PENTECOST (Our Feast Day)

Pentecost is Sunday, May 20 this year; wear RED!  This festival day is our Church's patron feast day.  At our 10 am Worship we hear the Gospel in several languages, and after service we share in our infamous RED Coffee Hour.  Join us!

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Final Payment Due for Youth & Young Adult Mission Trip

We've booked a Mission Trip (July 14-21, 2018) to Grace House on the Mountain (VA) open to youth and young adults...anyone who has graduated from 8th grade by the time we leave is old enough.  We're also extending the invitation to college students and/or college grads, several of whom are Grace House alumni. Friends are also welcome.

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!

XI Bishop Elect - The Rev. Carlye Hughes

Three lay deputies (Jane Eliasof, Karen Pensiero and Ken Traficante) and Father Jerry spend Saturday, May 19, 2018 attending the Electing Convention for the XI Bishop of the Diocese of Newark.  They joined the other four hundred plus people at St. Peter's Morristown to witness history being made.  Our Bishop Elect (elected on the first ballot) is the Rev. Carlye Hughes of the Dicoese of Fort Worth, Texas.  For complete details, click here.

Our Presiding Bishop Preaches at Royal Wedding

Did you watch the Royal Wedding?  The cars, the dresses, the hats?  How about that sermon?  The sermon at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding was given by the Episcopal Church's Presiding Bishop Michael Curry.  "There is power in love... ultimately the source of love is God himself," said PB Curry.  Amen!  Watch or read the entire sermon here, or learn about the event here.

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 meet at Everett Field at 9:45 am.  There will also be a contingent of Holy Spirit folks in front of Terry's Drugs to watch the parade.

Red Coffee Hour

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!

Blessing of High School Seniors

On Sunday, June 10 at our 10am Worship we will celebrate our graduating high school seniors.  We will congratulate them on their achievements and bless them in their future endeavors.

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Memorial Day Parade

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

Sunday, May 20:
Pentecost is Sunday, May 20 this year; wear RED!  This festival day is our Church's patron feast day.  At our 10 am Worship we hear the Gospel in several languages, and after service we share in our infamous RED Coffee Hour.  Join us! Read more
Sunday, May 20:
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
Sunday, May 20:
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
Saturday, May 26:
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 28:
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 meet at Everett Field at 9:45 am.  There will also be a contingent of Holy Spirit folks in front of Terry's Drugs to watch the parade. Read more
Sunday, June 3:
***PLEASE NOTE: ONLY ONE WORSHIP SERVICE ON SUNDAY, JUNE 3.*** We will join in Morning Prayer led by Maria Force, followed by Coffee Hour in the Fellowship Hall.  Rite II of the Episcopal Church's Book of Common Prayer is used. Parents should drop their child off in the Sunday School Room (lower level) by 9:50am as classes starts promptly at 10am.  Children will remain in Sunday school for the length of Morning Prayer. Read more
Sunday, June 10:
On Sunday, June 10 at our 10am Worship we will celebrate our graduating high school seniors.  We will congratulate them on their achievements and bless them in their future endeavors. Read more
Sunday, June 10:
Help us plan for a Fund Raiser later this year!  We are hoping to host a Bane & Blessings Sale on our property on Saturday, September 15.  We need everyone's involvement in this event in order to make it happen.  Please attend our next planning meeting on Sunday, June 10 after service/coffee hour? Read more
Sunday, June 10:
The youth and young adults, along with the adult attendees, will gather on Sunday, June 10 from 5-7pm to discuss their upcoming July Mission Trip to Grace House on the Mountain.  This will be one of two required pre-travel meetings for all attendees.  This meeting will be in the Fellowship Hall. Read more
Saturday, June 16:
The Worship and Program Committee meets on a Saturday every other month at a local restaurant typically at 8am.  This month we are meeting on Saturday, June 16 at the Verona Diner. 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
Celebrating Our Dads
Sunday, June 17:
On Sunday, June 17, 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
Sunday, June 17:
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
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Monday, June 18:
We've booked a Mission Trip (July 14-21, 2018) to Grace House on the Mountain (VA) open to youth and young adults...anyone who has graduated from 8th grade by the time we leave is old enough.  We're also extending the invitation to college students and/or college grads, several of whom are Grace House alumni. Friends are also welcome. Read more
Monday, June 18:
The Vestry will meet on the third Monday this month (although typically on the second), June 18at 7:30pm in the Fellowship Hall. Read more