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Religions and Spirituality

May 23, 2022

MIDDLESEX COUNTY – The first-ever fully Spanish-speaking class of deacons has been ordained for service in the Diocese of Metuchen – including service in two parishes in New Brunswick. Pedro Sanchez Duval has been ordained to serve at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel on Morris Street and Jose Suarez Aular ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Rev. Paul Janssen, pastor of United Reformed Church, is inviting those with a sense of compassion and a sense of humor to join him on the steps of the church at 100 West Main St. on Thursday, May 26, at 6 p.m. for a flash mob photo op to support "Red Nose Day.".  All residents ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — Richard Alston is the Minister of Music at St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Plainfield. He said in this position, "I'm using the music to bring people closer to God and to Christ." He doesn't call it entertainment, but uses the music to spiritually uplift. "The music must always be ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ  – A nearly life-sized crucifix that has been blessed by three popes and numerous other clergy during an ongoing global pilgrimage will be on display at Holy Rosary Church in Jersey City through mid-May.   All are invited to visit or pray before the Thanking Cross — also known as ...

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EDISON, NJ - Family and friends of Steve Stutski gathered on a cloudy Saturday afternoon at Roosevelt Park in remembrance of his life and enshrined the name “Steve Stutski” on a park bench near the basketball courts. The same courts that are now named “The Steve Stutski Courts,” a tribute to ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - As the solemn observance of Ramadan draws to a close this week, Muslims in East Brunswick will reflect on the Second Annual Ramadan lighting ceremony to commemorate the holy month that is celebrated by Muslims around the world. To make Ramadan special, the East Brunswick ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – Members of The Vietnamese Buddhist Congregation of the Northeastern United States traveled to Piscataway High School on Sunday for their Fifth Annual Vesak Day Celebration. The first time ever held in Piscataway, Vesak Day, the most important day for Buddhists around the ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – Ramadan Mubarak! The Muslim greeting meaning “blessed Ramadan” is often heard throughout the month-long religious celebration. As Muslims around the world break their daily fast during the holiest of holidays for the faithful, members of the Muslim Center of Middlesex County ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - TAPinto Elizabeth is sad to announce the passing of former franchisee owner, Kathy Lloyd. Kathy passed away on April 12 surrounded by those who loved her.  "We mourn the passing of former TAPinto owner/publisher Kathy Lloyd,” said Michael Shapiro, the founder and CEO of TAPinto.

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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 is the day ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - United Reformed Church, The Church on Main is hosting the Central Jersey #Walk4Ukraine to raise funds to support Ukrainian refugees. The Central Jersey #Walk4Ukraine will take place on Friday, April 22 at 12:30 p.m. The walk will start and end at United Reformed Church, 100 W.

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The Lost Souls Public Memorial Project, which honors the memory of those enslaved people and freemen caught up in the legal swirl of capture and transportation to harsher slave environments has learned that their application for 501c3 status had been officially approved by the ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The East Brunswick Human Relations Council and the Township of East Brunswick invite residents to join them as they host the Second Annual Ramadan lighting event on March 31, 2022. The event will be held at 6:30 pm near the East Brunswick Municipal Pond Family, friends ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Sunday morning’s gloomy skies gave off just enough light to illuminate the stained-glass windows inside the Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Dozens of candles set on alters flickered as a woman in a grey raincoat clenched her hands together in prayer.  A ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – The racial divide in America was on the minds of a group of interfaith leaders who gathered Sunday at the Muslim Center of Middlesex County in Piscataway to discuss their experiences. Titled “Renounce Racism, Embrace Equality”, the symposium featured interfaith and community ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Saint Peter’s University Hospital recently observed World Day of the Sick – a moment when prayers are offered for those who are suffering, praise is given to their caretakers and faith organizations mark this day by providing medicines, food and spiritual guidance. It hosted ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Many members of the United Methodist Church on George Street grew up in the churches of their native West African homes observing Watch Nigh each New Year’s Eve. Those congregants from Sierra Leone, Liberia, Nigeria and Ghana find comfort in the service marked with ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ - Warm wishes from TAP into Piscataway for a very Merry Christmas. May your day be filled with peace, love and joy!

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COLLEGE STATION, TX — Wreaths Across America and the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum will mark the 80th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor and entry of the United States into World War II. "We will remember fallen Americans from the “day that will live in infamy.” We will honor ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Puleo International, a fourth-generation family-owned manufacturer and distributor of unique handcrafted holiday décor items located in South Plainfield, will open its doors to the public for their 17th Annual Christmas Sale on Friday, Nov. 19.  The warehouse will be open ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - More than 1,000 visitors to Mary Mother of God Church Tuesday night experienced a once-in-a-lifetime, hands-on opportunity to commune with the carefully preserved icons of their faith. The collection of 165 relics of the saints, some as old as 2,000 years, represents the very ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - A revered splinter of wood, said to have come from the cross upon which Jesus Christ was crucified, is one of 150 sacred relics from the Vatican in Rome that will be venerated in a worship service at Mary Mother of God Church on Tuesday, Oct. 19 beginning at 6:30 p.m. The Rev.

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The remnants of Hurricane Ida swept through South Plainfield on the night of September 1, leaving massive flooding in many parts of the town.  Residents in areas with a history of flooding as well as neighborhoods that had not previously flooded were caught overnight by ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ — Walk 4 Clean Water with Piscataway’s The Well Church on Saturday, Sept. 11. Township residents are invited to join church members in Johnson Park at its first 5K walk to help raise funds to build a well in Rwanda. The well will serve a village which does not have access to clean ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ — Family and friends gathered at the Piscataway Funeral Home on Wednesday to remember Jacek Pyszynski, 46 who passed away August 12. Jacek, a Piscataway resident, was a driver for UPS starting his career with the delivery service in 2001. He most recently covered routes in South ...

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Newark, N.J. – Parishes within the Archdiocese of Newark have been invited to take up a special collection during Masses this weekend to help those affected by the 7.2 magnitude earthquake that devastated the southwestern region of Haiti on Aug. 14. All proceeds from the collection will benefit ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ -  A mosque where "everyone is welcome" has broken ground on New Brunswick Avenue in East Brunswick.  The Islamic Center of East Brunswick, which has been operating out of the small, repurposed East Brunswick Congregation Church since 2004, hosted a formal ground-breaking ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ — Funeral details have been announced for Jaswant "Jay" Bhailal Mody, 83 of Piscataway. The service will be held on Thursday, July 8 from 1:30-2:30 at Franklin Memorial Park in North Brunswick and will be livestreamed at https://vimeo.com/571813244. According to a news report ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The Youth Group at Mary Mother of God Church spent portions of three days during their Summer Service Workcamp taking care of complete strangers thousands of miles from the basement of the church Parish Center, where members gathered to sort donations and prepare personal care ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ- On the heels of the COVID-19 pandemic, New Jersey residents are facing unprecedented economic disruption. As a result, many are dealing with unstable family finances, poor health, rocky relationships, and loads of stress. “In a time when people have lost so much, Impact ...

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