Submitted by Jerry Racioppi on Thu, 02/25/2021 - 10:12am
The Right Rev. Carlye J. Hughes, our Diocesan Bishop, has written a pastoral letter entitled "How Shall We Keep A Holy Lent?" We have included it in the Thursday, February 25 Happenings, or you may read it on the Diocesan website. She encourages us to recognize the grief we have carried in this year of pandemic and connect with our authentic self, rather than emphasis our aspirational self. She concludes with "You have my prayers for a holy and authentic Lent."
This spring Bishop Hughes is inviting all members of the diocese to join her at one of eight Zoom meetings, organized by the eight Regional Ministry Networks. Holy Spirit Verona is in the Regional Ministry Network of Florence Li Tim-Oi and our meeting is scheduled for Thursday, March 18 at 6:30pm. The Zoom link will be sent via the Diocesan listserv on the Monday before and we'll include it in that morning's Happenings email. Please save the date and make plans to attend.
It gives us great pleasure to announce that on Saturday, May 8 (time and location TBD), by the grace of God and the consent of God's people, our Seminarian Katherine Rollo will be ordained a transitional deacon along with two other women in the Diocese of Newark. Your prayers and online presence are requested.
Submitted by Jerry Racioppi on Mon, 02/01/2021 - 4:52pm
Due to the pandemic we will be unable to participate in "Ashes To Go" this year. We look forward to the return of this ministry in 2022. Please consider joining one of our two Ash Wednesday online worship opportunities: Noonday Prayer at 12pm and Evening Prayer at 7pm. The Zoom links are the same as our Sunday Morning Worship, or for complete login information please email our Parish Office.
The Vestry typically meets on the second Monday of the month, and has been doing so via Zoom duing the pandemic. We will gather online on Monday, March 8 at 7:30pm via Zoom to pray together, discuss the business of the church and enjoy each others' company. An email will be sent with logon information.
On Sunday, February 14 during the 10am online worship service, we will insall the newly elected Vestry Members (who were nominated and approved at the February 7 Annual Meeting). We are thankful to Lynne Mortimer, John Trapp and Patti Walsh for saying YES to this call to leadership on Vestry.
In place of Diocesan Convention (which is postponed to a date TBD in the Summer), our Diocese is hosting an online gathering focused on Faith Groups: Sharing our Lives, Growing in Faith. The event will be Friday, January 29 from 7-9pm and Saturday, January 30 from 9am-12pm. All parishioners are invited to attend. For more information and to sign-up (no fee) click here. Deadline is January 28 at 5pm.
In place of Diocesan Convention (which is postponed to a date TBD in the Summer), our Diocese is hosting an online gathering focuesd on Faith Groups: Sharing our Lives, Growing in Faith. The event will be Friday, January 29 from 7-9pm and Saturday, January 30 from 9am-12pm. All parishioners are invited to attend. For more information and to sign-up (no fee) click here. Deadline is January 28 at 5pm.
Submitted by Jerry Racioppi on Sat, 12/05/2020 - 6:04pm
The Verona Clergy Council hosted the 2020 Interfaith Thanksgiving Service outdoors on the Town Hall Steps. Participating congregations included the Islamic Center of Verona, B'nai Shalom West Orange, First Presbyterian of Verona, Our Lady of the Lake and Holy Spirit Verona. You may view the service on the town YouTube channel. Thanks to Randy Johnson for recording the event.