Submitted by Jerry Racioppi on Sat, 05/19/2018 - 9:31pm
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.
Submitted by Jerry Racioppi on Wed, 04/18/2018 - 7:06pm
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 Sunday, Easter Sunday and Flowering Sunday.
Submitted by Jerry Racioppi on Fri, 02/10/2017 - 11:22pm
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.
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.