Submitted by Jerry Racioppi on Sun, 01/13/2019 - 2:14am
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.
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Submitted by Jerry Racioppi on Wed, 11/21/2018 - 3:24pm
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.
Submitted by Jerry Racioppi on Thu, 11/15/2018 - 4:42pm
"Slow down you move too fast" might be lyrics to a song that some of you will know. Familiar or not with the song, you are sure to connect with the need to take some time to reflect. I might rewrite the next line of the song as "you got to make Advent last." Advent, you ask? Yes, you know the four Sundays before Christmas. It's the Church's intentional time to prepare for the coming of the Christ-child. Yes, you are correct, it is not four weeks before Christmas yet (yes, you are right Momma Jane).
Submitted by Jerry Racioppi on Wed, 11/07/2018 - 1:23pm
On Friday, February 1 & 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. Attending from Holy Spirit are (both days): Rosemary Gabbe and Father Jerry; Friday only: Catherine Tamasik, Ken Traficante; Saturday only: Jane Eliasof, Yolanda Silverio. Elected in 2018, but unable to attend are Mary Garland and Karen Pensiero.
Submitted by Jerry Racioppi on Sun, 10/28/2018 - 3:35pm
In an effort to be a little more "green," as of Sunday, November 4, our Sunday morning Coffee Hour will no longer use paper or styrofoam cups for Coffee or plastic forks, knives or spoons. Hosts of the Fellowship Hour will put out mugs and silverware. We ask that you place your dirty mug or utensil(s) in the sink (or bin provided). Doing our part to protect the environment! Be the change you wish to see in the world.