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Christmas Pageant

Christmas Pageant 2020 Video

Our Christmas Pageant was very different this year, but still reminded us of the joy that comes at Christmas with the arrival of baby Jesus.  Thanks to our Sunday School students, parents, teachers: Ms. Kathleen and Ms. Sunovia, and especially student Stephen for compiling this amazing video which was shared during worship services on Sunday, December 13.  Enjoy! View
Easter Sunday Virch

Easter Sunday 2020 in Extraordinary Time Photos

On Easter Sunday, April 12, 2020, we were in our fifth week of virtual church (aka Virch).  The community gathered via a video conferencing platform (Zoom) to pray, sing and celebrate resurrection.  Enjoy the photos and be sure to read the captions (hover over the photo to see captions).  Jesus Christ is risen!  The Lord is risen indeed!  Alleluia! View
Blessing of the Palms 2020

Holy Week 2020 in Extraordinary Time Photos

Despite the need to "fast from public worship" we gathered as a community virturally to mark Holy Week 2020.  The liturgies of Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday and Good Friday in the midst of a pandemic certainly make for extraordinary time.  Read the captions to understand what was happening in that virch (virtual church) service. View

Christmas Eve 2019 Photos

Christmas Eve 2019 brought forth two joy-filled worship services at Holy Spirit Verona.  Both the 4pm Children's Service and 10pm Choral Service were well attended and we joyfully celebrated the love that came down at Christmas.  Once again Jesus is born among us.  Enjoy these photos from Randy Johnson.  Merry Christmas! View
Christmas Pageant 2019

Christmas Pageant 2019 Photos

This year's Christmas Pageant was held Sunday, December 15, written by Father Jerry and directed by Ms. Kathleen Gentile and our Seminarian Katherine Rollo.  The students told the story of Jesus in five scenes with many Christmas hymns.  The children told of the "Amazing Love" Christ brings at Christmas.  Older students served as acolytes and junior ushers on this day.  Thanks to the parents and students who helped make it happen. View
Interfaith Thanksgiving 2019

Interfaith Thanksgiving 2019 Photos

On Sunday, November 24, 2019 at 3pm the Verona Clergy Council once again hosted an Interfaith Thanksgiving Service.  This year's service was held at Holy Spirit Episcopal Church.  Five Verona houses of worship and one from West Orange, shared scripture readings from Islamic, Jewish and Christian traditions.  There was singing, praying, fellowship and a true celebration of God's Creation through peace and unity.  Thanks to Randy Johnson for these photos! View

Animal Blessings 2019 Photos

We once again hosted our annual Blessing of the Animals during our 10am worship.  To celebrate the Feast of Saint Francis, we transferred the October 4 holiday to Sunday, October 6.  Many pets and photos of pets were blessed and we were reminded of all of God's creatures great and small. View
pet celebration

Celebration of Pets 2019 Photos

Our Fourth Annual Celebration of Pets was held on Sunday, October 6, 2019 in the Verona Town Hall Square.  We are grateful to the 47 pet related vendors/rescue organizations and the many pet enthusiasts who attended.  DJ music was provided by Automatic Entertainment, and food was on sale by the Soccer Chef.  If you are looking for a photo from the event (and it's not shown here), click here to view all of our (unedited) photos. View

Flowering Sunday 2019 Photos

On the Second Sunday of Easter, April 28, 2019, we once again enjoyed the tradition of Flowering the Cross during our 10am worship service.  Attendees brought fresh flowers to place upon the barren wooden cross and turned it into a symbol of joy and resurrection.  Thank you to photographer (and Sunday School teacher) Kathleen Gentile for these wonderful photos; hover over each image to read captions. View
Hail Thee Festival Day

Easter Sunday 2019 Photos

Easter Sunday, April 21, 2019 was a great day at Holy Spirit Verona.  We marked the Festival Day with great joy, music, family, friends, food, and of course... LOTS of Alleluias!  Thanks to Sunday School Teacher (and photographer) Kathleen Gentile for capturing these joy-filled moments before, during and after our worship service.  Hover over each photo for a caption. View