PENTECOST (Our Feast Day)

Pentecost is Sunday, June 9 this year; wear RED!  This festival day is our Church's patron feast day.  At our 10 am Worship we hear part of the Scripture in several languages, and after service we share in our infamous RED Coffee Hour.  Join us!

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.  There is usually a contingent of Holy Spirit folks in front of Terry's Drugs to watch the parade.

Invite a Friend Sunday

Although you are welcome to "invite a friend" every Sunday, our Welcome Committee is sponsoring a specific Sunday (June 9) for all parishioners to bring someone to Church.  We will have a special gift for all visitors and after the 10am worship service will be our annual Red Coffee Hour.  Be sure to tell your friends to wear RED as it's Pentecost, our Feast Day.  It should be a great day!

BINGO Fund Raiser

Holy Spirit Verona will host another BINGO Fund Raising event on Friday, June 21 at 7pm; doors open and BINGO cards go on sale at 6pm.  Benefits our Food Pantry!  Entrance fee (with sheets for ten games) is $20; the first number is called at 7pm.  Snacks and beverages will be available for purchase, and you are welcome to bring your own food.  No alcohol is allowed and you must be 18 years old to play BINGO.  

Mental Health First Aid Workshop

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) New Jersey Chapter is providing this workshop through funds raised by the Verona Park/West Essex Out of Darkness Walk.  You may know CPR and the Heimlich Maneuver; you can call 911.  But can you administer first aid in a mental health crisis?  Learn how on Saturday, June 8 from 8:30am to 5:30pm[click here or on logo for complete details.]

Healing Prayer

David P. Hegg II Lifetime Achievement Award

On Sunday, May 5, Father Jerry announced that he, the Churchwardens and Vestry have chosen Holy Spirit Verona's Honoree for the 2019 David P. Hegg II Lifetime Achievement Award.  And the award goes to... Mary Garland.

We look forward to celebrating Mary at a Diocesan-wide event on Sunday, June 9 at 3pm at St. Peter's in Morristown.

What I Expect of You as People of Faith

Inspired by a question she was asked at a Confirmation Retreat, Bishop Carlye Hughes shares what she expects of us as people of faith in northern New Jersey.  What she envisions applies as much to adults as it does to our newly Confirmed youth.  Watch the video here (time: 5:16).

Verona Civic Center

Verona Memorial Day Ceremony

On Monday, May 27, 2019, Fr. Jerry will give the Invocation at Verona's Memorial Day Ceremony held each year in the Civic Center.

Holy Spirit Food Pantry Open

The Holy Spirit Verona Food Pantry is open the 4th Saturday of every month from 9-11am.

Pantry set-up begins at 8am.

The first shift of Volunteers is from 8-10am, and the second shift is 9-11am.

Clean-up is at 11am.

For more information see: http://holyspiritverona.org/food-pantry

Memorial Day Parade
Healing Prayer
Verona Civic Center

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

Saturday, May 25:
The Holy Spirit Verona Food Pantry is open the 4th Saturday of every month from 9-11am. Pantry set-up begins at 8am. The first shift of Volunteers is from 8-10am, and the second shift is 9-11am. Clean-up is at 11am. For more information see: http://holyspiritverona.org/food-pantry Read more
Memorial Day Parade
Monday, May 27:
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.  There is usually a contingent of Holy Spirit folks in front of Terry's Drugs to watch the parade. Read more
Verona Civic Center
Monday, May 27:
On Monday, May 27, 2019, Fr. Jerry will give the Invocation at Verona's Memorial Day Ceremony held each year in the Civic Center. Read more
Saturday, June 8:
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) New Jersey Chapter is providing this workshop through funds raised by the Verona Park/West Essex Out of Darkness Walk.  You may know CPR and the Heimlich Maneuver; you can call 911.  But can you administer first aid in a mental health crisis?  Learn how on Saturday, June 8 from 8:30am to 5:30pm[click here or on logo for complete details.] Read more
Sunday, June 9:
Pentecost is Sunday, June 9 this year; wear RED!  This festival day is our Church's patron feast day.  At our 10 am Worship we hear part of the Scripture in several languages, and after service we share in our infamous RED Coffee Hour.  Join us! Read more
Sunday, June 9:
Although you are welcome to "invite a friend" every Sunday, our Welcome Committee is sponsoring a specific Sunday (June 9) for all parishioners to bring someone to Church.  We will have a special gift for all visitors and after the 10am worship service will be our annual Red Coffee Hour.  Be sure to tell your friends to wear RED as it's Pentecost, our Feast Day.  It should be a great day! Read more
Sunday, June 9:
As a part of our Pentecost Sunday (our Feast Day) celebration, we host a RED COFFEE HOUR where parishioners 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! Read more
Healing Prayer
Sunday, June 9:
On Sunday, May 5, Father Jerry announced that he, the Churchwardens and Vestry have chosen Holy Spirit Verona's Honoree for the 2019 David P. Hegg II Lifetime Achievement Award.  And the award goes to... Mary Garland. We look forward to celebrating Mary at a Diocesan-wide event on Sunday, June 9 at 3pm at St. Peter's in Morristown. Read more
Monday, June 10:
The Vestry will meet on the second Monday of the month, June 10, at 7:30pm in the Fellowship Hall unless otherwise indicated. Read more
Mission Trip 2018
Saturday, June 15:
Our 2019 Mission Trip has been cancelled due to lack of participants.  Our next adventure to Grace House on the Mountain will be August 2-8, 2020; mark your calendars! Read more
Celebrating Our Dads
Sunday, June 16:
On Sunday, June 16, at the 10am Worship, Holy Spirit Verona will celebrate all male role-models in our lives.  Names may be listed at the front of the church (near the pulpit) "In Honor of" or "In Memory of", and a special prayer will be offered.  Join us! Read more
Children's Eucharist Red
Sunday, June 16:
Once a month, typically the third Sunday, the 10am Eucharist is an interactive/teaching Eucharist.  Our Church School students process forward with all the items to help set the table.  It is great fun for children of all ages! Read more
Friday, June 21:
Holy Spirit Verona will host another BINGO Fund Raising event on Friday, June 21 at 7pm; doors open and BINGO cards go on sale at 6pm.  Benefits our Food Pantry!  Entrance fee (with sheets for ten games) is $20; the first number is called at 7pm.  Snacks and beverages will be available for purchase, and you are welcome to bring your own food.  No alcohol is allowed and you must be 18 years old to play BINGO.   Read more