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Religions and Spirituality

July 3, 2022

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Immaculate Heart of Mary (IHM) Church hosted 25th anniversary celebration of Father Michael Ward’s priesthood and the Immaculate Heart of Mary Feast on Sunday, June 26. It began, naturally, with the noon mass as parishioners gathered to celebrate the Eucharist and to reflect on ...

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Newark, NJ – Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, archbishop of Newark, ordained five men, including Matthew Gonzalez of St. Bartholomew Church in Scotch Plains, to the priesthood during the Rite of Ordination on May 28 in Newark’s Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart. As their loved ones looked on with ...

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NEWARK, NJ – Matthew Gonzalez, a deacon at St. Bartholomew Church in Scotch Plains, will be ordained into the priesthood by Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, archbishop of Newark, during the Rite of Ordination on May 28 at 10 a.m. in Newark’s Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart. Five men comprise ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Immaculate Heart of Mary (IHM) parish in Scotch Plains has announced its Holy Week schedule: Good Friday (April 15): Outdoor stations of the Cross at 12 Noon Veneration of the Cross at 3:00 p.m. Living Stations of the Cross at 7:00 p.m. Holy Saturday (April ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Temple Sholom of Scotch Plains announced its implementation of their inaugural 'Holla for Challah', which will be hosted at the temple (1925 Lake Ave.) on Saturday, May 7, from 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. The event is free and open to the public by reservation. During the first-ever ...

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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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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Congregation Beth Israel in Scotch Plains will hold a Community Seder on the first night of Passover, Friday, April 15, at 6:30 p.m. The Seder is open to members of the community. Rabbi Howard Tilman of Congregation Beth Israel will lead the family-friendly Seder, with ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Over 100 Greater Jersey Hudson River Region B'nai B'rith Youth Organization (BBYO) teens joined thousands of other teens, educators, thought and business leaders, celebrities, political figures, and philanthropists from around the world at BBYO International Convention 2022, ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- The Chelsea at Fanwood offered drive-thru “ashes to go” on Ash Wednesday (Mar. 2) as a convenience to anyone in the community seeking to take part in the religious activity. The ashes were imposed by Father Duncan Johnson of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Westfield. People drove ...

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WATCHUNG, NJ – Mount Saint Mary Academy is currently accepting registrations for its 2022 Summer Academy Enrichment and Sports Program. Open to rising sixth through eighth grade girls, the two-week program, which features half and full-day options, is designed to empower girls to try new things in ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- TAPintoSPF's Meet The Leaders series features profiles of leaders in the community, including their roles and responsibilities in Scotch Plains-Fanwood. This week's profile is Rabbi Howard Tilman of Congregation Beth Israel. Age: 37 Family: Married; Two ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- Even you’re in a rush on Ash Wednesday, you can get your ashes to go. The Chelsea at Fanwood is offering an "Ashes To-Go Drive-Thru" from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, March 2, 2022. Just drive up to the Chelsea’s breezeway at 295 South Avenue in Fanwood, roll down the window ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- TAPintoSPF's Meet The Leaders series are a string of stories that feature profiles of leaders in the community, including their roles and responsibilities in both Scotch Plains and Fanwood. This week's profile is All Saints Episcopal Church reverend Susanna ...

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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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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Immaculate Heart of Mary (IHM) Church in Scotch Plains is holding listening sessions (synods) in January and February both in-person and via Zoom that are facilitated by members of the Parish Community to gather information about the challenges that hinder personal faith ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- St. Bartholomew Academy will host an Open House on Sunday, Jan. 30, 2022, from 11:45 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 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 ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- It was calm and quiet across Scotch Plains and Fanwood on Christmas Eve. A few visitors stopped to see the animal display outside the Scotch Plains Municipal Building. The Nativity Scene outside St. Bartholomew Church was lit in all of its splendor. In Fanwood, Greg ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Dr. Michael Margolin, Aaron Perrotta and Abbie Sapira, members of Congregation Beth Israel in Scotch Plains, were honored as “Man of the Year” and “Youths of the Year” respectively at the Northern New Jersey Region of the Federation of Jewish Men's Clubs dinner, held at Temple ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Steel pipes filled with concrete were installed in front of a synagogue on East Broad Street earlier this month in what is the latest of security measures intended to keep congregants and staff of Temple Emanu-El safe, the religious institution said. The bollards have been ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- Fanwood neighbors and Council members turned out tonight for a ceremonial lighting of a giant Menorah to celebrate Hanukkah, the Jewish Festival of Lights. Rabbi Avrohom Blesofsky of The Chabad of Union County officiated, injecting great energy into the small gathering at the ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Mayor Josh Losardo, the Scotch Plains Council, and other township officials hosted a Hanukkah celebration on the Alan Augustine Green with Rabbi Avrohom Blesofsky of The Chabad of Union County, who presided over the lighting of the menorah on Sunday, Nov. 28, to mark the start ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ – November 17, 2021 – Temple Sholom will host its annual Chanukah Lego Night on Thursday, Dec. 2, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Temple Sholom (1925 Lake Avenue, Scotch Plains). Back by popular demand, the event is free and open to the public. Masks are required to be worn inside the ...

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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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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Congregation Beth Israel (CBI) in Scotch Plains held a testimonial dinner honoring Immediate Past President, Jason Hoberman, on Sunday, Oct. 24. Approximately 90 congregants, family members and friends attended the event. Chaired by Illana Margolis, the testimonial dinner ...

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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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ELIZABETH, NJ - As the nation continues to reckon with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the seventh annual Union County Day of Prayer will serve as “A Memorial Service to Those in Our Memory” on October 6. The event will be held at 7 p.m. at Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church in Westfield ...

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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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NEWARK, NJ – 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.  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 Press (OCP) as ...

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