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 and 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 during the 145th Annual Diocesan Convention.
The deputies from the Church of the Holy Spirit Verona this year are Rosemary Gabbe, Karen Pensiero, Ken Traficante and Father Jerry; alternates are Mary Garland, Yolanda Silverio and Catherine Tamasik.
Submitted by Jerry Racioppi on Mon, 09/24/2018 - 6:24pm
We are grateful to myVeronaNJ for publishing information about Bishop Carlye's visit to Holy Spirit Verona on Sunday, September 30 at 10am. Very exciting!
Photo is from the Consecration Service of The Right Rev. Carlye J. Hughes at which Father Jerry served as her Chaplain.
Submitted by Jerry Racioppi on Fri, 07/27/2018 - 12:57pm
Our lower level tenant, Creative Beginnings Preschool (http://cbpverona.com/), has openings for their upcoming school year for 2 1/2 to 5 year old children. Half-day and full-day programs available.
Contact Kim McDermott at (973) 239-2242 to schedule a tour.
Submitted by Jerry Racioppi on Mon, 07/16/2018 - 8:05am
In July 2017, I joined eleven Verona residents on a Mission Trip to Grace House on the Mountain in St. Paul, VA. This Episcopal Church sponsored organization hosts groups of caring individuals weeks at a time to complete construction projects in the surrounding towns and neighborhoods. Grace House is owned and operated by the Diocese of SW Virginia, but is open to any group of active citizens wanting to make a difference.