Religions and Spirituality

December 6, 2018

SCOTCH PLAINS, N.J. -- Union Catholic seniors Ryan Woods and Audrey Davis and faculty member Elito Tanyag were recently recognized for their commitment to Union Catholic's faith-based community at a special Youth Ministry Recognition Ceremony at the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark.

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EDISON, NJ – The Jewish Community Center of Middlesex County in conjunction with the   Edison Recreation Department held The Edison Township Menorah Lighting & Hanukkah Celebration to celebrate the festival of lights on Dec. 3. The event featured holiday music, provided by “Tuvia”, and ...

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On Sunday, November 18th, Rutgers Preparatory School (Somerset, NJ) will celebrate Diwali. The show starts at 3:00 p.m. and there will be a catered dinner following the event, sponsored by Bombay Talk in Iselin, NJ. The event is open to the public and will include performances, presentations, and ...

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METUCHEN, NJ – Saint Joseph High School will be hosting its Annual Advent Mass and Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on Saturday, December 8, 2018.  The event is open to the public and will include a Bell Concert presented by Saint Matthew the Apostle Bell Choir at 4:45 PM followed by Mass ...

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EDISON, NJ - The Shri Krishna Vrundavana temple will mark the tenth and final day of Navratri on October 18, with the Vijayadashami and Madhwa Jayanthi Celebration. The Grand Celebration of Sri Pavamana Homa will take place at 9:30 am, and Vidyaarambha (Aksharabhyasa) will take place at 11:45 am.

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Highland Park, NJ  – Members of the New Jersey 18th Legislative District, Senator Patrick Diegnan (D-South Plainfield), Assemblyman Robert Karabinchak (D-Edison), and Assemblywoman Nancy Pinkin (D-East Brunswick)  announced that the Reformed Church of Highland Park Affordable Housing Corporation ...

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On October 21, 2018, Temple Sholom of Scotch Plains will be hosting an evening with author John Kenrick.  The program, titled "Hollywood Yiddishkeit: Jewish Images in American  Film”, will begin at 7 PM.   The guest speaker, Mr. Kenrick describes the program as “a fascinating look at how an ...

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EDISON, NJ - The John P. Stevens High School PTSO will be hosting its first Navratri Raas Garba on Saturday, October 6th at 7pm. The event will be held at the John P. Stevens Gym. The night will feature live music by the Rhythm Bollywood Group. According to its website, the PTSO serves as "a ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - All creatures great and small, furry, hairy, feathered or with scales - and their owners - are invited to the annual Blessing of the Animals at St. John’s Episcopal Church on Sunday, Oct. 7 at 3 pm, rain or shine. The blessing of the animals is an annual Episcopal tradition in ...

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Edison, NJ - On Monday, Faith in New Jersey and the NJ Clergy Coalition for Justice gathered at the steps of Mt Pleasant Baptist Church in Edison to call on Speaker Coughlin and the New Jersey Assembly to advance A3115. The bill, if passed, would require the Attorney General’s office appoint an ...

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EDISON, NJ - The Ganesha festival, located at the Woodbridge Center Mall, will commence on September 13, and continue through September 17. The festival is hosted by 1947 Productions & Entertainment Inc. The festival will celebrate the Hindu holy day Ganesh Chaturthi, also known as Vinayaka ...

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Edison, NJ - Liquid Church’s Middlesex County Campus will be moving from Edison where it had hosted services at the Sheraton Hotel.  According to a release issued by the Church, the relocation From Edison to Sayreville is spurred by campus growth and a desire to reach people in southern Middlesex ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK - New Jersey's clergy and houses of worship want to be on the front lines in the state's ongoing battle against opioids,  state officials at a conference here said on Tuesday. "We need our faith-based leaders," David Leonardis, special investigator for the state Attorney General's ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Wesley United Methodist Church of South Plainfield welcomed James Lee as its new senior pastor on July 1.  “I am looking forward to see what God has in store for the community and how we can shine the light in South Plainfield and be a positive impact in the community,” ...

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Edison, N.J. -  Local Muslims celebrated Eid-ul-Adha on Tuesday at Masjid al-Wali, starting with 7:00 a.m. prayers.  On Sunday Aug 26th, Masjid al-Wali will hold its annual Eid festival from 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm at their community center located at 9 Olsen Avenue in Edison. There will be a BBQ party, ...

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METUCHEN, NJ – Three seminarians, including a 2011 graduate of Hillsborough High School, will be be ordained as deacons by Diocese of Metuchen Bishop James F. Checchio during a Mass of the Rite of Ordination on Saturday, May 19 at the Cathedral of St Francis of Assisi, 548 Main St. A second ...

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EDISON, NJ - After lauding Edison Township Public Schools (ETPS) in New Jersey for declaring Diwali a holiday for township students, Hindus are now calling for all public school districts and private-charter-independent schools in New Jersey to close on their most popular festival Diwali. ETPS ...

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