***ONLINE*** Vestry Meeting

The Vestry typically meets on the second Monday of the month, and has been doing so via Zoom duing the pandemic.  We will gather online this month on the fourth Monday, May 23 at 7:30pm via Zoom to pray together, discuss the business of the church and enjoy each others' company.  An email will be sent with logon information.

Heavenly Finds Thrift Shop Open

We hope you are aware that in the Fall of 2021 we partnered with the St. Peter's Livingston (now named Heavenly Finds) Thrift Shop; to learn more, click here.  The shop is open nearly every Tuesday from 10am to 2pm and accepts donations any time except Monday afternoons and Tuesday mornings.  For more information about the Thrift Shop, visit https://www.heavenlyfinds.org/.

Prayer Shawl Ministry Gathers

On Wednesday, May 18 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 Rev. Katherine for additional information.

Sunday School - April 2022

Sunday School in the Lower Level

Sunday School Students should arrive to the the lower level at 9:55am on Sunday, May 22, 2022; masks are optional  All students will then join their parents for Eucharist and our jumping Alleluia Dismissal.  Any questions about Sunday School, please email Father Jerry.

Holy Communion

In the Episcopal Church, we don't formally observe "First Communion," leaving it up to parents' discretion as to when they'd like their child(ren) to begin receiving the Eucharist.  We welcome all who are baptized - no age limit! - to receive.  Some families do like to mark that milestone for their children, so on May 22 at our 10 am service, we will celebrate Holy Communion with a few of our kids.  Our Sunday School classes in May and June will be focused on Eucharist.
Memorial Day Parade

Verona's Memorial Day Parade

Holy Spirit Verona will once again participate in the Township's Annual Memorial Day Parade.  If you're interested in walking or riding with Holy Spirit, please sign up in the Fellowship Hall.  We will meet at Everett Field at 9:45am that morning - Monday, May 30, 2022.  Also, there is usually a contingent of Holy Spirit folks watching the parade in front of the former site of Terry's Drugs.

Easter 2017

Choir Rehearsal for Pentecost

We will having a choir on our Feast Day -- Pentecost Sunday.  Are you a singer?  Do you like to sing?  Consider joining us for reahearsals on Sundays at 9:15am on May 22, 29 and June 5 led by our Cantor Ema Mitrović.  If you have any questions, speak with Ema, Churchwardens Jane or Patti or Father Jerry.

Red Coffee Hour Returns!

It's back!  After a 2-year hiatus, our annual RED COFFEE HOUR is planned as a part of our June 5 Pentecost Sunday (our Feast Day) celebration.  This is the day that parishioners (wear red) and bring in all sorts of food and drink items that are red.  Be creative and have some fun.  Sign-up list for what you can bring is in the Fellowship Hall.  Didn't sign-up to bring something?  Just bring a red food item to share!

Sunday School - April 2022
Memorial Day Parade
Easter 2017

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

Tuesday, May 17:
We hope you are aware that in the Fall of 2021 we partnered with the St. Peter's Livingston (now named Heavenly Finds) Thrift Shop; to learn more, click here.  The shop is open nearly every Tuesday from 10am to 2pm and accepts donations any time except Monday afternoons and Tuesday mornings.  For more information about the Thrift Shop, visit https://www.heavenlyfinds.org/. Read more
Wednesday, May 18:
On Wednesday, May 18 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 Rev. Katherine for additional information. Read more
Wednesday, May 18:
Holy Spirit Verona will host the UNICO Verona Chapter for their final 50th Anniversary Dinner Planning Meeting.  The gathering will be held in the Fellowship Hall on Wednesday, May 18, starting at 7pm. Read more
Sunday, May 22:
In the Episcopal Church, we don't formally observe "First Communion," leaving it up to parents' discretion as to when they'd like their child(ren) to begin receiving the Eucharist.  We welcome all who are baptized - no age limit! - to receive.  Some families do like to mark that milestone for their children, so on May 22 at our 10 am service, we will celebrate Holy Communion with a few of our kids.  Our Sunday School classes in May and June will be focused on Eucharist. Read more
Easter 2017
Sunday, May 22:
We will having a choir on our Feast Day -- Pentecost Sunday.  Are you a singer?  Do you like to sing?  Consider joining us for reahearsals on Sundays at 9:15am on May 22, 29 and June 5 led by our Cantor Ema Mitrović.  If you have any questions, speak with Ema, Churchwardens Jane or Patti or Father Jerry. Read more
Sunday School - April 2022
Sunday, May 22:
Sunday School Students should arrive to the the lower level at 9:55am on Sunday, May 22, 2022; masks are optional  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
Monday, May 23:
The Vestry typically meets on the second Monday of the month, and has been doing so via Zoom duing the pandemic.  We will gather online this month on the fourth Monday, May 23 at 7:30pm via Zoom to pray together, discuss the business of the church and enjoy each others' company.  An email will be sent with logon information. Read more
Tuesday, May 24:
We hope you are aware that in the Fall of 2021 we partnered with the St. Peter's Livingston (now named Heavenly Finds) Thrift Shop; to learn more, click here.  The shop is open nearly every Tuesday from 10am to 2pm and accepts donations any time except Monday afternoons and Tuesday mornings.  For more information about the Thrift Shop, visit https://www.heavenlyfinds.org/. Read more
Friday, May 27:
Our Food Pantry volunteers will be in the lower level from 5-6:30pm setting up the tables with grocery/toiletry items for our shoppers. Read more
Saturday, May 28:
At the May 28 Food Pantry, we will accept shoppers in the lower level from 9 to 11am; masks will be required.  This will be our second "in-person" shopping day since February 2020.  Shoppers will be asked to remain in their vehicles and a limited number of shoppers will be invited inside at a time.  Home deliveries will still be available for Verona/Cedar Grove residents who are unable to visit the Pantry; contact our Church Office to make arrangements.    Read more
Sunday, May 29:
On Sunday, May 29 at both our 8am and 10am worship services we will wear orange for National Gun Violence Awareness Day/Weekend (June 3-5, 2022).  On Sunday, June 5 we will celebrate our Feast Day of Pentecost, so we are marking this social justice awareness event a bit earlier.  There is much work to be done around this topic, and the voice of the Church has much to offer -- love conquers fear. Read more
Easter 2017
Sunday, May 29:
We will having a choir on our Feast Day -- Pentecost Sunday.  Are you a singer?  Do you like to sing?  Consider joining us for reahearsals on Sundays at 9:15am on May 22, 29 and June 5 led by our Cantor Ema Mitrović.  If you have any questions, speak with Ema, Churchwardens Jane or Patti or Father Jerry. Read more
Sunday School - April 2022
Sunday, May 29:
Sunday School Students should arrive to the the lower level at 9:55am on Sunday, May 29, 2022; masks are optional  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
Memorial Day Parade
Monday, May 30:
Holy Spirit Verona will once again participate in the Township's Annual Memorial Day Parade.  If you're interested in walking or riding with Holy Spirit, please sign up in the Fellowship Hall.  We will meet at Everett Field at 9:45am that morning - Monday, May 30, 2022.  Also, there is usually a contingent of Holy Spirit folks watching the parade in front of the former site of Terry's Drugs. Read more
Verona Civic Center
Monday, May 30:
On Monday, May 30, 2022, Fr. Jerry will offer a prayer at Verona's Memorial Day Ceremony held each year in the Civic Center. Read more
Tuesday, May 31:
We hope you are aware that in the Fall of 2021 we partnered with the St. Peter's Livingston (now named Heavenly Finds) Thrift Shop; to learn more, click here.  The shop is open nearly every Tuesday from 10am to 2pm and accepts donations any time except Monday afternoons and Tuesday mornings.  For more information about the Thrift Shop, visit https://www.heavenlyfinds.org/. Read more