Religions and Spirituality

September 13, 2019

PISCATAWAY, NJ – As the people of the Bahamas begin to recover and rebuild after Hurricane Dorian left the islands reeling from the devastation, the local Roman Catholic Diocese of Metuchen is working to raise funds that will aid in the long recovery process. Bishop James F. Checchio has ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Clothes Closet at St. John's Episcopal Church opened on Saturday, Sept. 7th with  Somerville Mayor Dennis Sullivan, Freeholder Brian Gallagher, and State Sen. Kip Bateman (R-1th) joining the Rev. Canon Ron Pollock and St. John's volunteers at the ribbon cutting.   The Clothes ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – St. John’s Episcopal Church invites all to Welcoming Sunday on Sept. 8th. Welcoming Sunday is an opportunity to learn about mission, ministry, activities and community life at St. John's. Displays and informational tables will grace the Parish Hall after both the 8 a.m. and ...

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S0MERVILLE, NJ – For ten days in July, Bridgewater resident William Hoffman will join a dozen riders from local New Jersey churches on a 300-mile bicycle trek through the African country of Malawi. Their goal is to raise funds for local education initiatives for children and young adults. A ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ -- Ed Webber of Whitehouse Station, NJ, will serve as Immaculata High School’s new Dean of Students. In this role Webber will be partnering with fellow administrators, working with teachers, parents, and students to maintain structure and organization, conducive to a successful ...

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  SOMERVILLE, NJ - Isabelle LaRoche of Branchburg is the first recipient of the Sister Mary Dee Ellis IHM ’91 Memorial Scholarship. Sister Mary Dee Ellis served in South America for 16 years, as well as in the states, before becoming the Novice Directress of the IHM community. She died in ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Congregants, friends and family attended services Monday as Rev. Ronald N. Pollock, rector of St. John's Episcopal Church in Somerville, was named an honorary Canon of the Cathedral of the Diocese of Trenton, in honor of his dedication to the Episcopal Church and congregation along ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ -- Jeffrey Martinelli of Rockaway will be the new principal for Immaculate Conception School effective in July. Martinelli will be the first lay principal of the parish elementary school, prompted by the reassignment of current principal, Sister Mary Chapman, IHM, by her ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - In honor of his dedication to the Episcopal Church and congregation along with his community involvement and special ministries, the Rev. Ronald N. Pollock, rector of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Somerville, has been named an honorary Canon of the Cathedral of the Diocese of New ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ -- The Interfaith Community Action Network willl host a discussion panel and forum to help teens and their parents navigate the topic of youth mental health on Sunday, April 28, 2-4 p.m.. at St. John's Episcopal Church, 18 West High St.. From Surviving to Thriving: Navigating ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ – A priest who formerly served in Hunterdon has been permanently removed from the priesthood, according to a press release issued today, Good Friday, by the Diocese of Metuchen. Mark Dolak, 66, served in various Catholic churches throughout the state, including St. Catherine of ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – United Reformed Church, the Church on Main Street, announces a week of special services and activities during Holy Week; April 14 through April 21st. The remembrance of Christ’s passion and the celebration of his resurrection is the height of the Christian year. All are ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – All are welcome at St. John’s Episcopal Church for Holy Week and Easter services and activities. St. John’s Episcopal Church is under the spiritual direction of the Rev. Canon Ronald Pollock, located at 158 West High St. The church is handicapped accessible.  Ample parking is ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ – He learned a lot about life in the funeral business. That might seem like an odd way for a County Prosecutor to begin a discussion about his tenure as Hunterdon’s top cop, unless you happen to actually know Anthony P. Kearns, III. And if you know Kearns, you know his name is ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – All are welcome to St. John’s Episcopal Church for the distribution of ashes on Ash Wednesday, March 6 as well as a March 5 Pancake Dinner and a special Lenten Program. Lent is the 40-day season of reflection and penance that begins on Ash Wednesday and leads to Holy Week and ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – United Reformed Church’s Youth Group is all about spreading the church’s mission to “love all, serve all” this Valentine’s Day. The kids spent time making Valentine’s Day cards for our Veterans, which were delivered to Operation Shoebox New Jersey to distribute. The cards will ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – Student leaders from the four Catholic high schools in the Diocese of Metuchen participated in a Jan. 31 listening session, at the invitation of Bishop James F. Checchio, where they discussed the challenges facing youth today. Student representatives from Bishop George Ahr High ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - "Quakers - The Quiet Revolutionaries," a new documentary by Rocky Hill filmmaker Janet Gardner will have its New Jersey premiere in the spring 2019 New Jersey Film Festival at Rutgers University at 7 p.m., Friday, Feb. 8. The screening will take place in Voorhees Hall, 71 ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ  - The Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary will end their association with Immaculate Conception School and Immaculata High School after 61 years and will be reassigned to other responsibilities at the end of the school year. The Sisters had met with Msgr. Seamus F.

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    TRENTON, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy has signed bipartisan legislation sponsored by Senator Christopher “Kip” Bateman (R-Somerset/Hunterdon/Middlesex/Mercer) that will permit eligible nonprofits, including houses of worship, to access grants to increase security and keep New Jersey families safe ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The United Reformed Church, 100 West Main St., hosts the annual Central Jersey Twelfth Night-Boar’s Head Festival on Sunday, Jan. 6, at 4 p.m. All are welcome to come and revel in the celebration of the Twelve Days of Christmas, as they did in Elizabethan times. A cast of 125 ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – All are welcomed to the St. John’s Episcopal Church Christmas and New Year’s services. St. John’s Episcopal Church, under the spiritual direction of the Rev. Ronald Pollock, is located at 158 West High Street in Somerville.  St. John’s is handicapped accessible.  Ample parking ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Rev. Douglas J. Haefner “borrowed” around $500,000 – an amount substantiated by an unreleased internal audit – from church coffers to fund “compulsive behaviors,” according to Bishop James F. Checchio of the Metuchen Diocese. Checchio visited St. Matthias Church on Monday night to ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Questions surrounding church finances at Saint Matthias led to the resignation of Rev. Douglas J. Haefner according to a letter sent to parishioners and school families on Nov. 2.  "It is with sadness that I must inform you that Father's resignation coincides with serious ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Bundled up against the brisk wind and 47 degree temperature, members of several Central New Jersey congregations joined together Sunday afternoon to participate in the 44th annual CROP Hunger Walk hosted by the United Reformed Church on Main Street. Carry multi-colored balloons, ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - United Reformed Church, “The Church on Main Street” will sponsor the 44 th Annual CROP Hunger Walk on Sunday, Oct.  21st beginning 1:30 p.m. on Main Street in front of the church. CROP Hunger Walks are interfaith events sponsored by Church World Services and take place in 1,500 ...

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CLINTON TWP., N.J. – Ground was broken yesterday for Hunterdon’s newest synagogue, Chabad of Hunterdon’s Yakov and Hava Telyas Jewish Center, on Payne Road just off Route 31 here. “We are standing in Clinton Township,” Rabbi Eli Kornfeld said at the event where hundreds were in attendance.

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Rev. Ron Pollock presided at the 20th annual Blessing of the Animals at St. John’s Episcopal Church on Sunday, Oct. 7,with several dozen dogs, cats and their owners receiving a special blessing at the 3 p.m. service. The blessing of the animals is an annual Episcopal tradition ...

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  SOMERVILLE, NJ - All creatures great and small, furry, hairy, feathered or with scales - and their owners - are invited to the annual Blessing of the Animals at St. John’s Episcopal Church on Sunday, Oct. 7 at 3 pm, rain or shine. The blessing of the animals is an annual Episcopal tradition ...

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