Religions and Spirituality

April 4, 2021

An Easter Poem  Awaken Me   Risen One, come, meet me in the garden of my life. Lure me into elation. Revive my silent hope. Coax my dormant dreams. Raise up my neglected gratitude. Entice my tired enthusiasm. Give life to my faltering relationships. Roll back the ...

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Dear Friends, YES! This year Passover is early!! Are Jewish holidays ever on time?? With Purim behind us. Passover 2021 is around the corner, beginning on March 27th, less than 3 weeks from today!!! We are excited to celebrate with you once again! To help you get ready, we've combed our ...

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March Reflection by Sr. Joyce Rupp Here in Iowa the strong sunshine is melting our mountains of snow. Eventually those enormous mounds will become little hills, then tufts, and finally disappear altogether. I have enjoyed this process every year and never cease to marvel at how a zillion ice ...

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Purim will look a little different this year, Let's celebrate safely. Socially distance Megillah Reading on Thursday February 25, 6:15 PM at the Holmdel Community Center Space is limited RSVP required. Megillah Reading Slide Show To Go Boxed Dinner to enjoy in the comfort of your ...

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  Bishop O'Connell The season of Lent has arrived, and with it the importance of prayer and penance become a special focus of our attention once again as we “journey to Jerusalem” with our Lord Jesus Christ.  Ash Wednesday with the Bishop Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., will lead a ...

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Join Chabad House for a special evening with   World-renowned author, counselor, lecturer & philosopher  RABBI MANIS FRIEDMAN   Topic: ONE PEOPLE ONE SOUL ONE LAND Saturday evening, January 23rd at 7:00 PM Reply here by email and receive the Zoom Link

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Sensing a Vast Unity  As I stand in my own small space of the planet reveling in the power and beauty of the heavens,  I feel a great unity with all beings. I know that somewhere there is a herdsman in the Sahara Desert who is also gazing at the stars of our common universe. I ...

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Santa Visit, Parades, Caroling, Family Gatherings, Christmas Tree and Menorah Lighting all Make the List of Mandatory or Suggested Changes as COVID-19 Rates of Transmissions Recently Fall to 1.11%. During the height of the pandemic the rate of transmission was 5.31%. The rate of transmission tracks ...

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Create a beautiful tray and sip delicious wine. Monday November 16th at 7:30 PM.  RSVP for zoom link and details to receive the materials needed.

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Reflection - November 2020 Some people come into our lives and leave footprints on our hearts  and we are never the same.   (Flavia Weedn) When November arrives, a surge of gratitude comes with it. I relish the thin veil of the Celtic tradition assuring us that the ancestors will approach ...

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Safe. Joyful. Meaningful. Friendly HIGH HOLIDAYS With Chabad Jewish Center of Holmdel Join in person or online for a warm, interactive and enriching experience. Rosh Hashanah: Sept. 18-20 | Yom Kippur: Sept. 27 & 28 A MESSAGE FROM RABBI SHMAYA & ROCHI ...

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Temple Shalom invites the community to celebrate Rosh Hashanah (September 18, 19 and 20) and Yom Kippur (September 28 and 29).    Services will be held via livestream.  Rabbi Malinger and Cantor Zemel will conduct the services from Temple Shalom’s sanctuary. Non-members are asked to purchase ...

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  Reflection – August 2020 Each time I look at a photo of my cousin’s three-year-old Thea, I smile. There she is, standing like a miniature Statue of Liberty, her right arm lifted as high as it can go. In it she holds a big, glossy-red tomato that barely fits in her small palm. Thea’s ...

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Reflection – July 2020 When we hold our suffering in a way that opens us to greater compassion,   heartbreak becomes a source of healing, deepening our empathy for others who suffer and extending our ability to reach out to them.  ~ Parker Palmer Not long ago I received a tender letter from ...

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Reflection – June 2020 The news media reported last week that over 100,000 people in the U.S. have died of the Covid-19 virus. That staggering amount saddens me, as does the far-reaching effect of those deaths—the thousands and thousands of persons grieving farewell, their goodbyes filled with ...

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Pastors determine readiness. HOLMDEL, NJ - Parishoners of St Catharine's and other local houses of worship are getting closer to opening doors for prayer. Based on information released on Friday, Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., has issued instructions for the reopening of churches in the ...

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COLTS NECK, NJ: On Thursday, May 7th, Colts Neck Community Church in honor of NATIONAL DAY of PRAYER, hosted a Drive Thru Prayer service, from 12PM-3PM. It was a success with cars taking turns through the no contact safe line going into ovetime! Pastor Chris Durkin was in the church driveway ...

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Holmdel, NJ: Here is a great way to get out of the house, come and join in a meaningful Jewish Holiday and a display of gratitude. All from the comfort of your car! LAG BA'OMER CAR PARADE + SALUTE TO FIRST RESPONDERS AND HEALTHCARE WORKERS!  TUESDAY, MAY 12, 4:30 PM A Police Escort will ...

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