Our New Bishop Will Visit!

Sunday, September 30

On Sunday, September 30, the newly elected Dicoese of Newark Bishop will visit Holy Spirit Verona.  The Right Rev. Carlye Hughes will preach and celebrate at our 10am service, meet with the congregation during Coffee Hour and conclude her visit with a lunch with the Vestry and Diocesan Convention representatives.  Mark you calendars!

Be A Good Neighbor

Check out this lovely article about being a good neighbor (and highlighting our front lawn sign) featured on myVeronaNJ:


XI Bishop Elect - The Rev. Carlye Hughes

Three lay deputies (Jane Eliasof, Karen Pensiero and Ken Traficante) and Father Jerry spend Saturday, May 19, 2018 attending the Electing Convention for the XI Bishop of the Diocese of Newark.  They joined the other four hundred plus people at St. Peter's Morristown to witness history being made.  Our Bishop Elect (elected on the first ballot) is the Rev. Carlye Hughes of the Dicoese of Fort Worth, Texas.  For complete details, click here.

Praising God in Photos

Easter Sunday 2018 - Praise The Lord!

We thought you might want to see what goes on here at Holy Spirit Verona.  We have lots of fun while praising God and getting to know one another.  We have uploaded a bunch of photos for you to enjoy!  Read the captions and you will feel like you were here!

Thanks to our resident photographer (and Sunday School Teacher) Kathleen Gentile.  Here are the photos from our Sunday Trifecta: Palm SundayEaster Sunday and Flowering Sunday.

New Mission & Vision Statement

In December 2016, our members began the task of enhancing our Mission & Vision Statements by hosting a "Where Is God Calling Us" Sunday.  In January 2017, after several drafts, the Vestry approved a final version of these statements, and during our February 5 Annual Meeting our new statements were adopted.

Pentecost 2016 Photos

Pentecost is the Feast of the Holy Spirit, our namesake, so we celebrate with plenty of RED and lots of #JOY!  

Dedication of New Kitchen

Sunday, October 25

On May 17, Jerry's first Sunday at Holy Spirit Verona, parishioner Cardie Mortimer presented a generous gift to the church to renovate the lower level kitchen, making it a better space for fellowship, outreach planning, and more. That project is now complete! On Sunday, October 25 after our worship service, we'll dedicate the new kitchen in memory of Cardie's parents.


In 1928, an Episcopal priest knocked on the doors of the houses in Verona to find out whether there were enough Episcopalians in town to warrant the formation of an Episcopal church. Despite being hauled off in a paddy wagon for soliciting, the priest discovered that indeed a congregation should be formed.

The first small group of parishioners met on the second floor of a building on the corner of Grove Avenue and Bloomfield Avenue. From there, they moved to a storefront on Bloomfield Avenue, right next to the Peckman River. Both buildings still remain.

First service at the new chapel
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