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Epiphany Pageant 2019 Photos

On Sunday, January 6, 2019 at 10am the Church of the Holy Spirit celebrated its 90th Anniversary.  The first worship service of our congregation was Sunday, January 6, 1929 at 10am on the second floor of 660 Bloomfield Avenue.  Since then we have moved and grown.  To kick-off our annivesary year, our Sunday School students shared some of our history as told by three kings and one dinosaur.  Thank you to photographer Brenna Gentile! View
Silent Night 2018

Christmas Eve 2018 Photos

Christmas Eve 2018 was yet another joy-filled worship service at Holy Spirit Verona.  Both the 4pm Children's Service and 10pm Choral Service were well attended and we are grateful for the opportunity to celebrate Jesus' birth among us once again.  Enjoy these photos from Nick Contento and Randy JohnsonMerry Christmas! View
Christmas Pageant

Christmas Pageant 2018 Video

The children of our Sunday School tell the story of Jesus' birth with "A New Perspective". Check out this video to feel the joy! View

The Dismissal

Father Jerry joyfully concludes each service with the help of the children.  They assist in the jumping tripple Alleluia dismissal.  Thanks be to God! Check out this video to feel the joy! View
Baby Jesus, Joseph & Mary

Christmas Pageant 2018 Photos

This year's Christmas Pageant was held Sunday, December 16 and written by our Sunday School teachers Ms. Ashley McDowell and Ms. Kathleen Gentile.  The students told the story of Jesus in six scenes with several Christmas hymns.  There were a few *slight* liberties with the script to provide "A New Perspective" into the familiar story.  A joy-filled time was had by all!  Thanks to the parents and students who helped make it happen. View
Verona Interfaith Thanksgiving 2018

Interfaith Thanksgiving Service 2018 Photos

On Sunday, November 18, 2018 at 3pm the Verona Clergy Council once again hosted an Interfaith Thanksgiving Service.  This year's service was held at Our Lady of the Lake Roman Catholic Church.  Four 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 sense of peace, unity and the Golden Rule. View

More Celebration of Pets 2018 Photos

Our Third Annual Celebration of Pets was held in the Verona Town Hall Square on Sunday, October 7 from 1-4pm.  The event was a huge success, with almost 30 vendors, plus over 100 dogs, 20 cats, 2 birds and a bearded drgaon participating.  Thanks to Randy Johnson for these great photos! View

Celebration of Pets 2018 Photos

Our Third Annual Celebration of Pets was held on Sunday, October 7 in the Verona Town Hall Square.  We are grateful to the 30 vendors 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), email Father Jerry (describe the pet) and he will look through the many other photos we have.  Thanks to Kathleen Gentile for these fun photos. View

Animal Blessings 2018 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 7.  Many pets and photos of pets were blessed and we were reminded of all of God's creatures great and small. View
The Right Rev. Carlye J. Hughes

MORE Pictures of Our Bishop's Visit!

Because you can never have too many photos of your Bishop's Visit, here are some great ones taken by Sunday School Teacher, Kathleen Gentile.  Thank you to Kathleen for capturing the first visitation of the eleventh bishop of the Diocese of Newark on film.  Read the captions and you'll experieince our worship order of service! View