Religions and Spirituality

March 21, 2021

WESTFIELD, NJ — While they won’t be coming into the new worship space all at once, the 4,000 families of The Parish Community of Saint Helen will be returning to a church that has been rebuilt from the ground up — literally. A ribbon cutting for the 15,700-square foot space is set for Monday, ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Students at Holy Trinity School greeted a special visitor on Thursday: Mayor Shelley Brindle. Brindle came bearing a gift: a proclamation recognizing Catholic Schools Week and honoring Holy Trinity's history dating back to 1916 in Westfield. The mayor read the proclamation ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Donna Ray has been attending the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Association of Westfield’s annual service for some 15 years. This year, the Westfield resident said it was more important than ever that she and her 13-year-old daughter participated in the annual accompanying MLK Day ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — An annual march symbolic of the marches of the Civil Rights Movement will happen in Westfield Monday, Martin Luther King Day. The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Association of Westfield will lead the march and, due to COVID-19, is taking an accompanying service online. Westfield's ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Continuing a tradition that dates back some two decades in this town, community members lit a larger-than-life menorah at the North Avenue side of the Westfield Train Station Thursday evening — the first night of Hanukkah. Rabbi Levi Block, of Union County Torah Center — Chabad, ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Marking a first for Westfield, first responders last week participated in a Blue Mass — a service celebrated annually for those in the public safety field. Bagpipes sounded as the Westfield police and fire chiefs led a column of first responders down the center row of a church ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Despite limits on gatherings due to COVID-19, Westfield residents are still planning to honor Diwali, a South Asian holiday celebrating the Festival of Lights. The virtual celebration will be held Nov. 14. The event, primarily planned by residents Sushmita Srivastav, Juliana ...

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METUCHEN, NJ — Saint Joseph High School has announced that John G. Nolan, Jr. will fill the role as president of the all boys Catholic high school following the departure of Justin Fleetwood this summer. In a letter to the Saint Joseph Community, John Langdon, Chairman, Board of Directors, ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Residents gathered at the town’s 9/11 monument Friday evening, where clergy offered prayers and the mayor reflected on the 19th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon. Mayor Shelley Brindle read aloud the names of the 12 people from Westfield ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The town will observe the 19th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks with a ceremony to be held at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11, the town announced. Mayor Shelley Brindle will open with remarks at the 9/11 monument followed by prayers of commemoration from local clergy members, ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — Msgr. William Harms, former pastor of the Parish Community of St. Helen in Westfield from 2000-2011, was laid to rest Monday at Our Lady of Peace in New Providence. He died Sunday, Aug. 27, at the age of 80. Harms was remembered for bringing the Archdiocese of ...

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