Religions and Spirituality

September 11, 2018

Totowa, NJ- Just miles from where Paterson remembered one of its own sons lost in the terrorist attacks of 9-11, dozens of city firefighters and police officers joined together to honor the memory of the first of what would ultimately be nearly 3,000 recorded deaths in the collapse of the Twin ...

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PATERSON, NJ- “Overwhelming and frightening,” is how Pastor Trevor Chin of BridgeHope Community Church describes the experience of four break-ins at the church in the past five weeks. With thousands of dollars worth of damage, and even more in stolen musical instruments and equipment the church ...

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PATERSON, NJ- 15 year old Stephen Paul doesn’t believe that police officers and firefighters are superheros, but, he told TAPinto Paterson, he is grateful for their extraordinary efforts to “do stuff we can’t do” to keep Paterson safe. “As Christians we pray over them, ask for their protection,” ...

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PATERSON, NJ- It’s been said that the only certainties in life are death and taxes. And while we know that April 15 is going to roll around each year, and usually take some steps to organize documents and receipts, not enough of us plan for the eventuality of the end of our life. Thankfully, in ...

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PATERSON, NJ- When Councilman Shahin Khalique welcomed over 800 residents to a community Iftar in May one guest commented that Paterson’s vast Muslim population is “the most thriving and organized in the New Jersey.” Hosting his own Iftar for more than 200 guests to his own community at Taj ...

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PATERSON, NJ- When the Paterson Fire Department gathers on Sunday for their annual memorial service to honor fallen members a new name will be added to the list that last year stood at 28. However, the additional death didn’t occur in the past 12 months, but rather in 1938.  On July 11 of ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Though perhaps not possible to prove, the assertion by local activist Al Abdelaziz that Paterson’s Muslim population is the most thriving and organized in New Jersey wasn’t made completely devoid of evidence on Saturday. Joined by several elected officials including Mayor-Elect ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Leather and denim, chains and boots were the attire at 11:30 mass at Paterson’s St. John’s Cathedral on Sunday. Making his way from the rectory to the outdoor altar set up for the occasion on his own 2003 Harley Davidson Road King, Monsignor Mark Giordani proceeded to offer ...

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PATERSON, NJ- On March 27, 1968 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. came to Paterson to encourage the more than 2000 listeners that gathered both inside the sanctuary where he spoke and outside on the lawn to join his “Poor People’s Campaign,” to rise up against poverty and economic inequality. Just ...

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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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PATERSON, NJ- Citing the “renaissance and rebound” of Newark and Jersey City while Paterson has continued to “lag in so many vital areas” such as increasing tax ratables and fostering safer streets, 15 ministers and pastors stood together on Saturday to offer their endorsement for Councilman Andre ...

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Paterson, NJ, On Sunday, April 8, Eva’s Village turned the tables on more than 120 volunteers, who came to Eva’s Community Kitchen not to serve others, but to partake in a festive meal honoring their dedication and service. Students at Eva’s Culinary School prepared the meal including hot and cold ...

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PATERSON, NJ- A proud graduate of Rosa L. Parks School of Fine and Performing Arts, Class of 1991, Rahsona Elder is a loving mother of three balancing family, work and service, while helping to deliver high quality arts programming to Paterson children. In fact, it is her work ethic and passion for ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was in Paterson for two hours at most. It was the third stop of a long day, and he was so exhausted he almost had to be propped up as he stood and spoke.  Still, 50 years later, those who were there remember the energy of his speech, and see it as a ...

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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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Click here for video of CeaseFire Paterson’s Sylvia Farrar speaking to TAPinto Paterson following the March. PATERSON, NJ-  A crowd of more than 200 people marched between Cobb Park and the Paterson Public Library on Saturday all carrying one simple message, when it comes to gun violence in ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Nearly 200 residents and community leaders turned out to JFK High School Tuesday evening to recognize Mother Language Day, established by the United Nations that promotes cultural diversity by encouraging people to use their “mother” or native language while learning and speaking ...

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PATERSON, NJ- In a show of unanimity, the Paterson City Council acted to name a section of street after local nonprofit Eva’s Village, in honor of the anti-poverty organization’s contributions to the city, at their Tuesday meeting. The area of Main Street between Grand and Slater Streets will ...

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PATERSON, NJ- While Christmas may already seem like a distant memory, the holiday season was on full display in Paterson today as nearly 100 children and their parents filled a storefront on 21st Avenue on Saturday to celebrate Three Kings Day. The event, sponsored by Desfile Dominicano De New ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Stories of sacrifice, hardship and struggle made way for tales of unconditional love of children as twenty single mothers were honored Friday night at the Paterson Museum during a special event hosted by Dr. Lilisa Mimms. Mimms, a single mother of four, and a grandmother of two, ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Members of the Paterson Fire Department hosted more than 70 nuns and clergy for a special Christmas dinner on Tuesday. The annual event which has taken place for more than twenty years was held at the Paterson Fire Headquarters on McBride Avenue. “Firefighters use mealtime as a ...

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PATERSON, NJ- When seven-year old Tatiana joined several of her friends in a ballet performance at Saturday’s InnerFaith Honors Awards breakfast she had a look of confidence that only comes from hours of dedicated practice and training. Following her performance, when asked what it was she liked ...

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PATERSON, NJ- While Kathy Gray has long desired to volunteer in her community “life was happening,” limiting her time to make the sort of meaningful contribution she desired. But for Gray, who has spent her entire life living in and around Paterson, the recent addiction struggles of an ...

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PATERSON, NJ- The Paterson Museum was transformed into a workshop on a Saturday earlier this month as volunteers from across the region joined together for Paterson Habitat for Humanity’s annual “Hammering for Humanity” event.  Several teams, including those from Abundant Life Reformed Church in ...

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PATERSON, NJ- While TAPinto Paterson has been honoring local veterans over the past several days, the Diocese of Paterson, took time on October 28 to recognize veterans from throughout Morris, Passaic and Sussex counties. Saying that the gathering at St. John the Baptist Cathedral was only ...

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PATERSON, NJ- A monument to veterans will be unveiled and blessed at a special ceremony on Saturday at St. John the Baptist Cathedral. The event, a collaboration between the diocesan Catholic Charities’ Catholic Family and Community Services-Veteran Services and Passaic County Veteran Services will ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Nine men from Eva's Village shelter in Paterson attended a two-day retreat Wednesday and Thursday at the Loyola Jesuit Center, a 30-acre site in Morristown. Time spent at the retreat has had a profound impact on the men of Eva's Village and six ISP volunteers from central and ...

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PATERSON, NJ – The pipes and drums, five clangs of the bell, and calling out of the memorial roll call gave today’s 10 a.m. mass at St. Gerard Majella’s R.C. Church a decidedly different tone than a typical Sunday morning worship service. More than 150 firefighters, family, students and local ...

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