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Why I am so very grateful for the Second Vatican Council

I was not quite 5 years old when Pope John XXIII convened the Second Vatican Council and had just turned ...
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New worship space at St. Joseph Church by Foresight Architects

The light of the new worship space at St. Joseph Church shines out

We have been working with St. Joseph Church in Demarest since June of 2014. We recently completed the first phase ...
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Worship space seating – where do you stand?

Churches without seating Many people are surprised when they walk into European churches and don't see any pews. They wonder why ...
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Notre Dame Drawing

Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris, France

Did you know that Victor Hugo had a significant role in the life of Notre-Dame de Paris (as the cathedral ...
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St. Moritz Church, Augsburg, Germany Photo © Gilbert McCarragher

Does your church feel more like a museum than a place of worship?

In these days of diminishing urban congregations still trying to hold onto beautiful historic buildings, sometimes it is not hard ...
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Angels come to Allendale

Angels come to Allendale

On Saturday, April 5, the Most Reverend John W. Flesey, D.D., Regional Bishop of Bergen County and Rev. Charles Pinyan ...
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The mystery of the Guardian Angel relics

When the Church of the Guardian Angel in Allendale, NJ was built in the 1950's, it had a beautiful black ...
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‘Tis the season for gift giving!

Have you ever been offered a beautiful piece of furniture but were afraid that it wouldn't fit in your house? ...
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A day at the Ecclesiastical Exchange

As was mentioned in an earlier post, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia runs a program that makes available to other churches a ...
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Mayfield church opens after fire

The recently re-opened Mayfield Presbyterian Church, designed by Foresight Architects, held a dedication service Sunday to honor the community and businesses ...
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