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Religions and Spirituality

September 30, 2021

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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UNION, NJ – Over 200 people attended a dedication ceremony on Sunday of the lower church at St. Michael’s in memory of Phil Matrale, the beloved youth minister who died suddenly on Nov. 20, 2020. Matrale, 60, was youth minister at St. Michael’s for over 30 years.  He also served as youth ...

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Memorial Day, as the name implies, was established to create a day of remembrance to honor soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice in the U.S. Civil War. Our culture today, however, associates the holiday with the start of summer activities, like barbecues and going to the beach. How did this once ...

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UNION, NJ – Hindu prayers opened the Tuesday night Township Committee meeting, with hymns from the world’s oldest extant scripture.  The invocation was given by Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, reading from ancient Sanskrit scriptures. Zed, President of the Universal Society of Hinduism, recited ...

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UNION, NJ – Tributes and remembrances of Phil Matrale, the beloved youth minister at St. Michael’s Parish who died suddenly on Nov. 20, continue to be shared by the Union residents whose lives he touched and enriched.  Matrale, 60, was youth minister at St. Michael’s for over 30 years.  He also ...

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UNION, NJ - A much beloved youth minister from St. Michael's Parish passed away on Saturday. In a social media posting Saturday night, St. Michael's announced "with profound sadness the sudden and tragic" passing of Philip Matrale.  In the post, Msgr. Anselm, Fr. Miles, Fr.Chuck, and St.

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