Winter Solstice

Facts of the Winter Solstice, Dec. 21

By DEBORAH ANN TRIPOLDI tripoldi@montclairlocal.news The Winter Solstice, which is known as the shortest day of the year, happens this year at 11:28 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 21. Here are some things to know about it. 1....
Sanctuary Alliance

Montclair Sanctuary Alliance to hold dedication ceremony Thursday

The Montclair Sanctuary Alliance will hold a dedication ceremony on the third night of Hanukkah, Thursday, Dec. 14.

Montclair Sanctuary Alliance forms, Hanukkah celebration Thursday

Montclair Sanctuary Alliance has formed to protect undocumented immigrants. Its physical space will be at Bnai Keshet.
Peter Claver

Spotlight House of Worship: St. Peter Claver celebrates Black Catholic history

The “Houses of Worship” series spotlights local religious organizations. General information about the church is below. If you have religion news you think we should spotlight, please send to culture@montclairlocal.news. By DEBORAH ANN TRIPOLDI tripoldi@montclairlocal.news St. Peter Claver Church...
Samhain

Samhain: celebrating the time between

By DEBORAH ANN TRIPOLDI tripoldi@montclairlocal.news Kids will be looking forward to dressing up and parading in costumes to receive candy. Even some adults may enjoy that. While many people know Oct. 31 as Halloween, in Paganism...

Culture in brief: Abby Stein, transgendered women, to speak at Montclair’s Bnai Keshet

Abby Stein will speak about her journey from the Hasidic rabbinate to her life as a trans-woman at Bnai Keshet’s first Kaplan Minyan of the New Year on Saturday morning, Oct. 14. The Kaplan...
Unitarian Universalist

Spotlight House of Worship: UUCM welcomes married ministers to Montclair

Religion spotlight: Universalist Unitarian Congregation at Montclair has a pair of married ministers.

Mount Carmel Church possesses $113,000 endowment

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.news St. Teresa of Calcutta Parish has a deficit, but one of its houses of worship, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, has been blessed with what is now a $113,000 nest egg. The...

Mount Carmel collects 250 boxes of goods for hurricane victims

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.news Parishioners at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church over the past week or so collected 250 boxes of goods, such as clothing and toiletries, that have been shipped to victims of Hurricane...