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

Kitchen Conversations: 5 Marks of Love

Join us in our lower level kitchen for a Lenten Spiritual Enrichment series using "5 Marks of Love" a seven-week offering of prayer and reflection from the Society of Saint John the Evangelist.  On the following Sundays: March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 and April 7 &14, we'll gather at 11:30am, after some coffee hour fellowship to walk the journey of Lent together.

Blood Drive

Holy Spirit Verona will host a Blood Drive on Sunday, May 5 from 9am to 2pm.  To schedule an appointment, click here.  Appointments are preferred; walk-ins are welcome.  The Blood Mobile will be located at 36 Gould Street, Verona. Give the gift of life!

All Donors will receive the following free health screenings: Cholesterol, Blood Pressure, Temp, Iron, Pulse & Blood Type.

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Lenten Opportunities 2019

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

Sundays (March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 & April 7, 14) - Kitchen Conversations using "5 Marks of Love" at 11:30am.

Wednesday Multi-Church Eucharist  at 7pm - March 20 and April 10 at Holy Spirit Verona.  At St. Peter's Essex Fells or St. Peter's Livingston other weeks; see full schedule for details. 

"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 14.  If you would like to pick up a box, email us to make arrangements, or download two flyers to make your own box.

Be Lententional - Attend Our Sunday 8am Worship

Do something intentional for Lent!

Sundays at 8am we offer a Quiet Eucharist in our All Saints Chapel.

Lent is a great time to find some quiet space to assess your relationships with God, others and self!  Do that in our historic Chapel.

Fabulous Fish (or Chicken) Fry - Proceeds Benefit Food Pantry

On Friday, April 12 from 5:30-7pm, Holy Spirit Verona will host a Fish (or Chicken) 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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Lent Madness 2019

What is it?  Lent Madness began in 2010 as the brainchild of the Rev. Tim Schenck (Rector at St. John the Evangelist in Hingham, MA). In seeking a fun, engaging way for people to learn about the men and women comprising the Church’s Calendar of Saints, Tim came up with this unique Lenten devotion.

Click on image for more details (or read below).

Lenten Journey with our Neighbors at St. Peter's Essex Fells

The neighboring Episcopal Church parishes of Holy Spirit Verona, St. Peter’s Essex Fells & St. Peter’s Livingston, invite all to share a Lenten journey of prayer and fellowship on the Wednesday evenings of Lent.  We will meet each Wednesday at 7pm for a quiet Eucharist followed with a short meal of bread and soup.

March 27 – St. Peter’s Church, 271 Roseland Avenue, Essex Fells

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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, March 23:
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
Sunday, March 24:
Join us in our lower level kitchen for a Lenten Spiritual Enrichment series using "5 Marks of Love" a seven-week offering of prayer and reflection from the Society of Saint John the Evangelist.  On the following Sundays: March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 and April 7 &14, we'll gather at 11:30am, after some coffee hour fellowship to walk the journey of Lent together. Read more
Monday, March 25:
The Welcome/New Member Committee will gather in the Fellowship Hall for a meeting. Read more
Wednesday, March 27:
The neighboring Episcopal Church parishes of Holy Spirit Verona, St. Peter’s Essex Fells & St. Peter’s Livingston, invite all to share a Lenten journey of prayer and fellowship on the Wednesday evenings of Lent.  We will meet each Wednesday at 7pm for a quiet Eucharist followed with a short meal of bread and soup. March 27 – St. Peter’s Church, 271 Roseland Avenue, Essex Fells Read more
Sunday, March 31:
Join us in our lower level kitchen for a Lenten Spiritual Enrichment series using "5 Marks of Love" a seven-week offering of prayer and reflection from the Society of Saint John the Evangelist.  On the following Sundays: March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 and April 7 &14, we'll gather at 11:30am, after some coffee hour fellowship to walk the journey of Lent together. Read more
Sunday, March 31:
A group of parishioners will gather in the lower level kitchen to discuss the possiblity of hosting BINGO as a fund raiser.  Join us! Read more
Monday, April 1:
This meeting will take place in the Fellowship Hall. Read more
Wednesday, April 3:
The neighboring Episcopal Church parishes of Holy Spirit Verona, St. Peter’s Essex Fells & St. Peter’s Livingston, invite all to share a Lenten journey of prayer and fellowship on the Wednesday evenings of Lent.  We will meet each Wednesday at 7pm for a quiet Eucharist followed with a short meal of bread and soup. April 3 – St. Peter's Church, 94 East Mount Pleasant Ave, Livingston Read more
Sunday, April 7:
Join us in our lower level kitchen for a Lenten Spiritual Enrichment series using "5 Marks of Love" a seven-week offering of prayer and reflection from the Society of Saint John the Evangelist.  On the following Sundays: March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 and April 7 &14, we'll gather at 11:30am, after some coffee hour fellowship to walk the journey of Lent together. Read more
Monday, April 8:
The Vestry will meet on the second Monday of the month, April 8, at 7:30pm in the Fellowship Hall unless otherwise indicated. Read more
Wednesday, April 10:
The neighboring Episcopal Church parishes of Holy Spirit Verona, St. Peter’s Essex Fells & St. Peter’s Livingston, invite all to share a Lenten journey of prayer and fellowship on the Wednesday evenings of Lent.  We will meet each Wednesday at 7pm for a quiet Eucharist followed with a short meal of bread and soup. April 10 – Holy Spirit, 36 Gould Street, Verona Read more
Friday, April 12:
On Friday, April 12 from 5:30-7pm, Holy Spirit Verona will host a Fish (or Chicken) 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 Procession 2018
Sunday, April 14:
On Palm Sunday (April 14) 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.  The worship concludes with the reading of The Passion story, with no dismissal and leaving in silence. Read more
Children's Eucharist Red Palm Sunday
Sunday, April 14:
Once a month, typically the third Sunday (but on Palm Sunday this month!), 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, April 14:
Join us in our lower level kitchen for a Lenten Spiritual Enrichment series using "5 Marks of Love" a seven-week offering of prayer and reflection from the Society of Saint John the Evangelist.  On the following Sundays: March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 and April 7 &14, we'll gather at 11:30am, after some coffee hour fellowship to walk the journey of Lent together. Read more
Wednesday, April 17:
The neighboring Episcopal Church parishes of Holy Spirit Verona, St. Peter’s Essex Fells & St. Peter’s Livingston, invite all to share a Lenten journey of prayer and fellowship on the Wednesday evenings of Lent.  We will meet each Wednesday at 7pm for a quiet Eucharist followed with a short meal of bread and soup. April 17 – St. Peter’s Chapel, 271 Roseland Avenue, Essex Fells -- This will be a Tenebrae Service. Read more
Maundy Thursday 2018
Thursday, April 18:
The most dramatic worship service of the year!  Join us on Thursday, April 18 at 7:30pm for our Maundy Thursday worship service.  The word maundy is derived from the Latin mandatum which means commandment.  Jesus' commandment was to love one another, and we do this by washing of feet and sharing a Eucharistic meal.   Read more
Thursday, April 18 to Friday, April 19:
After the Maundy Thursday Worship, we keep vigil in our historic Chapel with an all night watch.  The reserve sacrament is present and visitors may knock on the red parking lot door if they would like to come and pray. Read more
All Saints Chapel - Our Garden
Friday, April 19:
On Good Friday (March 30) 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 19:
On Good Friday (April 19) at 10am we offer a Stations of the Cross service for children where the kids carry a large cross in and around the church.  The service is very tactile in that kids try on a crown of thorns, touch nails that might have been used in crucifixion, and taste vinegar all of which are reminders of how Jesus suffered before his death. Read more
Friday, April 19:
On Good Friday (April 19) our main Church will be available for private prayer and reflection.   "Whenever you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you." Matthew 6:6 Read more
cross contemplation
Friday, April 19:
Our main Good Friday Worship is (April 19) at 7:30pm.  We will use the traditional Good Friday liturgy from the Book of Common Prayer with they praying of the solemn collects.  In addition, attendees will be encouraged to contemplate their own crosses in life, and pray on how to give them over to God. Read more
New Fire 2018
Saturday, April 20:
Join us for our Vigil Celebration of Easter on the eve before (Saturday, April 20) at 7:30pm when we light the new fire and experience the move from darkness into light.  The service begins in the center of our outdoor labyrinth, and then all process into the darkened church where each attendee lights a candle from the new flame. Read more
Sunday, April 21:
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. The Alleluia Banner is also dug up (which was buried on Ash Wednesday) at 9:45am; kids should arrive early.  After Worship we host a deliciously scrumptious Fellowship Hour and an Easter Egg Hunt for the kids.   Read more
Sunday, April 21:
A festive Eucharist service with music, followed by coffee hour in the Fellowship Hall. Read more
Sunday, April 21:
After our Easter Sunday (April 21) 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