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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 ...

St. Bart's in Scotch Plains Celebrates The Feast Day of St. Joseph

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- St. Bartholomew Church celebrated the Feast of Saint Joseph on Tuesday, March 19, with a St. Joseph's table filled with breads and desserts.

In Italy and in many Italian-American communities, the Feast of Saint Joseph (San Giuseppe) is an important celebration. St. Joseph is credited with preventing a famine in Sicily during the Middle Ages when people prayed for ...

Saint Joseph High School Celebrates Saint Joseph's Day by Inviting Students' Grandparents

EDISON, NJ -- Saint Joseph High School celebrated Grandparents Day on Tuesday, March 19.

Grandparents of students were invited to the campus to eat breakfast with their grandsons, take a tour of the campus, and celebrate the Feast of Saint Joseph liturgy with our school community. Over 130 Falcon Grandparents spent time with us and had the opportunity to see how their grandsons spend ...

10 Surprising Facts About St. Patrick's Day

NATIONAL -- As March 17 rolls around, roughly half of American adults gear up to wear something green, decorate with images of shamrocks, and make plans with family and friends, according to the National Retail Federation (NRF).

Among consumers under the age of 35, about 70 percent planned to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, the NRF reports. Over 80 percent of adults said wearing green would ...

'Ashes to Go' at The Chelsea in Fanwood Really Went on Ash Wednesday

FANWOOD, NJ -- The Chelsea at Fanwood assisted living residence offered an “Ashes To Go Drive-Thru” on Ash Wednesday, March 6, 2019.

From 12:00 Noon to 1:00 p.m., Father Duncan Johnston of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Westfield, imposed ashes to anyone who drove up to the Chelsea’s breezeway at 295 South Avenue.

Drivers and passengers were not required to leave their ...

'Ashes To Go' Drive-Thru for Ash Wednesday at The Chelsea in Fanwood

FANWOOD, NJ -- Even you’re in a rush on Ash Wednesday, you can get your ashes 'on the go.' The Chelsea at Fanwood is offering an Ashes To Go Drive-Thru from 12:00 Noon to 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 6.

Just drive up to the Chelsea’s breezeway at 295 South Avenue in Fanwood, roll down the window and receive ashes from Father Duncan Johnston of St. Paul’s ...

Holy Trinity School in Westfield Empowers The Next Generation Through Catholic Education

WESTFIELD, NJ — At Holy Trinity School, serving students in kindergarten through eighth grade, the mission is to educate students to actualize their full, individual potential both spiritually and academically while adhering to the tenets of the Roman Catholic Church. The goal is to enable them to become responsible members of their families, high schools, churches and communities in an ...

Cardinal Joseph Tobin, Archbishop of Newark, Responds to Defrocking of Theodore McCarrick

NEWARK, NJ -- Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R., Archbishop of Newark, issued a statement on Saturday following the defrocking of the Theodore E. McCarrick, the one-time Archbishop of Newark and Cardinal Archbishop of Washington, D.C.

Today the Holy See announced that Theodore E. McCarrick has been dismissed from the clerical state. The decree impacts not only the Archdiocese of Newark, ...

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 ...

Archdiocese of Newark: Two Former Scotch Plains Priests Among 63 Accused of Sex Abuse

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ — The Newark Archdiocese on Wednesday released a list of 63 priests “credibly accused” of sexual abuse. Among those listed on the website of the Archdiocese of Newark are two priests who at one time served in Scotch Plains. One of the priests has been removed from the ministry, and the other is deceased, according to the published list.

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

March 19, 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 10:00 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 ...