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Holy Spirit Verona Food Pantry Shelves

Current Food Pantry Needs

Here are our current (October 27, 2019) URGENT need items (in order of importance): mayonnaise and ketchup cleaning products (dish detergent, toilet bowl cleaner, cleanser, window cleaner, etc.) personal hygiene items (toothpaste, bar soap, deodorant, shampoo, shaving cream, etc.) peanut butter and jelly breakfast bars 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

"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 5.  If you would like to pick up a box, email us to make arrangements, or download two flyers to make your own box. Read more
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Lent Madness 2020

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). Read more
Dress to Impress

Donate Your Old Formal Dresses

Two Verona High School Seniors who attended our 2018 Mission Trip are once again collecting your formal and prom dresses (in good condition) and accessories (shoes and purses) to be donated to girls in towns in and around St. Paul, Virginia.  The deadline for donations is February 26, 2020.  Dresses should be placed in dry cleaning bags and clearly marked with the size.  For more info, email vhsdresstoimpress@gmail.com. Read more
Advent Angel Tree 2018

Advent Outreach Angel Tree 2019

The Outreach Commitee continues the tradition of the Angel Tree in the Fellowship Hall.  This year we are collecting donations for Mark's Closet in Bloomfield.  Needed items include gloves, hats and warm socks for students in Kindergarten through 6th grade.  Please take a tag from the tree and return your gift by Friday, December 20.  Any questions, speak with Catherine Tamasik or Mary Garland.  For more information on Mark's Closet, click here (or see below). Read more
Diocesan Convention 2020

Diocesan Convention 2020

On Friday, January 31 & Saturday, February 1 all of the churches in the Diocese of Newark will send deputies to the Hilton Meadowlands to listen to report-outs, vote on the 2020 budget and share in fellowship.  Attending from Holy Spirit are for both days: Father Jerry, Friday only: Ken TraficanteChristine Liaukus, and Patti Walsh, plus Saturday only: Yolanda SilverioTricia Smythe and Monica VincentSeminarian Katherine Rollo will also be in attendance both days. 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 24 (First Sunday Before Advent). Read more

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