catholic Charismatic parish in New Jersey. Fr. Paul served St.
Antoninus from 1989-1999.
In 1996, the then Archbishop Theodore McCarrick appointed
Fr. Paul as the Spiritual Director of BLD Newark and Couples for Christ,
New Jersey/New York. Fr. Paul serves these communities to this day. Fr.
Paul retired from his parish duties in 1999 but continues to minister to
Godís people and to give teachings, retreats and other faith seminars in
the US & Canada.