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Hillsborough Priests Extend Communion to Drive-Through Worshipers

May 22, 2020

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Father John, Rozembajgier, pastor of Mary Mother of God parish, with an assist from Father Alex Carles, has devised a novel approach to administering communion while being respectful of social distancing and parishioners' well-being.

The pastor of Mary Mother of God Church has adapted to the restrictive nature of social distancing amidst the coronavirus pandemic with ...

Archdiocese of Newark Will Close 10 Catholic Schools

Difficult Decision Will Strengthen Schools, Safeguard Future of Catholic Education; At-Home Learning Continues Through End of School Year 

The Archdiocese of Newark has announced the consolidation of its school community and the closure of nine archdiocesan-operated elementary schools at the end of this school year, the result of archdiocesan strategic planning efforts to ...

Livestream Pandemic Service May 1: Metuchen Bishop Joins US, Canadian Bishops in Prayer

METUCHEN, NJ – As the nation continues to battle the effects of the global COVID-19 pandemic, Bishop James F. Checchio, the spiritual leader of the Diocese of Metuchen, will turn to Mary, Mother of the Church in prayer on May 1, joining the U.S. and Canadian bishops all seeking her protection and help.

“I was so grateful to learn through the United States Conference of Catholic ...

Somerville: Life, Death and Hope on Opposite Sides of Grant Avenue

SOMERVILLE, NJ - A drive down Grant Avenue on a Tuesday, mid-afternoon or early evening, offers an opportunity to reflect on the fragility of life and how, in an instance, things can turn from bad to worse.

On one side of the street, cars line at the curb in front of Emmanuel Church to pick up a week's worth of fresh vegetables, meat, household goods, cleaning supplies and other groceries ...

Somerville: United Reformed Church Offers Online Worship During COVID-19 Pandemic

 
SOMERVILLE, NJ. – United Reformed Church, The Church on Main Street has responded to the COVID-19 pandemic and Gov. Phil Murphy's Executive Order 107 by publishing online videos to provide hope and courage during the pandemic.

 Rev. Paul G Janssen, pastor has adapted the Sunday morning worship service format to a more conversational style. The videos have, however, ...

Metuchen Bishop Tells Catholics It's OK to Eat Meat on Fridays

PISCATAWAY, NJ - The Rev. James Checchio, Bishop of the Diocese of Metuchen  has announced an abrupt and radical departure from the teachings of the Catholic Church - the faithful are permitted to eat meat on Fridays during the remainder of the Lenten season - except for Good Friday, April 10.

The Bishop said he granted the dispensation because of all the sacrifices being made in the ...

Somerville: COVID-19 Magnifies Needs of the Hungry & Homeless

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Tom O'Leary and George Georgoulas are on the front lines of an endless battle, helping to provide necessities to those who are homeless and in need of clothing, personal care items, a healthy meal and a safe place to sleep at night.

They're not always successful - but they, and others like them, never give up.

The onset of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic ...

Diocese of Metuchen Suspends Sunday Mass Obligaiton Through April 4-5

PISCATAWAY, NJ – Facing the rapidly evolving coronavirus pandemic, the Most Rev. James F. Checchio, Bishop of Metuchen, has announced today that while Masses in the Diocese of Metuchen will continue to be celebrated, the faithful are not obligated to attend until the weekend of April 4 – 5, when the situation will be re-evaluated as circumstances unfold.

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Somerville: Immaculata HS, Immaculate Conception Schools Closed Until March 27

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The principals of Immaculata High School and the Immaculate Conception School have issued a joint communique to students and parents that the schools will be closed starting March 17th and will remain closed through Friday, March 27 because of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Both buildings will be throughougly cleaned during the shutdown, according to Jeff Martinelli, ...

Somerville Eagle Scout Project: A Portable Altar for Immaculata Parish

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Griffin Leger, a senior at Immaculata High School, built a handcrafted, portable altar for the Immaculata parish to satisfy the requirements of his Eagle Scout community service project.

The altar was used for the first time at the annual Spartan Memorial Mass last Friday.

“I approached Dean of Students Mr. Webber about creating my Eagle Scout project, connected to ...

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May 26 Somerset County COVID-19: Death Toll Exceeds 400

May 26, 2020

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health on Tuesday reported 3,936 cases of COVID-19 with a total of 401 deaths.

There are 133 cases in Somerville and 5 deaths.

Statewide, there is a total of 155,764 cases, an increase of 672 overnight, with 11,191 deaths reported, an increase of 47 since Monday, according to the State Department of Health.

There are 1,667,154 cases in ...

Congratulate Your Graduate with Milestones on TAPinto

May 20, 2020

Graduation season is upon us and that means celebrating your graduate’s accomplishments and honors.  TAPinto Milestones gives you an easy and affordable way to honor your graduate.  You can submit a note of congratulations, highlight achievements and submit photos.  Your Milestone post will be posted on the TAPinto site of your choosing and stay there forever.  ...