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Religions and Spirituality

June 2, 2022

JUNE REFLECTION 2022  Several weeks ago my dental hygienist chatted with me while I was there for my regular appointment. My acquaintance with her is limited to an every-six-months visit, so I was startled when she calmly revealed she’d had a double breast mastectomy just two months earlier. I ...

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HOLMDEL, NJ - The historic and beautiful Holmdel Community United Church of Christ shared their welcoming community message on May 29th as they streamed their Sunday service on YouTube. "Welcome one and all to our Sunday service. We stream live each Sunday morning. Services are Sundays at 10:00a ...

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Happy Easter! Today marks the end of Holy week for millions of Catholics/Christians around the world who are celebrating renewal of their Christian faith on Easter. The Easter celebration arrives at the culmination of Holy Week, which began in 2022, on April 10, Palm Sunday. This weekend also ...

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Passover began Friday evening, April 15 - when the first Seder night took place - and lasts eight days, ending on the evening of Saturday, April 23. The festival always starts on the 15th day of Nisan in the Jewish calendar which means that the date in the Gregorian calendar changes every ...

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AROUND THE WORLD: It is hard to believe, but this Sunday, April 10, (April 17 in the Eastern Church) we celebrate Palm Sunday. You may ask "What is Palm Sunday?"  No longer in American society should we assume that all know the significance of the Holy Day on the Christian Calendar. Palm Sunday ...

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Study up on these fun facts, then head out to celebrate St. Patrick's Day at a local bar or restaurant.  According to a new survey by WalletHub, more than 52% of Americans plan some type of celebration of St. Patrick's Day, and more than 82% of celebrants will wear green.   Overall, $4.6 ...

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Reflection - March 2022, followed by a Lenten Prayer below: Divine revelation can come through the book of nature or the book of inner experience. …from the inspiring words or example of another person, which hold up to us a mirror in which we catch sight of our own infinite potentiality and are ...

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Not long ago, I read The Book of Hope. In this inspiring resource, Douglas Abrams interviews Jane Goodall, the well-known English primatologist and naturalist who made amazing discoveries about the life of chimpanzees in the Gombe jungle. Now, at age 86, Jane continues to be a vibrant speaker and ...

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HOLMDEL, NJ:  First established in 1974, National Catholic Schools Week is observed annually at the end of January to celebrate the remarkable contributions and extraordinary value of Catholic education. This year’s theme, designated by the National Catholic Educational Association and the United ...

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NEW JERSEY - In the end, the loudest voices for unborn children were the democrats who outvoted the republicans in the NJ Assembly and Senate on unfettered abortion. With Republican leader Jon Bramnick a surprise abstention, and Middletown's Democratic Governor Murphy twice invoking God, ...

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MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL WHO ARE READING THIS THAT CELEBRATE THE BIRTHDAY OF JESUS CHRIST! HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO EVERYONE!  WISHING EVERYONE A VERY HAPPY AND PEACEFUL NEW YEAR! CHEERS TO 2022! 

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HOLMDEL, NJ: There is a new Christmas Mass Schedule at the Church of Saint Catharine in Holmdel. Please Spread the word, especially to those family and friends who may not regularly attend and missed the church announcements. Please note the following times for celebrating the birth of ...

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HOLMDEL, NJ: The Holmdel Community will join together for the Christmas Tree and Menorah Lighting Festivities, on Thursday, December 2, at 6PM, at Town Hall! Collecting unwrapped Toys for Tots too! Santa Claus is Coming to Town!!  See details below:  Join your family, friends and neighbors ...

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HOLMDEL, NJ: The Chabad Jewish Center of Holmdel invites you to Chanukah Wonderland to include the Giant Menorah Lighting! This special event open to the public will be held on Tuesday, November 30, at 5:30 pm, at Bell Works, located at 101 Crawfords Corner Road, Holmdel, NJ, 07733. The event ...

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Two events in November come together as hope-filled bookends. The month opens with a favorite feast of mine:  All Saints. It closes with another: the Thanksgiving holiday. This year these two events especially capture my attention due to the disturbing travails that continue to cloud clear-seeing ...

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  Safe. Joyful. Meaningful. Friendly: HIGH HOLIDAYS With Chabad Jewish Center of Holmdel Join us in person  for a warm, interactive and enriching experience.  REGISTER & SCHEDULE CLICK HERE Rosh Hashanah: Sept. 6-7 | Yom Kippur: Sept. 15 & ...

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HOLMDEL/MIDDLETOWN, NJ - St. Catharine's Roman Catholic Church is welcoming everyone back. Services are both live and streaming on YouTube, where you can watch the most recent 8AM Mass below. According to their website, here are a few events and volunteer opportunities for religious education and ...

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Reflection - August 2021 In his poem “Any Morning,” William Stafford describes himself as “Just lying on the couch and being happy.” He wryly comments that the troubles of the world can go on without him for a while. He’s simply enjoying a time of contentment. In Riverwalking, Kathleen Dean ...

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