Holy Spirit Verona Food Pantry Shelves

Current Food Pantry Needs

Here are our current (June 2020) URGENT need items (in order of importance): paper towels cleaning products (dish detergent, toilet bowl cleaner, cleanser, window cleaner, etc.) personal hygiene items (toothpaste, bar soap, deodorant, shampoo, shaving cream, etc.) detergent (no bulk sizes) macaroni and cheese breakfast bars tissues Read more

The Story of our Food Pantry

Our long time dream has become a reality. Led by the Outreach Committee, our congregation has always participated in activities to help those in need, but longed for a way to help those in our community directly. Read more

We chose Holy Spirit because...

We chose Holy Spirit because... "This is my home. All of the activities, all of what we see at church are a collective effort of putting our faith into action. We don’t see any bystanders here; everyone participates. It’s a humbling and wonderful experience to be part of this community.”  - Member since 1985 Read more
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Virch - Virtual Church Sunday Worship

At Holy Spirit Verona, we continue to "fast from public worship" in order to maintain physical distancing.  Everyone is invited to attend an 8am or 10am service on Sunday via a Zoom (online video) Conference.  For those without access to a computer or camera, a phone number is provided from which a person could listen to the service.  We hope that you will consider joining us virtually.  Click photo (or see below) for Login Information. Read more

Celebrating Father Jerry's 5th Anniversary

A video that was shared at the 10am service on May 17, 2020, celebrating Father Jerry's first 5 years as rector. Click on the image below or use this link Read more

Fuel the Food Pantry - A Virtual Food Drive

Have you been working from home, and travelling no further than the grocery store?  While we're "staying home and staying safe," perhaps there's a few extra dollars in your pocket, because it's been awhile since you've had to fill up your car's gas tank.  Why not use some of those extra dollars to help us Fuel the Holy Spirit Food Pantry.  #GivingTuesdayNow  Drive ends June 5, 2020. Read more
Seminarian Katherine Rollo at Easter Sunday Coffee Hour

Holy Week and Easter 2020 in Extraordinary Time

Holy Week and Easter Sunday were most certainly *different* in 2020 due to the pandemic and requirement to keep phyisical distancing.  But, Holy Spirit Verona was gathered as a community for Palm Sunday, Maunday Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Sunday -- we did Virch -- Virtual Church and God was with us!  Read the captions (hover over each photo) to enjoy the photos fully. Read more

Mental Health Resources During Pandemic

Bishop Hughes is leading the charge in the Diocese to remind us to fully take care of ourselves during this time of physical distancing. Doing what is required for your body, mind and spirit is crucial.  We hope that you will stay connected with other Holy Spiriters and be supported by a loving community.  On the Diocesan website you can view Bishop Hughes vlog (video blog) where she emphasizes "there is no shame in asking for help."  Click here or see below for resources. Read more

Verona Strong by Scott Chesney

In Father Jerry's Easter Sunday 2020 sermon he talked about how HOPE brings us out of fear, and LOVE helps sustain hope.  This was Mary Magdalene and the other Mary's experience in Gospel writer Matthew's resurrection story.  Father Jerry also referenced an inspirational video by Verona resident Scott Chesney LLC. Click here for Scott's full message.  #veronastrong  #weareverona Read more

I Can Hear The Bells

On Easter Sunday at 10 am our bells will be rung along with other Churches across the state. The recommendation came from Janet Hoven, Mayor of Chester Borough. Morris County leaders suggest "we hope it will lift everyone's spirits and renew faith in humanity by remembering all the things we are still grateful for. During this time please keep in mind all of those who have been working tirelessly on the frontline to ensure our health, safety, and welfare." #mayitbeso Read more