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Our Lady of Mount Carmel plans to revive feast

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.newsWith the blessing of, and a donation from, the head of its new parish, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church plans to resurrect its summertime feast.At a Sunday meeting at the Pine...

Catholics go back to a very different church this week

This week, Catholics started going back to church as the buildings reopened under the direction of the Newark Archdiocese, but for personal prayers only.
houses of worship

COVID-19: Montclair houses of worship adjust to social distancing, closure

The COVID-19 outbreak has disrupted all aspects of life in Montclair, including for members of the township’s many houses of worship.
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....
Montclair Sanctuary Alliance

Montclair Sanctuary Alliance holds dedication service

Many participants of different faiths attended the dedication of the Montclair Sanctuary Alliance on Thursday, Dec. 14.

Breaking the hate: Preaching love, forgiveness here in Montclair

Chris Singleton, who lost his mother at the the Emanuel AME Church shooting in Charleston, S.C., visited DC Rice Hall at Union Baptist Church in Montclair on Sept. 7.
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Montclair churches offering sanctuary to refugees and asylum seekers

Seven of Montclair’s houses of worship offer aid, and in some cases sanctuary, to refugees and asylum seekers. 
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Spotlight House of Worship: Walking the labyrinth – a personal meditative journey

By DEBORAH ANN TRIPOLDI tripoldi@montclairlocal.news 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 religion@montclairlocal.news and culture@montclairlocal.news. A couple...
Eid

Holy days: Eid al-Fitr brings Muslims together

Local Muslims look forward to Eid al-Fitr, observed on June 4. The holiday marks the end of Ramadan, and will be celebrated with food and a carnival.

Photo: Lights for Liberty, A Vigil to End Human Concentration Camps

— PHOTOS BY KATE ALBRIGHTOn Friday, July 12, “Lights for Liberty: A Vigil to End Human Detention Camps” brought hundreds to the lawn of the First Congregational Church in Montclair. Throughout the nation thousands...