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Religions and Spirituality

June 28, 2022

PLAINFIELD, NJ — The preservation of the historic Pittis Family Carillon, located in Grace Episcopal Church, is being sought by The Guild of Carillonneurs in North America (GCNA), "an organization of professional musicians dedicated to promoting the carillon art." Laura Ellis, The Guild of ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — Following a 6-1 city council vote on May 9, with Councilman Sean McKenna voting no, to authorize the planning board to conduct an area in need of redevelopment investigation for the Grace Episcopal Church property to determine if the board finds the property satisfies the Local ...

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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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Passover began Friday evening, April 15 - when the first Seder night took place - and lasts eight days, ending on the evening of Saturday, April 23. The festival always starts on the 15th day of Nisan in the Jewish calendar which means that the date in the Gregorian calendar changes every ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - TAPinto Elizabeth is sad to announce the passing of former franchise 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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NEWARK, NJ — Max Yaeger and Alex Landazabal of Saint Bartholomew Academy were recognized at the CYO Sports Recognition Mass at the Sacred Heart Basilica in Newark last weekend. Volleyball coach Pam Sawicki, was also honored. Congratulations to the eight graders, sports teams and coaches that ...

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WASHINGTON, DC - All U.S. and New Jersey flags will be flown at half-staff until Sunday, March 27 in honor of Madeleine Albright, announced President Biden.  "As a mark of respect for former Secretary of State Madeleine Korbel Albright and her life of service to our Nation, I hereby order, by ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — The duCret School of Art will celebrate the life of illustrator Peter Caras, who lost his battle with cancer on February 28. Born April 11, 1941, in Johnstown, PA, he taught at the Plainfield art school for over 40 years. According to Executive Director Tim O'Connor, since 1979, ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — Today is Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday in French, a holiday celebrated across the globe, especially in places with large Roman Catholic populations. It's a day of celebration before the religious fasting season of Lent that begins with Ash Wednesday, this year falling on March ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- St. Bartholomew Academy kicked off Catholic Schools week by celebrating community. During the week, activities included collecting prayer petitions for the school community and by collecting cans of soup to be donated to food banks in surrounding church communities. Students ...

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St. Bartholomew Academy will host an Open House on Sunday, January 30, 2022, from 11:45 am to 3:00 pm. The Open House kicks off Catholic Schools Week and is a great opportunity for prospective parents to tour the school, meet and visit with faculty and parents and learn more about the curriculum ...

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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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NEWARK, NJ — Cardinal Joseph Tobin ascended the marble pulpit of the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark at the annual Blue Mass and looked out at the hundreds of police officers staring up at him from the pews. The head of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Newark then spoke reverently ...

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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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TRENTON — New Jersey’s law enforcement leaders gathered Wednesday at the Richard J. Hughes Justice Complex in Trenton to unveil the state’s first permanent memorial honoring police officers and other law enforcement professionals who died during the COVID-19 pandemic. The memorial honors the ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — Plainfield's Crescent Avenue Presbyterian Church will hold a special Blessing of the Animals during its worship service, which starts at 10:30 a.m., on Sunday, October 17th.  Quite a variety of God’s creatures have been brought forth for blessing in the past, from dogs and cats to ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Students at St. Bartholomew Academy in Scotch Plains celebrated of the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi on Monday, Oct. 4. Fr. John Paladino, pastor of St. Bart's Church, visited the school to bless the (stuffed) animals in the classroom. St. Francis of Assisi, the patron ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — People who lost family members, colleagues and friends to COVID-19 gathered in Westfield Wednesday night at a memorial service hosted by the Union County Interfaith Coordinating Council. Mourners left flowers, sticky notes with names of the deceased and other symbols of ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The Union County Interfaith Coordinating Council is scheduled to host a memorial service for the victims of COVID-19 Wednesday night. The memorial to be held in the parking lot of the Parish Community of Saint Helen, 1600 Rahway Avenue, Westfield, starts at 7 p.m., the UCICC ...

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CRANBURY, NJ -  On September 11th, 2001 a Cranbury resident was one of the many brave passengers on United Airlines Flight 93 who tried to take control of the hijacked plane and crashed in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. Todd Beamer had lived in Cranbury for a year with his wife and two children before ...

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NEW JERSEY — All flags will be flown at half-staff on Saturday, September 11, in observation of the 20th Anniversary of 9/11. Nearly 3,000 people were killed in the 2001 terrorist attacks, stated officials. Seven hundred fifty were from New Jersey. "Twenty years ago, hundreds of New Jerseyans ...

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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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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ — Put one in the books for the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church director of music ministry.  Plainfield's Katie Wills, the director of music at Immaculate Heart of Mary (IHM) Parish in Scotch Plains, has had her song, Behold the Lamb of God, published by the Oregon Catholic ...

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