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Holy Spirit Verona Food Pantry Shelves

Current Food Pantry Needs

Here are our current (November 24, 2018) URGENT need items (in order of importance) are: mayonnaise and ketchup tissues paper towels cleaning products (dish detergent, lysol, toilet bowl cleaner, cleanser) personal hygiene items (toothpaste, soap, deodorant, shampoo, shaving cream, razors) detergent (no bulk sizes) Read more

Hope Gardens

We've begun a joint community garden with Holy Innocents, West Orange.  The plan is that some of the produce grown in Hope Gardens will be given out monthly at our Food Pantry. 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
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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
Advent Angel Tree 2018

Advent Outreach Angel Tree

The Outreach Commitee continues the tradition of the Angel Tree in the Fellowship Hall.  This year we are collecting gifts for Prison Ministry.  Gifts are for children with an incarcerated parent or for their caregivers.  Please take a tag and return your gift by December 16.  Any questions, speak with Catherine Tamasik or Mary Garland. Read more

Verona's Interfaith Thanksgiving Service 2018

The Verona Clergy Council once again hosted an Interfaith Thanksgiving Service.  This year it was held at Our Lady of the Lake Roman Catholic Church on Sunday, November 18, 2018.  Read about the event in myVeronaNJ or the article Father Jerry wrote for the Diocesan newsletter.  You can also see lots of great photos on our website taken by Randy Johnson. Read more
Advent Wreath Main Church

It's Advent! What's the big deal?

Why does Father Jerry get so passionate about this season?  Advent is our time to "prepare ye!"  It's a reflective season, when we awaken to the arrival of the Christ-child and are reminded to "in stillness wait" and "wait in hope." How can Advent at Holy Spirihelp you do that?  Are you making space for God in your life during this time?  Click on photo (or see below) to peruse a great list! Read more
The Angel of the Altar

Angel on the Altar Returns!

Our Sunday School students will once again receive a visit from The Angel on The Altar this Advent.  At the conclusion of classes, students will join Fr. Jerry in looking for the angel. Then an animated discussion takes place determining what the angel is trying to tell us about Advent, Christmas, Jesus or the Church in general.  She'll make her first appearance on Sunday, November 25 (First Sunday Before Advent). Read more

Diocesan Convention 2019

On Friday, February 1 and Saturday, February 2 all of the churches in the Diocese of Newark will send deputies to the Hilton Meadowlands (new location this year!) to listen to report-outs, vote on the 2019 budget and share in fellowship during the 145th Annual Diocesan Convention. The deputies from the Church of the Holy Spirit Verona this year are Rosemary GabbeKaren Pensiero, Ken Traficante and Father Jerry; alternates are Mary Garland, Yolanda Silverio and Catherine Tamasik. Read more
Advent Wreath Chapel

Attend the 8 o'clock Service for Advent!

Every Sunday at 8am we offer a Quiet Eucharist in our historic All Saints Chapel. Advent is a great time to consider joining this service as WE WAIT IN HOPE. It's a contemplative service with silence, Taize chants and time to breathe. Read more

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