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Radio Personality Joe Nolan Returns to Alma Mater, Holy Trinity School in Westfield

March 21, 2019

WESTFIELD, NJ -- Veteran radio traffic reporter and longtime Westfield resident Joe Nolan returned to Holy Trinity School to cut the ribbon at the new gym on Wednesday, March 20, and shared stories of his experience with current students.

Nolan, a member of the high school class of 1976, the last class to graduate when Holy Trinity still ran a high school program, toured his alma ...

Former NJ Priest Accused of Sex Abuse Shot Dead, Authorities Say

WESTFIELD, NJ — A 70-year-old man who served as a priest in Westfield and was later accused of sex abuse was found shot dead at his home in Nevada, authorities said.

Officers found John Capparelli with a gunshot wound to his neck at his residence in Henderson, Nevada, on Saturday, a spokesperson for the Clark County Coroner-Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed on ...

FCC's “Souper Sunday” explores our environment

On Sunday, March 10, First Congregational Church of Westfield, 125 Elmer Street, will sponsor its annual “Souper Sunday” event to its congregation and the public, following the morning’s worship service.

We are all aware that our environment and climate change are major issues globally. Many of us understand that we can “think globally and act locally,” yet we may ...

Theodore McCarrick, Former Archbishop of Newark, Removed from Ministry by Pope Francis

NEWARK, NJ -- The Vatican announced on Saturday that Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick, formerly the Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Newark, has been defrocked. It is believed to be the first time an American archbishop has been removed from the ministry following accusations of sexual abuse. 

According to the Catholic Standard, The Vatican announced that the 88-year-old ...

Union Catholic Principal installed as 2019 Union County St. Patrick’s Day Parade Grand Marshal at IHM Mass

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Union Catholic principal Sister Percylee Hart, RSM, was installed as the 2019 Union County St. Patrick’s Day Parade Grand Marshal during the Investiture Mass at Immaculate Heart of Mary on Saturday. A reception for the Grand Marshal followed at Shackamaxon Country Club.

Sister Percylee has spearheaded every major advance that Union Catholic has made since 1980 ...


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Festival Chorus to perform Dubois’ ‘Seven Last Words of Christ’

March 23, 2019

On Sunday morning, April 7, the Festival Chorus of the First Congregational Church of Westfield will present Théodor Dubois’ dramatic cantata "The Seven Last Words of Christ" during the 10 a.m. worship service.

This beloved work, originally published in 1899, is a highlight of choral music from the late 19th century. It recounts in music the seven last ...