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Lent Madness 2018

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

"Ashes To Go"

Unable to attend one of our Ash Wednesday Worship Services?  Stop by Gould Street (between our parking lot and HB Whitehorne Middle School) to receive ashes to begin your Lenten journey.  "Ashes To Go" will be available from 8-9:30am and 2-3:30pm. The Church of the Holy Spirit Verona will once again join other Episcopal Churches in taking worship to the streets.  For more information see: ashestogo.org. Read more

Diocesan Convention 2018

On Friday, January 26 and Saturday, January 27 all of the churches in the Diocese of Newark will send deputies to the Hilton Parsippany to listen to report-outs, vote on the 2018 budget and share in fellowship during the 144th Annual Diocesan Convention. The deputies from the Church of the Holy Spirit Verona this year are Karen Pensiero, Father Jerry, Jane Eliasof (Fri), Ken Traficante (Fri), Maria Force (Sat), and Mary Garland (Sat). Read more

How You Can Be An Angel This Advent & Christmas

For the Season of Advent, we have been offering several ways for you to be an angel at Holy Spirirt Verona. We are "Calling All Angels," and some things you can do are: Invite friends with children to "be an angel" in the pageant on December 17. They don't have to attend any rehearsals. Just show up on the day of the pageant by 9:50am, with a small donation for our Food Pantry, and they'll receive a halo. 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 19 (First Sunday Before Advent). 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? 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
Holy Spirit Verona Food Pantry Shelves

Current Food Pantry Needs

Please help us restock the shelves!  Our current (January 29) URGENT need items (in order of importance) are: cleaning products (dish detergent, lysol, toilet bowl cleaner, cleanser) personal hygiene items (soap, deodorant, shampoo, shaving cream, razors) coffee (one pound cans preferred) milk (boxed, like Parmalat) Read more

Stewardship Story #1 - Holy Spirit is the place to be!

The following was shared during Worship on Sunday, October 29 by a parishioner in response to "Why I like Holy Spirit Verona." Good Morning Holy Spirt!  When Father Jerry asked me to speak here at Holy Spirit during this Stewardship Campaign, I said “Absolutely, I am honored."  Although I have been a parishioner since August of this year, it feels more like years.  I have been graciously welcomed by all at Holy Spirit.  Read more
Soup for the Soul

"Soup For The Soul" Sold at Fair in The Square 2017

Holy Spirit Verona is once again going to be selling "Soup for the Soul" at Verona's Fair in the Square on Saturday, December 2.  If you can make quarts of soup before then, please do so. We'll provide the containers and labels, which are available in the Fellowship Hall.  The soup can be stored in our lower level freezer until the December 2 event.  Proceeds will go to our Operation Budget. Read more

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