Holy Spirit Verona Food Pantry Shelves

Current Food Pantry Needs

Here is our current (January 2021) needs list (in order of importance): toothpaste, deodorant, shampoo, conditioner jelly ketchup, mayonnaise rice (1lb or 2lb bags) dog and cat food (small bags or cans) canned meat (corned beef hash, chef-boy-ar-dee, chicken) Read more

The Story of our Food Pantry

Our long time dream has become a reality. Led by the Outreach Committee, our congregation has always participated in activities to help those in need, but longed for a way to help those in our community directly. Read more

We chose Holy Spirit because...

We chose Holy Spirit because... "This is my home. All of the activities, all of what we see at church are a collective effort of putting our faith into action. We don’t see any bystanders here; everyone participates. It’s a humbling and wonderful experience to be part of this community.”  - Member since 1985 Read more

Home Worship - Agape Meal

Bishop Hughes reminded folks at the December Lay Conversation zoom meeting of the opportunity to gather in worship in our homes, whether we have others in our household or not. Worshipping in households is one of the earliest forms of Christian worship and has been especially important this past year when we have not been able to gather in our congregations in person.  Click here for futher informaion. Read more
Bishop Visitation 2018

Bishop Hughes Christmas Sermon and Blessing

Our Diocesan Bishop, The Right Rev. Carlye J. Hughes, has prepared a Christmas Sermon and Blessing for us to share with you during this season of holy light.  Click on either or both links to hear her messages: Christmas Sermon and Christmas Blessing. Read more
Interfaith Thanksgiving 2020

Verona Interfaith Thanksgiving Service

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. Read more
Advent Angel Tree 2018

Outreach Angel Tree 2020

The Outreach Commitee continues the tradition of the Angel Tree, even without a physical one in the Fellowship Hall this year.  You are encouraged to support the Diocese of Newark's Prison Ministry Toy Drive, which serves children whose parents are incarcerated or recently released.  If you can participate, please bring your gifts to the Parish Hall by Friday, Dec. 11, so we can deliver them to Grace Church in Nutley.  Click here or read below for more information and gift suggestsions.  Any questions, speak with Catherine Tamasik. Read more

Stewardship 2020-21 - Faith Filled Generosity

Each year we ask all parish members to recommit their time, talent and treasure.  To do that, each person is encouraged to prayerfully consider how they will be able to support the ministry of Holy Spirit Verona for the calendar year 2021.  All forms should be returned to the Parish Office (or placed in the Baptismal Font) by Sunday, November 22, 2020.  We thank you for your Faith Filled Generosity. Read more

Communion for All Sunday

On Sunday, November 8 people all across the Diocese of Newark are invited to receive Communion under special circumstances; if you haven't already seen the video of our Diocesan Bishop, click here.  At Holy Spirit you'll have three options to participate: 1. attend our 10am in-person service, 2. arrive to our parking lot (36 Gould Street) between 11 and 11:30am (after hopefully watching one of our online services) OR 3. email Father Jerry before Friday, November 6 close of the day and he will make drop-offs after 1pm on Sunday, November 8.  It is the Eucharist that unites us as Christians. Read more

A Season of Prayer: For An Election

Won't you pray a Novena (nines days of devotional prayer) with us? Beginning on Tuesday, October 27, join us in prayer for the election of leaders in the United States. Click here for a broshure compiled by Forward Movement, or visit our Dicoesean website for more information regarding online vigils and other offerings of prayer. Read more