Christmas Pageant 2020

Christmas Pageant

On Sunday, December 12 at our 10am Worship the children of our Sunday School will tell the story of Jesus' birth in our annual Christmas Pageant in a prerecorded video.  Students will also serve as lay servers -- reading scripture, praying prayers, ushering, etc.

It has been a long time (June) since we have had a Children's Eucharist, so following the Pageant all kids will assist Father Jerry at the altar.

Priestly Ordination of the Rev. Deacon Katherine Rollo

It is with great joy that we announce that on Saturday, December 18 at 2pm, by the grace of God and the consent of God's people, our Curate, Deacon Katherine Rollo, will be ordained a priest along with two other women in the Diocese of Newark.  The service will be live-streamed from Trinity and St. Philip's Cathedral, Newark.  Your prayers and online presence are requested.  For more information visit the Diocesan website.

Partnership with St. Peter's Livingston Thrift Shop

We have begun a short-term agreement with the St. Peter's Livingston Thrift Shop.  All proceeds from the Shop will be used as outreach ministry donations determined by a Committee made up of Thrift Shop representatives and Holy Spirit leaders.  For more information, visit the Shop's website or email the manager.  To read the complete details in a letter from Father Jerry and our Churchwardens, click Thift Shop Logo or scroll down.

Advent Angel Tree 2018

Outreach Angel Tree 2021

The Outreach Committee continues the tradition of the Angel Tree in the Fellowship Hall.  This year we are collecting donations for St. Peter's Haven in Clifton.  Needed items include new toys ages 8 to 13.  Please DO NOT wrap the gifts or use gift bags.  The volunteers at St. Peter's Haven will wrap and label them accordingly.  Toys are due by Sunday, December 12.  Any questions, speak with Catherine Tamasik or Mary Garland.  For more information on St. Peter's Haven, click here or see below.

Spiritual Enrichment Group: Living Well Through Advent

On Sunday, December 12 at 11:40am we will meet via Zoom to begin our upcoming Advent Program.  We'll be using "Living Well Through Advent - Practicing Patience with All Your Heart, Soul, Strength, and Mind" from the Living Compass.  For login information and/or a copy of the workbook, contact Patti Walsh, Deacon Katherine or Father Jerry.

Children's Eucharist Blue

Children's Eucharist

It's been awhile (June 2021) since we hosted a Children's Eucharist, so on Sunday, December 12 at 10am (after the debut of our Christmas Pageant video) we will have an interactive/teaching Eucharist.  Our Church School students may even process forward with all the items to help set the table.  It is great fun for children of all ages!

Christmas Pageant Rehearsal 2016

Christmas Pageant Final Dress Rehearsal, Part 2

The Christmas Pageant is Sunday, December 12 during the 10am Worship Service and will be prerecorded like last year.  We will rehearse and record the scenes during the final dress reherasal (for two scenes) which will be Wednesday, December 8 at 4:15pm.  If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Kathleen or Father Jerry.

Verona Fire Department Santa Day 2019

VFD Santa Sunday Delivers Donations

The dedicated members of the Verona Fire Department will once again collect donations for the Holy Spirit Verona Food Pantry.  On Sunday, December 12 throughout the afternoon they will drop off the donated items.  We are grateful for their dedication and hard work, as well as the support of Verona residents! 

Christmas Pageant 2020
Advent Angel Tree 2018
Children's Eucharist Blue
Christmas Pageant Rehearsal 2016
Verona Fire Department Santa Day 2019

Welcome to Church of the Holy Spirit!

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The red door on an Episcopal (Anglican) Church is traditionally a sign of welcome. Come through the door, and you'll discover that we are a multi-generational, family-centered church. Our congregation worships together, supports each other in times of trouble, celebrates together, and does God’s work in the world.  We are open, welcoming, and inclusive. We invite you to join us.

Finding Holy Spirit

The Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit is located at 36 Gould Street, Verona, and is one block north of Bloomfield Avenue. It is directly across the street from the H.B. Whitehorne Middle School track.

Park in the parking lot and come in the red door. Before each service, you are likely to find our rector standing on the sidewalk or front steps to greet you. 

Upcoming Events

Christmas Pageant Rehearsal 2016
Wednesday, December 8:
The Christmas Pageant is Sunday, December 12 during the 10am Worship Service and will be prerecorded like last year.  We will rehearse and record the scenes during the final dress reherasal (for two scenes) which will be Wednesday, December 8 at 4:15pm.  If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Kathleen or Father Jerry. Read more
Thursday, December 9:
Holy Spirit Verona will host the UNICO Verona Christmas Party in the Fellowship Room from 6:30-9:30pm.   Read more
Friday, December 10:
A small group of socially distanced, mask wearing Food Pantry volunteers will be in the lower level from 5-6:30pm setting up the assembly line needed to pre-pack bags for shoppers. Read more
The Finished Product
Saturday, December 11:
A small group of socially distanced, mask wearing Food Pantry volunteers will be in the lower level for three shifts (8:30-9:30am, 9:45-10:45am and 11am-12pm) prepackings bags for our shoppers -- they will then carry them up to the sanctuary.  It's hard physical work! Read more
Christmas Pageant 2020
Sunday, December 12:
On Sunday, December 12 at our 10am Worship the children of our Sunday School will tell the story of Jesus' birth in our annual Christmas Pageant in a prerecorded video.  Students will also serve as lay servers -- reading scripture, praying prayers, ushering, etc. It has been a long time (June) since we have had a Children's Eucharist, so following the Pageant all kids will assist Father Jerry at the altar. Read more
Children's Eucharist Blue
Sunday, December 12:
It's been awhile (June 2021) since we hosted a Children's Eucharist, so on Sunday, December 12 at 10am (after the debut of our Christmas Pageant video) we will have an interactive/teaching Eucharist.  Our Church School students may even process forward with all the items to help set the table.  It is great fun for children of all ages! Read more
Sunday, December 12:
On Sunday, December 12 at 11:40am we will meet via Zoom to begin our upcoming Advent Program.  We'll be using "Living Well Through Advent - Practicing Patience with All Your Heart, Soul, Strength, and Mind" from the Living Compass.  For login information and/or a copy of the workbook, contact Patti Walsh, Deacon Katherine or Father Jerry. Read more
Got Soup?
Sunday, December 12:
Volunteers will be in the lower level to sort and stock food donations from the VFD Santa Sunday.  Two shifts are planned starting at 2pm and 4pm; email our Parish Administrator if you can assist.. Read more
Verona Fire Department Santa Day 2019
Sunday, December 12:
The dedicated members of the Verona Fire Department will once again collect donations for the Holy Spirit Verona Food Pantry.  On Sunday, December 12 throughout the afternoon they will drop off the donated items.  We are grateful for their dedication and hard work, as well as the support of Verona residents!  Read more
Monday, December 13:
Vestry & Staff Members, plus their significant others, are invited to the home of the rector for a Christmas reception.  No Vestry Meeting, no agenda, no motions!  Just fun and fellowship! Read more
Wednesday, December 15:
On Wednesday, December 15 at 1pm a small group will gather to meditate and knit. This is a spiritual practice that benefits the practitioner and those gifted with these sacred mantles.  This ministry is nondenominational and open to anyone who is seeking to step away from their daily stresses with an alternative form of meditation.  Please email Deacon Katherine for additional information. Read more
Holy Spirit Verona Food Pantry
Saturday, December 18:
Our Pantry will continue local home deliveries for December 2021 and accept shoppers on Saturday, December 18 from 9-11am, A WEEK EARLIER than usual due to the Christmas Day Holiday.  Shoppers must maintain physical distancing and remain within their cars.  Volunteers will be required to wear masks and will bring pre-packaged bags to shoppers' cars.   Read more
Saturday, December 18:
It is with great joy that we announce that on Saturday, December 18 at 2pm, by the grace of God and the consent of God's people, our Curate, Deacon Katherine Rollo, will be ordained a priest along with two other women in the Diocese of Newark.  The service will be live-streamed from Trinity and St. Philip's Cathedral, Newark.  Your prayers and online presence are requested.  For more information visit the Diocesan website. Read more
Holy Week 2020
Sunday, December 19:
On Sunday, December 19 at 10am we will celebrate the recent priestly ordination of The Rev. Katherine Durning Rollo.  Rev. Katherine joined us in Septemer 2019 as our seminarian and became an Transitional Deacon in May 2021.  Soon after, she accepted a Curacy with us for at least two years.  We are excited to walk with her and say Alleluia to her priestly ordination on December 18.  There is no 8am Service on this day. Read more
Sunday School - May 2021
Sunday, December 19:
Sunday School Students should arrive to the The Chapel (this week only) at 9:55am on Sunday, December 19, 2021 with masks and prepared for social distancing.  The biweekly Junior High and High School Class is also meeting this week led my Mr. Carlicci; they will gather in the lower level.  All students will then join their parents for Eucharist and our jumping Alleluia Dismissal.  Any questions about Sunday School, please email Father Jerry. Read more