Religions and Spirituality

March 20, 2019

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - In the wake of the Christchurch shootings that left 50 members of New Zealand's Muslim community dead, residents of every religious stripe came together for an evening of healing and hope. Approximately 130 people were in attendance at the Candle Light Vigil for Peace, a ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — A 70-year-old man who served as a priest in Westfield and was later accused of sex abuse was found shot dead at his home in Nevada, authorities said. Officers found John Capparelli with a gunshot wound to his neck at his residence in Henderson, Nevada, on Saturday, a spokesperson ...

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UNION, NJ – Two Union residents were honored on Sunday at Saint Paul’s Calvary United Church of God’s Black History Month Salute, “Making a Difference 400 Years Later”.  Rev. Dr. Samuel M. Wright, Jr. and Bertha Little-Mathews, along with Elizabeth resident Kim Nesbitt Good, were the honored at ...

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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 ...

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UNION, NJ — The Newark Archdiocese on Wednesday released a list of 63 priests “credibly accused” of sexual abuse. Among those listed on the website are three priests who served at churches in Union. According to the list, Kevin Gugliotta and Charles Hartling both served at Holy Spirit Church and ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Union Catholic principal Sister Percylee Hart, RSM, was installed as the 2019 Union County St. Patrick’s Day Parade Grand Marshal during the Investiture Mass at Immaculate Heart of Mary on Saturday. A reception for the Grand Marshal followed at Shackamaxon Country ...

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UNION, NJ – The annual observance of Kwanzaa, a celebration of family, community and culture, took place at the Vauxhall Branch Library last week. “This event is about the community,” said Vauxhall Public Library Branch Manager Erica Bell.  “I am so happy to be able to host this event ...

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UNION, NJ - Faith United Church of Christ will be hosting a Christmas concert on Saturday, Dec. 15 at 6:30 p.m. Faith United Church of Christ, located at 1340 Burnet Avenue, invites residents and guests to come out to enjoy an evening of classical and gospel Christmas music, spoken word and ...

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UNION, NJ – Members of Faith United Church of Christ gathered for their first annual decorating and tree lighting ceremony on Friday evening, complete with Christmas caroling. At the direction of organist and music director, Antonio Sanzone, members and visitors sang Christmas favorites, such as ...

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UNION, NJ – A public lighting of the Menorah took place on Tuesday, the third day of Chanukah, at Town Hall with Rabbi Avremy Kanelsky of Bris Avrohom, residents and township officials. “When we share acts of goodness and kindness in the world, it makes the world a brighter place,” said the ...

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UNION, NJ – First Baptist Church of Vauxhall presented a substantial donation on Sunday to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital through a six-month fundraising project. First Baptist Trustee Donnie Days, along with Trustee Pete Way, coordinated the donation drive with St. Jude.  “As ...

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UNION, NJ - The United Clergy of Vauxhall and Vicinity will host the Annual Community Thanksgiving Service on Sunday, November 18, at 4:00 p.m. All are welcomed to attend.  Music ministry will be provided by The Vauxhall Community Choir.  The evening offering will be used to assist the Carolina ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ – The fifth annual Union County Day of Prayer promises to deliver a message of unity, embracement of diversity and community goodwill says local church leaders.  The event will take place on October 9, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., at St. Bartholomew the Apostle Church located at 2032 ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The staff at Trinitas Regional Medical Center where presented with handmade hats for their newborn infants as well as patients at the Cancer Center last week by the 4C’s, a club from St. Helens Roman Catholic Church in Westfield. Alesia Porter, program director of the 4C’s, along ...

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