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Hillsborough Priests Extend Communion to Drive-Through Worshipers

May 22, 2020

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Father John, Rozembajgier, pastor of Mary  Mother of God parish, with an assist from Father Alex Carles, has devised a novel approach to administering communion while being respectful of social distancing and parishioners' well-being.

The pastor of Mary Mother of God Church has adapted to the restrictive nature of social distancing amidst the coronavirus pandemic ...

Archdiocese of Newark Will Close 10 Catholic Schools

Difficult Decision Will Strengthen Schools, Safeguard Future of Catholic Education; At-Home Learning Continues Through End of School Year 

The Archdiocese of Newark has announced the consolidation of its school community and the closure of nine archdiocesan-operated elementary schools at the end of this school year, the result of archdiocesan strategic planning efforts to ...

Livestream Pandemic Service May 1: Metuchen Bishop Joins US, Canadian Bishops in Prayer

METUCHEN, NJ – As the nation continues to battle the effects of the global COVID-19 pandemic, Bishop James F. Checchio, the spiritual leader of the Diocese of Metuchen, will turn to Mary, Mother of the Church in prayer on May 1, joining the U.S. and Canadian bishops all seeking her protection and help.

“I was so grateful to learn through the United States Conference of Catholic ...

Hillsborough Charity: Life, Death and Hope on Opposite Sides of the Street

SOMERVILLE, NJ - A drive down Grant Avenue on a Tuesday, mid-afternoon or early evening, offers an opportunity to reflect on the fragility of life and how, in an instance, things can turn from bad to worse.

On one side of the street, cars line at the curb in front of Emmanuel Church to pick up a week's worth of fresh vegetables, meat, household goods, cleaning supplies and other groceries ...

Metuchen Bishop Tells Catholics It's OK to Eat Meat on Fridays

PISCATAWAY, NJ - The Rev. James Checchio, Bishop of the Diocese of Metuchen  has announced an abrupt and radical departure from the teachings of the Catholic Church - the faithful are permitted to eat meat on Fridays during the remainder of the Lenten season - except for Good Friday, April 10.

The Bishop said he granted the dispensation because of all the sacrifices being made in the ...

Somerville: COVID-19 Magnifies Needs of the Hungry & Homeless

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Tom O'Leary and George Georgoulas are on the front lines of an endless battle, helping to provide necessities to those who are homeless and in need of clothing, personal care items, a healthy meal and a safe place to sleep at night.

They're not always successful - but they, and others like them, never give up.

The onset of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic ...

Hillsborough: Mary, Mother of God Live Streams Catholic Mass Daily

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Mary, Mother of God Church will live stream Catholic masses daily while the church and all other Catholic churches in the Diocese of Metuchen remain closed now through the weekend of April 4-5 in an efort to stem the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

All five Catholic dioceses in New Jersey are adhering to the closed door policy and offering masses online.

Bishop ...

Diocese of Metuchen Suspends Sunday Mass Obligaiton Through April 4-5

PISCATAWAY, NJ – Facing the rapidly evolving coronavirus pandemic, the Most Rev. James F. Checchio, Bishop of Metuchen, has announced today that while Masses in the Diocese of Metuchen will continue to be celebrated, the faithful are not obligated to attend until the weekend of April 4 – 5, when the situation will be re-evaluated as circumstances unfold.

Catholic schools in the ...

Eagle Scout Project: A Portable Altar for Immaculata Parish

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Griffin Leger, a senior at Immaculata High School, built a handcrafted, portable altar for the Immaculata parish to satisfy the requirements of his Eagle Scout community service project.

The altar was used for the first time at the annual Spartan Memorial Mass last Friday.

“I approached Dean of Students Mr. Webber about creating my Eagle Scout project, connected to ...

Diocese of Metuchen Takes Precautions to Prevent Coronavirus Spread

PISCATAWAY, NJ  – Amid growing national concern over the spread of the coronavirus, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Metuchen has enacted measures in parishes across its four counties as a precaution.

The Most Rev. James F. Checchio, Bishop of Metuchen, has issued the following directives on liturgical practices being observed in all parishes, institutions and organizations within the ...

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Car Set on Fire, 42 Vehicles' Tires Slashed on Manville Streets

June 3, 2020

MANVILLE, NJ – A car was set on fire and tires were slashed on 42 vehicles parked on the streets and in driveways early Wednesday morning In an incident similar to three others that occurred in the northwest section of the borough in June and August, 2018 when a total of 155 cars were targeted.

The June 3 slashings were discovered when fire and police officers responded to the car fire ...