The Bishop is Coming!

The Right Rev. Mark Beckwith will join us in worship at our 10am service on Sunday, April 2, 2017.  This is his tri-annual visit to Holy Spirit Verona.

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Morning Prayer

During the Season of Lent we will offer Morning Prayer on Wednesdays at 7am in our historic All Saints Chapel.

B&G Spring Work Day

On Saturday, April 1 (no fooling!) starting at 8:30am (until about 11am, or as long as you can stay), members of the Buildings & Grounds Committee will gather for our Spring Work Day.  Please join us for breakfast, laughter and a few chores as we tidy up the church building and grounds.  All are welcome to help out!

Fabulous Fish Fry - Proceeds Benefit Food Pantry

On Thursday, April 6 from 5:30-7pm, Holy Spirit Verona will host a Fish and Chips Dinner (prepared by Argyle Restaurant of Kearny) with the proceeds to benefit the Holy Spirit Verona Food Pantry.  For reservations email office@holyspiritverona.org or call (973) 239-2850.

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PALM SUNDAY

On Palm Sunday (April 9) our 10am Worship Service begins on our front lawn (weather permitting) with a grand procession where everyone marches around and in the Church.  The service begins with triumph and ends with contemplation.

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Holy Week Schedule

The following is our schedule for Holy Week 2017:

Palm Sunday - April 9

       10am - Palm Procession / Children's Eucharist / reading of The Passion

                 - return "Lent: 40 Days, 40 Items" Food Drive boxes to be blessed during worship

"Lent: 40 Days, 40 Items" Food Drive

Do something special this Lent: help fight hunger one day at a time!  Place one non-perishable food or toiletry item into a box each day during Lent (40 days = 40 items).  Return the box and its contents to Holy Spirit Verona by Palm Sunday, April 9.  If you would like to pick up a box, email us to make arrangements. Or download two flyers to make your own box.

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Lenten Opportunities

Let us walk with you this Lent!  Take advantage of our many opportunities to do something more this Season:

Five Sundays (February 26 & March 5, 12, 19 & 26) - Kitchen Conversations using "Crafting A Rule of Life" by Stephen Macchia at 11:45am

Five Wednesdays (March 8, 15, 22, 29 & April 5) - Morning Prayer at 7am

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Welcome to Church of the Holy Spirit!

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The red door on an Episcopal 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

Saturday, April 1:
On Saturday, April 1 (no fooling!) starting at 8:30am (until about 11am, or as long as you can stay), members of the Buildings & Grounds Committee will gather for our Spring Work Day.  Please join us for breakfast, laughter and a few chores as we tidy up the church building and grounds.  All are welcome to help out! Read more
Sunday, April 2:
The Right Rev. Mark Beckwith will join us in worship at our 10am service on Sunday, April 2, 2017.  This is his tri-annual visit to Holy Spirit Verona.  We look forward to a Spirit-filled worship! Read more
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Wednesday, April 5:
During the Season of Lent we will offer Morning Prayer on Wednesdays at 7am in our historic All Saints Chapel. Read more
Thursday, April 6:
On Thursday, April 6 from 5:30-7pm, Holy Spirit Verona will host a Fish and Chips Dinner (prepared by Argyle Restaurant of Kearny) with the proceeds to benefit the Holy Spirit Verona Food Pantry.  For reservations email office@holyspiritverona.org or call (973) 239-2850. Read more
palm sunday
Sunday, April 9:
On Palm Sunday (April 9) our 10am Worship Service begins on our front lawn (weather permitting) with a grand procession where everyone marches around and in the Church.  The service begins with triumph and ends with contemplation. Read more
Thursday, April 13:
The most dramatic worship service of the year!  Join us on Thursday, April 13 at 7:30pm for our Maundy Thursday worship service. Read more
Garden of Gethsemane
Thursday, April 13 to Friday, April 14
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After the Maundy Thursday Worship, we keep vigil in our historic Chapel with an all night watch.  The reserve sacrament is present and parishioners keep the chapel open for others to come and pray. Read more
Friday, April 14:
On Good Friday (April 14) we share bread from the "reserve sacrament" which was blessed at the Maundy Thursday worship.  At 7am we conclude our over-night vigil with a morning service of prayers.   Read more
Friday, April 14:
On Good Friday (April 14) at 10am we offer a Stations of the Cross service for children where the kids carry a large cross in and around the church. Read more
Friday, April 14:
On Good Friday (April 14) our main Church will be available for private prayer and reflection.   Read more
cross contemplation
Friday, April 14:
Our main Good Friday Worship is (April 14) at 7:30pm.  We will use the traditional Good Friday liturgy from the Book of Common Prayer with they praying of the solemn collects. Read more
easter vigil
Saturday, April 15:
Join us for our Vigil Celebration of Easter on the eve before (Saturday, April 15) at 7:30pm when we light the new fire and experience the move from darkness into light. Read more
Sunday, April 16:
Jesus Christ is risen!  Alleluia!  On this festival day, we will have one Worship Service at 10am; there will be no 8am Worship Service on Easter Sunday. Read more
Sunday, April 16:
After our Easter Sunday (April 16) Worship, we'll gather outside to watch the children gather up the Easter eggs that have been placed around for their discovery and enjoyment (eggs are filled with candy).   Read more
Saturday, April 22:
Set-up for first shift of Volunteers is at 7:45am. Pantry will be open for "shoppers" from 9-11am. Clean-up is at 11am. For more information see: http://holyspiritverona.org/food-pantry Read more
flowering day
Sunday, April 23:
Join us on Sunday, April 23 as we "flower the cross," turning a symbol of pain and suffering into one of rebirth and renewal. Please bring any type of flower or greenery. Read more
Sunday, April 23:
Parents of High School Youth interested in joining our Confirmation Class are welcome to speak with Fr. Jerry. Read more
Confirmation 2015
Saturday, April 29:
Confirmation will be held at Trinity & St. Philip's Cathedral, 608 Broad Street, Newark, NJ 07102.  Holy Spirit Verona will have two high school students confirmed at this service. Read more