Religions and Spirituality

August 20, 2020

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Last summer 80 plus people packed the parish room of the St. Peter's Episcopal Church on any given Wednesday evening. For almost 30 years the church, which dates back to the 1700s, has been serving Wednesday Night Community Suppers to those in need. However, food was never the only ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - On the July 31-August 2 weekend, Muslims all over Middlesex County gathered to celebrate Eid al-Adha. Normally, the holiday occurs at the height of the Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia. But due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there was a lot less gathering than normal, and ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - St. Peter's popular Thrift Shop reopened its doors on Saturday after being forced to close in mid-March because of the coronavirus pandemic. The shop now offers shoppers an expanded inventory in the Parrish Hall of St. Peter's Episcopal Church. Shoppers can now browse in a room ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - St. Peter's popular Thrift Shop will be reopening its doors on Saturday, August 1 with a special Summer Sale. All summer clothing will be sold for $1 on Saturday to celebrate the grand reopening. The shop has been closed since mid-March because of the coronavirus shutdown and will ...

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HELMTTA, NJ - Sunday, April 12 will be a very different Easter Sunday than people would have envisioned a couple of months ago. Borough Mayor Chris Slavicek is inviting residents to come out on to their front porches on Easter Sunday to listen as the bells of both St. George and Holy Trinity ...

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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 ...

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HELMETTA, NJ - Borough Mayor Chris Slavicek has a simple request for residents for the next 19 days; turn the lights on. Slavicek is asking the community to band together to create a "shining example of humanity." "Candlelight services are generally held at night and are intended to be a way for ...

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NEW JERSEY - The Diocese of Metuchen has suspended all public masses beginning on March 18. Public masses may not resume any earlier than April 3. The situation will be re-evaluated at that time and a decision will be made based on the circumstances regarding the coronavirus pandemic. Bishop ...

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NEW JERSEY - As public gatherings are being canceled and postponed across the Garden State in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, area Catholics are faced with a dilemma as Easter quickly approaches. The Most Rev. James F. Checchio, Bishop of Metuchen, announced on Friday that masses within ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The memorial service for Yousef Khela, 13, was held on Thursday, January 23 at the St. Mary Coptic Orthodox Church from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Khela died on Wednesday when he fell through the ice at the East Brunswick Municipal Pond. Khela's memory was honored by his family, ...

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BARNEGAT, NJ - Barnegat resident Tony Lombardo is a great inspiration for hundreds if not thousands of people.  At TAPinto Stafford-LBI and TAPinto Barnegat-Waretown Tony is regular columnist for us sharing his many inspiring life stories through his column "Let's Hear Your Story." Our readers ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Former Immaculate Conception Church pastor Monsignor Joseph M. Curry will be honorer along with Jeffrey S. Chiesa, Esq. on October 17 at the 2019 Champions for Catholic Charities Dinner for their charity work. The dinner will be held at the Palace in Somerset Park. The announcement ...

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