Religions and Spirituality

August 10, 2018

VERONA, NJ - Our Lady of the Lake School and parish are gearing up for another eventful Kinderfest and Oktoberfest weekend this coming fall.  The 9th annual fall festival will kick off with Kinderfest on Friday, September 28, from 4 to 8 p.m. and then conclude with Oktoberfest on Saturday, ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - Residents hosting parties and events can host up to 135 in one of two rooms at Vincent Church in the center of town. Vincent Church, on Vincent Place, has two large rooms available for use by groups and families.  Fellowship Hall is a 2500 square foot room with table seating for up ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - The entire community is invited to St. Mary's Church St. Anthony's Feast tonight at 6:30 p.m.  The evening will include Italian Cuisine, Zeppole, Canolli Live Music, and Dancing.  This is an adults only event.  St. Mary's Church is located at 17 Monsignor Owens Pl, Nutley, NJ ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - A Mourning Dove came to rest on a headstone in Nutley's historic church cemetery on Passaic Ave. near Yanticaw Park.  Mourning doves get their name from the soft cooing sound that is reminiscent of sobbing. When they first take off in flight, their wings make a unique whistling ...

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Newark, NJ–Ground was broken Thursday for a new Muslim Community Center to be built on Hunterdon Street in the Newark's South Ward. “This is a blessing from God that we’ve come this far with community and legislative support,” said Imam Aqueel Mateen, president of United Muslim Inc. “This is ...

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PATERSON, NJ- The bells of The Cathedral of St. John the Baptist rang out over a sea of blue on Tuesday as hundreds of police officers turned out for the Diocese of Paterson’s 19th annual Blue Mass.  Held to honor the lives of police officers lost in the line of duty, Tuesday’s service payed ...

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BERNARDS TWP.  NJ - School board members signaled their intention to recognize Diwali on the school calendar, culminating years of requests from the Indian community. The board voted to have its policy committee draft a proposal to grant students a day off when the main Diwali holiday falls on a ...

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CRANFORD, NJ – In a quaint white house near the border of Cranford and Garwood, 105-year-old Kurt Steiner sat at his dining room table, surrounded by cabinets that held his collection of Viennese glass and antique Limoge plates. At his table, he had his carefully taped together passport and exit ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - Kids with their dolls, mothers and grandmothers gathered at Grace Episcopal Church in Nutley for the seventh annual blessing of the dolls and toys on Sunday afternoon, March 18. A small worship service geared towards the children was held in the church.  The Rev. Pam Bakal asked the ...

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PARKLAND, FL - Memorial items at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School were archived and preserved on Wednesday by volunteers and staff from the City of Parkland.  On Tuesday, Mayor Hunschofsky said, "Tomorrow begins the process of archiving the memorial items in front of MSD with the same love ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - The sound of bagpipes and drums could be heard flowing from St. Mary’s Church in Nutley Saturday, March 3. Marching in the church were the Rory O’Moore School of Pipes and Drums followed by the priests and parade dignitaries as the Nutley Irish American Association held their 40th ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - The Nutley Clergy Fellowship invites the community to join them for a Cross Walk on Good Friday, March 30 at 12 noon starting in front of Nutley High School. Prayers for peace, healing, safety, compassion, and justice will be offered in front of locations like Town Hall, Nutley ...

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STAFFORD, NJ - It is hard to believe, but this Sunday, March 25 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 is the day Christians celebrate ...

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GLEN RIDGE, NJ - Christ Church of Bloomfield / Glen Ridge invites the community to a performance of the Passion Play by Dzici Theatre on Palm Sunday March 25 at 10:30 a.m.  Set in the shadow of the Warsaw ghetto, Dzieci refined their text from the earliest existing translations, relying heavily ...

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SKYLINE CHURCH JUST REACHED OUT TO TAPinto Bloomfield TO STATE THAT THE HUNT FOR 2018 IS CANCELED  BLOOMFIELD, NJ - More than 2,000 smiles descended on Pulaski Park in Bloomfield  for Skyline Church's Easter Egg Hunt. The annual hunt is Essex County's largest hunt. Under cover of darkness, ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - Several Nutley congregations will process with palms from their churches to the front lawn of Town Hall (corner of Chestnut Street and Vincent Place) on Palm Sunday, March 25, at 9:15 a.m. for a brief service of blessing of the palms. The palm branch, for Christians, is a reminder ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - Sunday March 11 was Girl Scout Sunday at Grace Church on Highfield Lane. Current Girl Scouts, Kaitlin Gibney and Brianna Armstrong are pictured along with several parishioners who were Girl Scouts once upon a time.

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NUTLEY, NJ - Saint Patrick is accompanied by Fr. Tom Nicastro of St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church at Nutley's St. Patrick's Day parade. The two are leading the way for Pope Francis. When in Rome, Pope Francis often borrows a Ford Focus from the Vatican motor pool, but this being America where ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ - On Sunday night at Temple B'nai Abraham in Livingston, five survivors from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shared their hearts and minds, telling a standing room only crowd of more than two thousand men, women and children, that it is time to end gun violence now.  The rally ...

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The Most Reverend Manuel A. Cruz, Auxiliary Bishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Newark, stood on the shining marble altar at Newark's Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart, doing his job, saying Mass on a recent weekend morning. One year earlier, Cruz was standing at the same altar when ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - In January, Vincent Church will join with thousands of United Methodists in Greater New Jersey by sharing in a three-week worship and sermon and small group experience entitled “Water and Roots.” Congregants will celebrate their baptism and life in Christ, will re-center, reclaim, ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - The sanctuary at Franklin Reformed Church in Nutley was packed on Sunday, Dec. 17 to hear the house band doorjam perform popular Carols with their own spin on them. Songs performed included “Silent Night,” “Away in a Manager,” “Maybe it’s Christmas,” and “The First Noel,” done with ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - Vincent United Methodist Church in Nutley will hold the Christmas Sunday service at 10 a.m. December 31. The congregation will light the Advent and Christ Candles on the Advent Wreath and sing lots of Christmas carols.  Rev. LeDuc will share a children’s sermon and share a ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - Vincent United Methodist Church presented the Living Nativity on the front lawn of the church December 3. The story was told in three performances immediately following the township's annual tree lighting on the Oval.  A stable, similar to the one that may have been in Bethlehem was ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Come to Brookdale Reformed Church and see-no that's not right- Come to Bethlehem and see! Well in a way the first invitation is correct- We at BRC will be acting out the Christmas story as we affirm that Christ really is in Christmas and so are we part of the story. Not just as ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - Vincent United Methodist will hold two services on Christmas Eve, December 24.  The Family Service will be held at 4:00 p.m., the Traditional Service will be held at 11:00 p.m. The Family Service ( 4 p.m.) will include the lighting of the Advent and Christ Candles, carols, ...

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BLOOMFIELD / GLEN RIDGE, NJ -  On Sunday, December 17, at 5pm, Christ Church will be presenting the annual Advent Festival of Lessons and Carols. It will be an evening of sacred music, readings, prayers, and hymns.  Lessons and Carols will feature the Christ Church Choir, under the direction ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - In the spirit of Christmas, the VUMC Missions Commission has put up the Mitten Tree in the front foyer of the church and is inviting people to bring mittens, hats, gloves, scarves, and other winter weather items to put on it The items will be donated to local organizations for ...

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Join us for a grand community-wide Chanukah Celebration,   followed by the lighting of Montclair’s tallest Menorah! Featuring an exciting magic show, balloon twisting, music &   dancing, Sizzling Latkes, doughnuts and Chocolate Gelt. 4:30 PM - Chanukah ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ - The community is invited to join Temple Ner Tamid on Saturday, December 16 at 5pm to celebrate Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights , with a special candle-lighting plus happy songs, original stories and fun for the whole family.  Bring your own family menorah for the communal ...

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