The Right Rev. Carlye J. Hughes

MORE Pictures of Our Bishop's Visit!

Because you can never have too many photos of your Bishop's Visit, here are some great ones taken by Sunday School Teacher, Kathleen Gentile.  Thank you to Kathleen for capturing the first visitation of the eleventh bishop of the Diocese of Newark on film.  Read the captions and you'll experieince our worship order of service!

Kings Weekly Donations

Kings Donates To Our Food Pantry

We are thankful to the Kings Verona management team who, earlier this year, began giving a portion of the donations purchased by Kings shoppers to our Food Pantry.  Recently, we were informed that ALL donations purchased at Kings in Verona will be donated to the Holy Spirit Verona Food Pantry.  We are most grateful to Kings’ leadership, and all those who shop at Kings Verona and purchase a pre-packaged bag of food and other essential items.

Transforming Generosity

Stewardship 2018-19 Kick-Off

On Sunday, October 21, we kick off our Stewardship Campaign that helps create the 2019 budget.  This is the time of year when we each recommit our time, talent and treasure to the Holy Spirit Verona Community.  This year’s stewardship theme "Transforming Generosity" is an opportunity to reflect on each of our priorities and plan for the future of this congregation as followers of Jesus.

Celebration of Pets 2018 Photos

Our Third Annual Celebration of Pets was held on Sunday, October 7 in the Verona Town Hall Square.  We are grateful to the 30 vendors and the many pet enthusiasts who attended.  DJ music was provided by Automatic Entertainment, and food was on sale by the Soccer Chef.  If you are looking for a photo from the event (and it's not shown here), email Father Jerry (describe the pet) and he will look through the many other photos we have.  Thanks to Kathleen Gentile for these fun photos.

Animal Blessings 2018 Photos

We once again hosted our annual Blessing of the Animals during our 10am worship.  To celebrate the Feast of Saint Francis, we transferred the October 4 holiday to Sunday, October 7.  Many pets and photos of pets were blessed and we were reminded of all of God's creatures great and small.

Children's Eucharist Green/Verona

Children's Eucharist

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!

Verona Fights Hunger 2016 Closing Ceremony

Verona Fights Hunger Donates To Holy Spirit Food Pantry

Holy Spirit Verona Food Pantry will participate in the closing ceremony of the Verona Juniors Verona Fights Hunger Week town-wide event on Saturday, October 20 at 10am on the Town Hall steps.

Verona Fights Hunger Week

The Verona Juniors Women's group is sponsoring their fifth annual Verona Fights Hunger Week from October 14 - 20, 2018.  Various locations around town are set up as donation drops.  The Holy Spirit Verona Food Pantry will be one of the two recipients of this years donations.  Thank you Verona Juniors!

The Right Rev. Carlye J. Hughes
Kings Weekly Donations
Transforming Generosity
Children's Eucharist Green/Verona
Verona Fights Hunger 2016 Closing Ceremony

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

Verona Fights Hunger 2016 Closing Ceremony
Saturday, October 20:
Holy Spirit Verona Food Pantry will participate in the closing ceremony of the Verona Juniors Verona Fights Hunger Week town-wide event on Saturday, October 20 at 10am on the Town Hall steps. Read more
Transforming Generosity
Sunday, October 21:
On Sunday, October 21, we kick off our Stewardship Campaign that helps create the 2019 budget.  This is the time of year when we each recommit our time, talent and treasure to the Holy Spirit Verona Community.  This year’s stewardship theme "Transforming Generosity" is an opportunity to reflect on each of our priorities and plan for the future of this congregation as followers of Jesus. Read more
Children's Eucharist Green/Verona
Sunday, October 21:
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
Saturday, October 27:
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
Saturday, November 3:
The Worship and Program Committee meets at a local restaurant typically every other first Saturday of every month at 8 am. Got an idea for Sunday morning worship? A new educational program?  A special event for children? If you are interested, please contact Patti Walsh and she'll let you know where we are meeting for the month. All are welcome. Read more
Sunday, November 4:
Don't forget to turn you clocks back ONE HOUR before you go to sleep on Saturday, November 3... otherwise you will be EARLY for Church (which would NOT be terrible). Read more
Sunday, November 4:
All Saints' Day is a day on which we pray the names of those we have lost in the past year (or longer).  We are reminded of all those who have marked our lives with a sign, act, word, experience from their own.  Once again, we encourage you to bring in a photo of a saint in your life, and you will be invited to share (during the sermon) a brief highlight of why this person is so significant in your life. Read more
Kitchen Conversations
Sunday, November 4:
Join us as we pause to intentionally prepare for Advent together.  We will gather in the lower level kitchen for a Pre-Advent Spiritual Enrichment series using "Liturgy of the Ordinary" by Tish Harrison Warren.  Let’s become aware of God’s presence.  How do we embrace the sacred in the ordinary and the ordinary in the sacred?  For six Sundays at 11:30am-ish, we will prepare to prepare the way of the Lord. Read more
Kitchen Conversations
Sunday, November 11:
Join us as we pause to intentionally prepare for Advent together.  We will gather in the lower level kitchen for a Pre-Advent Spiritual Enrichment series using "Liturgy of the Ordinary" by Tish Harrison Warren.  Let’s become aware of God’s presence.  How do we embrace the sacred in the ordinary and the ordinary in the sacred?  For six Sundays at 11:30am-ish, we will prepare to prepare the way of the Lord. Read more
Monday, November 12:
The Vestry will meet on the second Monday of the month, November 12, at 7:30pm in the Fellowship Hall unless otherwise indicated. Read more
Saturday, November 17:
We will once again join the Cub Scouts in Pack 5 in raking the leaves on our lawn starting at 8:30am on November 17.  Many hands make light work! Read more
Sunday, November 18:
On Sunday, November 18, all parishioners are asked to return their Re-Commitment forms.  On this day we celebrate the time, talent and treasure we all give to this community of Holy Spirit Verona.  Join us on the journey of "Transforming Generosity" and planning for our future. Read more
Children's Eucharist Blue
Sunday, November 18:
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
Kitchen Conversations
Sunday, November 18:
Join us as we pause to intentionally prepare for Advent together.  We will gather in the lower level kitchen for a Pre-Advent Spiritual Enrichment series using "Liturgy of the Ordinary" by Tish Harrison Warren.  Let’s become aware of God’s presence.  How do we embrace the sacred in the ordinary and the ordinary in the sacred?  For six Sundays at 11:30am-ish, we will prepare to prepare the way of the Lord. Read more
Verona Interfaith Thanksgiving Service 2017
Sunday, November 18:
The clergy leaders of four of Verona's houses of worship will continue a long-standing tradition in town by hosting an Interfaith Thanksgiving Service on Sunday, November 18, 2018 at 3pm.  The service will be held at Our Lady of the Lake located at 32 Lakeside Avenue and will feature a joint choir made up of voices from First Presbyterian, Our Lady of the Lake and Holy Spirit. Read more