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Religions and Spirituality

September 12, 2022

WESTFIELD, NJ — More than 20 years after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City, Westfield kept local victims’ memory alive at a remembrance ceremony on Sunday.  Nearly 3,000 people were killed in the attacks — 12 of them from Westfield. In front of Westfield’s ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — COVID may have rained on Westfield’s Memorial Day parade for the past two years, but this May the town's observances are back and bigger than before. The events May 30 honoring fallen heroes and those who served will begin with a Memorial Day service at the North Avenue Circle at ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Holy Trinity Catholic Church started holding Mass at the train station in Westfield 150 years ago. Today, the church is a thriving parish and school community that also runs a food pantry assisting hundreds of people each month. The Catholic Church of the Holy Trinity was founded ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was celebrated here with song, prayer and speeches supporting social justice Monday. Around 200 people marched from the MLK Monument in Westfield to Mindowaskin Park, where supporters prayed and listened to local leaders speak ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — As the saying goes, sunshine is the best disinfectant. And the Westfield Clergy Association agrees. Such is the motivation behind a video from the coalition of religious leaders in Westfield, which discusses common themes throughout the faiths in a message of hope, solidarity ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Steel pipes filled with concrete were installed in front of a synagogue on East Broad Street earlier this month in what is the latest of security measures intended to keep congregants and staff of Temple Emanu-El safe, the religious institution said. The bollards have been ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The north side of the Westfield Train Station was a bit brighter Monday evening as community members gathered to light a menorah for the second night of Hanukkah. In an event that drew around 150 people, families listened to the story of Hanukkah, noshed on jelly doughnuts, known ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Not everyone can say they've completed a pilgrimage. But you can count among them Westfield's Lynne Ainge. Beginning in St. Jean Pied-du-Port, France, Ainge traveled 500 miles on the Camino de Santiago, 330 of which she completed on foot, to Santiago de Compostela in Spain, ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — People who lost family members, colleagues and friends to COVID-19 gathered in Westfield Wednesday night at a memorial service hosted by the Union County Interfaith Coordinating Council. Mourners left flowers, sticky notes with names of the deceased and other symbols of ...

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WESTFIELD, 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 Oct. 6. The event will be held at 7 p.m. at Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church in Westfield and ...

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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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